I have just returned from a site inspection trip of Southern & Eastern Vietnam.
Vietnam has been on our list of golfing destinations for some time, as it is an emerging holiday destination for Australians, and most of the best golf courses have only been open for play in the last 5 years.
Vietnam has a population in excess of 90 million, and everything moves at a frenetic pace. Starting in bustling Ho Chi Min City (population 10 million) I inspected a number of hotels and 6 golf courses over 4 days, and was very impressed with the quality and access of both. Long Thanh is the standout golf club, with 36 holes of beautifully conditioned & spectacular scenery designed by leading golf architect, Ronald Fream. The Hills course is the most challenging and is built on a plateau that offers amazing views over the course. The Lakes course is built around the Dong Nai River, with water in play on most holes.
Nearer to Ho Chi Min City is the region’s oldest and most famous golf course, Vietnam Golf Club. Also 36 holes, the East course was designed by legendary professional golfer, Lee Trevino. Tight fairways and large rolling greens are a feature of both courses. The newest golf course opened in 2014 … Long Bien Tan Son Nhat. Close to the city & and international airport, another fantastic 36 hole design with immaculate conditioning and fast running greens. Another added benefit is the bright lighting for night golf for those wanting to squeeze in even more golf.
I also inspected the international golf courses of Da Nang, on the east coast of Vietnam, and the newly opened Greg Norman designed course, “The Bluffs” at Ho Tram Strip … 2 hour’s drive south of Ho Chi Min City.
I will report on these courses another time!
For more information about a great golfing experience in Vietnam, contact the team at International Golf Specialists for a tailored and memorable golf holiday.Return