Vientiane is one of the best kept golfing secrets in Asia and as the country develops we are sure to see an increase in the number and also the quality of golf courses in Vientiane and clients who have played golf in Vientiane have given us very positive feedback. There are six golf courses to choose from in and around Vientiane.
One of the best and most picturesque golf courses is Dansavanh Golf & Country Club which sits alongside Nam Ngum Lake and as you might expect plenty of water hazards with water coming into play on at least 10 of the holes.
Lao Country Club was one of the first golf courses to be built in Laos but has recently undergone a major renovation and is now up there with the best in Vientiane.
Long Thanh Vientiane Golf Course also sometimes known as Long Vien is the first 36-hole layout in Vientiane in Laos and has been built in the duty-free zone adjacent to the Mekong River.
The SEA Games Golf Club is a very pretty 27-hole golf course about 30 minutes from downtown and it is famous for its very natural and unspoilt setting.
Vientiane Club KM6 as you might have guessed is located 6 kms down Highway 13 driving northeast from Vientiane and has long been a favourite of local residents. Quite short by modern standards but also narrow in places and it demands careful shot selection..
Lao Inter Golf Club which opened in 2012 is around 30 minutes northwest of the Airport and being easier than some of the other golf courses in Vientiane it is suitable for higher handicappers.
The newest arrival on the Vientiane golfing scene is Lakeview Golf Club which is destined to become the most exclusive golf courses in Vientiane.
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Vientiane is one of the best kept golfing secrets in Asia and as the country develops we are sure to see an increase in the number and also the quality of golf courses in Vientiane and clients who have played golf in Vientiane have given us very positive feedback. There are six golf courses to choose from in and around Vientiane.' },
Dansavanh is an 18-hole golf course, with a par of 72 and come in at 7107 yards. Set almost a thousand feet above sea level and meandering between the towering palms and pine trees you get the feeling of being cut off from the rest of the world.\n
A long course, Dansavanh will test the ability of every level of golfer from single figures to the occasional holiday golfer, but nonetheless you will not be disappointed with what the course has to offer.\n
The course has been sympathetically designed to blend with its surroundings and the stunning views are reason enough to play this outstanding golf course. Couple that with the stunning design of the course and you will be back time and time again to enjoy this wonderful course.\n
Facilities at the course are in keeping with the resort style requirements of visitors. Restaurants and entertainment sites are abundant and with the 24 hour, around the clock service and the onsite casino there is plenty to do after you have enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of the 18-hole course.\n
For many a buggy is a necessity on the hilly terrain and to appreciate the course that little bit more it is highly recommended to rent one.\n
During the round you will be faced with a myriad of water hazards and a plethora of doglegs which keep you on your toes and tests every single shot in the bag as you plot your way between the trees and the water hazards which come into play on 13 holes.\n
Without question the most breath-taking view is to be found on the 10th tee, so take your time to appreciate the beauty and forget about golf for a few moments.\n
The continual change in elevation and direction of the holes, from straight to dogleg is a breath of fresh air and you will not for one second grow tired of the course. The design however does put your shot making ability to the test and finding the right line from the tees is imperative to achieving a good score here. But get to the greens in regulation and the superb putting surfaces should yield many a good par or even the occasional birdie.\n
It is no wonder that this course is rated as the best course in Laos PDR. It is a must play.\n
Dansavanh Golf and Country Club located on the shores of the Nam Ngum Lake, better known as the “Lake Geneva of Asia” it is one of Asia’s largest lakes. Dansavanh Golf is the first purpose built golf course in Laos and offers some of the most picturesque views available. The course is at the heart of the Eco-tourism development, which boasts traditional elevated wooden chalets which are equipped to hotel standards. For golfers wishing to travel to the golf course from the chalets a complimentary shuttle service is available. Access to the course takes you around the Nam Ngum lake and offers spectacular views out over the natural and unspoilt landscape of the region.',
A “mountain” of soil was moved to create undulating greens, rolling fairways and bunkering to protect the green and create visual obstacles for the golfer to contend with.\n
Aesthetically the area has been transformed and the addition of manmade lakes add to the interest and have provided a sanctuary for local wildlife.\n
The use of Paspalum grasses ensures that the course will be in perfect condition throughout the year with very little variation from month to month.\n
All the course is lacking a little in “height” at the moment, with time the trees that have been planted to frame certain areas of the course will begin to mature and create a wonderful backdrop and intimacy on the course.\n
The complex currently features a high quality driving range, practice facilities and a golf academy for those that wish to improve their games whilst on holiday. Golfers can, as with many courses in Asia, enjoy the company of a private caddy who will guide you around the layout and offer advice and assistance throughout. For those that do not wish to have the burden of carrying their own golf clubs Lakeview Vientiane Golf Club also offer quality rental clubs which can be hired on the day of play.\n
Although the entire complex is not completed as yet, the clubhouse offers all the services and amenities that you would expect of a high class development. Several restaurants offer top quality cuisine and the chance to enjoy some of the finer things in life. The facilities within the clubhouse include restaurants, a well-equipped pro-shop and sauna and massage rooms to help you unwind after a tough day on the golf course.\n
Lakeview Vientiane Golf Club is a new course that needs to mature before it reaches its true potential but the signs are good, with high quality maintenance and customer service the course and complex are sure to attract an abundance of golfers looking for a quality golf course and unforgettable experience.',
One of the newest additions to the up and coming golf scene in Laos is the newly opened Lakeview Vientiane Golf Club. Located some 15 minutes from the city centre of Vientiane the golf course boasts a very modern design. The resort style course was designed by Nelson & Howarth and measures 7153 yards from the back tees. With a par of 72 it is very much a course designed for today’s big hitters.\n
Designing the course took a great deal of imagination, as the area before construction was extremely flat and needed a lot of remodelling to provide a golf course that was pleasing on the eye and also enjoyable for those that play.\n
The “old” course was redesigned and renovated to create a very gently undulating course that has very little elevation change throughout the layout.\n
The fairways are generous and you will generally find yourself with a flat lie making Lao an easier course than others of the area.\n
But don´t be fooled by the lack of rise and fall, the designers have come up with a solution to that by creating plenty of water hazards to catch any errant shots.\n
You are immediately faced with a stern test of nerve and shot making on the first hole. At 379 yards from the back tees you look down to a fairway flanked on the left by water that runs from the teeing ground to the green and yet more water encroaching on the right some 75 yards short of the green.\n
The first offers a taste of what is to come, with many of the hole requiring short yet daunting carries over water from the tee. But keep your focus and this course is a course that can offer up a good score to many golfers.\n
But the real genius of the course design is the strategic placement of bunkers which require more thought than that of the water hazards.\n
A real bonus at Lao Country Club is the tee times, with the number of groups being limited to a maximum of 60 which coupled with the well-spaced tee times allows for a good rhythm throughout the round.\n
Lao Country Clubs greens are immaculately manicured and provide a putting surface that is true. Generally, the greens are not cut too short resulting in a comfortable speed that helps the golfer to manage them.\n
The facilities are superb with a hi-spec clubhouse offering examples of typical Laos cuisine and offering high quality meals. A caddy service and buggy hire are offered and the local knowledge of the caddies is more than useful to the point where it is almost necessary if you want to post a good score on your first visit here.\n
A well-equipped driving range allows the golfer to have the perfect chance to warm up and fine tune their game before heading out to the golf course.',
Lao Country Club located on the KM14 road between Friendship Bridge and Vientiane is an 18 hole par 71 golf course. It is a relatively short course by today’s standards however you will not be disappointed with the quality of the course or the test of golf that you will encounter.\n
The course uses the layout of the original golf course that was on the site of this recently refurbished golf course resort. The Youth Garden Golf Course was one of the oldest courses in Laos.',
Club facilities are geared towards the highest standards in the industry and displays the passion and drive the owners have to make this a stand out venue in the future of golf. The clubhouse is stunning with local architectural features meeting seamlessly with the modern facilities. The staff are on hand to welcome you to the resort and the attention to customer satisfaction is at the forefront. You will be treated to a VIP experience when you walk through the door.\n
The restaurant offers a superb array of local and international dishes and can cater for your every need along with bars where you can sit and enjoy a cold drink after your round. On course “rest stops” are also available in 6 locations.\n
The driving range is superb with large covered bays and a capacity or up to 30 golfers. It is the ideal place to warm up before your game.\n
Hole number four will test the ability of any golfer that steps on to this tee. A long par four measuring 466 from the yellow tees, is guarded by water hazards at every turn. A drive that stay short of the water and fairway bunker will leave a terrifying long iron over the lake into a green protected by a large bunker to the right and two further smaller bunkers to the left.\n
The fifth is a brute of a par five and from the tee you have to decide which “fairway” you want to hit. The second must be perfectly placed to avoid the numerous fairway bunkers while the third must find the long narrow green.\n
The par 3 11th has an interesting feature as the flower beds in front of the green are shaped like the countries of Laos and Vietnam. But it has to be the 18th that takes the plaudits for the best hole. A three shot par five with water all don the right. The tee shot must find the narrow fairway, the second shot must carry the water and the bunker that jut in to play whilst the third must find the green. You will not be disappointed with a par on the closing hole.\n
A great golf course and when the remaining 18 holes are completed this will be a premier golfing destination.',
The highly rated Long Vien Golf Course, will become the first golf resort in Laos to boast 36 holes. The entire complex is set within a 1360-acre residential development. Eventually when the complex is complete the golf course will comprise of 4 loops of 9 which all wind their way back to the clubhouse giving the golfer a variety of choices. The first 18 holes opened in 2012 on what was originally a flat, swamp like area, but the total redevelopment and design of the golf course has created a rolling course with beautifully manicured fairways and greens.\n
The course has quickly gained popularity with foreign golfers from China, Korea and Japan and will no doubt become the premier golfing destination in Laos PDR.',
27 holes, some of the toughest in Laos PDR, await you. The course is split into 9 loops, labelled the A, B and C courses. All three loops of 9 measure around the 3600 yard mark and provide a mixture of holes, with all challenging the golfer. This is not a “holiday” course where the golfer is eased in to the round or pampered with straightforward holes, oh no, this is attest of your golfing ability.\n
In total there are 7 enormous lakes that sit proudly throughout the entire layout, although many o not come into play directly the threat of water is enough to unnerve even the best of golfers.\n
Sea Games Golf Club is not the hardest of courses to walk with the fairways flat and very little change in elevation throughout the round.\n
However, what it lacks in undulations it makes up for with shot making challenges, the fairways are narrow and the penalty for missing them harsh.\n
The A course sets the tone for the day as you are tested from the outset, holes 1 and 2 being handicap 3 and 1 respectively.\n
Course B is no different with the first being rated as the second hardest hole on the B course 9.\n
As with all the courses there are no “standout” holes on any of the loops of 9, instead a constant flow of well-designed challenging holes which require powerful hitting and sensible shot making choices.\n
But on the C course the 4th is worth a mention, stroke index one, the hole is long and from the tee seemingly straightforward, but it is the clever design of the hole and the use of the bunker in front of the green which creates an optical illusion. It is a longer second shot than you think so take care to choose the correct club.\n
Perhaps the only hole that will live long in the memory is the 7th on Course C, a par three, from the yellow tees it measures in at just 134 yards, but the difficulty lies with the tee shot. Played over the large lake to a relatively small green your nerves will be tested even on this short par three.\n
The facilities at the club are good with a large clubhouse offering a restaurant and separate bar which offers refreshments and views over the golf course.\n
Located in the Saythany District of Vientiane, Sea Games Golf Club was constructed by Boo Young Co Ltd after much discussion and deliberation over how best to create the course. Surrounded by the natural forests of Laos, the Seas Games Golf Club offers a unique sense of mystery and wonderment that few golf courses can offer. The designers pride themselves on the creation of a golf course that blends seemingly with nature in an environmentally friendly manner.\n
The course was originally built to host the 25th Sea Games competition but has quickly developed a reputation for its quality, service and layout.\n