Jeongsan Country Club
18 holes par 72 (7502 yards)
Jeongsan Country Club Information
|Designer:||Golfplan (Ron Fream)|
|Holes / Par / Yardage:||18 holes par 72 (7502 yards)|
On a private island in the Saigon River
30 minutes from District 1 by speedboat
|Closed on:||Open everyday|
|Max. golfers per group:||Weekday: 5 |
|Golf Cart:||USD 22|
|Golf Set:||USD 45|
(posh course on a private island in the Saigon River)
Taekwang Jeongsan Country Club located on its island in the Saigon River. Travel to the Ho Chi Minh City golf course requires golfers venture out of the city on Vietnam’s main north-south highway and take a ferry across the Saigon River. All in it takes around 90 minutes to reach the golf course from the central hotel districts in Ho Chi Minh City. A shorter route is to charter a private speedboat taxi up the river. Many boat taxis leave from the port near the Saigon Zoo. (see below)
The 18-hole Korean owned course was developed by Ron Fream’s Golfplan Company from the USA. The out and back layout is typical of top resort courses. The tips stretch out to over 7500 yards, but there are forward tees for those looking for a more relaxed round of golf.
Heavy bunkering on most holes of this otherwise flattish land adds interest and enjoyment throughout the golf course and poses challenges even for professional golfers. Wall-to-wall Paspalum grassed fairways, greens, and tees ensure plush conditions and favorable ball lies.
The front nine plays along the river with some excellent views to the right of several holes. Holes 9 and 18 are the two signature holes with 9 being a long par-4 and 18 being a dogleg par-5. Both play right to the clubhouse so make sure to play the correct green. Both holes share a bunker between the number 9 green (left) and number 18 green (right). Playing on the Out (Sun Course) and In (Moon Course) ends up a very overall enjoyable day out golfing in Saigon.
The massive clubhouse forms the anchor for residential and commercial areas, which are off to the side of the Jeongsan course. Inside the clubhouse, golfers will find elegant locker rooms with spa facilities, two restaurants serving local and Korean favorites, and a well-stocked pro shop.
Insider's Tip: For Ho Chi Minh City golf visitors there is a speedboat service from the pier in District 1. The service is very convenient and cuts the commute time to Jeongsan only 30 minutes. Book this service and golf at Jeongsan Country Club will be even better than using the highway and public car ferry.
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