Tee Time: Azerai Ke Ga Bay Introduces Golf Packages at New PGA NovaWorld. Resort set for Nov. 12 reopening, following the easing of COVID-related restrictions
Two new championship-level golf courses designed by legendary Australian golfer Greg Norman are opening this year in southeastern Vietnam, and Azerai Ke Ga Bay is ready to help guests hit the fairways.
The secluded 46-key resort, which sits on a pristine five-kilometer stretch of white sand overlooking the East Sea, is set to reopen on Nov. 12 following the easing of COVID-related restrictions in Vietnam.
Azerai Ke Ga Bay, located only 30 minutes by car from the new PGA NovaWorld Phan Thiet, just down the beautiful coastline, has introduced a special package—the first of several planned—that includes 18 holes of golf, along with other benefits at the resort.
The Norman-designed courses feature 36 total holes. The 18-hole PGA Ocean Course opened in April 2021 as one of the longest tracks in Vietnam, at 7,400 yards (par 72), and plays along the picturesque Phan Thiet Bay. The second 18-hole course is scheduled to debut later this year.
The new “Tee Off Time” golf package at Azerai Ke Ga Bay features a two-night stay in a Deluxe Suite with a garden view, daily breakfast for two persons, and a golf round of 18 holes for two adults (including green fee, caddy fee, shared buggy and roundtrip transfers to and from the golf course) on the PGA Ocean Course.
The package also includes a priority upgrade to a higher room category (depending on availability), daily afternoon tea from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, and complimentary Wifi throughout the resort, among other perks.
PGA NovaWorld Phan Thiet is home to a spacious, 4,000-square-meter clubhouse selling food and beverages (including alcohol), as well as golf equipment and apparel. The golf complex is part of the larger $5-billion (USD) NovaWorld Phan Thiet development, which includes a theme park and water park, a 7,000-seat indoor arena, a 3,500-seat tennis arena, and more, spread over an area of 1,000 hectares.
Located 180km east of Ho Chi Minh City (a 3.5-hour drive by car), Azerai Ke Ga Bay opened in November 2020 as part of legendary hotelier Adrian Zecha’s portfolio and offers a combination of suites and private-pool suites.
Since March 2020, Azerai Resorts has implemented stricter health and hygiene measures at all of its properties, including temperature screenings at check-in, hand sanitizers in all public areas, increased cleaning frequencies in rooms and public areas, and more. Azerai will continue to operate with the highest possible safety standards and follow the latest guidelines from local health and government authorities.
Azerai is a new story and brand of resorts offering guests simple elegance, refined design, and discreet and attentive service in places of unique beauty and cultural interest. The brand was formed by hotelier Adrian Zecha, and the name is derived from Zecha’s initials and the latter part of a Persian word, caravanserai, which references the storied old inns of the Middle East.
Azerai Ke Ga Bay marks the brand’s first beach resort, and follows Azerai La Residence, Hue, a historic city resort overlooking the Perfume River in Vietnam’s former imperial capital, and Azerai Can Tho, a peaceful retreat set on a lush islet in the Mekong Delta.