Vietnam has been voted as the best tourism destination in Asia-Pacific for golfers in 2017 by Asia Golf. With more than 40 golf courses across the country, why not try golfing in Vietnam in your next vacation?
What You Need to Know about Golfing in Vietnam
Golf is not a popular sport in Vietnam like soccer or volleyball. But in recent years, with the development of economics and the effort to make tourism in the high-end class more attractive, several resorts and tourism hotspots like Nha Trang and Da Nang have built golf courses and golf links of international standards.
Not only the tourists, the golfers, but also businessmen love to go golfing in Vietnam, so these golf courses are usually full on weekends; arrive about 10 minutes early before the scheduled time is advisable.
Golf Courses in North Vietnam
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam which most people first think of when traveling to North Vietnam. There are several courses around this city where you can have a relaxing time golfing in Vietnam while sightseeing other famous historical and cultural landmarks.
EPGA Ecopark Golf Course
Location: Ecopark Residential Area, Van Giang District, Hung Yen Province (20 km to the southeast of Hanoi)
Holes: 9 and 18
Built in 2017, in a luxury residential area, and only 10 minutes driving from Hanoi’s center, this course is perfect for those who want to do short games. The course, which is also a golf academy, is designed on a big area of 12 hectares near a lake with many facilities like fitness studio and practice field for those who have just started golfing in Vietnam.
Flamingo Dai Lai Golf and Resort
Location: Ngoc Thanh Commune, Phuc Yen City, Vinh Phuc Province (45 km to the north of Hanoi)
This resort is a bit far from Hanoi, but they have the golf clubhouse with saunas, suitable for short games between 70 – 140 yards. With a lake view of Dai Lai Lake and located near Ngoc Thanh Mountain.
Kings’ Island Golf
Location: Dong Mo Ward, Son Tay District, Hanoi (about 50 km to the west of Hanoi’s center)
From its establishment, King’s Island Golf Course has won several awards in the country as well as in the region like the best service and the natural landscape, or the second-best course in Vietnam by Asian Golf Award. The two 18-hole courses here are Lakeside and Mountain View on a 350-hectare piece of land and a 1,500-hectare lake. It is one of the best places to go for golfing in Vietnam regarding its construction and vicinity to the capital of Vietnam.
Phoenix Golf and Resorts
Location: Lam Son Commune, Luong Son District, Hoa Binh Province (52 km to the southwest of Hanoi)
A total of 54 holes in 3 courses designed by three companies of different countries: Phoenix Course (US), Champion (Korean), and Dragon (Japanese). On the land of 311.7 hectares, surrounded by mountains of limestone rock.
Trang An Golf and Country Club
Location: Ky Phu Commune, Nho Quan District, Ninh Binh Province (115 km to the south of Hanoi)
Trang An is the furthest location from Hanoi, about a 2-hour drive, but it is a perfect destination if you want to do a little sightseeing besides golfing in Vietnam. On your way to the golf course, you can stop by the Trang An Ecotourism (30 km away) to discover the amazing landscape of the river and mountains here. The 9-hole course is designed on a pine forest hill, surrounded by lakes and streams, while the 18-hole and other country club facilities are under construction.
Golfing Courses in Central Vietnam
The Central Vietnam, where many cities along the coast and in Central Highland are quite familiar to travelers in the country and all over the world (like Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, and Da Lat), is Vietnam’s tourism hotspot. Several resorts with luxury facilities are built here, so it is the must-go destination if you want to try golfing in Vietnam.
Laguna Lang Co Club
Location: Cu Du Village, Loc Vinh Commune, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien-Hue Province (55 km to the southeast of Imperial City of Hue)
Located near Chan May Bay, the course stretches over several terrains from rice paddies to streams, offering ocean and mountain views. Designed for both professional and amateur players with an amazing natural landscape, Laguna Lang Co is one of the best courses for golfing in Vietnam.
Ba Na Hills Golf Club
Location: An Son Hamlet, Hoa Ninh Ward, Hoa Vang District, Da Nang City
Located in a suburban district, only 30-minute drive from Da Nang City’s center, Ba Na Hills Golf Club is a course with a pleasant view from the hills, hidden in the valleys of lush green. Its hilly terrain makes the course challenges diverse in difficulty level. It is also the first course designed by Luke Donald and managed by IMG in Vietnam.
Location: Dien Ngoc Ward, Dien Ban City, Quang Nam Province (about 30 km to the southeast of Da Nang)
Stretching over 7,000 sq meters right next to Ngu Hanh Son Mountain, Montgomerie was listed in the top 10 golf courses in Asia by Forbes and awarded the best courses in Vietnam by several entities. Here you can have delightful gameplay experience in the traditional link-style golf course on breezy dunes.
Vinpearl Nha Trang Golf Club
Location: Hon Tre Island, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province
Hon Tre Island or Vinpearl Island is the top tourism spot in Nha Trang, with many entertainment services from the cable car to theme park and golf course. Vinpearl Golf Club is the first golf course in Vietnam to be built on an island. Designed to weave through lakes, palm trees, and white sand beaches, this 182-hectares golf course is a must-try experience when you visit Nha Trang or have a golfing in Vietnam tour.
Sea Links Golf & Country Club
Location: Km So 9, Nguyen Thong, Phu Hai Ward, Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Province (15 km to the southwest of Mui Ne Beach)
Built on a 168-hectare and 80-meter above sea level area, Sea Links has a perfect view of Mui Ne Bay. Most of the golf link is bordering the sea. There are also several restaurants and villas nearby to offer you a luxurious experience while golfing in Vietnam at one of the most challenging 18-hole links in Asia.
Da Lat Palace Golf
Location: Tran Nhan Tong, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province
This is the oldest golf course in Da Lat, designed by a French architect, where Bao Dai King used to visit between 1930 to 1945. The course has been abandoned, redesigned and upgraded several times, from 6 holes to 8 holes and then finally 18 holes in 1994. Situated quietly up in the cool-climate Central Highlands, it is a wonderful course for professional and amateur golf players alike.
Golfing Courses in South Vietnam
Without much magnificent coastal views and mountain views like golf courses in North or Central Vietnam, there are still many golf courses in South Vietnam offering challenging gameplay experience.
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The Bluffs – Ho Tram Strip
Location: Phuoc Thuan Commune, Xuyen Moc District, Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province (50 km from Vung Tau City)
One of the best link-style golf course with unique geographical traits like a 50-meter difference from the lowest points the highest points. Located in the Ho Tram Resort with restaurants and casino hotels, this is one of the best destinations for a luxury tour and golfing in Vietnam. (Get the best deals for Ho Tram Resort here)
Bo Chang Dong Nai Golf Resort
Location: Quoc Lo 1A, Trang Bom District, Dong Nai Province (55 km to the northeast of Ho Chi Minh City)
Listed as one of the 10 golf courses with the most beautiful view in Southeast Asia and situated near the Song May lake, Bo Chang is the best place to enjoy your time golfing in Vietnam and taking in the fresh air. First opened in 1997, the golf has been extended, designed with many natural lakes, and divided into three areas and marked with areas for players at different levels. Besides golfing, this is also the destination for those who want to try horseback riding and fishing.
Long Thanh Golf Resort
Location: Quoc lo 51, Tan Mai 2 Ward, Phuoc Tan District, Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai Province (about 45 km to the northeast of Ho Chi Minh City)
Holes: 9 and 18
Another golf course near Ho Chi Minh City in Dong Nai Province is Long Thanh Golf Resort. It opens for service day and night, with two kinds of terrain: the hill course and lake course. Most of the landscape in this 350-hectare golf course is man-made from palm trees to lakes but offers golf players in Ho Chi Minh City a closer and more convenient alternative.
Tan Son Nhat Golf Course
Location: 6 Tan Son, Ward 12, Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City
The course is divided into 4 areas with 9 holes each. Located right next to the Tan Son Nhat Airport, only 4 km from the city’s center, this is the great destination to kill your time on a layover in Ho Chi Minh City. There are also restaurants and clubhouse on-site, suitable for large banquets such as weddings. Contact us now if you need help planning your trip.
Vinpearl Phu Quoc Golf Club
Location: Bai Dai, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province (about 33 km from Phu Quoc International Airport)
Phu Quoc is the tropical paradise island in Vietnam. With luxury resorts along the white sand beaches, diving, and fishing adventure, Vinpearl Golf Club in Phu Quoc is a destination for anyone who loves golf and a beach getaway. Another plus is that Phu Quoc is the only visa-exempted destination in Vietnam for international tourists, which is really convenient to have an experience golfing in Vietnam on a short stopover. (Get the best deals for Vinpearl Golf Club here)
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