Vietnam has warm weather, beautiful beaches, history and culture.
And now it has GOLF!
Golf in Vietnam is booming with quality golf courses rapidly being built in the sand dunes along the East Coast that are attracting golfers from all around the world. There are also stunning inland courses that have a real Vietnamese feel to them. The Travelling Golfer has packages available to all regions of Vietnam or we can customise a golfing tour for your group.
Here some of the golfing regions in Vietnam:
Known as the “Golf Coast” due to the proliferation of quality golf courses along the renowned China Beach. High quality courses, beautiful beaches and historic sights combine to make this Vietnam’s Number One golf destination.
Situated in the central highlands of Vietnam, this region has a comfortable temperate climate, French colonial heritage and golf courses located in stunning valleys. Discover this idyllic paradise before everyone else does.
The city of Ho Chi Minh is a tourist mecca with its French colonial history, relics from the Vietnam War, Mekong Delta, Temples and bustling markets. The south east coast has stunning beaches and sand dunes perfect for golf. Great golf can be found both in the city and on coast.
Everyone loves the energy of Hanoi'
Its rich French and Chinese history, busy markets, street food, temples and nightlife all combine to make it a tourist mecca. There are some great golf courses not far away where you can chill out from the frenetic pace of Hanoi.
Halong Bay is regarded as a natural wonder of the world. Now you can play golf whilst marvelling at this natural spectale.
Golf Courses include:Chi Linh Star, Halong Bay GC and FLC Halong & Samson Beach GL and many more.
The South Central Coast is home to some of the best beaches in Vietnam. There are both undiscovered coastal areas with quiet fishing villages and bustling large coastal resorts.
Alongside these beaches are stunning golf courses built in the sand dunes. Some are already busy with tourists, others are still waiting to be discovered by the overseas visitor and there are still plenty more being developed.
Phu Quoc is an island off the coast of Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand.
It is a peaceful tropical paradise known for its white beaches and stunning resorts.
There are currently 27 holes at Vin Pearl on Phu Quoc but many more are being developed.
Look out for them.
Golf courses include: Vinpearl Phu Quoc
SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA
Whilst not part of Vietnam, Siem Reap in Cambodia is so close and so special you really need to consider adding it to any golf tour of Vietnam. There are three international standard courses close by and the Temples of Angkor Watt (one of the 7 Wonders of the World) are a huge drawcard.
Packages available from $2000.
Golf Courses include: Angkor Golf Resort, Phokeethra and Siem Reap Booyoung GC
VIDEO FROM OUR DRONE
The Travelling Golfer regularly visits Vietnam to keep up-to-date with all the new golf developments Our last visit was in May 2017.
HISTORY OF VIETNAM
Vietnam had nearly 93 million citizens as of 2016,making it the world's 14th most populous country. It has a fascinating history, and is uniquely positioned, bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, Thailand across the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest, and the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia across the South China Sea to the east and southeast. Hanoi has been the capital since the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1976, although Ho Chi Minh City remains an historical city of significance.
Following the Japanese occupation in the 1940s, the Vietnamese fought French rule in the First Indochina War, eventually expelling the French in 1954. Thereafter, Vietnam was divided politically into two rival states- North and South Vietnam. The resulting conflict between the two is known as the Vietnam War. The war ended with a North Vietnamese victory in 1975, however the country remained poor and politically isolated. More recently however, Vietnam's economic growth rate has been among the highest in the world.
Most travellers to Vietnam are attracted by the country's wonderful natural beauty and gentle people.
Memories of Vietnam will be dominated by images of junks in Halong Bay, green rice fields dotted with the conical hats of workers in the north, temples of the former imperial capital of Hué, and the old Japanese Bridge and bustling streets of shops in old Hoi An.
Vietnam has it's own unique character, and has something for everyone.