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Your Vietnam golf guide

Vietnam – a country that combines stunning coastline, rich history and incredible food as well as some of the best new golf courses in the world.

Joseph Dent
Joseph Dent
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AsiaVietnamLuxuryGolf & cityGolf & beach

Vietnam offers a mix of old and new, with its diverse culture, spectacular natural landscapes, the hustle and bustle of the city and the tranquil vibes of the waters. A golf trip to Vietnam really does touch all the senses and offers you the chance to experiences new things whilst also allowing you to relax and unwind.

Whether you want to learn more about the Vietnam War, take a boat trip in Halong Bay, or learn how to cook traditional Vietnamese cuisine, Vietnam has it all and more… read on to find out more!

Top tips

  • Caddies and tips are mandatory – we recommend a tip of $20 USD per caddie.
  • We recommend teeing off early morning as the afternoon sun gets very hot in Vietnam.
  • Visa Exemption for trips 15 days or less – If you wish to stay longer you can apply for a 30-day visa at a cost of $25USD
  • Local currency is Vietnamese Dong (VDN) but US Dollars (USD) are also accepted.

Vietnam Airlines and Bamboo Airways fly direct (selected days) from London to Hanoi and London to Ho Chi Minh City with a journey time of approximately 12 & 13 hours respectively.

You can also fly indirect daily via Doha or Dubai to Vietnam from London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Indirect flight times are approximately 15+ hours.

Where to go

Vietnam stretches over 1,000 miles from North to South, so the weather can vary from region to region. If you’re planning to cover the entire country, then we would recommend travelling between November – May.

The Golden Bridge

North Vietnam

North Vietnam has a distinct winter (dry) and summer season (wet). Winter is from November to April where temperatures average between 17-24°C and rainfall is low.

Summer is from May to October where it tends to be hot and humid. It is also the time when the region experiencing the highest amount of rainfall.

Average temperatures range between 28-30°C, with rainfall averaging 150-200mm per month. The wettest months in the region are June to August.

Central Vietnam

Central Vietnam tends to be hot and dry between late December and August, with temperatures ranging from an average of 22°C in December to 32°C in August. September to November brings significant amounts of rainfall to the region, occasionally in the form of typhoons.

South Vietnam

The temperatures in South Vietnam tend to remain constant year-round, averaging between 26 - 30°C, however there is a distinct wet and dry season. The dry season tends to run from mid-November to mid-May. The wet season runs from mid-May until early November with the June through to August receiving the highest amounts of rainfall.

Best golf destinations in Vietnam


Vietnam’s capital city is stepped in history, rich in culture, full of centuries old architecture as well as many impressive modern buildings, making it one of the most interesting cities in the world to visit.

The famous Old Quarter dates back to the 14th century and is the heartbeat of the city. Tree-lined streets are filled with the buzz of motor bikes and when the sun goes down the city comes alive with tourists and locals filling the many bars and restaurants.

Westlake, Hanoi

With 15 courses all within a 90-minute drive of Hanoi you can easily divide time spent on the golf course with experiencing all the city has to offer. We’d recommend travelling to the nearby BRG Kings Island Golf Resort, one of the best golf resorts in Asia, which comes complete with three exceptional courses on Dong Mo Lake.

Whether you are starting or finishing your journey in Hanoi, be sure to sample the local street food, check out the lively café culture, discover the ancient temples in the Old Quarter and relax with a visit to Hoan Kiem Lake.

BRG Kings Island Golf Resort

Halong Bay

No visit to Vietnam is complete without a trip to Halong Bay. Famed for its thousand-year-old limestone pillars that rise out of the calm waters of the Bay of Tonkin, to its secluded beaches and magical caves, Halong Bay is truly a magical place.

A boat trip is a must to discover all this region has to offer, you can get a taste of the region with a day cruise or experience all it has to offer with an overnight cruise. If you opt for an overnight cruise, then be sure to check out the spectacular sunrises…it’s worth the early start.

Ha Long Bay

Hoi An/Da Nang & Hue

With so much great golf in the region, you would be forgiven if the only places you saw whilst visiting central Vietnam were the spectacular fairways and greens, however, the region has so much more than just good golf. The region offers an interesting blend of ancient culture, fascinating architecture, superb cuisine, and diverse landscapes.

Da Nang is the largest city in Central Vietnam and is fast becoming the golfing capital of Vietnam. Sandy beaches, a huge variety of street food, and beautiful mountainous surroundings make the city and surrounding area a very popular destination. Add to this two of the country’s best golf clubs in Montgomerie Links and BRG Da Nang Golf Resort for a truly memorable trip.

Montgomerie Links Vietnam

Hue is an ancient imperial city that is stepped in history. The former capital of Vietnam was the power centre of the Nguyen dynasty. This has earned the city on the Perfume River several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Hoi An is the most beautiful city in Central Vietnam, with alleys filled with lanterns and colonial architecture. Make sure you check out the night markets and experience a cooking class.

Unesco World Heritage

Nha Trang

With some of the best beaches in Vietnam, it is easy to see why Nha Trang is so popular with local and international tourists. You will find all your typical beach resort activities here including water sports and scuba diving/snorkelling, as well as a theme park and some great golf in the region.

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City (formally known as Saigon) is Vietnam’s largest city, and this busy metropolis has a lot to offer. Stepped in history, with references from the Vietnam War on almost every corner make visiting Ho Chi Minh City a fascinating experience.

A must do whilst in the city are the Cu Chi Tunnels, often regarded as the best experience in the city. However, it’s not all about the Vietnam War in Ho Chi Minh City, the city also has a vibrant food and drink scene, with incredible street food and trendy rooftop bars.

Ho Chi Minh City

There is plenty of choice when it comes to playing golf near Ho Chi Minh City, with 14 golf courses within a 90-minute drive. For a real treat, we recommend taking the 2-hour trip down to the coast to experience Bluffs Grand Ho Tram Strip, we guarantee you will not be disappointed.

The Bluffs Grand Ho Tram Strip

Considering a Vietnam golf holiday?
Vietnam is an enchanting destination that showcases spectacular nature, exceptional cuisine, and some of the friendliest people on the planet. It really is the ideal destination for your next golf holiday.


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"I love to travel and have been lucky enough to play across four different continents"

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