Vietnam today offers about 25 golf courses nationwide, but
now hardly a year goes by without another one or two new
courses being opened and a lot more are in the pipeline.
With the exception of
- opened in 1956 - all courses were built in the last two
decades, many of them designed by well-renowned architects -
up to par for the most demanding golfers.
Two outstanding courses
are the below
CHI LINH STAR,
but more have been added
DAI LAI STAR,
PHOENIX GOLF RESORT
with 3 x 18 holes, etc.
Others, like the
are under construction,
to be 'opened soon'.
contact us for the
was the first course built in the north of Vietnam and
features two great championship layouts - LAKESIDE and
MOUNTAIN VIEW offer 18 holes each.
A nice surprise on your arrival there is the boat transfer
to the the clubhouse on 'King's Island'. The course can be
reached from Hanoi in about 1 hr.
CHI LINH STAR
a beautiful valley course, is about 1 1/2 hours from Hanoi,
but as it is in direction of Halong Bay - the
greatest attraction - it is easily combinable with a cruise
in the picturesque bay with thousands of limestone islands.
Located halfway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon,
Danang boasts some of the finest beaches in Vietnam in addition
to two fantastic golf courses; a third -
Faldo) - will be opened shortly.
DANANG GOLF CLUB
- designed by Greg Norman and bordering the sea - is on its
way to claim a top spot amongst Vietnam's golf courses.
Not much less spectacular is another golf course in this
designed by top Scottish golfer Colin Montgomerie.
Both courses can be reached from Danang or Hoi An in 15 - 30
HO CHI MINH CITY/SAIGON
One of the oldest courses in the country is
VIETNAM GOLF &
COUNTRY CLUB (www.vietnamgolfcc.com),
founded 1994. The 18-holes West Course was desigend by Taiwanese
architect Chen King Chih, the second 18-hole East Championship
Course by Lee Trevino.
Transfer time is app. 45 min.
Also opened in 1994 was
SONG BE (www.songbegolf.com),
an Australian design. It
features the three Par 36 courses - Lotus, Palm and Desert -
with great combinations. Transfer time is app. 1 hour. After
your round you can visit the nearby spectacular CU CHI tunnel
systems and sample some 'Guerilla-Food' (transfer time app. 1
Other rewarding courses are beautiful
LONG THANH GC,
its 27 holes or also excellent
name just as few.
PHAN THIET/MUI NE
These are the most renowned seaside resorts in Vietnam offering
Golfers can indulge in two excellent courses:
Nick Faldo course on the sea...
a newer course.
Both can be reached from resort hotels in app. 30 min.;
transfers from/to Saigon however are minimum 3 hrs. per way,
therefore make sense only for longer stays.