Cu Hill today is golf course
Cu Hill is located in the heart of Dalat city next to Xuan Huong lake and they often be referred as a associated landscape duo – many people believe that Da Lat would be reduced its beauty if having no Cu Hill and Xuan Huong Lake. In the past and even in Governor Doumer period, when planed and built Dalat city, Cu Hill was still pristine and there was really no construction in this area.
History of Cu Hill
In 1942, under management of Governor Decoux, the master construction plan of dalat was completed by architect Lagisquet, it showed Cu Hill was an inviolable area for creating an airy and romantic vision. And it has become a characteristic of Da Lat until these day. Then, a British architect designed Cu Hill become a 9-hole golf course was renowned in Southeast Asia and upgraded to a 18-hole golf course at the present.
Nobody know Cu Hill was named ever since and its name’s original meaning. Someone said that rolling hills here like the back of giant sheeps when take a look from far so local people call “Cu Hill”; “Cu” word was pronounced in different way of “cuu” word meaning “sheep” in English. But this hypothesis is more difficult to convince researchers than the following second hypothesis. “Cu” is Vietnamese name of “golf”, Cu Hill was a place to play golf which is a noble sport that Vietnamese called playing “Cu”.
When Bao Dai King (last emperor of Vietnam) became the king and especially in the time he ruled his private nation name “Hoang Trieu Cuong Tho” in Central Highland, he used to golfing here with French officials, so local people used the name of this sport to name hills here.
After 1975, playing golf activities at Cu Hill disappeared, this area became a ideal place for local residents and tourists organize camping, picnic as well as the romantic rendezvous of young couples. August 08, 1991, the local government has approved the construction project of Cu Hill become International Golf Course, after almost three years of construction, on February 24, 1994 Golf Course was inaugurated and put into use. It was repeatedly voted to the most beautiful scenery golf course in Vietnam.
Voted Vietnam’s No.1 Golf Course by Golf Digest (USA) in 2008.
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The map of Cu Hill