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Dalat Palace Golf Club to open Golf Camp

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Friday, 6 July 2007

In the Southern Highlands on August 2, the Dalat Palace Golf Club and Novotel Dalat in Vietnam will inaugurate a 4-day 'camp' program that aims to usher golfers to the next level, whether they're green to the game or have worked their handicap into the single digits.

The camp will be led by Kenny Saunders, a PGA Professional who recently relocated from the United States to serve as the golf pro at the Dalat Palace Golf Club.

"I've run many golf camps in the States, but in Dalat we're doing something we never did in the States," said Saunders. "In the States, golf camps tend to move people around like cattle. But here in Dalat, we've tied the instruction to 4 and 5-star accommodation. This is a camp where luxury will be the order of the day."

The golf program features instruction focused on grip, stance, posture, swing mechanics, chipping, putting and other essential golf skills. Several hours of each day will be dedicated to drills and instruction. The program also includes on-course instruction and an end-of-camp tournament.

"We've been getting all kinds of requests for a camp program like this," said Antoine Sirot, general manager of the Novotel Dalat and Sofitel Dalat Palace. "Ten years ago, it never could have happened. But now, with more Vietnamese players looking for a venue to improve their game and the country itself lighting up on radar screens all over Southeast Asia and East Asia as a destination for golf, the timing couldn't be better."

The camp is open to adults over the age of 18. But students as young as 16 will be accepted if they accompany additional adult family members.

The camp's primary venue - the Dalat Palace GC - was recently hailed as the top track in Vietnam for the fourth time by Golf Digest (USA), which conducts the most comprehensive and prestigious golf survey in the world. The course was also called out as one of the top-10 courses in all Asia by Asian Golf Monthy.

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