Vietnam Golf & Country Club
36 holes par 72/72 (7106/6946 yards)
Vietnam Golf & Country Club Information
|Designer:||Chen King Shih / Lee Trevino|
|Holes / Par / Yardage:||36 holes par 72/72 (7106/6946 yards)|
35 minutes from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
17 km from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
|Closed on:||Open everyday|
|Max. golfers per group:||Weekday: 4 |
|Golf Cart:||USD 47 , 23(share)|
|Golf Set:||USD 46|
(home of the Vietnam Masters Asian Tour events)
Located just 17 kilometers from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Golf & Country Club is one the nearest golf clubs to the city center. Vietnam Golf & Country Club is set amongst 300 hectares of land and is comprised of two championship golf courses. Bothe courses have been carved out of existing woodlands with minimal land movement. Golfers at Vietnam Golf & Country Club get the feeling that the land was destined to be a golf course, so natural is the lay-out and design.
Open since November 1995, the 7,106-yard West Course at Vietnam Golf & Country Club features narrow tree-lined fairways and fast level greens. The par-72 championship course was Taiwanese designed and hosted the Vietnam Open Asian PGA Tour events in both 1995 and 1997.
The course winds its way through mostly oil palm trees offering challenging tee shots to narrow landing areas. Several holes also feature a lone tree in the center of the fairway. Bermuda Tifeagle greens provide beautiful putting surfaces all year round. The West Course’s difficulty lies in its championship length. Only single-digit handicap players should play off the back tees. Even from the normal men's tees this course can provide a very long afternoon of golf, especially if drives are not on target.
One of the best holes is the 11th. A long 408 yard par-4, the hole is dogleg to the left. The tee shot must carry over trees on the left to have sight of the green. The second shot is complicated by a large tree on the center of the fairway and bunkers on both sides of the green. The slightly elevated green is shallow and wide, so an approach shot must have some spin on it to hold the green.
The second course at Vietnam Golf & Country Club is the 6,946-yard East Course. Designed by Lee Trevino and opened in 1997, the East Course offers more generous fairways than the West Course but is protected by 110 well-positioned bunkers, water hazards and undulating fast-rolling Bermuda Tifdwarf greens. The layout is so challenging even a seasoned tour pro will think twice before "going for it." The East Course’s undulating greens are the undoing of many an unsuspecting player. To score well on this course, golfers must play smart and set-up good approach shots to give relatively straight putts - which is something easier said than done on these greens. Many a side bet have been won or lost due to the putting skills of the golfer.
The clubhouse is spacious and well-maintained like a private club. The large locker and changing rooms include Japanese showers and dry and wet saunas for a welcome treat after any round. Two clubhouse restaurants serve a good range of food items, with the local Vietnamese noodle soups being highly recommended. The pro shop is one of the best stocked in Vietnam with new and used equipment, great selections of golf apparel, and all of the latest balls and gloves.
While Vietnam Golf & Country Club is technically a private golf club with priority to locals and expatriates. However, weekday play, when the course is least crowded, is open for visitor bookings. Both the East and West Courses are good choices for a day golfing in Saigon.
You can also combine this golf course with other courses for your next golf holiday.
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