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Vietnam - The Dalat at 1200 Situated 15-minutes from Dalat Airport, The Dalat at 1200 Country Club opened for play in November 2015 and was the 3rd course to be built in the highland city. Co-designed by Peter Rousseau and Kyi Hla Han, the course uses Bent Grass Aprons and Greens and Bermuda 419 fairways and rough and blends seamlessly with the natural environment. The par-73 championship alpine course is spread across 2,100 acres of a hilly pine tree forest with a 450-acre natural spring-fed lake at its center. It features an abundance of fresh water streams, strategically placed bunkers, rice paddies, lakes, pine trees and natural obstacles makes for interesting game play. Additional local flowers and bushes have been planted to frame each hole and provide unique challenges and different scenic views. The holes have long green to tee distances and significant elevation changes between them, so golf carts are mandatory even for golf professionals. With Bent grass aprons and greens this is a playing surface many golfers in Asia do not get to play on, so be careful the speed of the greens will provide a few surprises to the unwary or over confident short game players. Mr. Kyi Hla Han states: “The Dalat at 1200 is unforgettable and memorable golfing experience, a course which will challenge many established courses for top honors in the golfing world.” 40