Beauty Takes Its Course: 'Miss Vietnam 2008' Commemorate Opening of Montgomerie Links Vietnam's First 9-holes And Driving Range

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The first Colin Montgomerie course to be built in Vietnam celebrated the opening of its first 9 holes and driving range in tandem with local beauty pageant 'Miss Vietnam 2008'.

This golf course is the first to be built in the Central Coast of Vietnam and is destined to be the most acclaimed links-style course in the region

It was a beautiful moment for the first Colin Montgomerie-designed course in Vietnam when contestants of the country's foremost beauty pageant recently graced its greens.

Who was the fairest on the fairways? General Manager of the Montgomerie Links Vietnam -- who recently celebrated the opening of its first 9 nine holes and practice facility on August 20 -- Jon Tomlinson, says it was a meeting of two complementary beauties, the 30 contestants and the golf course itself.

"This golf course is the first to be built in the Central Coast of Vietnam and is destined to be the most acclaimed links-style course in the region," he told press. "It's fitting that Miss Vietnam, an event that showcases the finest attributes and qualities of local female personalities, came out to visit our facility."

Tomlinson explained that the opening of the Montgomerie Links Vietnam represented similar ideals to the objectives of the 'Miss Vietnam 2008' contest. Beauty; because of its peerless location and remarkable design on the China Beach coast, and youth; the course being a portent for tourism growth and positioning Vietnam as a world-class holiday destination.    

While the 'Miss Vietnam 2008' competition came to a close on August 31st, the beauty queens made time to visit Montgomerie Links Vietnam and to experience a golf lesson from the course GM himself. They also witnessed a donation of 500 million VND to underprivileged students living in the Quang Nam Dien Ban district made by the property's developer, Indochina Land.

Indochina Land, which is the real estate division of financial services firm Indochina Capital, has invested US$45 million into the Montgomerie Links Vietnam project and over half a billion in other developments of a luxury caliber on the Central Coast. Company CEO Peter Ryder believes that Montgomerie Links Vietnam will bring an additional layer of sophistication to the area as well as raise the benchmark for golfing in Vietnam and the region.

Mr Ryder further said that the company is particularly committed to promoting the Central Coast of Vietnam as a prime resort destination -- a fact illustrated by the success of its ultra-luxury Nam Hai Resort, which was awarded the World's Best Designed Resort in 2008 by Travel + Leisure magazine. The Nam Hai was also the hotel host and sponsor for the 'Miss Vietnam 2008' competition.

"The Montgomerie Links Vietnam is one of several Indochina Land developments that are in the pipeline. It is the next significant addition to our portfolio of World Class assets here, bringing the same standards of excellence to golf as the award-winning Nam Hai Resort has achieved in hospitality," he told attendees at the event.

Perhaps as further testament that Mr Ryder's vision for the Central Coast region is well on the way to becoming a reality, the winner of the 'Miss Vietnam 2008' competition hailed from Danang province, a province that borders the Montgomerie Links Vietnam grounds.

For additional information regarding this release please contact Amy Morison or visit http://themontgomerielinksvietnam.com/

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