Updated: Jun 23, 2020
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Pun Hlaing Golf Club, an 18-hole course, which was designed by one of the greatest golfers, Mr. Gary Player, was recently awarded The Best Course in Myanmar at Asia Pacific Golf Awards 2019 held in New Delhi.
The 7,124-yard course, often dubbed as The Pride of Myanmar, is a go-to place to escape the noises of the city and enjoy breathtaking greenery and scenery. Serviced apartments, country club with outdoor pool and tennis courts, a hotel, an international school, a hospital and a spa neighbour this oasis. The golf course is playable 12 months a year despite monsoon season thanks to its international standard drainage systems and maintenance equipment.
Together with Pun Hlaing’s sister hotel Awei Metta, the golf course offers a luxurious experience to golfers, business people and tourists to enjoy their lives to the fullest. “We would like to share about what we do, how things function, how we tie-in together, how we focus on the convenience and lifestyle of potential golfers, clients and residents for future and how they are taken care of,” said Mr. Jonathan Hegarty, General Manager of the Pun Hlaing Estate.
Awei Metta Yangon is an urban golf resort under Memories Group. It is a 5-storey building comprised of spacious and elegant garden and duplex suites. “Duplex rooms are the biggest and suitable for long stays,” said Mr. Thibaut Stettler, the manager of the hotel. Overlooking the beautiful golf course, the rooms are decorated in Myanmar traditional style with colorful lacquer trays, tea boxes, and lamps which are exclusively made for the hotel.
There are also gourmet restaurants, cigar lounge, terrace, and convention halls. For anyone who is thinking of planning a staycation with their families or friends, this hotel will be the perfect place since there is a Golf and Stay package, covering overnight accommodation, 1-2 rounds of golf, dinner, breakfast, spa treatment, and the use of gym and pool. Mr. Stettler also mentioned that Awei Metta has the advantage because it sits on Myanmar’s best Golf course and of the facilities mentioned above.
Back to the golf course, Mr. Stephen Chick, the director of Pun Hlaing Golf Club said: “A great golf course is one that attracts golfers from around the world to come and play which is fun to play, challenging and one which creates the desire for people to come and play that has a wow factor, viewpoints, golf course conditions which are all of what we have here at Pun Hlaing Golf Club.”
Then he continued, “Our playing condition is pristine. It’s designed by one of the world’s leading golf architects, Mr. Gary Player. It is what separates us from our competition, having a hotel overlooking our golf course, hosting events. That’s what makes us great.”
The Best Course in Myanmar Award may help promote the development of golf tourism in Myanmar and it can also encourage other golf courses in Myanmar to up their game.