There are many golf courses near Hanoi, giving enthusiasts of the sport a lot to work with when planning a trip to the nation’s capital. Some of the most noteworthy courses in Southeast Asia are located just a few miles from the city center, while others leave the metro area enough for some fantastic countryside scenery.
Golfers of every skill level will find links to accommodate them, whether they’re looking for something very challenging or forgiving. The best time to golf in Hanoi is February to April or October through December, but most courses are set up for year-round play.
In order of proximity, these are Hanoi’s top golf resorts and clubs.
Long Bien Golf Course – 10 km/6 mi | 20 minutes
Designed by Nelson & Haworth Golf Architecture founder William Brett Mogg, Long Bien Golf Course is a stunning property with 27 holes on 350 hectares/865 acres of land. The winding and diverse layout of the course features palms, waterfalls, streams, lakes and is partially encompassed by the Red River.
Long Bien Golf Course has over 1,000 club members, about 600 of which are foreigners from all over the world. The featured amenities include a driving range, putting/chipping area, pro shop, caddies, and golf carts.
Khu Trung Doan 918, Nguyen Son, Gia Thuy, Long Bien, Hanoi | +84 94 666 00 99 | longbiengolf.vn
Van Tri Golf Club – 21km/13 mi | 40 minutes
Not far from the heart of Hanoi, Van Tri Golf Club has an exciting course that showcases a great combination of natural obstacles, textures, colors, and heights on its links. With a whopping 7,601 yards/22,803 feet of playable ground, this Peter Rousseau-designed course was North Vietnam’s first private golf property.
Even though the layout is primarily flat, the variety of bunkers and the shape of the fairways make it a fun venue for golfers of all levels. There are lockers, changing rooms, an excellent pro shop, and a restaurant serving Vietnamese and international dishes at the clubhouse.
Dong Anh, Hanoi| +84 24 2217 1600 | vantrigolf.com.vn
BRG Legend Hill Golf – 35km/22 mi | 50 minutes
Based 20 minutes from the No Bai International Airport and opened in 2015, the BRG Legend Hill Golf Course is an 18-hole links course that was designed by Jack Nicklaus. Rounds can be played on a mix and match of 36 greens, meaning visitors get to have a new experience each time. Some property facilities include a caddie service, luxurious locker rooms, a pro shop, and a nice restaurant.
Hong Ky, Soc Son, Hanoi | +84 24 6262 9259 | brglegendhillgolf.vn
Sky Lake Resort & Golf Club – 37 km/23 mi | 1 hour
The Sky Lake Resort & Golf Club has two unique 18-hole courses, which won the club the distinguished title “best championship course in Vietnam” in 2015. The club’s scenery features some of the country’s most beautiful farmland vistas, and the layout of the courses takes players on a wide range of terrain from hills to lakes.
Stretching over a whopping 7,265 yards/21,795 feet, the playable land at this club is longer than at the average course in Vietnam. The year-round facilities at this club include a clubhouse with a view of the club and a Korean restaurant.
Khu vuc ho Van Son, Chuong My, Hanoi | +84 24 3371 1234 | skylakegolfclub.vn…
Hanoi Golf Club – 41km/25 mi | 1 hour
Located north of the city, the 18-hole, par-72 Hanoi Golf Club covers 108 hectares. Opened in 1998 and run by Japanese owners who keep it in great shape and well-manicured, the layout is manageable for golfers of all skill levels. With more leeway for less-than-perfect shots than some other nearby courses.
The facility has a restaurant, equipment rental, and a driving range.
Soc Son, Hanoi | +84 96 381 73 40 | hanoigolfclub.com
BRG Kings Island Golf – 44 km/27 mi | 1 hour
There are three courses at the BRG Kings Island Golf Resort: the King’s Course, the Lakeside Course, and the Mountain Course. There are 54 holes in total built on 350 hectares/865 acres of land. The Kings Course is one of the most popular, being designed by Jack Nicklaus. Additional on-site amenities include a restaurant, bar, and swimming pool.
Dongmo, Hanoi | +84 24 3368 6555 | brgkingsislandgolf.vn
Dai Lai Star Golf – 46km/28 mi | 1 hour
Spreading over an area of 300 hectares, the Dai Lai Star Golf & Country Club is an excellent venue for golf enthusiasts of all experience levels to sharpen their skills. The course is situated at the base of Ngoc Thanh Mountain near Dai Lai Lake, making the atmosphere a serene and relaxing place to play.
With links that are well cared for and no dramatic water hazards, these greens have a lot to offer the casual golfer. Also on the property is a lovely, modest clubhouse, a restaurant, and a golf academy.
Ngoc Thanh, Phuc Yen, Vinh Phuc Province | +84 91 243 40 01 | dailaigolf.com.vn
Phoenix Golf Resort – 51 km/32 mi | 1.15 hours
Situated in a region called “Halong Bay on land,” the Phoenix Golf Resort has a whopping 54 holes and a par of 72. First opened in 2006, the Phoenix Golf Resort has attracted tourists to its property for its stunning limestone cliffs and beautiful Japanese and Korean design. On-site, there’s a gorgeous clubhouse that features a European design.
Lam Son, Luong Son, Hoa Binh | +84 218 6288 000 | phoenixgolf.kr
Heron Lake Golf Course – 55km/34 mi | 1.15 hours
Established in 2010, Heron Lake Golf Course & Resort is a fun course for all golfers. With 18 holes and a par-72, there are 6883 yards/20,649 feet of playable surface. As stated in its name, it isn’t uncommon for golfers to come across wildlife while playing a round, especially the Heron bird. The course’s clubhouse is a modern design equipped with changing rooms and a restaurant.
Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Khai Quang, Vĩnh Yên, Vĩnh Phúc | +84 211 3847 594| facebook.com/heronlakegolf
Thanh Lanh Valley Golf – 56km/35 mi | 1.25 hours
The Thanh Lanh Valley Golf & Resort is slightly out of Hanoi, but golfers consider this course a masterpiece, especially since Nick Faldo designed it. Set at an altitude of 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) above sea level, this course remains cool year-round. The scenery is particularly spectacular, especially along a lake with stunning mountains in the distance.
The resort’s clubhouse is rustic and made to look like a castle, complete with a pro shop, contemporary lighting, and luxurious accommodations right on-site.
Thanh Lanh, Trung My, Binh Xuyen, Vinh Phuc | +84 862 158 989 | thanhlanhvalleygolfresort.com.vn
Yen Dung Golf Club – 58km/36 mi | 1.25 hours
Situated a little bit out of Hanoi, the Yen Dung Resort & Golf Club is built on 190 hectares/469.5 acres. The Hillside course was first opened in the summer of 2017 and has 18 holes with a par-72, with playable terrain stretching over 6739 yards/20,217 feet.
Even though these greens are said to be challenging, they are well-loved by golfers for their gorgeous countryside vistas from each hole. In addition to the course, this golf club has accommodations made up of contemporary villas and bungalows.
Tien Phong, Yen Dung, Bac Giang | +84 91 429 88 22 | yendunggolf.vn
Tam Dao Golf Resort – 63km/39 mi | 1.25 hours
Opened in 2007, the Tam Dao Golf Resort is one of the most scenic ones in Vietnam, with endless natural beauty that helps to contour the course layout. The resort is located in the Tam Dao Mountains, making this venue one of the cooler temperature golf options for year-round play.
Using various types of Paspalum grass, these greens have smooth green areas and fun water obstacles over creeks and lakes. A clubhouse is one of the property amenities.
Tam Dao District, Vinh Phuc Province | +84 211 3896 554 | tamdaogolf.com
Stone Valley Golf Resort – 64 km/40 mi | 1.3 hours
Designed by Brian Curley, the Stone Valley Golf Resort is only a drive away from Hanoi’s city center. The par-72 course covers 7,280 yards/21,840 feet of playable land and is built on 200 hectares in a beautiful river area where movies were filmed, such as King Kong. Almost every hole offers breathtaking views over their inland lakes that are made to look like Halong Bay.
The amenities at this club are first-class, including their clubhouse, locker rooms, caddie service, and restaurant.
Nguyen Du, Ba Sao, Kim Bang, Ha Nam | +84 91 613 79 79 | hgolftruongan.com.vn
Hilltop Valley Golf Club – 66km/41 mi | 1.3 hours
Golfers who enjoy a beautiful mountainous course will love the one at Hilltop Valley Golf Club. Established in 2019, this course boasts 27 unique holes and 7002 yards/21,006 feet of play. This layout has a wide variation in elevation, which keeps golfers on their toes when thinking about their next move.
Some of the amenities at this club include caddies, a modern clubhouse, luxurious lockers, and nearby accommodations.
Dan Ha, Ky Son, Hoa Binh | +84 218 3841 666 | hilltopvalleygolf.com
Chi Linh Golf Resort – 74km/46 mi | 1.6 hours
Opened in 2003, the Chi Linh Golf Resort features a layout made up of rolling hills, lakes, creeks, and natural water hazards. There are 27 unique and challenging holes that meet the international standard for the game. A large lake is located in the middle of the course, meanwhile, on-site amenities include a golf academy, restaurant, and sauna.
445 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Chi Linh, Hai Duong | +84 220 6599 699 | chilinhgolf.com
FLC Samson Golf Links – 171km/106 mi | 3 hours
Spread over 450 hectares, FLC Samson Golf Links is one of the most extensive golf properties in north-central Vietnam. With about 7,200 yards/21,600 feet of playing terrain, these links have large greens and nice patches of grass. Additionally, this course is set at the mouth of the South China Sea and Ma River, giving it a calming environment.
Visitors also enjoy the 8,000 square meter clubhouse, where some breathtaking sunset views happen often.
Thanh Nien, Quang C, Sam Son, Thanh Hoa | +84 1900 1190 | flcbiscom.com…
The next time you’re planning a trip to Hanoi, decompress on one of these stunning courses. Playing a round of golf in Vietnam might be the perfect activity after sightseeing or shopping in this bustling city.