Southeast Asian golf travel comes of age this month with launch of
The Ho Chi Minh Golf Trail, the region's first coherent,
comprehensive golfing itinerary and one of the most exotic locales.
The Ho Chi Minh Golf Trail (www.hochiminhgolftrail.com) pairs
first-class clubs and resorts with some of the most remarkable,
luxury accommodations in world golf, while connecting golfers to
all the trail's cultural offerings and transport options through
its partnership with the Exotissimo Travel Group.
"I don't think anyone even hardcore golfers with an international
scope have any idea how good the golf is here in Vietnam," said
Jeff Puchalski, the country’s first PGA of America professional,
now the director of golf for both Dalat Palace GC and Ocean Dunes,
and past president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam.
"People understand that Vietnam’s economy is booming. What most
people don’t yet recognize is that the caliber of golf in Vietnam
is world class. The Ho Chi Minh Golf Trail will make that clear to
Golfing stops on the Trail include: Chi Linh Star Golf Club, an
18-hole course outside Hanoi and recent host to the Asian PGA
Tour's Carlsberg Masters, with another 18 on the way.
Tam Dao Golf Resort, a new 18-hold course in the cool highlands
northeast of Hanoi, convenient to the airport.
Dalat Palace Golf Club, a mile-high gem, the only wall-to-wall
bentgrass course in Southeast Asia, laid out in the 1920s for Bao
Dai, the last emperor of Vietnam Ocean Dunes Golf Club, a
wind-swept Nick Faldo design, a “tropical links” lapped by the warm
waters of the South China Sea.
Dong Nai Golf Resort, a breathtaking, 27-hole track laid out by
American Ward Northrup, whose design skirts a scenic chain of
Vietnam Golf & Country Club, home to 36 pristine, otherwise
private holes just 20 minutes from downtown Ho Chi Minh City.
King’s Island Country Club, Hanoi’s oldest club and home to two 18s
that play over some of the finest, most diverse golfing ground in
To make travel plans for a tour of the Ho Chi Minh Golf Trail,
contact Ms. Phi Thu Thuy at firstname.lastname@example.org.