The Southern region of Vietnam, with a bustling atmosphere and a year-round pleasant climate, is an ideal destination for golf. Following the country’s title as Best Asia’s Golf Destination 2023, this region is attracting more and more golfers to tee off and discover the vibrant natural landscapes. If you are planning a trip to Ho Chi Minh City & its surroundings but still cannot choose a suitable golf course to showcase your skills, read this article as we are going to show you the top 11 best golf courses in Southern Vietnam for 2024/2025 golf tours.
In Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam Golf & Country Club
Located just 20 kilometers from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Golf & Country Club is widely regarded as one of the best golf courses in Southern Vietnam. It is also the nearest 36-hole golf club to the city.
There are two great courses: The West Course and The Par 72 Championship Course, which are both set among 300 hectares of land. The West course first opened in December 1994 and was designed by Taiwanese architect Chen King Shih. The Par 72 Championship Course hosted the Vietnam Open (Asian PGA Tour Event) in both 1995 and 1997. The course winds its way through the trees offering challenging tee shots to the tree-lined fairways before playing to the softly contoured Bermuda TifEagle greens, which provide beautiful putting surfaces all year round.
Long Thanh Golf Club
Long Thanh Golf Club is just 30 kilometers north of vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. It comprises the Hill and Lake courses, both have earned a reputation for impeccable year-round maintenance and have become cherished favorites among both locals and expatriates alike. Surprisingly, Long Thanh Golf Club often outshines its more renowned neighbor, Vietnam Golf & Country Club.
The Hill Course showcases rolling fairways adorned with expansive undulating greens, framed by towering oil palms. In contrast, the Lake Course introduces golfers to high-lipped bunkers and strategically placed water hazards, a constant challenge for errant shots. Paspalum grassed fairways and tee boxes grace both courses, while Tifdwarf Bermuda grass blankets the putting greens, offering a consistent putting experience that rivals the region’s best.
Long Thanh Golf Club is designed for walking, although golf carts are available as an option. Caddies, among whom 50% are male, are renowned for their exceptional service and golfing expertise. Many have been dedicated employees of Long Thanh for years, with some boasting single-digit handicaps themselves.
Song Be Golf Resort
Built-in 1994, Song Be Golf Resort in Ho Chi Minh City was Vietnam’s first international championship golf course. It comprises three 9-hole courses, the Lotus Course, the Palm Course, and the most challenging – the Desert Course. Each golf course owns its uniqueness and beautiful landscape with many lakes and natural bush reserves, especially the Desert Course. It has longer and narrower fairways with a complex of bunkers and an abundance of sand that requires accurate hitting. Here, golfers will have a chance to immerse in the natural beauty of the scenery as they attempt to take on the challenges.
Song Be Golf Resort is also a walking course with female caddies. Golf carts are available for one or two golfers.
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In Da Lat
The Dalat At 1200 Country Club
Located in Da Ron commune, Don Duong district, Dalat city, The Dalat at 1200 Golf Club promises to create a “fever” for those who love golf balls in the beautiful plateau region. At 1200m above sea level, The Dalat at 1200 is designed by the legendary Asian golfer – Kyl Hla Ha with wide fairways alternating cool green terraced fields to create a medium-sized majestic scene. As the first standard 18-hole golf course with an Asian Golf Art Institute and a new clubhouse, the course offers a new experience for both amateur and professional golfers.
The golf course also inherits a year-round dry climate of high mountains, enabling golfers to entertain for 4 seasons. Surrounded by 3 green pine valleys, this place has cool weather even in summer. With a 30-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City and a few hours of flying from major Asian cities, The Dalat 1200 Golf Club is truly a completely different golf course from other Asian courts and deserves one of the best golf courses in Southern Vietnam.
SAM Tuyen Lam Golf Club
Located in the romantic Tuyen Lam Lake area – Da Lat, SAM Tuyen Lam Golf Club is built to international standards with a length of over 7,200 yards, striking as a charming green pearl to follow the footsteps of golf lovers and tourists coming to Dalat. The golf course is spread over 58.43 hectares and is a PAR 72 with 7035 yards with bent grass greens and Bermuda Fairways, three halfway houses, a clubhouse, and a Swiss-Bel Hotel. If you are looking for one of the best golf courses in Southern Vietnam for stay & play, then there is no better place than SAM Tuyen Lam Golf Club.
Dalat Palace Golf Club
Dalat Palace Golf Club is not only one of the best golf courses in Southern Vietnam but also in the whole country. Spanning 7,009 yards from the tips, this course offers a seamless sequence of challenging and innovative golf holes.
In 1994, the course underwent an extensive multi-million-dollar redevelopment, reopening to much anticipation. Its impressive list of accolades is a testament to its prestige, with our team of internationally trained and experienced Golf Professionals ensuring that it maintains its world-class standard, leading the industry in every aspect.
Nestled in Dalat, in the heart of central Vietnam, this course enjoys a superb location. A brief half-hour flight from Ho Chi Minh City or a 1.5-hour journey from Hanoi will transport you to this delightful locale often referred to as ‘Petit Paris.’ The course takes full advantage of its mountainous backdrop and temperate climate, offering stunning vistas of the renowned Xuan Huong Lake, framed by charming French-inspired architecture.
The clubhouse, originally constructed in 1956 and meticulously restored to its former glory, serves as the focal point of the course. It boasts a fully equipped pro shop, modern locker rooms, and an international standard restaurant.
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In Nha Trang
Vinpearl Golf Nha Trang
Vinpearl Golf Nha Trang is situated on its picturesque valley along an 800-meter stretch of pristine white sand. It is a part of the Vinpearl Resort, on Hon Tre Island. The course belongs to a private cover of Nha Trang Bay. This is also one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 most beautiful bays on earth. Designed by renowned IMG Worldwide, this is truly an impressive 18-hole, par 71 championship masterpiece. This Vietnam’s first international standard golf course offers you unique island golfing experiences with blue ocean views.
This golf course provides a challenging layout of 6787 yards stretching over 180 hectares. It meanders through the valley along the lake and seashore with soothing breezes flowing through the palms. Most tees are elevated to give golfers an excellent view of the challenge ahead. There are all levels of risks to test both professionals and golf beginners.
Diamond Bay Golf Course
Located in the world’s most famous tourist attraction of Nha Trang Vietnam, Diamond Bay Resort and Villas is a tropical paradise unlike any other. It’s where majestic mountains meet sunny skies and unspoiled white-sand beaches meet crystal blue waters.
Diamond Bay includes a beautiful resort and private villa accommodation, a large swimming pool, and restaurants featuring international cuisine. With its unique scenery, it is one of the truly fascinating Vietnam golf courses. There is also an 18-hole championship Andy Dye-designed golf course with an oceanfront driving range, state-of-the-art practice facility, and golf academy. The clubhouse is a 5-star with facilities and amenities that discerning golfers expect and appreciate. Along with excellent service, Diamond Bay Resort & Villas is a must-stay for golfers in the long list of Vietnam Golf Resorts.
In Mui Ne – Phan Thiet
PGA Novaworld Phan Thiet – Ocean Course
The Ocean Golf Course at PGA NovaWorld Phan Thiet is a championship golf course measuring 7,400 yards in length, designed by former world number one golfer Greg Norman. Offering panoramic views of the East Sea, the layout of the 18 holes combines Parkland and Links styles, with rugged and stylishly contoured bunkers lined with native grass adding character to the undulating fairways.
The tee boxes are a distinctive feature here, with some stretching up to 100 meters on certain holes, allowing the course to be set up in various ways, providing diversity for regular visitors and suitable tee options for golfers of all skill levels.
Designed to adapt to local wind directions, the holes on the course offer multiple playing options from the tee, depending on how golfers want to approach the greens. Norman, known as the “Great White Shark,” has not only incorporated the “Shark’s Bite” for more competitive players on the fairway but also several “speed points” throughout the tee areas that, if found, will support any shot towards the green and open up a potential birdie opportunity.
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In Ba Ria Vung Tau
The Bluffs Grand Ho Tram Strip
The design of The Bluffs Grand Ho Tram Strip was meticulously crafted to encapsulate the authentic essence of links-style golf. Positioned along the coastline, akin to the majority of renowned links courses, The Bluffs elegantly navigates its way around and over towering dunes, sculpted by millennia of exposure to the elements.
The omnipresent wind plays a pivotal role in the golfing encounter, a constant companion varying in prevailing direction and intensity depending on the season. According to the course’s architect, Greg Norman, “The opportunity to engage in genuine links golf amidst the southern Vietnam dunes, all while enjoying breathtaking ocean vistas throughout the entire round, has solidified The Bluffs Grand Ho Tram as one of the most exceptional golf experiences worldwide.
In Phu Quoc
Vinpearl Golf Club Phu Quoc
Vinpearl Golf Club Phu Quoc is a stunning golf destination that has been cut out of the forest. The three courses present the golfer with slightly different challenges resulting in a wonderful 18 holes. The service and facilities in the clubhouse are outstanding with excellent service that you need to experience. The female caddies are very well-trained and offer great advice on how to negotiate the golf course. This is a really special course at Phu Quoc Island – a major golfing center in Southern Vietnam.
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Above, we have introduced to you the top 11 best golf courses in Southern Vietnam. To enjoy the best of golf in the region, it may take you around 1 to 2 weeks with a well-planned itinerary. If you want to combine golf with sightseeing or golf & spa, etc., several more days are needed. Contact us right now to plan your dream journey in Vietnam – Asia’s best golf destination 2023 by World Golf Awards.