Thanh Lanh – Serena Valley Resort Golf & Club Details
Year built: 2021
Architect(s): Nick Faldo
Season: Year round
Thanh Lanh Valley Golf & Resort (Serena Valley Resort Golf & Club) located at an altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level, has a cool climate all year round, with an average temperature of 18-25 degrees Celsius. This course is about two-hour drive from Hanoi. A bypass road connecting Tam Dao, Thanh Lanh, and Dai Lai golf areas makes several excellent golf clubs easily reachable.
Thanh Lanh Golf Club is a Vietnam masterpiece of famous designer Sir Nick Faldo. Nick Faadlo and his team incorporated the local natural terrain of Thanh Lanh Lake and the surrounding valley of the Tam Dao mountains. At Thanh Lanh, golfers play distinct sections, including water surrounded, hillside, parkland, and a short section of Links golf. A peninsula over Thanh Lanh Lake houses the most specular holes. Returning nines both play out and back and share in the beauty of the site. The finishing holes play along the lake’s shoreline to the clubhouse with a magnificent mountain backdrop.
Faldo incorporated natural streams and contour to create interest and variety in shotmaking. And while the course can stretch to more than 7,000 yards, five sets of tees and generous width make sure the course is playable for golfers of all abilities.
Each golf hole at Serena Valley Golf Resort & Club has its own outstanding features that impress golfers.
Hole 2 par 5 has a fairway to the green with a slight slope, surrounded by long rows of bunkers.
Hole 4 toward the island is considered with the best view with bunkers and trees behind the green. This hole also has an independent extra tee on the island.
Hole 6 par 5 is bouncing up and down continuously, creating great challenges for players.
Hole 14 par 3: This is the shortest par 3 hole at Thanh Lanh golf course, hitting a heart-shaped oasis with a view of the Clubhouse and the hotel in the area.
Hole 15 par 4 is extremely challenging when there are two fairways, 2 bunkers and players have to put the ball over the water hazard.
Hole 18 par 5 is considered the most beautiful hole on the course. From here, golfers can view the club building and take in the eyes of the white fairway and the beautiful 2-color green grass that leads to the green.
The Serena Valley Resort clubhouse resembles a middle-aged castle looking out over the finishing holes at Thanh Lanh. Modern elements such as accent lighting, well-stocked VIP areas, and a complete pro shop are included but hidden from the external view. Private resort villas are behind the clubhouse and available for rent on both short and long-term tenures.