Australian PGA professional and long-time Asian
golf club executive, Tim Haddon, has been appointed General
Manager of Sky Lake Golf Resort and Golf Club near Hanoi, Vietnam.
Previously general manager of
Laguna Lang Co
Golf Club near Danang, Tim Haddon’s appointment follows the
opening in November 2014 of Sky Lake’s second 18-holes named the
Sky Course. The resort’s Lake Course opened in late 2012.
Tim Haddon, who has also worked in senior golf
management positions in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, aims to
position Sky Lake as an international brand with service and
quality standards that make the twin courses a “must-play” golf
experience for visitors to Hanoi.
“As a destination, Hanoi
stands out from other parts of Vietnam,” he said. “Every aspect of
daily life, architecture and history are apparent in the city. It
is where Vietnam’s true culture lies. For golfers, Sky
Lake also offers a unique experience, taking advantage of the
environment and championship appeal to create a wonderful,
world-class golf experience. At some stage we hope to host a professional tour event.”
Weaving around Van Son Lake
and offering views of the surrounding countryside, Sky
Lake’s 7887-yard Lake course and new Sky Course were both designed
by Korean golf course architect, Ahn Moon Hwan.
The Sky Course’s
signature 15th hole soars above the surrounding countryside and
has been named Dien Bien Phu after the pivotal highlands battle
been French and Vietnamese forces in 1954 that resulted in
France’s withdrawal from Indochina. Hanoi can be seen in the
distance on a clear day.
“Playing this hole and reaching the green on the
summit feels like a victory in itself,” Tim added.
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