Long Thanh Golf Club
Long Thanh Golf Club
10:27 - 30/10/2019
Address: Phuoc Tan, Long Thanh, Dong Nai Province, Vietnam
- Best for luxury golf retreats in Vietnam by Luxlife Magazine 2019
- Asian Lifestyle Tourism 2017, Vietnam Tourism Awards
- 35 km from Ho Chi Minh City Center; 45 minutes driving
The Long Thanh Golf Club offers 36 holes of golf in the former rice paddies and scenic countryside surrounding Saigon. The golf course is located 35 kilometers east of the Ho Chi Minh City.
Both the Hill and Lake course are well maintained throughout the year and the golf courses are a longtime favorite among locals. Many expatriates and Vietnam golf visitors prefer Long Thanh Golf Club over its more famous neighbor Vietnam Golf & Country Club.
The Hill Course features rolling fairways and large undulating greens. Large oil palms frame each hole. The Lake Course is characterized by many high lipped bunkers and water hazards on almost every hole to catch errant shots. Both courses feature Paspalum grassed fairways and tee boxes. Putting greens use Tifdwarf Bermuda grass which can roll anywhere from 8 to 10. This combination of grasses matches other top courses in the region. The rough at Long Thanh is cut relatively short and poses no real challenge.
All 36 holes have their character shape, and this wide variety makes for good challenges for both serious amateurs and professional golfers. Higher handicappers might prefer the Lake Course, however, which is relatively flatter.
Hole 13, a par-3 on the Hill Course is the signature hole and features a choice two greens equally good. Both require accurate tee shot as there is out-of-bounds over putting surface. The shorter putting area is possibly even more difficult surrounded by the 'Great Wall of Long Thanh,' with club selection being of prime importance, as there is water guarding the front and a rock face behind the green. This is a once seen never forgotten hole.
Another great hole at Long Thanh is the par-5, 14th hole on Hill Course. The longer you hit the ball, the tighter the fairway gets. If you can't reach the green in two shots, the lay-up shot requires real accuracy as there is out-of-bounds on the right and a lake on the left. There are frequently some big scores on this hole.
Both the Lake and Hill Courses are walking courses with single or shared golf carts being optional. Caddies, of whom 50% are male, are very good as most are long-standing employees at Long Thanh and some are even single handicappers themselves.
The Long Thanh Golf Club and Residential Estate have also spared no expense to build an elaborate clubhouse. The locker and changing rooms might be the plushest in Saigon. Ask for a shoe shine after your round. The pro shop is adequate, but often only stocked with a fleeing selection of merchandise. The main restaurant serves a fine selection of both Vietnamese and Western food for golfers after their rounds in both indoor and outdoor setting. It might be better however if the restaurant were more centrally located to take advantage of the excellent views of the Saigon skyline.
Book your day GOLF tour at Long Thanh Golf Club with us:
- Weekday: 160 USD per person
- Weekend: 190 USD per person
- Roundtrip private transfer car and guide from Ho Chi Minh City
- Green fee, Caddy fee (one caddy per person), Cart
- Mineral waters
- Rental clubs/ Rental shoes
- Air tickets, meals
- Hotel accomodation (contact us for best hotel arrangement in Vietnam for golf tour)
For your booking
We will contact you within 12-24 hours and work closely with you for your itinerary.