Southeast Asia is a fast-growing golf destination with many links-style courses newly built every year. In this article, GolfLux will introduce you to the best golf resorts along the coast in Southeast Asia you should not miss.
To some extent, the concept of “stay and play” sounds more appealing than just staying. Combining a family vacation with a golf round is becoming more and more popular among golf lovers. They often prefer a golf resort that can both satisfy their passion and is perfect for a family trip. Imagine a golf club along the coast where you can adorn the stunning beaches during your golf round, have a beachfront fine-dining dinner, or have your children do water activities while you are conquering golf hazards. Is it interesting? If you are looking for such a place, let’s have a look at our list of best golf resorts along the coast following.
Laguna Lang Co Golf Club is an 18-hole par 71 course, located within the ground of the Laguna Lang Co resort complex in Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam. This 7000-yard course offers a golfing experience that you will want to repeat even if you are an amateur or experienced player. Laguna Lang Co Golf Club has mountains as the backdrop and stunning views over the sea from all 18 holes. It is said to be a little paradise for an ultimate vacation experience. Here, you will enjoy the beauty of different landscapes, from rice paddy fields to natural streams, impressive rocks, and calming sea.
BRG Golf Resort in Danang is of the most picturesque golf resort along the central coast of Vietnam and is close to UNESCO world heritage sites like Hoi An and Hue. It was designed and built in 2010 by Greg Norman – a world-famous golf architecture. Six years later, it was ranked in the top 10 best golf courses in Vietnam.
BRG Da Nang Golf Resort is a true links-style course spreading over an area of 350 hectares with two distinct themes, the Nicklaus Course and Norman Course. It is designed in the true spirit of the game, with blown-out bunkers and fast fairways. Each hole has a different feature to keep players on their toes until the end of the golf round. This golf resort also provides players with high-end accommodation service, 5-star restaurants, and a fully-stocked pro-shop of high-qualified golf equipment.
Montgomerie Links Golf Club in Quang Nam Province of Vietnam is another must-visit seaside golf resort. It is truly a 5-star links-style golf course built by the East Sea and Marble Mountains. In 2012, only four years after its construction, Forbes Travel Guide voted it one of the ten most elite courses in Asia. One year later, it was named in the list of Vietnam’s Best Championship Course by the Vietnam Golf Magazine.
Vinpearl Golf Nha Trang is situated within the ground of Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang, stretching over 800 meters of pristine white sand beach. Designed by renowned IMG Worldwide, this impressive 18-hole par 71 championship masterpiece is Vietnam’s first international standard golf course, offering unique island golfing experiences with blue ocean views. This is one of the most beautiful golf resorts along the coast in Southeast Asia, with a challenging layout of 6787 yards. It meanders through the valley and compliments the serene beach with white sand bunkers that sometimes fade into the clear blue bay.
Sea Links Golf & Country Club is also one of the must-visit golf resorts along the coast of Southeast Asia. It is a jewel of Vietnam’s seaside golf courses, stretching over an area of 160 hectares of duned-covered bluff with a fantastic view of the ocean below. Golfers playing golf at Sea Links Golf & Country Club will be satisfied with not only strategically placed golf hazards but also the stunning scenery. This course has a panoramic view over Mui Ne Bay, creating a wonderful selfie stop for golfers and visitors. After the golf round, they can rest at the 5-star Sea Links Beach Hotel on their doorstep.
The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip is Greg Norman’s second golf project in Vietnam. It is located in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province, only 80 miles to the southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. This course spreads over 7007 yards of the coastal plateau and is surrounded by towering dunes with fairways constructed fully on sandy loam soil. The challenging game of the Bluff Ho Tram Strip is created by not only demanding golf hazards but also the unexpected sea wind.
The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip is undoubtedly one of the best seaside golf resorts in Southeast Asia. It has a 5-star hotel as accommodation for golfers and their fellows, up to 10 restaurants, a casino, and many other entertainment outlets.
Located right on the shoreline of Hoi An, Hoiana Shores is also a must in golfers’ bucket lists. It is among the best golf resorts in Southeast Asia, with a magnificent view over the East Sea and Cham Islands. This is Robert Trent Jones II’s first golf masterpiece in Vietnam, with almost all holes played along the coast. Try to get to the end of a golf round in Hoiana Shores, as you will not feel the signature until holes 15, 16, and 17. The high-end accommodation is an additional pull for you to visit this golf course. You will stay at the 5-star Hoiana Resort, which perfectly integrates a stylish settlement with exhilarating entertainment and a world-class golf experience.
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Banyan Golf Club is one of the premier golf resorts in the Hua Hin district of Thailand. Constructed in 2008 by Pirapon Namatra, this 18-hole golf club and resort has made a fair name for itself. It has a number of awards to its glory, including Best ClubHouse in the Asia Pacific in 2012 and the top 1000 in the world by Rolex. Banyan course offers world-class facilities for professional and amateur golfers alike.
Situated in the heart of Phuket is a luxury indulgence at its best named the Blue Canyon Country Club. International magazines ranked it as one of the best seaside golf resorts in Thailand, as well as Southeast Asia, with panoramic views of the Andaman sea. This famed club was built in 1991 by Yoshikazu Kato – a world-famous golf architect. It provides quite a challenging terrain to golfers and is the only golf course to have hosted the Johnnie Walker Classic tournament thrice in the entire history of JWC.
Milford Golf Club & Resort, whose former name was Hua Hin Seoul Country Club, is the only course in Southeast Asia that faces the ocean and has three other sides surrounded by mountains. This place is quite popular among worldwide golfers, with rolling fairways and little-to-no sand bunkers that require a higher level of accuracy than length to score well. Nestled between mountains and the sea, this resort offers spectacular views of a chain of mountains directly adjoining the coastline.
Being a seaside golf club with forested hills on three sides, Milford Golf Club & Resort witnesses significant elevation in most holes, adding more to the game’s challenging experience. The front nine has tight fairways, while the back nine is a little wider but still very tricky.
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Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club in Bali is the newest addition to the list of golf resorts in Southeast Asia. Opened in October 2016, this golf course is one of its kind that locates on a limestone cliff-top overlooking Bukit Peninsula. It presents 18 championship-caliber par-3 holes, many of which have a panoramic view over the Indian Ocean. Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club is a par-54 golf course with a typical golf round of about 120 minutes only. However, the golf challenges are not as short as the playing time. This course trademarks a plethora of bunkers and waterfalls that challenge even professional golfers.
Ria Bintan Golf Club is 2nd best golf course in Indonesia and 17th in Asia. The Ocean course of Ria Bintan has a stunning view over the South China Sea with gorgeous beaches and pristine clear water. It hosted several events in the past, such as Ria Bintan Open, Revo Coca-Cola Golf Carnival, and Golf Asia Challenge. It is the first club in Indonesia to achieve the Audubon International Classic Sanctuary Program certification. Other awards are Best Course in Indonesia, Top 100 Golf Courses by Golf Digest Magazine, Best Golf Course in Asia by the Asian Golf Monthly Awards 2008, and Best Par 4 in Asia.
Bali National Golf Club was re-opened in 2013 after an extensive renovation, offering visitors a rarely luxurious golf experience. Many holes of this 7100-yard course are designed to championship distance with different characteristics on each hole. It has creeks, canyons, and native plants in the front nine holes, while the back nine trademarks a breathtaking island view.
Not only unforgettable golf experience, but Bali National Golf Club is also famous among worldwide golfers for high-end accommodation. It has up to 7 luxurious villas overlooking the course, providing guests with options of a 2-bedroom villa, 3-bedroom villa, or presidential villa. All villas are private and away from bustling life. Guests will be taken care of by Personal Butler during their staying time.
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Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club is a part of the Sutera Harbour Resort complex, located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. It was awarded the 2nd Best Golf Resort in 2008 and hosted several golf tournaments, including the Asian Tour 2011 Sabah Masters, the One Asia Qualifying School, and World Amateur Team Golf Championship. Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club has three distinct themes (the Lake Course, Heritage Course, and Garden Course). All combine challenging golf hazards with breathtaking landscapes and especially a splendid view over several offshore islands.
Nexus Golf Resort Karambunai in Malaysia is one of the most creative golf resorts along the coast of Southeast Asia and one of the finest in this country. It has an unending beach on one side and the other lines with rainforest trees. It is said to captivate golf players with stunning views of Karambunai Beach and the East Sea. This 18-hole par-72 championship-caliber course also has Mount Kinabalu as the background, where visitors can adorn the gorgeousness of the 130-million-year-old tropical rainforest. The magnificent beauty of both mountain and sea, combing 5-star accommodation service of the resort and spa, makes Nexus Golf Resort Karambunai a great destination for a seaside golf escape.
Located on Langkawi, a remote island in the Andaman Sea, the Els Club Teluk Datai is blessed with blue skies and tropical beaches. Thanks to the premium location amid dense jungle and glorious beaches, this golf club ranks 5th in the list of best golf courses in Malaysia and 6th in Asia. It is the third Els Club in the world, following The Els Club Copperleaf in South Africa and the other in the United Arab Emirates. The Els Club Teluk Datai is also home to the Datai Langkawi – a 5-star eco-friendly coast resort that provides golfers and their fellows with state-of-the-art facilities and high-end services.
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If you are planning your next golfing vacation to be an idyllic one in the tranquility of nature, look no beyond and head to any of these resorts to make your trip an amazing experience. Create your holiday here with GolfLux, or contact us if you need help with a tailor-made golf & holiday package.