The Dalat at 1200 Country Club was opened in November 2015, with Bent Grass Aprons and Greens and Bermuda 419 fairways and rough and was the 3rd golf course in this highland city.
The Dalat at 1200 Country Club is situated 15 minutes from the Dalat Airport. The combined effort of Peter Rousseau and Kyi Hla Han, as a PAR 73 Championship Course which blends seamlessly with the natural environment, a key design feature. The year-round temperature in the highlands is a cool 16 – 26ºC, ideal for outdoor activities and the growing of abundant supply of fresh fruit and vegetables.
The alpine course is sprawled across 2,100 acres of a hilly pine tree forest with a 450-acre natural spring-fed lake at its center. The elevation change between holes makes this a cart only course, the abundance of freshwater 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.