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Laos, the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia, has a thickly forested and mountainous landscape with its tropical climate characterised by monsoon and dry seasons. Almost a quarter of the country’s land has been set aside as conservation areas which may be developed in the future into National Parks. Officially called Lao People's Democratic Republic, the people of Laos celebrate many festivals throughout the year and the country is well known for its population of elephants, its slow pace and its relaxed and friendly people.

Golf in Asia is on the increase and there are seven golf courses in Laos that we know about. One of the best of the 18-hole layouts is billed as the most picturesque golf course in Laos and the 6,503-metre course is located at the Dansavanh Nam Ngum Resort, which is perhaps more famous for its casino. Long Thanh-Vientiane Golf Club promises to raise the golfing bar in Laos with 18 holes open for play and a further 18 in construction. There are 18 holers at the Lao Country Club (formerly Youth Garden Golf Course), at Luang Prabang Golf Club and at Lao Inter Golf Club. There are also two 9-hole layouts at the Vientiane Golf Club (designed by RTJ Jnr) and at Santisuk Lang Xang Golf Club.

We’ll keep a close eye on golf in Laos, but please contact us if you know more about golf in the Land of a Million Elephants.

Our Laos Top 5 rankings were last updated in April 2020. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Laos

Long Vien (Vientiane & Long Thanh)

1st Laos Ranking

Opened in 2012, the Long Thanh-Vientiane Golf Club, better known as Long Vien, is set within a 1,360-acre economic zone on the outskirts of the capital in Laos.

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Luang Prabang

2nd Laos Ranking

The course at Luang Prabang Golf Club was hewn from a thickly forested landscape and it’s played in two distinct anti-clockwise loops that each return to the clubhouse...

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Lakeview Vientiane

3rd Laos Ranking

Lakeview Golf Club in Vientiane City is a 2016 creation from the Nelson & Haworth design firm, where the architects have used the spoil from digging a series of man-made lakes to create mounding and several raised greensites...

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Dansavanh

4th Laos Ranking

The Dansavanh Nam Ngum golf course is billed as the most picturesque layout in Laos, with water coming into play on no fewer than ten holes.

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SEA Games (A & B)

5th Laos Ranking

The course at SEA Games Golf Club was built for the 25th edition of the Southeast Asian Games in 2009. It’s configured with three nines (titled A, B and C) and water features at many of the holes on a rather lacklustre property.

Laos Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Kimi Hoshiyama Courses Played 2
2 erik k Courses Played 1
= Andy Cocker Courses Played 1
= david barnes Courses Played 1
= James Gold Courses Played 1
= Andreas Obrock Courses Played 1