Vietnam is one of best up and coming golf destinations in the world and continues to get better every year. With a great climate, lovely beaches, awesome scenery, delicious food, welcoming people, tremendous hotels and excellent golf courses, Vietnam is the perfect place for a golf holiday. With so many choose to from, we have picked out the top 10 best golf courses in Vietnam.
11. The Bluffs Ho Ham Strip – Ho Chi Minh
This Greg Norman designed course, is a links-style golf course, situated on top of a coastal plateau. The unique, sandy hill terrain makes for a very attractive, yet intimidating layout, which is comfortably one of the best in Vietnam. The course won the World’s Best New Golf Course Award, at the 2015 World Golf Awards ceremony.
22. Dalat Palace Golf Club – Dalat
This is the oldest golf course in Vietnam but remains one of the best. Located in the south-western highlands, the course is 1,500 metres above sea level and this makes for a cooler environment, perfect for playing golf. The course has a great history and King Bao Dai used to play here in the 1920’s.
33. Laguna Lang Co Golf Club - Danang
This course was designed by multiple major golf winner Nick Faldo and the distance varies between 6,900 yards from the championship tees and 5,260 yards from the front tees, making the course suitable for players of all abilities. The course winds its way between trees, paddy fields, streams, rock formations and alongside the beach. The majority of the course uses the natural landscape to form the terrain and has plenty of links-style characteristics.
44. Danang Golf Club - Danang
Having opened in 2010, Danang Golf Club is one of the most popular golf courses in Danang and was voted as one of the best 15 new courses worldwide by USA Golf Magazine in 2016. Just 20 minutes away from Hoi An, the course has won a number of awards since and is a true links-like course, built on the sandy soil of Danang beach. The course was designed by Greg Norman and features wide fairways, limited use of water and no out of bounds areas. The greens are undulating and accurate approach play is required, to get a low score.
55. Montgomerie Links - Danang
Situated nicely between Da Nang and Hoi An, this course, as the name suggests, was designed by Colin Montgomerie. The course has won a number of awards, including Vietnam’s Best Championship Course 2013, by Vietnam Golf Magazine. The course replicates the feeling of being on a links course in Scotland or Ireland and this is perhaps the best compliment you can pay, although the conditions and temperature tend to be a bit more favourable in Vietnam. Rolling fairways, thick rough and large greens are the standout features.
66. Vietnam Golf and Country Club – Ho Chi Minh
This is the home of two good golf courses, with the best being the East Course. This course was designed by Lee Trevino and offers wide fairways but plenty of hazards, including over 100 bunkers and plenty of water, plus the greens are fast and undulating. The East Course can be quite a challenge and will make even the best golfers think twice, before playing their shot.
77. Van Tri Golf Club - Hanoi
Located just 30 minutes away from Hanoi city centre, this was north Vietnam’s first private golf estate. The course is laid out on mainly flat terrain but is very picturesque, with grass, water, stone, sand and trees combining to frame each hole nicely. The condition and shaping of the course is difficult to beat, anywhere in the north of the country.
88. Chi Lin Star Golf and Country Club - Hanoi
This 27-hole golf course, is one of the more recent to open up for play in Vietnam. It hosted the first international golf tournament in north Vietnam and the course is situated in a lovely valley, with creeks, lakes and natural water hazards. Due to the natural lake in the centre of the golf course, water is a feature on many of the holes and tee shots over water, in addition to islands greens, combine to make Chi Lin Star a memorable round of golf.
99. Kings’ Island Golf Club - Hanoi
As the name suggests, this golf course is located on an island, which can be found in the middle of Dong Mo lake, close to Ba Vi mountain. There are two, 18-hole golf courses to choose from here and perhaps the best of the two, is the Mountain Course. Great views of the mountains in the distance and the surrounding trees, compliments the waterside setting of the course nicely and it offers a good challenge to players of every standard.
110. Vinpearl Nha Trang Golf Resort – Nha Trang
The course at Vinpearl Nha resort is set in a private cove of Nha Trang Bay and is possibly one of best settings for a golf course, anywhere in the world. The course is laid out across the 800 metre beach and valley, which provides a number of exciting and testing holes.
Best Golf Courses in Vietnam Reviewed by The Backpack Man on 1:59:00 PM Rating: