Laos is not the first place you think of for a golf holiday and although there are not too many golf courses to choose from the standards is pretty high. There are two main golfing destinations in Laos: Luang Prabang which has one excellent course and Vientiane which has a number of courses to choose from.
Luang Prabang Golf Club site amongst virgin rainforest framed by the rolling hills and bordered by the mighty Mekong River. A number of the holes lie parallel to the river and the par-3 17th is right on the edge of the riverbank. Not too many elevation changes and the greens present quite a large target.
Vientiane Golf Clubs
There are several golf courses to choose from in Vientiane including the Lao Country Club which has recently undergone a complete renovation and despite its age is now one of the better conditioned courses.
They have recently completed Long Thanh Vientiane Golf Course, the first 36-hole complex in Laos which is located in a duty-free zone close to the Mekong River.
The SEA Games Golf Club is a 27-hole set in a very natural setting about 10 miles northeast of the city surrounded by the local flora and fauna.
Dansavanh Golf & Country Club is a bit further out of town beside Nam Ngum Lake, an upland areas covered in palms and pine forests.
Vientiane Club KM6 as its name suggests this golf course is located at kilometre 6 along Highway 13 heading northeast from Vientiane and is a course very popular with local expats, Not a long course and quite narrow in places but rewards good shot-making.
One of the newer courses is Lao Inter Golf Club which opened in 2012 and is about 12 kilometres, northwest of the Airport and it offer an excellent golfing experience for the higher handicappers with wide-open fairways and very few water hazards.