Vietnam is a country with breathtaking landscapes, incredible cuisine, rich history and culture, and most importantly an increasing number of world-standard golf courses constructed throughout the nation. It is one of the best places to golf in Southeast Asia with high-qualified course layouts at affordable green fees.
If you are going to spend 10 days golf in Vietnam and don’t know where to start, just check out our following guide. In this article, we will guide you through step-by-step things to prepare for a golf trip in Vietnam.
Things to Know Before Traveling to Vietnam for Golf
The first and most important thing for foreign tourists to Vietnam is to acquire a Vietnam visa. Make sure you check the visa policies carefully before you go. Some countries enjoy visa exemption policies while citizens from other countries can apply for a Vietnam E-visa conveniently.
Vietnamese people use Vietnam Dong (VND). 1 USD is equivalent to around 23,000 – 24,000 Vietnam dongs. Please note that ATMs are available in big cities and most tourist destinations accept credit/debit cards; so you don’t need to bring too much cash with you on the way.
The receptionist at your hotel can help you book everything, from transportation to attractions, etc. However, it is not a good idea in urgent cases. You are advised to book your Vietnam golf trip with a local golf agency, who can help you book a tee time, reserve hotel accommodation, and even arrange some sightseeing activities if you want. Contact us right now if you are ready to enjoy 10 days golf in Vietnam.
How to Get a Vietnam Visa for Golf Holiday
To get into Vietnam, you need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the arrival date. If you are from Korea, Japan, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Belarus, or Russia, you will enjoy a 45-day visa exemption policy. If not, you can apply for a Vietnam E-visa by following these steps:
- Step 1: Prepare personal documents: a valid passport, jpg images of your passport data, a 4×6 passport photo, point of entry/exit, address in Vietnam, and a debit/credit card for paying the visa application fee.
- Step 2: Refer to the website of the Immigration Department of Vietnam, choose “E-visa Issuance” and then “Outside Vietnam foreigners.”
- Step 3: Fill in all the blanks.
- Step 4: Pay the $25 visa application fee through your debit/credit card.
- Step 5: Copy the code. Use this code to allocate your visa online after 3 working days.
- Step 6: Download your visa and print it out with at least 2 copies.
Best Time for 10 Days Golf in Vietnam
Vietnam is a long country with different climates in different parts of the country. So, it is quite hard to say exactly when is the best time to golf here.
In Northern Vietnam, the weather is generally cool between November and March, marking a favorable time to golf in Hanoi and its surrounding areas. You can even golf in mountainous regions in northern Vietnam, such as Yen Bai or Sapa. If you don’t know, Sapa Grand Golf Course is one of the newest golf courses in Vietnam, constructed not too far from the Fansipan Legend where you can combine golf with mountain sightseeing experience.
Central Vietnam is the thinnest part of the country with a tropical climate. Generally, you can golf here at any time of the year, except for the heaviest rainy month of October.
Southern Vietnam, which is famous for Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc, enjoys warm weather all year round. You can also golf here whenever you want. The month from May to October see a high level of rainfall. However, it mainly occurs in the afternoon and will not seriously affect your golf game.
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Detailed Itineraries for 10 Days Golf in Vietnam
Itinerary 1: Golf in a Region of Vietnam
Day 1: Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, check-in at the hotel, and relax
Day 2: Play golf at Long Thanh Golf & Country Club
Day 3: Play golf at Vietnam Golf and Country Club
Day 4: Fly to Da Nang, free afternoon to explore the city
Day 5: Play golf at Montgomerie Links Vietnam
Day 6: Play golf at BRG Da Nang Golf Club
Day 7: Fly to Da Lat, free time to relax in the afternoon and evening
Day 8: Play at Dalat Palace Golf Club
Day 9: Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. Free time to relax after the flight.
Day 10: Departure.
>>> The detailed itinerary of this tour is presented here.
Itinerary 2: 10 Days Golf Throughout Vietnam
Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi, check in at the hotel, and rest
Day 2: Golf at BRG Kings Island Golf Resort
Day 3: Golf at Sky Lake Resort & Golf Club
Day 4: Fly to Da Nang and enjoy free time on your own
Day 5: Golf at Montgomerie Links Vietnam
Day 6: Golf at Ba Na Hills Golf Club – one of the toughest golf courses in Vietnam
Day 7: Fly to Saigon. You will have the option to enjoy a massage package at a famous spa.
Day 8: Golf at Long Thanh Golf & Country Club
Day 9: Golf at Vietnam Golf & Country Club
Day 10: Depart Ho Chi Minh City
>>> Check out the comprehensive program at this link.
Itinerary 3: 10 Days Golf in Vietnam and Thailand/Cambodia
With 10 days, you can easily combine two neighboring countries for a golf trip, for example, Vietnam and Thailand or Vietnam and Cambodia.
Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok, check-in, and relax at the hotel
Day 2: Play golf at Thai Country Club
Day 3: Play golf at Alpine Golf and Sports Club
Day 4: Golf at Navatanee Golf Course
Day 5: Bangkok city tour. You will visit famous temples and pagodas of this city and enjoy a cruise dinner on the romantic Chao Phraya River
Day 6: Fly to Hanoi. Free to discover the city or relax at the hotel on your own.
Day 7: Golf at BRG Kings Island Golf Resort
Day 8: Golf at Tam Dao Golf Club
Day 9: Golf at Chi Linh Star Golf & Country Club
Day 10: Depart Hanoi
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Hope the above information will help you plan your perfect 10 days golf in Vietnam. Still need help or if you want to customize your trip, don’t hesitate to contact us right here. Our travel experts at GolfLux are always eager to help.