Golf originated very early around the 15th century, and was introduced to Vietnam from about 1920, and increasingly developed. By 2020, according to the World Golf Organization and Vietnam golf association, the country has a plan of 89 golf courses, of which there are 27 golf courses in the North, 37 golf courses in the Central and 25 golf courses in the South. Hanoi is at the top with 10 golf courses.
Most golf courses have all kinds of topographic features such as swamps, lakes, strait, or white sand, forming attractive obstacles to meet international standards. The golf courses in Vietnam such as Laguna Lang Co, FLC Quy Nhon, Phoenix Resort,… are equiped with modern facilities & offer the great services.
I - The most beautiful Vietnam golf courses in the North
1 - Phoenix Resort
Phoenix golf course is located in Lam Son commune, Luong Son district, Hoa Binh province, about 40km from Hanoi, equivalent to about 1-hour drive.
Phoenix Resort Golf Course area is 311.7ha with 54 holes and 3 courses namely the Phoenix Course designed by the USA, the Champion Course designed by South Korea, and the Dragon Course designed by Japan.
This Vietnam golf area is surrounded by hills and mountains. The space and landscape are very beautiful, even being referred to as "Ha Long bay on the mainland". The lawn on a golf course is a natural lawn that is regularly maintained. The course has 3 specific zones designed by 3 companies from different countries, so each area has its own national characteristics.
- Golf tour prices: include green fee, caddy fee & VAT
+ For walk-in players 18-hole: 2,436,000 VND (~ $105) on weekdays and 2,900,000 VND (~ $125) on weekends.
+ For members: 2,900,000 VND (~ $125) on weekdays, 3,248,000 VND (~ $140) on weekends.
+ Electricity car: 928,000 VND (~ $40) / 2 persons and 1,856,000 VND (~ $80) / 4 persons
- Contact for this Vietnam golf booking: Tel: 02418823299
2 - Sono Belle Hai Phong/ Song Gia Golf Resort
Sono Belle Hai Phong golf course or Song Gia Golf Resort is located at My Liet village, Luu Kiem commune, Thuy Nguyen district, Hai Phong city, about 100 km from Hanoi city center.
The golf course consists of two courses, the 18-hole Championship Course and the 9-hole Executive Course, and a total of 71 par. The golf course has been awarded the USGA (United States Golf Association) certification on the evaluation of the course and slope. In the golf course in Vietnam, there is the Club building area which is designed in the Mediterranean style. Within a radius of 15km around the golf course, there are some tourist attractions such as Excellent Tinh Coc in An Son commune, Trang Kenh Temple in Gia Duc commune,...
- The golf tour price: 1,210,000 - 1,650,000 VND (~ $52 - 72)
- Contact: Tel: 0242253963333 or Website: http://www.songgia.com & Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 - Royal Golf Club
This Vietnam golf club is located in village 4B, Dong Son commune, Tam Diep city, Ninh Binh province, about 110km from Hanoi city.The golf course has an area of about 670ha, designed with three 18-hole seperate golf courses.
Some attractions near this golf course area are: Dong Thai lake ecotourism area, Quang Thuong pagoda famous for Temple Festival, Phat Diem stone church, Tam Coc Bich Dong scenic complex.
The golf course has many open stone ranges along the fairway, running along the golf course is Yen Thang lake with an area of 185 hectares. Surrounding this golf course are many millions of years old natural rock and stretches of green trees. The grasses of this golf course in Vietnam are Greenleas Park and Novotek, imported directly from Thailand, grown in the wave shape. The bunker pits are designed wide and deep with fine white sand which is appealing for players.
- Prices & service fees:
+ The price of a golf tour: 390,000 - 4,990,000 VND (~ $16.8 - 215)
+ Electric car rental: 170,000 - 510,000 VND (~ $7 - 22)
+ Golf club price: 550,000 - 1,580,000 VND (~ $24 - 68)
+ A caddy fee: 150,000 VND (~ $6)
+ The night lighting fee: 120,000-200,000 VND (~ $5 - 9)
- Contact: Tel: 02293787440/ 02293787441 or Website: http://royalgolf.com.vn
II - The top Vietnam golf tours in Central
1 - Golf Link in FLC Quy Nhon
FLC Quy Nhon Golf Link is located in the FLC Quy Nhon Beach & Golf Resort complex at Nhon Ly commune, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province, 15km from Phu Cat airport, 19 km from Quy Nhon city center.
The golf course has a total length of 7273m. The course has 36 golf holes, built on large dunes, next to whispering pine forests. Playing golf here, you can admire a part of Nhon Ly coastal area and Eo Gio beach - one of the best places to see sunrise in Vietnam.
- Prices & service fees: The price of a golf tour: 360,000 - 4,760,000 VND (~ $15.5 - 205)
- Contact: Tel: 024437711111 or Website: http://flcquynhongolf.com
2 - Montgomerie Links Vietnam golf course
Montgomerie Links golf course is located in Dien Ngoc ward, Dien Ban town, Quang Nam province, about 20km from Da Nang airport. The golf course is located near Non Nuoc beach, near the majestic Marble Mountains. The golf course is only about 4.8km from Ha Gia Forest ecotourism area, 4km from Am Phu cave and 5.6km from Tang Chon cave, and about 12.6km from Sun World Danang Wonder.
The golf course is designed in an overall dome by famous golfer Colin Montgomerie. The course has 18 holes with 72 par. The primeval sand dunes and greenery make a bold mark on Vietnam's central coast.
For members of this Vietnam golf club, prices on weekdays and holidays are the same.
- Prices & service fees:
+ The golf tour price: 340,000 VND (~ $14.66) to 5,300,000 VND (~ $228.45).
+ Electric car fee: 600,000 - 1,800,000 VND / 2 persons (~ $25.8 - 77.5) & a promotion of decrease of 10% for members.
+ Golf clubs rental fee: 550,000 - 900,000 VND (~ $24 - 39)
+ Personal golf clubs rental fee: 110,000 - 220,000 VND (~ $5 - 9)
+ Shoe rental fee: 350,000 - 550,000 VND (~ $15 - 24)
- Contact: Tel: 02353941942 or Website: http://www.montgomerielinks.com
3 - Laguna Lang Co Golf Club
Laguna Lang Co Golf Club, one of the best Vietnam country golf clubs is located in Cu Du village, Loc Vinh commune, Phu Loc district, Thua Thien Hue province, about 20km from Phu Bai - Hue airport, about 1 hour of traveling from Da Nang city center by car.
The golf course here is typical of the Central Coast, sunny and windy from the sea, and also has a beautiful view of mountains and hills. The Laguna Lang Co Club has a 9-hole course and an 18-hole course. The Laguna Lang Co golf course in Vietnam offers guests different fees and prices.
- The 9-hole golf course
+ Tour price: 1,500,000 VND (~ $65) on weekdays & 1,950,000 VND (~ $84) on weekend
+ Electric car rental fee: 500,000 VND (~ $22)
- The 18-hole course:
+ Tour price: 2,400,000 VND (~ $104) on weekdays & 3,150,000 VND (~ $136) on weekend.
+ Electric car fee: 900,000 VND (~ $39)
- Contact: Tel: 0242343695880 or Website: https://www.lagunalangco.com
III - The best golf courses in Vietnam’ southern area
1 - Taekwang Jeongsan
Taekwang Jeongsan Golf Course is located on Ong Con island, Dai Phuoc commune, Nhon Trach district, Dong Nai province, surrounded by Dong Nai river, about 20km from Cat Lai ferry.
This golf course is designed with an area of 785,197m² with 18 holes and 72 par, based on the natural beauty of the oasis, giving golfers relaxing moments while playing golf here. Fairway moderately undulating with diverse bunker holes arranged in harmony with nature.
- The golf tour price and service fee of playing golf in Vietnam at this course vary depending on the time of year.
+ From April to October: 590,000 VND (~ $25) on weekdays & 1,140,000 VND (~ $49) on weekends.
+ From November to March: 740,000 VND (~ $32) on weekdays & 1,190,000 VND (~ $51) on weekends.
+ Electric car fee: 210,000 VND (~ $9) on weekdays & 410,000 VND (~ $18) on weekends.
+ The caddy fee: 600,000 VND (~ $26) / person.
+ The price of the bungalow resort: 1,800,000 VND (~ $51) / bungalow of 2 person
- Contact: Tel: 02513561535 or Website: http://www.jeongsancc.com.vn
2 - Song Be Golf Resort
Song Be Golf Resort is a great Vietnam golf country club near Ho Chi Minh city. This golf course is located at 77 Binh Duong Avenue, Lai Thieu Ward, Thuan An City, Binh Duong Province, about 22km from Ho Chi Minh City. The golf course currently has 27 holes, divided into 3 small courses, namely Dessert course, Palm course and Lotus Course, each course has an unique and challenging feature, there are many water holes and stretching grass fields among them, the Dessert course course is considered strange, more challenging and beautiful than the other two. The golf course is only about 5km from the Saigon River. You can play golf during the day at the resort, then in the evening, cruise on the Saigon River to go sightseeing in the city.
The entrance fee of this golf course in Vietnam
+ For members, 1,750,000 VND (~ $75.43) on weekdays; 2,800,000 - 2,860,000 VND (~ $121 - 124) on weekends.
+ For walk-in customers: 1,950,000 VND (~ $84.05) on weekdays; 3,000,000 - 3,400,000 VND (~ $130 - 147) on weekends.
The price above includes green fees, caddy fees, insurance premiums and lunches.
Electric cars rental fee is 700,000 - 880,000 VND (~ $30 - 38).
Contact: Tel: 02743755802 /3 or Website: https://www.songbegolf.com/main
3 - Vinpearl Golf in Phu Quoc
Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Resort - a new Vietnam golf course is located in the complex of Vinpearland Phu Quoc in Bai Dai, Ganh Dau commune, Phu Quoc island, about 33 km from Phu Quoc international airport.
Located at the north of Phu Quoc Island, the golf course is surrounded by a dense forest and a peaceful beach. This includes 2 courses, each course has 9 holes with many unique terrains, in addition, the images of fairways create a sense of comfort and relaxation for golfers.
The Vinpearl Phu Quoc Golf in Vietnam tour price & entrance fee:
+ For a 9-hole and 18-hole: 850,000 - 1,250,000 VND (~ $37 - 54) on weekdays & 1,080,000 - 1,570,000 VND (~ $47 - 67) on weekends
+ For 27-hole: 1,580,000 - 3,480,000 VND (~ $68 - 150)
+ For 36-hole: 1,770,000 - 4,130,000 VND (~ $76 - 178)
+ Renting a caddy: 347,000 - 572,000 VND (~ $15 - 25)
+ Electric car rental: 485,000 - 878,000 VND (~ $21 - 38).
Contact: Tel: 02973844292 or Website: https://golf.vinpearl.com/vi
IV - Note when playing golf in Vietnam
1 - The best time to play golf
From January to April is the time when the weather is mildest in the country, the North is quite cool, and the Central or the South will get a little hotter, so this is a great time to play golf.
From May to December, when the North enters the summer, the south starts the rainy season, most of the country goes through a period of hot weather and heavy rain. Especially the few months at the end of year is the season of typhoons and floods, so you have to pay more attention to the weather before booking a golf tour in Vietnam.
2 - What to prepare for playing golf in Vietnam
The weather in Vietnam varies from region to region, but hot and sultry weather is the most common weather condition, so you need to prepare your own personal belongings such as sunscreen and energy-supply drinks.
3 - Tips for caddy
The average tip amount for caddies is 300,000 VND (~ $12.93) per 18 holes. This number is also fixed at tournaments, VIP clients or hole-in-one visitors.
Playing golf in Vietnam is one of the most luxurious and entertaining activities. Seeking a nice golf course is much more convenient in some big cities where you can relax and stay at a resort with inclusive services.