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VNRE - The inauguration ceremony of the Resettlement Area Infrastructure and the ground-breaking ceremony of Saigon Golf, Country Club and Residences (SGCCR) was held at the construction site – An Phu Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City - on October 23rd, 2010. SGCCR will be the first development in Vietnam to offer a unique and luxurious combination of golf, resort lifestyle and family entertainment in one location just minutes from the city center.

The developer, Saigon Development and Investment Corporation (SDI) was proud to announce the completion of the resettlement area infrastructure for affected families. The infrastructure has been completed prior to the construction of the Saigon Golf, Country Club and Residences. To highlight their contribution to the community, SDI donated one billion VND to the Youth Talent Fund of District 2.

The legendary golfer Greg Norman along with SDI board members, government officials, and honorary guests broke the ground for the complex. Greg Norman is the designer of the Saigon Golf Course and the principal behind the Reflection by Greg Norman. Additionally, he discussed his involvement in the project with press, invited guests and dignitaries.

SGCCR has a total area of 120 hectares developed by SDI Corporation. The SGCCR project features an 18-hole championship golf course, 193 villa residences based in three locations around the site and 132 condominiums housed in two separate blocks inclusive of 8 magnificent penthouses, together with a country club, a City Spa designed and managed by Six Senses Spa, and a hotel/serviced apartments complex.

Saigon Golf, Country Club and Residences is designed and engineered by an international consultancy team including Greg Norman Golf Course Design, Southern Cross Development, renowned architects Alex Popov & Associates, DWP, and CPG. The Project Management and Sales & Marketing team is Norfolk Group. The construction of the golf course is being undertaken by Linksshape with Sala Design Group providing the landscape concepts and designs. The golf course and residences are scheduled for completion by end of 2012 and 2013 respectively.

About the project developer - SDI

Saigon Development and Investment Corporation (SDI) is the owner of Saigon Golf, Country Club and Residences. Formed in 1999, SDI is a group of leading international and local business people whose philosophy is to bring together the very best minds in development to carefully select projects that offer a unique investment opportunity to its clientele, while setting new standards that will rival the finest developments in the world.

About Greg Norman

Full name: Gregory John Norman
Started his professional golf career in 1976.
  • The world's number one ranked golfer for 331 weeks in the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Open Championship winner in 1986, 1993
  • PGA Championship runner-up in 1986, 1993
  • US Open runner-up in 1984, 1995
  • The Masters runner-up in 1986, 1987, 1996
  • Others: World Golf Hall of Fame, PGA Tour of Australia, PGA Player of the Year, Vardon Trophy...
  • Coming up project: Lorena Ochoa (former number 1 player in the world from 2007-2010) and Greg Norman (winner of 91 tournaments worldwide and the number 1 player in the world for 331 weeks) announced a partnership to jointly design championship and resort golf courses worldwide. To start this historic partnership, the two golf superstars have contacted the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in hopes of being selected to co-design the golf course that will host the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

He is internationally renowned golf course designer, the founder and operator of Southern Cross Developments. Southern Cross Developments International (Southern Cross) is a real estate development and investment company specializing in the brand and lifestyle positioning and capital structuring to differentiate and enhance real estate. Founded by Greg Norman, Jeremy Seabridge and Brett Walsh. Southern Cross’ projects are located in highly desirable lifestyle environments such as golf course communities, marinas, skiing destinations, seaside resorts and environmental/ecotourism developments as well as high-end urban residences.

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