Hi DavidWe had an excellent holiday even better than two years ago. I was not in the best of health but I got round ok and buggies on the new course were freeAmfi Tauro was a bit sad in that they cram too many people on the course. The round took over 5 hours not acceptable for a not very long course. This is a small complaint.Thanks for your help. It’s much appreciated of course. For next year perhaps year could be Maspalomas again or maybe Lanzarote somewhere. I like the Salobre as a base and perhaps another course as well as the two at that hotel. He fancies Madeira but the temperature and weather is a lot more iffy.Thanks for your help another fine tripJohn Leach
Glad that you enjoyed Salobre this time and the great golf down in Maspalomas region John
Hi DavidThank you for email and we did indeed have a great holiday.Firstly weather was excellent for the week. Didn’t see a cloud.One day was very windy and made the golf very tricky!All your recommendations were ideal. The accommodation was great and easy access to pool and it’s endless supply of wine. We felt standard of all the food was excellent. A couple of the restaurants were shut but did not impact much on us.It’s A lovely golf course. Enjoyable for Lynne yet quite a challenge for me. Especially lightening fast greens with some challenging ( if not impossible) pin positions.We played one afternoon when pace of play was painful so chose to play at 8.30 other days which was much better.The transfers were excellent punctual and felt luxurious.We really enjoyed the resort and will surely return and also recommend it (and yourself!) to friends.Flight home into storm Ciara was bit scary. Got down on 2nd attempt with threat of diversion to Manchester looming.Thanks again for all your help.Mike
Thanks Mike and delighted that you had great weather and enjoyed your first trip to Abama
Had an absolutely fantastic trip, if exhausting. Still getting over jet lag, but it’s not too bad now and at least I don’t have to work.
Weather is depressing but managed to get some golf in Sunday, if miserable and yesterday.
My comments and none of these are criticisms.
Of the hotels we stayed in the Hanoi Hilton Opera was my least fav, although breakfasts were good. The location was great, just that it was more of a business hotel compared to the others.
Could we have flown directly to Cambodia and started there, to save a flight? Hotel, trips and golf were excellent.
The last hotel, Angsana, was my fav, would have liked an extra night there. Could have played at Ba Na Hills more easily from this ones, as we had a very long coach journey from Hoi An to play this course. It might have been a prob for food tho as not sure how far the hotel was from a local town. The variety of food available was limited
Some of us had the chance to play Hoiana Shores which wasn’t fully open. This would be a great addition to the programme if it could be fitted in.
Perhaps plating the Kings Course in Hanoi, could have been done at the end of the trip before flying back?
Can’t think of anything else, will email of I think of anything later
Thanks for a marvellous adventure, hope this helps
Great honest feedback and we could add Hoi An Shores if there is ever a next time, there are no direct flights to Cambodia from the UK Dawn.
Thank you for your email. The holiday was one of the best that I have ever been on.
Lora was outstanding in all respects. She mixed the tuition with the rounds of golf, tailoring her input according to what each person needed. She was very approachable and friendly. She resolved any issues that came up and liaised with Golf Asian as needed.
The group bonded really well and there was great atmosphere throughout.
The practical arrangements worked very well and there were no hitches. The direct flights were an excellent idea and Vietnam Airlines good (although their website is rather opaque). The transfers also proceeded without any problems. There was delay getting to the first course (King’s Island) and there was a rush to get to the tee. There was also an issue one day with the trip to Ba Na Hills but that was mainly due to excess traffic. We were late for the practice session but the round itself was fine.
Sightseeing-wise this was limited due to time but we had a particularly excellent guide in Cambodia (Kia) who was superb. The other two guides were fine. I would have liked to have had more time in Hue Imperial City as there was lots more to see there.
The hotels were all good and got even better as the trip progressed – the right order! Particularly loved the last one (Angsana).
I would thoroughly recommend the trip to others. It was very busy throughout with just one day “off” but that ensured that we made the most of the time which was fine.
Loved putting the itinerary together for you all Fiona and thank God it was not a few weeks later with the COVID-19 Pandemic
Hi David, I’d just like to say thank you ,we had a wonderful time. The trip was very well organised, the hotels got better and better as we moved through the holiday, the courses were something else and the service given by golf Asia was excellent. The group gelled very well and it was topped by Lora’s excellent coaching. I would definitely recommend the trip to anyone thinking of doing it. Memorable indeed.Thanks againAngie Bainbridge
Thanks Angela - it was a tremendous journey and took in the best courses in Vietnam and Cambodia