Reasons to go on a Golf tour in Vietnam

For the numerous reasons to visit Vietnam, it may come as a surprise that the excellent Vietnam golf courses are one of them. Yet, the recent dramatic movement in the Vietnam golf scene has enabled exactly that.  In fact, Vietnam golf tours are already immensely popular and particularly so in the Asia-Pacific region. For avid golf enthusiasts yet to experience this though, here are the top 5 reasons to go on a Vietnam golf trip.

World Class Golf Courses in Vietnam
In the introduction, a reference was made to the emerging Vietnam golf courses. Golf is mostly relatively new in Vietnam, with the last decade has seen an alarming rate of change. Fabulous golf courses in stunning locales, boasting the most modern designs have emerged all across the length of the country. Golfers can choose to play in the mountains, by the sea, in rainforests or in a combination of all of these. The best designers in the golf industry have taken advantage of incredible landscapes to carve out layouts that can easily rank with the best. 
It doesn’t matter which destination you choose for your Vietnam golf tour.  You can visit Hanoi and have plenty of choice or for that matter, play alongside Halong BayYou could be in Danang, which may well start ranking as the best golf destination in Asia. Danang boasts golf courses designed by Greg Norman, Sir Nick Faldo, Nicklaus Design, Robert Trent Jones Jr, Colin Montgomerie and Luke Donald. Or you could choose Nha Trang, well known for its incredible beaches and seafood. If Ho Chi Minh City is where you want to be, there is no shortage of top quality golf either. To add to all these, there are quieter destinations, if that’s what you would like. Quy Nhon, Dalat, Phu Quoc are amongst the ones to consider for a laid back experience. 

Unsurpassable Service and Hospitality at the Vietnam Golf Clubs
To complement the superb layouts and stunning landscapes the supporting infrastructure is world class as well. Spacious clubhouses, five-star locker rooms, well-equipped pro-shops, international food options complete the Vietnam golf courses experience. But not before, we put in a word for the caddies – mostly female, well trained and well turned out who make the golf experience a memorable one. 

Conducive Golfing Climate Almost All Year Round
Depending on the part of the country you want to visit, there is hardly a bad time for a Vietnam golf tour. June to October may be rainy in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, but hardly ever disruptive enough to ruin a golf round. The same goes for Danang’s rainy period between November to January or  Nha Trang’s between October to December. That said, on an overall level January to March are the best times for a Vietnam golf tour. This period augurs very well for golfers from North America or Europe where golf courses tend to be closed. 

Great Options for Beyond Golf Experiences
Any considerations for a golf destination are not just about the golf courses or the golf experience on offer. While golf is the core activity, golf tourists are looking for the complete experience. This stretches to eating, drinking and entertainment, sightseeing and experiencing the local culture. This is where it is hard to go wrong in Vietnam. 
Vietnam is a fabulous destination on all the above counts. The landscapes are as stunning as they are varied depending on which part of the country you are visiting. The culture never betrays its roots in unique traditions, even while embracing the hustle and bustle of a rapidly growing economy. The food and the variety it offers is a unique treat no matter which sense it appeals to. There is no shortage of options to drink – but nothing beats a kerbside “bia-hoi” experience at unbelievable prices. And if you want to party, sing, dance – there is plenty as well – especially in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Danang and Nha Trang. Or if you just want to get a quiet relaxing massage to rid yourself of the golf fatigue, there is no dearth of options.

Easy Access to Most Destinations
At least 4 golf destinations in Vietnam enjoy international connectivity. Of these Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are connected to flights from all over the world. Danang and Nha Trang are also connected to flights from Thailand, China, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea. For all other destinations, there is excellent connectivity from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi by local carriers. This makes getting to your choice of destination for a Vietnam golf holiday quite easy and seamless.