Southern Vietnam is not only famous for the Mekong Delta region but also a fantastic golf destination for players of all skill levels. Many golf courses near Ho Chi Minh City are well-cared for, and travelers come from around the world to tee off on these stunning greens.
A handful of the properties are built along the shore, making these courses ideal for visitors who enjoy being by the ocean. The best time of year to golf in this city is November through January, but the wet season doesn’t officially start until about May.
In order of proximity, here are 9 of the best golf clubs and courses near HCMC.
Tan Son Nhat Golf Course – 3 km/2 mi | 5 minutes
Constructed across 156 hectares/385 acres, the Tan Son Nhat Golf Course is located right near the heart of HCMC. Designed by Nelson & Haworth, the course is lined with Paspalum turf throughout the layout. Most holes are situated on flat land with big bunkers and well-placed water hazards. The contemporary metro layout of these links includes a clubhouse and residential area.
6 Tan Son, Phuong 12, Go Vap, HCMC | +84 28 3987 6666 | tansonnhatgolf.vn
Song Be Golf Resort – 21km/13 mi | 1 hour
Song Be Golf Resort is an 18-hole course that showcases ten lakes and a forested fairway. In 1995, the resort became approved by USGA regulations and measures having over 7,000 yards/21,000 feet of playable terrain. This is a walking course with caddies available, but golf carts are offered to groups of two people or more.
Song Be Golf Course also has a fully equipped clubhouse with a nice seating area to relax and enjoy the views.
77 Dai li Binh Duong, Lai Thieu, Thuan An| +84 274 3756 660 | songbegolf.com…
Twin Doves Golf Club – 29km/33 mi | 1 hour
Based north of Ho Chi Minh City, Twin Doves Golf Club is a 27-hole International Golf Standard Course, divided into three 9-hole sections. Views of fruit orchards, mountains, and forests give the course some fantastic scenery and add some challenges with hazard areas. Twin Doves is a private members course, which means their lockers, clubhouse, and restaurant are of premium status.
368 D. Tran Ngoc Len, Dinh Hoa, Thu Dau Mot, Binh Duong | +84 274 3860 123 | twindovesgolf.com
Vietnam Golf & Country Club – 29 km/18 mi | 1 hour
The Vietnam Golf & Country Club was opened in 1995 and is home to two championship courses. A par-72, 36 hole course is set on 300 hectares/ 741 acres and has hosted the Vietnam Open Asian PGA Tour in the 1990s. The course is known for its beautiful layout, lined with a winding row of oil palm trees and Bermuda TriEagle greens.
The property also has a large clubhouse with large lockers, two restaurants, and a pro shop stocked with all the latest equipment.
Duong So 1, Long Thanh My, Thanh Pho Thu Duc, HCMC | +84 93 856 88 99 | vietnamgolfcc.com
Long Thanh Golf Club – 43 km/27 mi | 1.3 hours
Based in the scenic countryside, the Long Thanh Golf Club & Residential Estate is a 36 hole par-72 property that rests in former rice paddy fields. The two courses, Lake and Hill, are kept up all year long and especially appeal to international travelers.
A mix of Paspalum and Tifdwarf Bermuda grasses are featured at this club, where almost every hole has a bunker or water hazard to boot. On-site is also a fancy clubhouse, changing rooms with lockers, a pro shop, and a restaurant serving Western and Vietnamese cuisine.
Phuoc Tan, Long Thanh, Dong Nai | +84 251 6278 899 | longthanhgolfresort.com
Taekwang Jeongsan – 53 km/33 mi | 1.4 hours
Located on a private island on the Saigon River, the Taekwang Jeongsan Country Club is an 18-hole Korean-owned establishment that stretches over 7395 yards/22,185 feet. Getting to the course takes around half an hour from Bach Dang Wharf or about 90 minutes by ferry and even less time on a private boat or water taxi.
The attractive layout of the greens makes this a fun venue for golfers of all experience levels. A clubhouse, pro shop, caddie service, and locker rooms are available on-site.
PRXJ+X5J, Dai Phuoc, Nhon Trach, Dong Nai | +84 251 3561 535 | jeongsancc.com.vn
Dong Nai Golf Resort – 54km/33 mi | 1.5 hours
Set on the Cloudy River Lake banks, the Dong Nai Golf Resort boasts stunning natural scenery and large trees on its land. There are 27 unique holes at the course, and thanks to being in a valley with low wind, it’s playable many days a year. Several holes involve water obstacles, but none stand out more than the third hole that plays to an island green.
Aside from golf, the resort offers many family-friendly activities such as fishing, a sauna, and a children’s playground.
Thi Tran Trang Bom, Huyen Trang Bom, Dong Nai | +84 251 3866 288 | dongnaigolf.com.vn
Vung Tau Paradise – 106km/66 mi | 2.5 hours
Located south of HCMC, Vung Tau Paradise Golf Resort was the first ocean-side course built in Vietnam. With 27 holes and a link-style design, golfers will enjoy the salty air while playing on what feels like an inland course. The scenery on this course is stunning, with lush trees and views of the South China Sea.
The resort has practice facilities, places to eat, and a full driving range with the ocean in sight.
So 01 Thuy Van, Nguyen An Ninh, Ba Ria-Vung Tau | +84 254 3853 428 | golfparadise.com.vn
Bluffs Ho Tram Strip – 118km/73 mi | 2.75 hours
Designed by Greg Norman, The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip is south of HCMC on the coast. This fun yet challenging links-style course has a unique layout that’s appealing to travelers, with elements like the sea breeze that can come into play unexpectedly. Some of the holes offer sweeping vistas of the ocean and land, a special feature of its own.
Other facilities at the strip include a three-story clubhouse, PGA golf academy, driving range, and putting area.
Ven Bien, Phuoc Thuan, Xuyen Moc, Ba Ria-Vung Tau | +84 254 3788 666 ext. 8662 | thebluffshotram.com
While there are many exciting things to do in Southern Vietnam, it would be hard to beat some time on any of these links. Golfing in Vietnam is a great way to enjoy spending time outdoors, and with numerous courses across the country, there is something for everyone!