Golf is a new recreation of businessmen who are living and working in Vietnam. It has begun to develop since 1995 and is being attracted by foreigners and tourists coming to Vietnam. Driving courses and golf resorts have opened throughout the country from the North (Hanoi–capital) to the South (HCM city) of Vietnam. These resorts consist of a 36 hole golf course with 18 holes West and 18 holes East and a network of hotels, villas, restaurants….. all are set in beautiful natural scenery with shady forests and romantic view.
Why should golfers take a trip to Vietnam?
Vietnam is a new destination with International standard golf course. It is most affordable and one of the most inexpensive places to which a golfer can travel now.
Vietnam Vacations offers easy golf services from Free daily green fees to packages including transfers, tours and golf. Herewith some suggestion itineraries.
Kings Island is located on the shores of the Dong Mo Reservoir in Ha Tay Province in the shadow of BaVi Mountain, 50km outside of Ha Noi. Construction of this 36-hole golf resort started in 1993 and is expected to be completed in 2004. At this time, over 18,200 rounds per year are played on the first 18 holes by KI's 500+ members and their guests.
1. VCC (Thu Duc): Vietnam Golf & Country Club is the first and still the only 36-hole golf facility in Vietnam and is widely regarded as Vietnam's Premier Golf & Country Club. It located just 30 kilometers from the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Golf & Country Club is also the nearest golf facility to the city. With hectares of land, two great golf courses have been carved out of the existing woodland with minimal land movement, leaving you feel that the land was always destined to be a golf course, so natural is the lay-out and design.
2. Song Be:
Song Be Golf Resort is only 35 minutes drive from the city centre and Tan Son Nhat Airport. Our 18-hole golf course was Vietnam's first of international standard, and received an official USGA course rating in September 1995. Operational since early 1994, this par 72 resort-style layout offers an interesting mix of truly challenging holes. Featuring numerous lakes, coconut palms and gently undulating greens, the course, which is over 6,300 meters at its longest, provides an enjoyable test for golfers of all levels.
3. Dong Nai:
The BoChang Dong Nai Resort, located just 60 minutes from downtown HoChiMinh City, offers visitors some of the most dramatic scenery in southern Viet Nam.
With the picturesque 18-hole golf course, Driving Range and Mini-Golf area, Dong Nai Resort offers many activities for non-golfers as well.
Non-golfers can enjoy learning how to ride a horse, take a quiet ride around the resort in a horse-drawn carriage or just relax with a Mai Tai on the veranda of their spacious and fully-equipped villa while the kids frolic in the Children's Playground.
4. Paradise (Vung Tau)
Vung Tau Paradise Golf course is just 130 Km from Ho Chi Minh city to this beach city. Bracing sea air, three kilometers of dazzling white beach, spectacular ocean views from the tee, and a challenging 27-holes of championship golf & emdash; all of these combine to challenge and entertain players at Vung Tau's Paradise Resort golf club.
The Ocean Dunes Golf Club is an outstanding natural site with sand dunes, sea breezes, beach vegetation, and sea views. "We have let the dunes determine the routing and the look of the golf course. It should have the feel and the playability of the early seaside courses, but with a tropical climate" says Nick Faldo – Designer.
Located only 200 kilometers northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Phan Thiet offers visitors a glimpse of a traditional Vietnamese fishing village. Strolling through the town, visitors will discover a more simple lifestyle, where cyclos and wooden baskets are still a main mode of transportation.
The Dalat Palace Golf Club is a golf retreat that soothes the senses, invigorates the body and calms the mind.
Since the opening of Dalat Palace Golf Club in 1922 (originally a 9-hole course), the city has hosted golfers from around the world, including American champion Billy Casper.
In early 1994, Dalat emerged once again as the ideal golf retreat in Southeast Asia with the revival and expansion of Dalat Palace Golf Club. The 18-hole course is crafted into the area's gently rolling hills, surrounded by stately pine trees, and seated above majestic Xuan Huong lake, named after an eighteenth century woman poet.
The Dalat Palace Golf Club remains linked to its past by the original clubhouse, built in 1956 when the initial 9-hole club was first renovated. The clubhouse has been fully restored and remains in use today with a full pro shop, restaurant, fireplace and outdoor patio areas.