Names like Jones, Faldo and Norman have descended upon Vietnam to leave their marks on one of the world’s fastest-growing golf destinations. With the all-inclusive convenience of cruising aboard a chartered luxury vessel, Kalos Golf introduces you to the exotic landscapes of the country described as the next Thailand in terms of Far East golf tours. Our Southeast Asia Golf Cruise lets you choose your ideal mix of golf and sightseeing for a truly memorable adventure.
Vietnam Golf Courses
Featured in the itinerary of the Kalos Southeast Asia Golf Cruise are the following noteworthy Vietnam golf courses:
- Van Tri Golf Club in Hanoi. The first exclusively private golf estate in Vietnam, Van Tri Golf Club presents a challenging course carefully designed with shaping paramount to ensure everything flows from element to element naturally without ends or beginnings.
- Ocean Dunes Golf Club in Phan Thiet. This Nick Faldo design combines sand dunes, coastal breezes, beach vegetation and sea views to create a fantastic variety of holes presenting an array of strategic decisions. A tree-lined stretch of the back nine will remind many of Pinehurst.
- Montgomerie Links in Danang. The only Montgomerie-branded course in Asia, this links-style layout has the good fortune of truly outstanding natural features. The sandy soil, wind-blown dunes, and indigenous vegetation combine to create the framework for a very strong course.
- Danang Golf Club in Danang. Designed by Greg Norman, the championship Dunes course at Danang Golf Club opened in 2010 to critical acclaim. The natural terrain and dunescapes are reminiscent of many Scottish courses, and the signature 16th hole is nestled into the dunes overlooking China Beach.
- Plus: Vietnam Golf & Country Club in Ho Chi Minh City, and Chi Linh Star Golf & Country Club near Hanoi.
Vietnam Cruise: Touring Highlights
Kalos has designed Vietnam tours that delight and enrich, covering a number of fascinating destinations. The tree-lined streets of Old Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City still maintain their French colonial architecture and charm. In Hue, the old imperial capital of Vietnam, dotted with hundreds of temples, pagodas, palaces and intricate stone sculptures, we visit the Forbidden Purple City, once the exclusive inner domain of the emperors. We explore Hanoi, a city of contrasts, from its colonial French architecture to Vietnamese pagodas, to its bustling streets and sidewalk cafés. Home to a picture-perfect armada of fishing boats, Phan Thiet offers touring passengers a glimpse of coastal village living in Vietnam. In the ancient city of Hoi An, where merchants from around the world have met for centuries to trade their goods, their cosmopolitan influence is apparent in the architecture, culture and customs.