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Golf Courses In Vietnam: In 5 Years, Vietnam Become The Latest Country For Golf-Crazy

Golf Courses in Vietnam

BLUEBELL TOURS VIETNAM – The number of golf courses in Vietnam are more than 80 now. In just 5 years, the number of golf courses has double and this turn Vietnam to be one of the latest country where golfers can come and enjoy crazy golf tours in Vietnam. It seems that, every location in the country, there will be at least one golf courses. A few others are under the construction and when they are finished, golfers will have so many choices to play golf in Vietnam.


Faldo, Montgomery and Norman-designed courses draw travellers to Danang’s Golf Coast in Vietnam. There are up till 6 golf courses in Da Nang city itself. Other locations in Vietnam like Hanoi, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City have been a great choice for players to enjoy wonderful golf courses in Vietnam. At the momment, Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan, Vung Tau, even provinces like Phu Tho, Lao Cao, Hoa Binh, Ha Nam…a few other golf courses in Vietnam are under the constructions. When these new Vietnam golf courses are done, will offering more choice for players who love to play golf in Vietnam.

In the past 10 years, golf tours have rapidly grown in popularity in China where despite a moratorium on building new courses and a crackdown on officials teeing up during work time, player numbers and course developments have burgeoned.

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Now it’s Vietnam’s turn. The number of golf courses in Vietnam has doubled to 36 in the past five years and by 2020 that number is expected to have more than tripled to 110.

Beautiful new courses golf courses in Vietnam bear the names of former champions who are credited with their design. Close to the central Vietnamese city of Danang, a strip now referred to as Golf Coast Vietnam includes Greg Norman’s Danang Golf Club, Nick Faldo’s Laguna Lang Co, Colin Montgomerie’s Montgomerie Links Vietnam and the latest, Luke Donald’s Ba Na Hills, which is due to open later this year. The three established courses look as if they have been part of the scenery for many years yet the oldest, Montgomerie, was opened less than five years ago.

While Vietnam golf tours may be a great pastime for government officers, it is also a boon for local economies providing employment for hundreds of staffs. In Vietnam the cost of a round of golf tours in Vietnam, on average about 170 usd a game, includes a cart and caddie. For a casual visitor, the knowledge of a local caddie is invaluable and can make the difference between a good or indifferent experience.

Wearing green tartan trews, a line of caddies greets our group of players with a joint “hello” as we pull up at Montgomerie Links in Danang. Standing next to my clubs is Lien, who calls my name. From the moment we make eye contact, I know I’m in competent hands.

Lien is a married mother who lives near the third hole at Montgomerie. Wayward balls landing on the roof often disturb the peace of her household.

During the four hours we spend together she offers encouraging and accurate advice that not only makes my game more enjoyable but improves my scorecard. She plays herself, which shows in her knowledge of the game.

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At one point before she hands me my club she demonstrates the shot I must play, a tricky pitch. I copy her and make a successful shot almost to the pin. This is quite nice experience for golf tours in Vietnam.

There’s encouragement for a good shot (“now we’re rocking”) and commiserations for a bad one (“not so bad”). My caddie is funny and warm. She plonks her coolie hat on my head and takes a photo with my phone.

I learn a lot from Lien and not all of it about golf. In general, Vietnamese caddies have a lively sense humor, a good knowledge of the game and in this area they speak proficient English. This helps players enjoy their golf tours in Vietnam more. Best of all they can make a game on a difficult golf courses in Vietnam with tricky greens into a pleasant memory.

About 60km north of Danang is the Laguna Golf Club at Lang Co which opened in 2013. It is set in dense jungle that runs from steep hills to the edge of the calm blue waters of Lang Co Bay. This is one of the top beautiful beach golf courses in Vietnam and it is surely that, all golfers will enjoy great time during golf tours in Vietnam at Laguna Lang Co Golf Resort.

During the Vietnam War the Americans dropped so many bombs here they referred to the area as the bowling alley. Unexploded weaponry was a major issue during the building of the course and an ordnance team was brought in to help clear the site. The naturally rugged golf course with its sandy wastelands is as challenging as it is wildly beautiful.

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It takes less than an hour to get to Laguna from Danang but as the course is worth playing more than once, stay at the nearby luxury Banyan Tree or sister resort Angsana where half of the 229 suites have their own plunge pool. The side-by-side resorts line a 3km-long private beach at Lang Co which is a lovely spot to be as the sun rises.

Most of the 80,000 people in the local area live off the sea. In the town of Lang Co, local restaurants built out over the bay are a great place to stop off for a lunch of delicious dishes of fresh clams, prawns, crabs and squid.

Just over the hill from Lang Co is the new Ba Na course which is due to open later this year. The course is it set in a mountain valley rather than by the sea. Luke Donald’s first course design is expected to be challenging with plenty of bunkers and undulating greens. Golfers come to Da Nang, should not miss Ba Na Hills Golf Club during golf tours in Vietnam.

golf courses in vietnam

Just 20 minutes from Danang Airport and next door to Montgomerie Links Vietnam is Danang Golf Club. The Norman-designed golf courses in Da Nang runs through sand dunes and stands out for having one of the most beautiful holes on Vietnam’s Golf Coast. The 12th at Danang is a total surprise, coming out of a valley to a picture-perfect par 3 with a lovely sea view beyond the green.

Adjacent to a nearby sand bunker is another kind of bunker – a historical remnant from the French war fought in Vietnam between 1946 and 1954. Today the only wars fought here are between golf players and their skills. BRG Da Nang Golf Resort is an excellent choice for players to enjoy the best golf tours in Vietnam.