Vietnam golf courses were destined to find a home in this fast-developing country of 85 million which is quickly becoming a favorite with the global golf travel market. From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh to the far-flung islands on the east coast, over 40 golf courses currently exist with another 50+ projects under development.
Needless to say, but golf Vietnam is running at full steam ahead.
It’s hard to golf in Vietnam without getting distracted by the overwhelming nature at every glance. Limestone cliffs provide a backdrop to effortlessly launch drives that look to magically suspend in mid-flight. While on the central coast in Danang, famous designers like Faldo, Norman, Donald, and Montgomerie have been gifted seaside terrain to craft a cluster of golf courses in Vietnam that are ranked amongst the best in Asia.
It’s the reason Vietnam was recently ranked one of the world’s up-and-coming destinations grabbing the award of ‘Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year’ in 2012 by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO). With an inspiring history, delectable cuisine, sublime surroundings, and a mild climate, Vietnam golf courses have a lot to offer the world.
Golf in Vietnam really comes into its own on the central coast of Vietnam and on the remote islands of the south east. This can be classified as the third and fourth regions for quality golf courses. Danang is a port city that offers the most popular golf courses with 100 flights per week and a number of cruise ships that attracts golf travelers from other major cities in Asia. Nha Trang is the newest island on the south east coast that is being developed by a major local developer named Vin Group. The island features five-star accommodations and an aquarium to keep you entertained after golf is completed for the day.
World class events are also coming to Vietnam golf courses to put the destination on the map and broadcast the exceptional offering to hundreds of millions of homes worldwide. The Ho Tram Open took place in 2015 on the newly opened Bluffs at Ho Tram that was also a newcomer to the Golf Digest’s World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses ranking.
Vietnam can be classified as both a tropical and a temperate area that makes the combination for golf Vietnam an attractive destination to the global golf community. It is characterized by strong monsoon seasons, mixed with a healthy dose of sun, rain, and humidity. The north can get quite cool in the winter months from November to February where as the south is more tropical providing a temperate climate throughout the year.