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Officially known as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Vietnamese nation has emerged strongly following 30 years of war, which thankfully ended in the mid-1970s. The country now enjoys strong economic growth, and with its long South China Sea coastline and river deltas, the country can now focus on its pure and natural beauty. With divine beaches, towering mountains and vibrant cities, it is no wonder that Vietnam is fast becoming one of the world’s most exciting destinations.

In 2007, at Kings' Island Golf Club, the Vietnam Golf Association was formed and there are now more than 5,000 registered Vietnamese golfers, but the vast majority are either foreigners or ex-pats. Vietnam now boasts around eighty golf courses and there are many more in the construction stages. With its varied topography and long coastline, Vietnam has become a serious golfing country., especially with the 2018 opening of Cam Ranh Links.

Many of the big hitters in modern golf course architecture are represented in Vietnam. Leading the way, we have Greg Norman with his Bluffs Ho Tram Strip layout, which has been the national #1 for the last four editions of our Vietnamese rankings. That course actually debuted a few years after BRG Da Nang (Dunes) opened for play in 2010, and a more recent design at Cam Rahn (Links) is now making a big impression in the listings.

The new Robert Trent Jones Jr-designed Hoiana Shores layout is also making an immediate impact on the Vietnamese listings, where it has already leapfrogged over well-regarded offerings from Nick Faldo (Laguna Lang Co) and a couple of 18-hole layouts from Jack Nicklaus and Schmidt & Curley at FLC Quy Nhon Beach & Golf Resort (Ocean and Mountain).

Our Vietnam Top 30 rankings were last updated in April 2020. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Vietnam

Bluffs Ho Tram Strip

1st Vietnam Ranking

The Greg Norman-designed golf course at The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip, took all of ten years to come to fruition after it was first earmarked for investment back in 2004...

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Hoiana Shores

2nd Vietnam Ranking

The course at Hoiana Shores Golf Club lies within an enormous 2,500-acre site to the south of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as The City of Lanterns. Fittingly, the pins on every green are adorned with lanterns instead of flags.

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KN Golf Links - Cam Ranh (Links)

3rd Vietnam Ranking

KN Golf Links Cam Ranh is located at the southernmost end of a long and gently curving sandy sweep, interrupted only by a naturally rugged headland where the height of the terrain allows for a number of remarkable viewpoints.

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BRG Da Nang (Norman)

4th Vietnam Ranking

The Dunes course at Danang Golf Club (now called Norman) opened to critical acclaim in 2010 with its designer, Greg Norman, saying, “You’d be doing a very poor job to make a boring course out of a site like this”.

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Laguna Lang Co

5th Vietnam Ranking

Officially opened by its designer, 6-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo, in March of 2013, the Laguna Lang Co golf course is situated on the East Sea coastline...

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Ba Na Hills

6th Vietnam Ranking

Developed by Sun Group, a leading Vietnamese investor, the course at Ba Na Hills Golf Club is Luke Donald’s first foray into golf course design.

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Sky Lake (Lake)

7th Vietnam Ranking

The Sky Lake Resort & Golf Club facility is managed by IMG and the private Lake course on the west side of the property made its debut in 2012...

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FLC Quy Nhon (Mountain)

8th Vietnam Ranking

The Mountain course at FLC Quy Nhon Beach & Golf Resort is built on a sand-based, pine scrub hillside with with wide playing corridors and ocean views from sixteen holes...

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FLC Quy Nhon (Ocean)

9th Vietnam Ranking

FLC Quy Nhon Beach & Golf Resort offers visiting golfers a fabulous 36-hole experience, with two courses fashioned amidst a thrilling landscape of pine forest and dunes...

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BRG Kings Island (Kings)

10th Vietnam Ranking

Unveiled in 2018, the 19-hole Kings course is the latest addition in BRG Kings Island Golf Resort’s burgeoning golfing portfolio. Designed by Jack Nicklaus II, the wooded front side is juxtaposed by a water-laden back nine.

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Vietnam Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Kimi Hoshiyama Courses Played 18
= Daniel Lin Courses Played 18
3 Madhav Courses Played 15
4 Lori Kraus Courses Played 11
5 Peter Wood Courses Played 10
6 Hwa Young Nam Courses Played 9
= Ian Greenwood Courses Played 9
= James Park Courses Played 9
9 Kuan Kuo Courses Played 8
10 David Harak Courses Played 6