Layouts such as Laguna Golf Lăng Cô, a Sir Nick Faldo Signature Design, and Ba Na Hills Golf Club, laid out by British current Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald over rolling foothills, are ranked among Asia’s top courses. Other highlights for play, meanwhile, include courses designed by luminaries including Greg Norman, Colin Montgomerie, Robert Trent Jones Jr., and Jack Nicklaus. And bolstering their appeal to golfers and non-golfers alike are accommodations that are up there with the best Vietnam has to offer.
“Central Vietnam’s emergence as one of the finest golf destinations in Asia is attributable to several factors,” says Adam Calver, Director of Golf & Destination Marketing at Laguna Lăng Cô, one of the driving forces in the VGC, a freshly rebooted destination marketing organization that links the region’s best signature golf layouts.
“Not only do we have a concentrated collection of championship courses to rival any. But the area is also blessed with fantastic accommodation options to suit varying budgets and requirements.”
At Laguna Lăng Cô, the Sir Nick Faldo Signature Design at Laguna Golf Lăng Cô is enhanced by resorts like the award-winning properties Banyan Tree Lăng Cô and Angsana Lăng Cô, as well as the Laguna Parkside Residences Lăng Cô that line the 18th fairway of the course.
The latter residences are the accommodation component in a special “Dream Golf Vacation” package that offers generous discounts for a stay/play combination.
Heading south over the Hai Van pass from Lăng Cô, golfers and their families can kick back in style at an array of alluring resorts and hotels in and around Danang.
A few lusty long-iron shots from Ba Na Hills Golf Club is Mercure French Village Ba Na Hills. A centrepiece of the Sun World Ba Na Hills complex, the property offers a cool retreat in the hills as well as easy access to the Luke Donald layout.
Other options within easy reach of Ba Na Hills Golf Club include the beachside Premier Village Danang, with its ultra-modern villas offering a home away from home while in the area.
Lovers of secluded luxury, meanwhile, can opt for the stunning Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, designed by acclaimed resort starchitect Bill Bensley and tucked away on the Son Tra Peninsula.
With high-quality golf combined with incredible beaches and luxury resorts, Central Vietnam is Vietnam’s hub for golf tourism. It offers a range of attractions, including the heritage sites in history-steeped Hoi An and the Golden Bridge at Sun World Ba Na Hills: a 150-metre-long pedestrian bridge that is one of Asia’s most photographed landmarks.
“We’ve got every type of golfer covered with our range of stay/play combinations,” said Gary Dixon, general manager at Ba Na Hills Golf Club. “With luxury and family-friendly resorts complementing the area’s courses and off-course attractions, Central Vietnam is a truly world-class golf hub.”