Top 4 Best Golf Destinations in Vietnam
Vietnam is fast becoming one of the most scenic and fascinating golf destinations. Here’s the list of top 4 Best Golf Destinations in Vietnam that will make your Vietnam golf tour unforgettable.
Hanoi is Vietnam’s elegant capital, which lies in the heart of the Red River Delta in the north of the country. This city can charm you so effortlessly with its poetic and romantic feel. If you want to discover Vietnam’s historic and cultural delights, Hanoi’s a perfect place for you. This Top Famous tourist destination is also a popular place for Vietnamese golfers. Visiting Hanoi, golfers have the chance to experience all levels of challenges because of the wide variety of golf courses and golf resorts, which makes Hanoi one of the best golf destinations in Vietnam.
Chi Linh Star Golf & Country Club
Located about halfway between Hanoi and the famous Halong Bay, Chi Linh Star Golf Course is one of the newest in Vietnam opened in 2003. It was designed by Independent Golf Course Services, a well-known Australian firm who have also completed golf courses around the world. Constructed in a beautiful valley on rolling forested hills, with several creeks, lakes, and natural water hazards, Chi Linh Star Golf Club features 36 holes of challenging international standard golfing. This Golf Club is the proverbial must play for a great round of golf.
BRG Kings Island Golf Resort
BRG Kings’ Island Golf Resort at Dong Mo, Son Tay, Hanoi designed by the world’s famous architects is rated as one of the most beautiful golf courses in Southeast Asia. There are two 18-hole courses, the Lakeside course and the Mountainview course. The Lakeside course has 14 holes bringing water into play. The Mountainview course leaves you breath-taking views of surrounding mountains.
King’s Island Golf Resort features a clubhouse with an excellent restaurant serving a wide range of cuisines. There is also a bar, which is a great place to relax and talk about other golf courses in Vietnam after your round. In addition to golf, this golf destination also offers other activities including sailing and fishing on Dong Mo Lake and swimming in the club’s swimming pool.
Phoenix Golf Resort
The Champion course at the 54-hole Phoenix Golf Resort located less than a 90-minute drive from Hanoi and was designed by Ron Fream. It is the largest pure-play golf facility in Vietnam and second largest in Asia. The three courses are named Phoenix, Dragon and Master. The Master Golf Course is a links-style open course, while the other two play in a more mountainous fashion. The huge clubhouse offers every modern convenience to golfers after their rounds.
Sky Lake Resort & Golf Club, Hanoi
Located 45 kilometers from central Hanoi, Sky Lake Resort & Golf Club is the only Hanoi Golf Course that was awarded as both the best championship course in Vietnam and the 5th best course in Vietnam. There are two courses designed by a Korean architect, the Sky Course and the Lake Course. While the 18-hole Lake Course is quite challenging as it plays to 7,265 yards from the tips, the other 18-hole Sky Course surrounded mainly by unique natural Vietnamese forest is suitable for golfers of all levels.
Sky Lake resort is covered with stunning mountains and a large natural lake, providing a perfect getaway not only for golfers but also their families.
2. Da Nang
Da Nang is the largest city in central Vietnam. The city is known as the tourist capital of South Central Vietnam, with a west-coast location that makes for beautiful sunsets against an impressive backdrop of lush mountains. Moreover, Da Nang is also an ideal golf destination with many popular golf resorts and courses. Offering fantastic championship golf courses designed for the golfers, Da Nang is definitely one of the best golf destinations in Vietnam.
BRG Da Nang Golf Club
Danang Golf Club, designed by Greg Norman, is recognized as one of the 15 best new courses in the world by USA GOLF magazine. The course was built on the rolling sand dunes that are typical of this part of Vietnam near My Khe Beach. It’s sometimes difficult to recognize where the course ends as the course blends so beautifully with the surrounding countryside. Fairways are generous and there is a restrained use of water and no out-of-bounds. There are also a modern clubhouse and extensive practice facilities.
Montgomerie Links Golf Club
Montgomerie Links Golf Club in Da Nang is a stunning 7090 yard, par-72 golf course that was rated as one of Asia’s ten most elite courses by Forbes Travel Guide in 2012. Reviews from golf writers and journalists around the world have been very favorable and The Montgomerie Links Vietnam is set to become a true icon of golf in Vietnam.
The place has outstanding natural features. The sandy soil, wind-blown dunes and indigenous vegetation combine in creating the framework for this links-style golf course along the Vietnam East Sea. Among the memorable holes are 7 and 13, a pair of par-4’s with some of the deepest bunkers on the course. Montgomerie Links Golf Resort is, without doubt, one of the best golf courses in Vietnam.
Laguna Lang Co Golf Club
Laguna Lang Co Golf Club is a part of Laguna Lang Co Resort and it was designed by Sir Nick Faldo. It consists of 18 coastal golf holes, located in a sandy dune area with the sea on one side and the mountains as a stunning backdrop. The Lang Co golf course can be enjoyed by the most experienced players and beginners alike. It has gained a reputation as the best of more than 25 golf courses which Nick Faldo has designed around the world. If you are a golfer in a Vietnam Golf Tour, don’t forget to visit and experience Laguna Lang Co Golf Resort.
3. Da Lat
Da Lat is the charming highland city that located in Lang Biang highlands – part of the Central Highlands region of Vietnam. It is one of the most popular travel destinations in Vietnam for its history, special architecture, unique climate features and a wide range of beautiful spots. Da Lat is not only a favorite place for travelers, but it’s also an ideal golf destination for golfers.
Da Lat Palace Golf Club
Da Lat Palace Golf Club was originally built by the French in the 1920’s at the height of their colonial era. 1500m above sea level in the temperate highlands of Da Lat makes it a perfect place for playing golf in a tropical country. The course is in excellent condition and the greens are a delight to put on. They have a beautifully restored clubhouse which dates back to the mid-fifties and serves excellent both local and international food. Practice facilities are available as well. Although being known as the oldest golf course in Vietnam, it still remains one of the unique golfing experiences in Asia.
4. Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City has a special vibe that is so hard to resist. No visit to Vietnam is really complete without a visit to Ho Chi Minh City – the energetic and crazy commercial hub of the country. Compared to the one-thousand-year-old Hanoi, this three-hundred-year-old city is more towards the new and the modern. In the city that never sleeps, there’s no surprise that people look to the outskirts to get away. One of the most popular activities that help to relax is experiencing Ho Chi Minh City golf resorts and courses. There are many different quality choices for you to pick.
Vietnam Golf & Country Club East Course
Located just 20 kilometers from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Golf & Country Club is widely regarded as Vietnam’s Premier Golf and Country Club. It is the nearest 36-hole golf club to the city and also the most in demand of all the Ho Chi Minh city Golf courses.
There are two great courses: The West Course and The Par 72 Championship Course, which both set amongst 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.
The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip
The Bluffs is Greg Norman’s second golf project in Vietnam, following Da Nang Golf Club in Da Nang. Located 80 miles southeast of Ho Chi Minh City in Vung Tau Province, the course lies on a coastal plateau and holes are routed around seaside sand tunes. The stunning and majestic ocean views from many of the holes make this one of the most spectacular golf courses in the world. Moreover, the service includes a large restaurant with great views over the golf course and the ocean and luxurious locker rooms.
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 has 3-Nine holes course, the Lotus Course, 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 bunkerings and abundance of sand that requires accurate hitting. The golfers are impressed by the natural beauty of the scenery as they attempt to take the challenges presented by the championship layout of 27 holes.
Song Be Golf Resort is also a walking course with female caddies. Golf carts are available for one or two golfers. After their round, they will be served by a fully equipped and modern clubhouse.
Dong Nai Golf Resort
Located 50km from Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai Golf Resort is one of the top ten beautiful landscapes and one of the most challenging golf courses in Southeast Asia. The resort owns an expansive 300 hectares in rural and is situated next to a natural open lake, which offers distinct beautiful scenery around the seasons. The golf course features 3 standard Courses (A, B and C). The length of each course is about 3500 yards measured from Tee. This is challenging yet provides a relaxing golf day for golfers.
Beside well-designed golf courses, Dong Nai Golf Resort offers many other activities such as horseback riding, fishing, full spa sauna and massage facilities, and several international. If you’re playing golf in Ho Chi Minh, Dong Nai Golf Resort should be on your list of golf resorts to stay.