Golf enthusiasts in Saigon/HCMC do not need to take lengthy trips to the Highlands or coastal cities just to play the game they love. Less than two hours away are some of the most exciting courses in the country. Accompanying these courses are some excellent resorts for golfers that wish to play consecutive days in a row, or enjoy the scenery and relax from city life.
Considered by golfasia.com as the best course in the south, Long Thanh Golf Club & Residential Estate is a 36-hole golf course (consisting of the Hill and Lake courses) situated on a peaceful countryside. Both courses are designed to test the ability of everyone from beginners to more advanced players, although the Lake’s flatter fields cater more towards less experienced golfers while still offering a challenge. The clubhouse here is considered one of the best in the country, with ample services and amenities.
Forty-five minutes out from the city center golfers will find Vietnam’s first international championship course, Song Be Golf Resort. A challenging feat for even experienced players, this walking course is considered one of the most difficult in the country. Built in 1994, Song Be houses a modern clubhouse with facilities that overlook the ocean and dunes for resting golfers.
The Bluffs is an 18-hole course situated by Ho Tram Resort Casino Vietnam, so golfers not only get an excellent, Greg Norman designed golf course, but nine eateries at the casino resort, a plush clubhouse with its own dining facilities, and one of the best course layouts in the South. Play in a natural setting twined with Oceanside dunes and natural obstacles like coastal winds that challenge even adept players. The casino resort offers free transportation for the two hour ride over from the city center.
The Vietnam Golf & Country Club is only 17 kilometers away from the city, but is located on an impressive 300 hectares of land and consists of two championship courses. Courses were created using minimal land alteration and feel quite natural. For more information on this excellent course, read the extensive description here.
Only ninety minutes out, golfers will find the Dong Nai Golf Resort. If you are a lover of gorgeous backdrops and plenty of amenities, this 27-hole golf course will impress.
There are many more excellent golf course throughout Vietnam, but some of the best are located just outside of Ho Chi Minh City, with plenty of lavish amenities, local and international F&B facilities, and courses shaped around Vietnam’s natural beauty.