Playing golf in Hanoi is not only an exhilarating experience for all the scenic beauty that it offers, but it is also relatively inexpensive. There are some really sensational golf courses in Hanoi and providing you avoid the weekend you it’s relatively inexpensive and uncrowded. Although some of the golf courses in Hanoi are quite a long drive outside the city centre, new highways are being bult all the time and most golf courses can be reached within one hour. New golf courses are still being built in Vietnam and one of the newest and most spectacular new golf courses can be found in Hanoi - the Skylake Golf Resort offers two spectacular courses in stunning surroundings. Here are 10 reasons why Vietnam is such a great place for a golf holiday.
We have listed below some of the better golf courses in the Hanoi area and you can also read our blog on the best golf courses in Hanoi.
Hanoi International Golf Club
It is one of the best golf courses in Hanoi and offers equal opportunities for golf players as well as those interested in taking golf lessons. Complemented by a picturesque backdrop of high mountain peaks and gentle slopes, this golf course in Hanoi is a sight to see. With a golf club located exactly in the middle of the course, visitors can have access to panoramic views of nature’s blessings, all across the green fairways of the golf course.
Forty minutes-drive away, this golf course in Hanoi is not too far from the city and comprises of 18 holes, as well as all the modern golf playing facilities. It has been designed by Susumu Fujiwara at the north of the Vietnamese capital.
Kings’ Island Golf and Country Club
Kings’ Island Golf and Country Club is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Hanoi. Despite its remote location and unconventional approach by a boat, it remains to be one of the most popular and visited golf courses in Hanoi. It is located along the coast of Dong Mo Lake and is surrounded by exotic and spectacular natural views on all sides.
Kings’ Island Golf and Country Club has been strategically designed and the layout of the golf course alone makes it quite exciting and thrilling to play golf on this location. Its picturesque mountainous and lakeside backdrops add to its exclusivity, making it the most beautiful golf course in Hanoi as well as in North Vietnam.
Settled in the suburbs of Hanoi, it now comprises of 36 holes with the opening of the Mountain Course in 2003.
Tam Dao Golf Resort
Located at a distance of ninety minutes’ drive from the city, Tam Dao Golf Resort is one of the most well-known golf courses in Hanoi. It is situated near the National Park and offers scenic views of natural beauty. Along with the surrounding beautiful natural landscape, the course has been designed to challenge even some of the expert golf players. With is mountainous terrain, it is considered as one of the most challenging golf courses in Hanoi and has been adequately maintained to offer all the modern golf playing facilities.
Situated on high rise Tam Doa Mountains, this golf resort in Hanoi offers magnificent panoramic views and comprises of 18 holes, strategically positioned on an expansive area of 6,600 metres. Featuring numerous water hazards and bunkers, this golf course in Hanoi offers a challenging feat for players of all levels.
Chi Linh Star Golf Club
This golf course in Hanoi too is located ninety minutes’ drive away from the city and it has been constructed and designed according to international, world class standards. Settled in the heart of a valley, it is surrounded by dense forests and plantation and is considered as one of the most luring golf courses in Hanoi. Its unique and distinct layout offers challenging and exciting playing opportunities for golf players from around the world.
This golf course in Hanoi comprises of 27 holes and is situated beside an extensive lake, in the backdrop of wide and dense tropical forests.
Phoenix Golf Resort
Phoenix Golf Resort is not only the largest golf course in Hanoi, but also in Vietnam. It is located near Halong Bay and is an hour long drive away from the city. It offers spectaculars view of trimmed and sculpted limestone and is comprised of 54 holes.
Tee Times in Hanoi
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Playing golf in Hanoi is not only an exhilarating experience for all the scenic beauty that it offers, but it is also relatively inexpensive. There are some really sensational golf courses in Hanoi and providing you avoid the weekend you it’s relatively inexpensive and uncrowded. Although some of the golf courses in Hanoi are quite a long drive outside the city centre, new highways are being bult all the time and most golf courses can be reached within one hour. New golf courses are still being built in Vietnam and one of the newest and most spectacular new golf courses can be found in Hanoi - the Skylake Golf Resort offers two spectacular courses in stunning surroundings. Here are 10 reasons why Vietnam is such a great place for a golf holiday.' },
If you find water hazards distracting then this course is best avoided as water is a factor on all but a handful of holes so if you don’t hit it straight take plenty of balls!
The front nine starts with a shortish dog-leg par-4 over water of course which is reachable if you hit it a long way. Some respite from the ever-present water on the 2nd before you face the very picturesque par-3, 3rd which is pretty much surrounded by water and bunkers. The
next two holes have water all the way down one side before you reach the short uphill par-4, 6th. The 8this another pretty par-3 with another carry over water and the 9th is a brute of a par-4 to finish with a huge bunker and water on the right and another hazard in front of the green so you need to carry your approach all the way to the green.
A relatively benign par-5 to start the back nine with a nice generous landing area. Nothing too daunting until you reach the 13th an uphill par-5 that’s dog-legs to the left with a pond lying in wait and three fairway bunkers guarding he right side. The 14th is a downhill par-3 and if you miss the green you will end up in one of the large bunkers protecting each side. Hole 15 is a beautiful par-4 and the 16th is the signature par-3 that plays more than 200 yards from the back tees to an island green. A pretty finishing hole with water all down one side and bunkers on the other.
Tee Time Reservations at King’ Island Golf Club\n
This course has many different deals on offer so you need to choose your day and tiem carefully to enjoy the cheapest green fees.',
The Lakeside Course at King’ Island Golf Club in Hanoi is part of a 36-hole golfing complex course in the around one hour from downtown Hanoi. As its name suggest this course uses the numerous lakes and ponds for most of its protection although the elevation changes and mature trees add to the degree of difficulty. This is one of the best golf clubs in Hanoi and is very popular with Hanoi Golfers and visitors alike.',
The view from the tees on the opening holes is of lush green fairways lined with very mature trees and well-positioned bunkers blocking the way so great accuracy is required with your driver. The 4th hole is a long par 3 surrounded by bunkers and anything short and right will find the water. Towards the end of the front nine the course starts to open out but the every-present water is always in your vision as you address the ball. The 8this a great par 3 with a long carry over water to a sloping green guarded by a bunker and the first nine ends with a short par 4.
Great views of the mountains from the tee box as you start the back nine with a short dog-leg par 4 requiring a fade off the tee. Two more dog-legs follow, both of which will tempt you to take on the water before you reach the 13th which is a difficult par 3 with a carry over water all the way to the green with bunkers right. Several more dog-leg par 4’s and 5’s before reaching the 17th which is a relatively short par 4. The finishing hole is yet another very tough dog-leg with a tree blocking the corner and a deep bunker on the other side and if you negotiate that successfully you have an approach over a small lake to the green.
Excellent clubhouse facilities and dining options.
Tee Time Bookings at King’ Island Golf Club\n
We can help you to make a tee time booking at King’ Island Golf Club with just a few clicks and you will also enjoy specially priced green fees.',
The Mountain View Golf Course at King’ Island Golf Club in Hanoi is part of one of the best golf complexes in the North with two great courses around one hour from the city. The Mountain View Course winds its way through the mature trees with great views of the distant hill. You can reach he course in around one hour from Hanoi along a new highway and the last part of the journey is by speedboat to the golf club which adds to the enjoyment of the day out.',
One of the unusual aspects of the course is the fact that every hole has two greens so there will never be any maintenance issues here and it will allow the golf club to set up the courses in so many ways that each time you play will be a different experience.\n
The courses has been cleverly landscaped to blend with the natural surroundings and uses a number of native trees which will add a new dimension to the course as they mature.\n
The elegant and contemporary club house sits on top of a hill beside a lake and has all the modern facilities that visitors expect.\n
Tee Times at Legend Hill Golf Resort\n
We have excellent green fees at Legend Hill Golf Resort and using our simple booking engine you can secure a tee time in seconds.',
Legend Hill Golf Resort in Hanoi is the first golf course in Vietnam to be designed by the Jack Nicklaus, the world’s greatest ever golfer and is set to become one of the leading golf clubs in Vietnam. The golf course has been built in a beautiful mountain setting in an area called Soc San about one hour outside the city of Hanoi.',
Large, beautifully shaped bunkers are abundant on the course, which is pleasing to the eye, whilst providing enough problems for golfers from the tee and when approaching the large, undulating greens that will test the resolve of many golfers.\n
A particular nice aspect of the Ruby Tree Golf Course is the use of the lakes that come into play on many of the holes. The short fourth is a demanding short par four, requiring deadly accuracy from the tee to avoid the large bunkers and lateral water hazards.\n
The signature hole at Ruby Tree is without doubt the 6th. A par 3, measuring 175 metres from the back tees, is affected not only by the hazards that you can see but by the left to right prevailing wind that can cause havoc when trying to find this well protected green.\n
Many golfers consider the back nine to be the harder nine holes, and the start to the homeward is tough, the 10th a strong par four, the 11th even tougher. Although generally played with a favourable wind, the tee shot needs to be well placed to offer a view of the green for the approach. A well-guarded green means par is not easily achieved.\n
Arguably the best par four on offer at Ruby Tree is the 429-metre 13th hole, which will be unlucky for some. An accurate drive is needed to avoid the water right and the large bunker left if you want any chance of making a par. The green is protected by a large bunker which wraps its way around the green.\n
To end the round, a par 5, that for some is reachable in two for that grandstand finish.\n
But, although it is not the longest it is fraught with danger at every step. Fairway bunkers lie in wait and the approach must be truly struck to find the island green. Although a small bail out area short left, will tempt many into going for glory. Once the green has been found, you need to hold you nerve to ensure you finish in style, a heavily undulating green and onlookers from the large clubhouse will add pressure to the situation.\n
Great facilities add to the experience, one not to be missed.',
BRG Ruby Tree Golf Resort, located in Hai Phong City is an 18-hole, par-72 golf course that measures in at 6317 metres.\n
Constructed and designed by Pacific Coast Design, the BRG Ruby Tree course, formerly the Do Son Seaside Golf Course, sits between the sea and the Dragon Mountains in the northeast coastal region of Vietnam.\n
Opened in 2010, Ruby Tree Golf Resort offers golfers of all abilities the chance to enjoy themselves, with four different teeing ground options, it will provide a challenge to all that tee it up.\n
The design makes the most of the terrain and the natural waterways that criss-cross the course, presenting the golfer with a strategic issue at times.',
The clubhouse sits on a high point in the middle of the valley and from here you can clearly see the many elevation changes as you traverse the valley and back home. You had better be proficient at playing from sloping lies otherwise it’s going to be a long day!\n
The course is dominated by the large natural lake and this is a factor on many of the holes and several of the greens are partially surrounded by water which makes the approach quite daunting. The course demands long drives and excellent placement of the ball to negotiate the many bunkers, water hazards and dog-legs.\n
For example on the par-4 2nd you are faced with a long carry over water which puts club selection at a premium and on the very next hole water lies in wait all along the left side of the fairway. Another interesting hole is the 5th which is a par 5 with steeply sloping fairways and a large lake protecting the left side. As you arrive on the final hole dreaming of a cold beer you had better keep your wits about you as you will be faced with a 680 yards uphill par 5.\n
Even during bad weather the course usually remains in great condition and the caddies are usually very friendly and competent and you will need their help to successfully negotiate the contours of the green.\n
The greens are grassed with Tiff Eagle quick ensure that they are fast and true and the tee boxes are in perfect condition. The rough can get quite long at certain times of the year so keep on the fairway if you can.\n
The club house is comfortably furnished with great Food.\n
Tee Time Bookings at Chi Linh Star Golf & Country Club\n
This courses is very popular with local Hanoi golfers, especially at the weekends so its better to book your tee time as far in advance as is possible.',
Chi Linh Star Golf & Country Club is a very attractive 27-hole top-class course set in a wooded valley about 90 minutes from downtown Hanoi. A terrific course which has been very well designed with elevated tees, fast greens and great views. This golf course is also popular as a stopover when travelling between Hanoi and Halong Bay.',
The opening hole is typical of what is on offer as you make your way around with a tee shot over water to a reasonably open fairway and then an approach to a green protected by bunkers on the right and still more water over the back. The 2nd hole is a dogleg left with water in play on both sides and a fairway bunker protecting the left side of the fairway – pretty simple approach to unprotected green. The 4th is an attractive par 3 and you tee off over the water to a green with a huge bunkers protecting the right side. The 7th which is another dogleg par 4 has water all along the right and bunkers either side of a very narrow landing area and two large bunkers surrounding the green. The 8th is a par 3 with an island green but with run-off areas it presents quite a large target and should not present too much of a problem if you can avoid the greenside bunker. A very challenging hole to complete the front nine – a par 5 with water left and right and another stream running across the fairway in front of the green.\n
Another dogleg par 5 to start the back nine with more water along the right and running in front of the green. The 11th is another challenging par 4 with a stream bisecting the fairway and three bunkers in front of the green. The 12th is a difficult par 3 with a long water carry to a green with bunkers left and right. Another shorter water carry to the 15th green which is a par 3 with a wide-open green. The 17trh is a wonderful par 4 with a fairway split by water with a bunker protecting the shorter right side off the tee and then its water all the way to the green with a large bunker in front waiting for the under hit shot. A very tough finishing par 5 with a large fairway bunker and then water all along the right for your second which needs to be played short of the lake which cuts into the fairway. An accurate approach required if you are to avoid bunkers left and right of the green.\n
A pretty basic clubhouse with one restaurant with some basic changing areas - there is no pro-shop, and the chipping facilities amount to the lawn in front of the restaurant. It\'s a real shame because the course itself is an enjoyable challenge, as evidenced by the crowds that descend on the weekend. This in itself presents a whole new layer of problems, as there doesn\'t seem to be a strict enforcement of tee times, or indeed enough caddies to go round.
Tee Time Bookings at Dai Lai Star Golf & Country Club
It’s pretty easy to secure a tee time except at weekends when the courses can become pretty crowded.\n
Opened in late 2010, the 300 acres of Dai Lai Star Golf & Country Club near Hanoi lies in a valley at the foot of the Ngoc Thanh Mountain, around the picturesque Dai Lai Lake from which it takes its name. The course itself is elegantly designed and features plenty of water thanks mainly to the aforementioned lake (particularly on the tricky back nine). However, it is sand which is probably more of an obstacle here, with some significant bunkering protecting the slick greens and the prime fairway landing areas. However, whilst the course is full of potential, at the time of writing it is not quite there yet, with some serious investment required to bring the facilities up to scratch.',
The Schmidt-Curley design, is unlike many modern courses short at just 6800 yards from the back tees, but this was never meant to be a long slog. Instead the design was to centre around the incredible views and playability for the visiting golfers to the ultra-modern resort centrepiece.\n
Schmidt-Curley have hit the design brief on the nose, with incredible attention to the surrounding vistas to create some truly remarkable holes, that will live long in the memory. Their use of the natural landscape to create a varied selection of holes is testament to their reputation.\n
A huge amount of land moving was needed to craft the course at Halong Bay, and it was a mammoth task.\n
For some, the dis-jointed nature of the course may create a “dislike” for the layout, but it is hard to not enjoy this course as the natural beauty outweighs any negative.\n
It is the par 3s that really stand out here, and there are five of them.\n
Each with their own incredible views out over the Halong Bay and the limestone karsts, which are quite simply one of the most mind-blowing and breath-taking sights anywhere on the planet.\n
The 8th and 12th are two of the par threes and they both bear an uncanny resemblance to the iconic 7th hole at Pebble Beach, not just one chance to play a hole that can drive fear into the very best golfers, but two!!\n
In general, the course has large wide fairways, that give the course a resort feel, but that was the intention to create a course where tourists would find balls with ease, whilst still presenting a challenge to keep the more seasoned golfer interested.\n
The greens, being new, are superb and the bunkering is a clever addition to the already aesthetically pleasing holes.\n
The enormous club house provides great food, luxury locker rooms and a large pro shop.\n
Practice facilities are equally impressive with a great driving range, short game practice area and putting greens.\n
A new resort, with a lot going for it. Halong Bay is a must visit resort in Vietnam',
Located a 3-hour drive from Hanoi, and around 20 minutes from Halong Bay you Will find the spectacular resort FLC Halong Bay.\n
An incredible resort that caters for your every need as a golfer and tourist.\n
Set overlooking a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you are afforded some of the most impressive views anywhere in the area.\n
Opened in August 2017 the par-71, 18-hole course is set to turn heads, as have any of the Schmidt-Curley designs across Asia.',