Faldo Design has created a new putting course – The Gongs – for Laguna Golf Lăng Cô in central Vietnam.
The Gongs is eleven holes laid out over a 3,500-square-metre expanse next to the clubhouse. Holes run through gullies and over severe contours, along with some areas of flatter land. The course takes its name from the small gongs placed inside the golf cups which ring out every time a putt is drained.
“The Gongs is a fantastic alternative for people seeking to practice or play, but who don’t want to spend hours on a golf course,” said Adam Calver, director of golf at Laguna Golf Lăng Cô.
Free from rules or a dress code, The Gongs is marketed as casual a golf experience.
Faldo Design drew inspiration from St Andrews’ Himalayas putting course for its own creation.
“It’s a fun, interesting and engaging alternative for those seeking something different,” said Calver. “The Himalayas putting course has been central to the lure of St Andrews for golfers and non-golfers alike. Hopefully The Gongs will perform a similar role here at Lăng Cô.”