The Exclusive Golf Weekend at Laguna Phuket hosted by world-renowned golf legend and six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo last weekend on 11-12 March 2016 concluded with great success with several exciting events – a Sunset Cocktail at Cassia Phuket, a Golf Clinic, an exclusive game with Sir Nick himself and a destination dining experience at the Hole 18 green of Laguna Golf Phuket.
Staying at the DoublePool Villas by Banyan Tree, Sir Nick also spent time to play, practise and unwind at the award-winning Laguna Phuket, Asia’s first integrated resort.
Over the two days, 26 golfers and media had the privilege to interact closely with Sir Nick who led a fun 30-minute Golf Clinic for all golfers before kicking start the game. He shared insightful golfing tips that inspired the crowd. The golfers had an exclusive game playing two holes up close and personal with Sir Nick, under his keen guidance.
At the Welcome Cocktail Party on Friday 11 March, Laguna Phuket officially announced the appointment of six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo as Laguna Golf’s Brand Ambassador.
The newly broadened partnership followed the announcement of Sir Nick as the Brand Ambassador of Laguna Lăng Cô, Laguna Phuket’s sister integrated resort in Central Vietnam in June 2015.
“We are honoured to have worked with Sir Nick Faldo as the master designer of our championship golf course in Lăng Cô which opened in 2013,” enthused Mr Ravi Chandran, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Laguna Phuket.
As a grand finale, a romantic Destination Dinner was specially set up at the Hole 18 green of the golf course, offering guests a gastronomic dining experience with a unique sense of place. Showcasing the finesse of culinary art and talents at Laguna Phuket integrated resort, Executive Chefs and their teams from Angsana Laguna Phuket, Banyan Tree Phuket, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket and Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort competed in a “Battle of the Chefs” competition, whipping up ‘live’ stations with Lebanese, Thai, Mediterranean and Mexican Molecular cuisine to tantalise the tastebuds of the guests.
During this visit, Laguna Golf Brand Ambassador Sir Nick Faldo was also invited as the Guest-of-Honour to officiate the Grand Opening of the new British International School, Phuket (BISP) Golf Centre on 10 March 2016. A specialist training area which comprises putting greens, chipping areas, bunkers and a netted driving range, it is built to allow talented young golfers in the BISP Golf Academy to practise the full range of shots within the school’s spacious almost 18ha campus.
Since the relaunch last year, Laguna Golf Phuket has seen traction and played host to a good number of high-profile international players and celebrities, including Sir Nick.
Perfectly situated in bustling Laguna Phuket with its diverse choice of exciting lifestyle activities from world class golf, spa to gastronomic options, and all branded properties by the Banyan Tree Group offer an appealing combination of lifestyle benefits, capital returns and rental yields. From affordable Cassia hotel-managed apartments, contemporary Laguna Park residential villas with 5-year golf membership, to luxurious 5-bedroom Banyan Tree Grand Residences, Laguna Phuket presents an array of properties to suit all budgets and lifestyles.
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