A return to Laguna Lang Co, Vietnam

I would be lying if I told you I was not looking forward to returning to Laguna Lang Co after a few years away. As you may (or may not) know I designed Lang Co with Sir Nick Faldo and spent nearly 150 days on site during the design and construction of the golf course. The golf course open “softly” in late 2012 and officially in early 2013.

Here is an article from the Telegraph written by Adam Ruck detailing the opening:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/travel/3337/golf-in-vietnam-nick-faldos-new-favourite.html

I figured it would be a great exercise if I did a picture essay – for a good number of the holes – highlighting how they developed over time (from early construction until today)

HOLE 2

2 TEE March 2011

Hole 2 Jan 2012 (2)

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TODAY. Note the waterfall behind the green

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HOLE 4

VLUU L100, M100  / Samsung L100, M100

4 TEE March 2011

Hole 4 June 2011

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An edible golf course. A carry over the rice paddy fields

 

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Rice crop ready for harvest

 

HOLE 5

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Hole 5 April 2012

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Chocolate Drops to mimic mountain backdrop

HOLE 6

Hole 6 June 2011 (2)

Hole 6 April 2012

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No need for man made features

HOLE 8

8 TEE March 2011Hole 8 Aug 2011

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A tranquil scene

HOLE 9

9 Tee March 2011

Hole 9 April 2012

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The routing is out and back with the 9th green being the further-est point on the property and next to the beach

HOLE 11

VLUU L100, M100  / Samsung L100, M100

11 Tee March 2011

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See video of Hole 11 including the memorable drive from Hole 10 green: https://youtu.be/6A_2ORJkJJY

HOLE 14

VLUU L100, M100  / Samsung L100, M100

14 TEE March 2011

Hole 14 March 2012

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HOLE 16

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Hole 16 March 2012

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HOLE 17

17 TEE March 2011

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OTHER SELECT PICTURES:

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RICE PADDY FIELDS ON HOLES 3 AND 4

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BUNKERS SURROUNDING GREEN 7….TRANSITIONING TO THE SAND AREAS HOLES 8 – 10

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HOLE 10.  FAIRWAY MOUNDS

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HOLE 10 LOOKING BACK DOWN THE FAIRWAY

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EXISTING WATER SYSTEM IN FRONT OF 12 TEES

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HOLE 13 GREEN SURROUNDED BY RICE PADDY FIELDS

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HOLE 15 GREEN

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