If you have never played much golf in Scotland why not try one of our exclusive multi centre itineraries, great tours including Aberdeenshire and the Highlands with venues like Castle Stuart, Cruden Bay, Nairn and the awesome Royal Dornoch. Or try the Best of the West with venues like Machrihanish, The Machrie, Ardfin and Turnberry!
Book now to the Ritz-Carlton, Abama for late summer to take advantage of unlimited golf offers – September is a wonderful month – the best month for sunshine in the entire year and still low season golf and hotel prices.
Book the ultimate 3 centre golfing itinerary to The Far East including a short stay in Singapore, a week at The Sanchaya Resort on Bintan Island, in Indonesia and a week at the sensational Datai Resort on Langkawi Island in Malaysia
Check out our superb new addition to our Jamaica programme with the new inclusion of the exquisite Round Hill Hotel & Villas, near Montego Bay, with golf on the exceptional Tryall Golf Course.
Check out our escorted golf tours across Japan including all the best golf and cultural venues, taking in Mount Fuji, Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima plus more!!
Coming very soon the Island of Barbados and the wonderful Sandy Lane Hotel, arguably the best golf and beach property in the world.

Welcome to Our Top 20 Golf Courses in Vietnam

I travelled to Vietnam and Cambodia in 2015 and explored many different venues from Hanoi down to Ho Chi Minh City, via Siem Reap and via Da Nang. At that era there were already a very good number of high-quality golf courses across the country, especially in Vietnam. However, since 2015 there has been an explosion of new golf courses, which having studied and done product training with our partners in Asia recently has blown my mind. There are now more high quality golf courses in Vietnam than any other Asian country and if you think Thailand is an excellent golfing country, Vietnam is now the best of all.

On the exercise below, where we have ranked the current top 20, it was a rich voyage of discovery and what struck me most was the number of incredible pure links courses have been created since 2015, none really more impressive than Hoiana Shores in Da Nang which will rise high into the top 10 over the next 2 years, it really only took its first visitors in January 2020 before COVID-19 struck. The top 3 courses are pure links, the 4th rated course sand belt variety and it is not till we reach the superb Luke Donald design at no 5 do we see our first inland golf course and what a gem it is. I organised a group of exclusive lady golfers to Vietnam in January 2020 and they played about 10 courses, Ba Na Hills was their favourite. Special mention must be made to another superb inland course, The Dalat 1200 Country Club – it really is special and so picturesque. We have tremendous golf courses on small islands, breath-taking links, sand belt courses and exclusive city venues like Twin Doves and Long Thanh, but the most beautiful of all may well be the stunning Laguna Lang Co in the Rain Forest setting south of the Ancient Capital Hue, designed by Nick Faldo.

To do Vietnam justice you have to look at a minimum 14 night trip and preferably a 21 night stay – combining 4 – 7 venues right across the country, we have the expertise, knowledge and professional partners on the ground to produce a golfing holiday that you will never forget and Vietnam is not just about the golf, the people, the scenery, the cuisine and the culture is exceptional. I cannot wait to go back again before too long.

Read on and Enjoy and Click on our Land Packages also for a feel of the entire destination and where to stay and where everywhere is located, as it is a big country from north to south.

NO 20: Van Tri Golf Course

Van Tri Golf Club close to the centre of Hanoi wins our number 20 spot in our exclusive top 20 golf courses of Vietnam! Undoubtedly Vietnam is the best country in Asia for high quality golf courses and culture as well as spectacular scenery and cuisine! This course is laid out through forest and has lots of water hazards and is heavily protected by bunkers! A memorable layout!

NO 19: BRG Kings Island Resort Kings Course

BRG Kings Island a Golf Resort Kings Island is voted as high as no 19 in the top 20 of our best golf courses across Vietnam! This is the newest 18 out of 3 courses on this exclusive island north of Hanoi and is an absolute gem! Mixed forest, rolling hills and lots of water! Bound to rank higher as it matures and gains a wider reputation, but the land is magnificent, very exclusive venue, only accessible by speed boats from the Mainland.

NO 18: Twin Doves Golf club

Twin Doves Golf Club wins the no 18 spot in our exclusive top 20 golf courses in Vietnam! The first and most exclusive members club in Saigon it is a majestic parkland golf course with an extravagant clubhouse! Top class all round. Play here when you end the tour of Vietnam heading south from Hanoi to Ho Che Minh, ending with a game at the Bluffs further south the best of the best!

NO 17: Vin Pearl Nha Trang

Vin Pearl Nha Trang wins the no 17 spot in our exclusive top 20 golf courses of Vietnam! Located off the east coast on a small island this is an absolute gem and breath-taking golf course with an award winning beach to boot! Nha Trang is another must stay venue on the way south from Hanoi to Saigon. The course has wonderful ocean vistas on virtually every hole making the shot making so exhilarating!

NO 16: Long Thanh Golf Club

Long Thanh Golf Club in Ho Chi Minh has been ranked no 16 in our exclusive top 20 courses in Vietnam ratings in August 2020! The Hills Course is a superb design with rolling hills, contoured greens and lots of strategically placed water features making it a tremendous challlenge! Located 1 hour from the Caravelle Hotel in the leafy suburbs of Saigon this is a must play golf course!

NO 15: The Sky Course Sky Lake Resort

The Sky Course on the Sky Lake Resort is ranked at no 15 in our top 20 courses in Vietnam! A superb design with jungle and mountain backdrops it is spectacular at all times and the jewel in the crown of all the courses in Hanoi. The Sky Course was built by IMG and is an outstanding test of golf with lots of water hazards and super-fast greens ! A must play visit when staying over in Hanoi on a tour of Vietnam with Island Golf Holidays!

NO 14: The FLC Quy Nhon Links Mountain Course

FLC Quy Nhon Golf Links Mountain Course has been voted no 14 in our exclusive top 20 courses of Vietnam! This is a wonderful design on a pine scrub hillside with natural sand flanking most fairways and 16 holes with incredible views of the South China Sea!

NO 13: The FLC Halong Bay Course

The spectacular FLC Halong Bay course is ranked no 13 in our top 20 in Vietnam! The course has wonderful high views of the most famous bay in the world with dozens of limestone islands – Ha Long Bay! You could not play golf in a more exhilarating site a wonderful course in a fine setting ideal to play after your Junk Cruise in the Bay!

NO 12: The Montgomerie Links

Set in the region of Da Nang this is close to the sea, but not close enough to offer ocean views, the course however is a very clever design, with lots of water, stadium style, challenging carries and lots of bunkers. The fairways have lots of movement rather like on a links, or on dunes land. It is a great test and the perfect partner course to combine with The BRG Da Nang Course.

NO 11: The Dalat 1200 Golf & Country Club

The Dalat 1200 Golf & Country Club wins the no 11 slot in our exclusive top 20 courses across Vietnam! This stunning design is in the Highlands of Vietnam and in a beautiful ancient region, with lots of culture and colonial intrigue and history! The course is hilly and scenic with lots of water and elevation changes! A true classic masterpiece and much cooler than the coastal venues!

NO 10: Hoiana Shores

The sensational Hoiana Shore Links in Da Nang opened in 2020 and is already rated at no 10 in our exclusive top courses of Vietnam! Designed by Robert Trent Jones Junior this is the purest links in Asia – pot bunkers, sand dunes and ocean backdrops as authentic a links as anything in Scotland or Ireland! This is expensive but worth every penny to play!

NO 9: Stone Valley Golf Club

Stone Valley Golf Club in Vietnam ranks at no 9 in our exclusive top 20 courses of Vietnam. It opened in 2018 and lies 65 kms south of Hanoi, designed by Brian Curly on the most breath-taking piece of land, where they have filmed blockbuster movies like King Kong and Godzilla. The mountain backdrops are splendid and the creeks and lakes which cross-cross the course make it always challenging! The back nine has more hills and elevated tees, which produce a fine climax to the round! This is a must play venue heading out of the Capital!

NO 8: BRG Danang Golf Resort Norman Course

The BRG Danang Golf Resort, Norman course is voted as high as no 8 in our top 20 courses of Vietnam! A classic links close to the beach of Danang with pines, dunes and waste sand and superbly designed holes with big links greens and run offs! Challenging and exhilarating and an absolute must play while staying in this beach area of the country where we recommend at least a 5-night stay!

NO 7: The FLC Quang Binh Golf Resort Ocean Dunes

The FLC Quang Binh Golf Resort Ocean Dunes Course is ranked at no 7 in our top 20 of courses across Vietnam! A terrific natural links with wild dunes and sand waste areas, crowned greens, with natural run off areas and fast running fairways from elevated tees! 18 holes with views of the South China Sea.

NO 6: Laguna Lang Co

Laguna Lang Co is voted the no 6 course in our exclusive top 20 courses of Vietnam! A scintillating design by Nick Faldo in the most tranquil and unspoiled of locations, just south of the ancient old city of Hue! The golf course is designed through thick vegetation and wild jungle with some waste sand areas and exceptional ocean side holes too! Stay at the beautiful Banyan Tree Resort adjacent or visit from Danang! Laguna Lang Co is a golfer’s heaven for sure!

NO 5: Ba Na Hills

BA Na Hills wins the no 5 spot in our exclusive top 20 courses of Vietnam. This sensational parkland stadium course set on high land above Da Nang is as scenic and as spectacular a golf course as you could wish to play! Designed by Luke a Donald it is a masterpiece and must play venue which can be accessed from the beach resort of Danang! You can play in the day or at night as it is floodlit entirely! What a great golf venue and backed up by a very special clubhouse and caddies etc.

NO 4: The Quang Binh Forest Dunes Course

The Quang Binh Forest Dunes Course at Dong Hoi is ranked number 4 in our exclusive top 20 of courses in Vietnam. This is a real sand belt track similar to a Kingston Heath in Melbourne. The course only has 4 real bunkers, but natural wild sand flanks all fairways and greens, making it the most natural links terrain in Vietnam an absolute beaut of a course.

NO 3: The FLC Quy Nhon Ocean Course

The FLC Quy Nhon Ocean Course is ranked at no 3 in our exclusive top 20 rankings of courses in Vietnam! This outstanding Jack Nicklaus design is a terrific Links with a cracking back nine holes, especially from 13 – 18, which hug the beach and coastline! Classic seaside golf with waste sand, raised greens and run offs! This course is very worth of its high rating and well worth a visit on the South China Sea!

NO 2: The KN Cam Ranh Golf Links

The KN Cam Ranh Golf Links wins the award as the runner up in our exclusive top 20 golf course ranking of Vietnam. Located at Long Beach at Cam Ranh in Khanh Hoa Province, this superb Links was designed by Greg Norman. The Links has dunes, waste sand areas, bold bunkering and raised greens with big contours and run offs. The conditioning of the tees, greens and fairways is magnificent. A very worthy runner up spot and one of Greg Norman’s finest courses worldwide for sure.

NO 1: The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip

The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip wins our award as the no 1 golf course in Vietnam from our top 20 course ranking exercise! This sumptuous links design has hosted major Events and is the perfect venue to spend your last 2-3 days in this magnificent country! The resort has a hotel and a casino, but the course excels in every aspect. Ocean views, sand dunes, wild sand flanks all fairways making it a great test! The large links greens are raised and contoured, whilst there are run offs and the elevated tees exhilarate at all times. A fantastic course and worthy of any no 1 spot anywhere on the golfing planet!


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