Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia are often thought of as the top countries in Asia to play golf. But one underrated country to play golf in is Vietnam. From its enticing food to quintessential weather, Vietnam deserves more recognition in the golfing scene in Asia. Its golf courses are also first-class, and that goes without saying. This Vietnam golf guide will provide you with such compelling reasons that you will be convinced that the journey up north for your next golf game will be worth it.
MEGA GOLF COURSES
In order to play your best game of golf in Vietnam, the golf course has to be worthy of your abilities. At Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club the conditions are optimal for you to play a perfect round of golf. This 18-hole par-71 championship course was designed by Sir Nick Faldo who is a 6-time Major winner himself. Spanning 63,000 sqft, this course offers a panoramic ocean view as well as a mountainous backdrop. Weaving through streams, trees, and paddy fields, each hole presents a different challenge for the golfer.
An untouched island off the coast of Cambodia, Phú Quốc is a Vietnamese isle best known for being a tropical paradise. Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc is the first 18-hole championship golf course designed by IMG Worldwide in Vietnam. Not only will the impressive layout offer intriguing challenges to the golfer at each hole, but the breathtaking views of the forest and pristine sea are also reasons why Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc is a popular golfing spot in Vietnam.
This Vietnam golf guide has to mention BRG Da Nang Golf Resort that is located in Da Nang, central of Vietnam. This golf resort is in close proximity to two UNESCO World Heritage sites – Hoi An and Hue and offers incredible views of the Marble Mountains and the Cham Islands. Spanning 65.000 sqft and featuring 18 holes, this golf course in Vietnam has been crowned Best Golf Course in Vietnam numerous times over the years.
There is never a wrong time to visit Vietnam due to its ideal geographical location. In general, the weather is pretty much warm and humid although this can vary depending on the region of Vietnam you are in. The weather can be as cool as 17°C up north where Hanoi is located but it could also go up to 35°C down south in Ho Chi Minh City. As long as you pack appropriate clothing for the weather, your golf game in Vietnam will definitely not be compromised.
Without proper substance, how will you play golf in Vietnam? Thankfully, Vietnam offers a wide variety of food that will satisfy even the pickiest eater. Even if you have never visited Vietnam, you are sure to have eaten Phở before. This soupy bowl of goodness is sure to warm your soul during those days when temperatures dip to 17°C.
In contrast to hot steamy Phở, Gỏi cuốn (more commonly known as rice paper spring roll) is a perfect light summery snack. These little translucent parcels are packed with vegetables and often meat and prawns. Dip into a sweet chilli sauce and you will feel like you’re floating in heaven. For those who need a little sustenance in between their games, this will be the perfect afternoon snack.
For those who have a sweet tooth, this three-colour dessert is sure to satisfy your cravings. Loaded with red beans, cooked corn, and agar agar jelly, this parfait is then drenched in coconut milk. While it can be eaten hot or cold, it is most popular as an icy snack served with a scoop of ice cream – great for cooling down after the whole day out in the sun.
Through the course of this Vietnam golf guide, you may have already booked yourself a flight to Vietnam. If you have not, remember that Vietnam is no more than a 4-hour flight away, making it a perfect golf getaway. Once you are in Vietnam, it is best to book a private hire car as local taxis may have problems accommodating your prized golf clubs. The Travel141 International Car Rental service will be launching soon, so do subscribe to our newsletter below in order to receive regular updates.
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