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.
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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.\n
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.',
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 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.',
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
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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 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.',
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 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
Hanoi Golf Club which is quite close to Hanoi airport is the only Japanese-managed golf course in Vietnam and wanders over gentle undulating countryside about 40 minutes from downtown Hanoi. There are some very challenging holes involving water carries, elevated greens, deep bunkers and the occasional island green.',
This course is a private members club and being Japanese-owned it has first class facilities, including a fully-equipped locker room, excellent restaurant and pro shop.\n
The Japanese staff provide a high level of service and other facilities include, the club\'s a clubhouse, Jacuzzi with spa and sauna and lounge.\n
Tee Time Bookings at Hanoi Golf Club\n
Being a private members club tee times at weekend are at a premium but midweek the courses is not busy and we recommend that you play then.\n
The Heron Lake Golf Resort in Hanoi which gets its name from the nearby lake is a pretty resort golf course around 90 minutes from downtown with extensive waterways criss-crossing the course with large beach like bunkers alongside.
Designed to create a top class golfing experience in a quiet and peaceful setting which is in harmony with its natural surroundings. A wide open course with not too many mature trees and it relies on the abundance of water for protection plus of course the usual strategically-placed bunkers.\n
A pretty easy start with a dead straight par 4 but very narrow landing areas between two fairway bunkers on the left and a small lake on the right. Also large bunkers either side of the green. The 2nd is another par 4 and the main problem here is the approach with water to the right of the green and also over he back edged by a larger beach bunker. The 3rd is a great par with a water carry to an island green with a larger beach bunker protecting the right side but some reasonably generous run-off areas if you miss the green. The 6th is another interesting hole on the front nine. A sharp dogleg right with water all along the right side – the more ambitious you are then the easier your approach will be but the green is well protected by a larger bunker on the left. The 7th is a long par 3 with a daunting tee shot over water and huge beach bunker protecting the front left of the green. A very long and difficult par 5 to finish with a lake on the right ready to catch you second and a stream which cuts across the fairway and bunkers both side of the green.\n
As you start for home the 11th presents the first real challenge on this half. It’s a sharp dogleg right with water all along the left side and a group of bunkers waiting if you drift too far right off the tee. The 12th is a fairly straightforward par 3 if you get your club selection correct as there two larger bunkers either side of the green. The 14th is a difficult par 4 wither water both sides all the way from tee to green and behind the green with two large and deep bunkers virtually circling the green. The main problem with the par 4, 15th is the water which crosses the fairway about 100 yards in front of the green. The 16th is a very pretty par 3 frame by the local trees with very extensive bunkering in front of the green. Great par 5 to finish and you drive to a fairway surrounded on three side by water and then you have to traverse another water hazard for your second followed by an approach to a green with a bunker all around the left side
The course’s main standout feature are the “beach” bunkers where sand meets the water’s edge with the white sand of the bunkers contrasting with the blue water of the lake.
A modern clubhouse with good facilities and excellent restaurant.
Tee Time Reservations at Heron Lake Golf Resort\n
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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.',
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.',
Long Bien Golf Course is the newest addition to the Hanoi golfing scene and only 30 minutes from the centre of the city. Fairly typical resort-style course with mainly man-made obstacles. Not too long or difficult so will be enjoyed by all and is already a favourite with golfers in Hanoi. At the time of writing only 18 holes are open at Long Bien Golf Course and the additional nine are due to open sometime in 2015. This is a public giolf club so can get very crowded at weekends.',
Beware of noise from the nearby military airport which may interrupt your backswing but apart from that Long Bien Golf Course is a very attractive course and at the moment quite wide open as many of the trees have yet to mature. The course is quite short, even from the back tees so they have added plenty of deep bunkers, water hazards and out-of-bounds so the course is more suited to the accurate player rather than the long hitter.\n
The greens have plenty of undulations and some pun positions are very hard to get to especially as many of them are very well protected by bunkers. Most holes have pretty generous landing areas although on some holes there is a lot of bunkering.\n
Interesting holes on the front nine include the driveable par-4, 3rd but if you try to reach in one and miss you are left with a tough up-and-down. The 6th is a downhill par-3 and one of the signature holes and requires a tee shot over water to a tiered green which is easy to 3-putt if you get in the wrong position. The finishing hole on the front 9 is a great birdie opportunity and is a short par-5 which is all about positioning for your approach – get this right and you will start the back nine with a smile on your face.\n
The 10th is a long par 4 and providing you avoid the deep fairway bunkers you can escape unscathed. The 5th is another attractive par-3 which can be treacherous if the wind is blowing – water left and a run off area right you really do need to try and land on the putting surface to avoid a bogey. The penultimate hole is the toughest par-5 on the course with bunkers a factor for all three shots to the green and getting the approach right is critical. A tough finishing hole and potential “card-wrecker” with &nb