Blessed with miles and miles of coastline, plus a rugged mountain range spread throughout the country, Vietnam is jam-packed with scenery. Add in the year-round warmer, subtropical weather, and you have a year-round golfers’ paradise. Choose from a plethora of courses, some even offer accommodations.
List of Golf Courses in Vietnam
With around three dozen golf courses in the country and plenty more on the way, it’ll be easy to find a place to play. Tee off at a variety of golf clubs nearby the biggest cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Golf club rentals are almost always available, as it a cart to whisk you away and keep the game going longer.
List of Driving Ranges in Vietnam
Hone your craft and kick out the kinks of your backswing at a number of dedicated driving ranges. Ho Chi Minh City has the Him Lam Golf Driving Range, which showcases dramatic views of the city. In Hanoi, tee off, over and over again, at the Mipec Golf Club.
Map of Golf Courses and Driving Ranges
Guide to Go Golfing in Vietnam
Even though golf originated in Scotland, the sport is picking up popularity in Vietnam rapidly. The country boasts a large variety of terrain and environments, making their golf courses and resorts unique and beautiful in their own way. With about 40 operating golf clubs and many more in the construction phase, Vietnam is gearing to be a bucket-list destination for golf enthusiasts.
The Best Months for Golfing in Vietnam
For the country as a whole, the best time to golf in Vietnam is during the winter to early spring, from January to April. There isn’t as much rain during these months, and the temperature is moderate. Keep in mind that Lunar New Year also falls during this time frame, so there may be larger crowds in addition to more events to do.
Another good time of year to golf in Central Vietnam is in May and June. During this season, going further north, you’ll find more rain, and in Southern Vietnam, it’s too humid for most people’s liking. July through September will also be rainy, but cooler weather after a light shower might be appealing to some.
The least favorable time of year for golfing all over Vietnam is October through December when typhoons can appear unpredictably.
North Vietnam’s Top Golf Courses
Northern Vietnam is known for its cooler climate and gorgeous forestry. With over a dozen golf courses near Hanoi, the nation’s capital, enthusiasts have a myriad of options to choose from.
BRG Kings Island Golf Club
BRG Kings Island Golf Club is not far from Hanoi and is located about 44 km/27 miles to the city’s west. This club features three golf courses with unique traits, one built alongside an artificial lake and another that offers stunning mountain views.
Địa chỉ: Đồng Mô, Sơn Tây, Hà Nội | +84 24 3368 6555
Dai Lai Golf Resort
Set 45km/27 miles north of Hanoi, the Dai Lai Golf Resort (Sân Golf Đại Lải) is built alongside Dai Lai Lake and has a terrific view of the Ngoc Thanh Mountain. Opened in 2010, this 27-hole club offers visitors a fun, challenging, and picturesque place to tee off, complete with a club and restaurant to relax at afterward.
Ngọc Thanh, Phúc Yên, Vinh Phuc Province | +84 91 243 40 01
Central Vietnam’s Top Golf Courses
Visiting Central Vietnam for golf is better planned for the first half of the year when the weather is more manageable, but some of these courses are worth the effort, even on a rainy day. There are a handful of golf courses near Da Nang that are worth visiting if you have the time.
Ba Na Hills Golf Club
Located at the breathtaking Ba Na Hills base, this club golf is a top-end facility that attracts golfers of all skill levels. Aside from its impressive driving range and clubhouse, Ba Na Hills Golf Club is the perfect place to spend a morning or afternoon among the stunning scenery.
Bà Nà – Suối Mơ, Hòa Vang, Da Nang | +84 251 8850 023
Dalat Palace Golf
Dalat Palace Golf is a serene club that offers some of the most challenging and exciting courses in Central Vietnam. With over 7,000 yds/ 21,000 ft of greens, this club is ideal for golfers looking for something fun and memorable to do. This is known to be Vietnam’s oldest golf course, being built in the 1920s by the French.
2 Đường Trần Nhân Tông, Phường 8, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng | +84 93 298 88 85
South Vietnam’s Top Golf Courses
Southern Vietnam is often known for its Mekong Delta region, however, there are some excellent places to swing a club too. There are 9 golf courses near HCMC as well as 3 courses near Da Lat that link-lovers should check out.
The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip
The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip is about two hours by car from HCMC and was designed by Greg Norman. Some of this club’s most popular features include 50 m/164 ft sand dunes and stunning coastline scenery.
Ven Biển, Phước Thuận, Xuyên Mộc, Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu 78000 | +84 254 3788 666 ext. 8662
Long Thanh Golf Course
The Long Thanh Golf Club is on 350 hectares/865 acres in the Dong Nai Province, located just 36 km (22 mi) from HCMC. Aside from its 36 holes, this club also has an excellent clubhouse, driving range, locker rooms, and luxury villas. The holes have well-placed bunkers, and one of the courses is built alongside the Dong Nai River and has fantastic scenery.
Phước Tân, Long Thành District, Dong Nai | +84 251 6278 899
If you’re ready to pack your clubs and head to the tees in Vietnam, keep your eyes open for other future golf courses that are currently being worked on.