As an avid golfer, I am happy that Laos just open up brand new championship course. The grand opening ceremony was held on Tuesday 27th of this month. This course will be the main competition site for SEA Games of golf. Thanks to Booyoung Lao Co., Ltd(Korean company) for building it, otherwise it will be impossible. I’ve been following this particular golf course construction for almost 2 years now. As many of you know, it is hard to get any news from Laos and especially if it is negative one – forget about it! The original contract was award to lao construction company, whom started the ground work but never got far. Shortly after, they abandoned the site and the Korean took over the construction. The lao government gave the Booyoung Lao Co., Ltd 50 years lease and eventually will turn it over to Laos. Hopefully, they will get all their investment back by then. Once they open to the public, I’m not sure what the price of green fee they will be charging. I’m guessing around $40 to $50 per round, including a caddy.
Is that American flag on far left of the picture? I can’t find other pictures to confirm it.
One thing I notices right a way is… how steep the slope of this ramp. It is impossible for anyone with wheelchair trying to get up on that slope. Since, Laos doesn’t really have a building codes and no handicap advocacy group to complain about. They can pretty much build it without following any codes.
The course itself looks pretty nice. As of right now, only 1 course are ready for play and eventually will be 36 holes course. I am looking forward to tee it off at this course. I can’t wait, perhaps I can post my pictures from course later on.
I stole these pictures from http://www.flickr.com by seagamesgolfclub 🙂