GOLF COURSES IN VIETNAM
CENTRAL COASTLINE AND BEACHES
Vietnam’s best new golf course 2009 voted by golfers
Vietnam’s best Par 5 golf course 2009 - Hole #12
Located just off famed Central Coast and minutes from Danang’s international airport, 18 holes Montgomerie Links has been routed to capitalize on its close proximity to both the warm, tranquil East Sea and striking Marble Mountains — which are clearly visible from various points on the course.
With the layout sitting about a seven-iron from the famed “Central Coast”, a 30 kilometer stretch of pristine beach along the East Sea, sand is everywhere on this course, best described as a contemporary modern links. It’s evident that “Monty”, the eight-time European Tour Order of Merit champion, has drawn upon memories of the famous Scottish links that he grew up playing on to create this layout, as it features abundant sand, prevalent bunkering and an ever-present wind.
This is an exciting area, Vietnam, especially this particular region, Central Coast, the historical nature of it and what we can do here,” Montgomerie said at a recent press conference. “It’s a beautiful beach, a beautiful golf course site. To find a course site like this, these days, is very rare.”
Among the highlights are the par-four sixth where a French gun placement pillbox sits to the right of the tee, and the 527-yard, par-five 12th that requires navigating 18 bunkers before reaching the elevated sloping green. The 15th is a risk-reward hole as the dogleg left hugs the water and will require a confident 290 yard blast from the back tee to reach the fairway. The 18th, the longest par-five, is another, tempting big hitters to go for the slightly uphill green in two, provided they can avoid the fairway bunkers.
DALAT PALACE GOLF CLUB – DALAT
Vietnam’s Best Golf Course 2008, 2009
300kms from Hochiminh city and Tan son nhat international airport, Dalat Palace Golf Club perched at an elevation of 1500 metters in Vietnam’s Southern Highlands. Dalat is perfect antidote to the heat and the humidity of the coastal lowlands. It is accessible both by car ( 7 hours driving ) and by air ( 45 minutes flying ). Since its founding as colonial French hill station in the late 19 century, this delightful city has wooed vacationers with its mild temperature, pine-clad hills and fresh airs.
OCEAN DUNE NOVOVEL GOLF - PHAN THIET
Vietnam’s best Par 3 golf course-Hole #9
Located 200ksm northeast of Hochiminh city, Ocean Dunes Golf Club is in the seaside town of Phan Thiet, on Vietnam’s south central coast, a short drive from the popular beach resort town Mui Ne. Playing golf here and enjoy the relaxing time at beach resorts. It is accessible by both car ( 4 hours driving ) and by train.
SEALINK GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB – MUI NE – PHAN THIET
Vietnam’s most challenging golf course 2009
Sea Links Mui Ne - Phan Thiet is the first links golf course in Vietnam, 4 hours driving from Tan Son Nhat international airport. Situated on a cliff and sandy dunes, it is built on a 134 hectare area, 60 metres above sea level and with some amazing panoramic views of the ocean and bay below.
Sea Links Mui Ne - Phan Thiet lies in the heart of a simply breathtaking countryside. There are miles and miles of golden sands, the ocean and many nearby attractions. Mui Ne is well serviced by many excellent Resorts, hotels and restaurants. Not only it offers a golf course, but it is also an ideal place to visit, relax and reside.