10 reasons to play golf in Vietnam
10 reasons to play golf in Vietnam
1. Apart from going there to play golf it is the charm of the country itself that is inviting. Vietnam is a young country with a population getting towards 95 million and with a median age of about 26. It is peace loving nation steeped in cultural history and is ranked among the six safest travel destinations in the world.
2. Vietnam is one of the world’s up-and-coming golf destinations and was named as the 2012 “Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year” by the International Association of Golf Travel Operators (IAGTO).
3. The Caddies are wonderful. At Vietnam golf courses, caddies are mandatory, so make the best use of them. Most will speak English and want you to enjoy them, plus learn more about you. They will point out hazards and other places not to hit the ball and they will be disappointed if you hit off line or miss a putt.
4. Many of Vietnam’s golf courses are design by famous golfers themselves such as Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie, Jack Nicklaus and Luke Donald.
5. Vietnamese cuisine. It is healthy and diverse. Be sure to try pho bo (an iconic beef noodle soup), goi cuon (fresh spring rolls), egg coffee, bun cha (b-b-q pork with noodles and dipping sauces). You can eat very well and pay relatively little whether in restaurants or from street vendors.
6. Golfing tours are reasonably priced and we have a wide range of golf packages to suit your pocket or purse as well as making it a wonderful holiday experience. In between golf days we have arranged day tours of places of interest such as Halong Bay. We have also made provision for those friends or family who are along for trip but not playing golf. Itineraries for trips to many places of interest can be arranged as required.
7. Over the last twenty years golf in Vietnam has caught on in a big way. Vietnam now has some of the best golf courses in Asia, and it is not showing any signs of slowing down. Having a long coastline many of the courses are by the sea with ocean views and built around rolling sand dunes. Those inland courses have some spectacular scenery of hills and mountains and limestone castes rising vertically out of the ground.
8. Vietnam is one of the world’s up-and-coming golf destinations and was named as the 2012 “Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year” by the International Association of Golf Travel Operators (IAGTO). Vietnam is the ‘next Thailand’ when it comes to Asian golf tours.
9. There are 35 golf courses operating in Vietnam, with another 65 projects at some stage of development, planning, and construction. Among the existing golf courses, the coastal areas around Danang and Nha Trang boast the countries best. In particular, the Greg Norman designed Danang Golf Club has won numerous awards and another Norman course, The Bluffs at Ho Tram Strip, is considered one of the best in the world.
10. In addition, there are multiple 36-hole tracks in Saigon such as Vietnam Golf & Country Club, Long Thanh Golf Club and Song Be Golf Club and King’s Island Golf Club, Sky Lake Golf Resort, and Chi Linh Star Golf & Country Club in Hanoi. Among the 18-hole standouts are the exclusive Van Tri Golf Club and Twin Doves Golf Club in Hanoi and Saigon, respectively.
With so much quality golf to choose from and all at affordable prices, Vietnam is breaking onto the international golf scene.