Vietnam Golf Courses
Recently, Vietnam was named as the “Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year” by the International Association of Golf Travel Operators (IAGTO). With its fascinating history, ancient culture, superb climate, and now it’s offering fantastic championship golf courses designed for the golfer on and off the course. Vietnam is the ‘next Thailand’ when it comes to golf tours in the Far East. If you prefer to ask our golf experts about Vietnam, please send an email to VIETNAM GOLF EXPERTS who will reply within 24 hours. Recommended Vietnam golf resources:
2008 was a pivotal year for Vietnam golf, thanks in no small part to its growing golfing industry. An increasing number of high-end Vietnam golf courses, as well as the formation of the Ho Chi Minh Golf Trail (a collaboration between seven of the country’s top courses) have earned the country welcome exposure in over 100 international publications and catapulted Vietnam, according to Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Chu, General Secretary of the Vietnam Golf Association, into the big time. The icing on the golfing cake, however, was the naming of the country by the International Association of Golf Travel Operators (IAGTO) as its 2007 Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year earlier this month. At present, there are about 16 golf courses operating in the country, with more than 30 projects at some stage of construction.
Golf in Vietnam has experienced a surge in popularity this year, and international travellers love affair with golf is largely responsible for Vietnam’s 48th place ranking among the New York Times 53 hottest destinations for 2008. Courses especially singled out by the paper include the Dalat Palace Golf Club, Ocean Dunes Golf Club and the Montgomerie Links Vietnam. The country’s tropical climate, thousand-mile coastline and reasonable cost of living have all encouraged a growth in the number of international arrivals to Vietnam, up from 250,000 in 1990, to around 4 to 4.5 million in 2007. Play golf in Vietnam when you are golfing in Asia next.