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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Golf World

Kiteboarding may be the current dominant theme in Mui Ne, but it may soon be eclipsed by Golf. While a lot of the initial hullabaloo from the Sea Links opening is now subsided, residents are beginning to move into their newly-finished villas on the property, which is re-igniting interest in the sport.

The new course has undoubtedly been the primary inspiration for no less than THREE unrelated mini golf (put-put) courses under development along the main road between CoCo Beach Resort and the Hoa Vien Brewery. Like the spa fad the last few years, with spas popping up all up and down the beach, the mini golf fad is sure to follow.

Rang Dong, the "powers that be" in Binh Thuan Province, doesn't plan to stop with Sea Links though. Another course is planned at the old "red canyon" erosion area north of Mui Ne Village as soon as the dust settles at Sea links. Reportedly, a Korean investment company has their eyes on a plot of land near the white sand dunes where they will build a golf resort of their own. Of course we also have the excellent Ocean Dunes Golf Course in Phan Thiet too.

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