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Golf Courses on Riches of the Mekong Golf River Tour
The Bluffs at Ho TranhChampionship Course Vung Tau, Vietnam The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip was designed to capture the true essence of links-style golf. Set on the coastline – as almost all great links courses are – The Bluffs is routed over and around towering sand dunes, which have been shaped over thousands of years by the elements. The wind plays a major role in the experience here; it’s always strong, and its prevailing direction differs depending on the time of year. “This is one of only two pieces of land of this quality and character I have ever been given to work with – the other being Doonbeg in Ireland,” Norman said.“ I’m a firm believer in using what Mother Nature gives us on a particular site. This one has it all. The experience of playing true links golf among the dunes of southern Vietnam and having dramatic ocean views throughout your round will make The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip one of the most unique golf experiences in the world.”
Vietnam Golf and Country Club East CourseEast Course Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Vietnam Golf & Country Club is the first 36-hole golf club in Vietnam and is widely regarded as Vietnam’s Premier Golf and Country Club. Located just 20 kilometres from the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Golf and Country Club is also the nearest golf club to the city. Set amongst 300 hectares of land, two great golf courses have been carved out of the existing woodland with minimal land movement, leaving you feel that the land was always destined to be a golf course, so natural is the lay-out and design. Lee Trevino, six-time Major Champion Winner (US Open 1968,1971, USPGA Championship 1974, 1984 and The Open Championship 1971 and 1972), designed the East Course which opened in September 1997. The East Course offers more generous fairways than the West Course but is protected by well positioned bunkers, water hazards and undulating Bermuda greens.
Angkor Golf ClubChampionship Course Siem Reap, Cambodia The beauty of Cambodia lies in the richness of its traditions. The elegance of golf comes from its strategy, honor and skills. At Angkor Golf Resort these essential characteristics are combined… and a unique tradition begins at one of the world’s great new golf destinations. Angkor Golf Resort, provides all level of golfers a challenging and fair test of golf. The par 72, 7279 yard championship course has seashore paspallum grass throughout the course allowing for an exceptional playing surface and enjoyable round. Practice facilities include a 300 yards driving range, with target greens and practice putting green and chipping area.
Vinperl Hai PhongLake Course Hai Phong, Vietnam Vinpearl Golf Hai Phong is situated in the heart of the beautiful island of Vu Yen, located just off the city of Hai Phong – the third largest city in Vietnam and northern Vietnam’s most important seaport, positioned 120 km from Hanoi. Set amid the 872 hectares of Vingroup’s Vu Yen Island Ecotourism Area and crisscrossed by three rivers, in addition to the 36-hole championship golf course, the island features eco-villas, an ecological park, amusement complex and a cable car system stretching 1.5 kilometres to link the mainland and the Island. Designed by IMG Worldwide, the 36-hole championship golf course features two distinct courses “Lakeside” and “Marshland”, challenging players of all levels. Lakeside, a scenic resort-style course with a plethora of interconnected lakes, coming into play on 12 holes with generous fairways and large undulating greens. Marshland, a shot-makers golf course specifically designed to be in harmony with the carefully preserved open wetlands, has been established with a different character to complement its companion.
Sky Lake Golf ClubSKY Course Hanoi, Vietnam The Sky Course is the work of Bori Golf Design Ltd and lead designer Mr. Ahn Moon Hwan. The natural beauty of the landscape has been used to create continuity and consistency throughout the design. Subtle use of different elevations and aspects create a true and honest test of golf. The signature hole of the Sky course is the 15th, aptly named Dien Bien Phu (a historic vietnamese battle) due to it’s topography and difficulty.This hole is a true risk and reward experience that promises to become one of the more famous holes in the region.
Golf Courses on Romantic Danube Golf River Tour
Albatross Golf CourseAlbatross course Prague, Czech Republic Host of the Czech Open Designed by Keith Preston, and opened in 2009, the golf course occupies an area of more than 80 hectares (197,684 acres) and is situated on a hillside bordering the Cesky Kras Nature Reserve. There are seven lakes on the course covering more than 20,000 square metres, 65 sand traps and more than 1200 newly planted mature trees adorning the landscape. The leading golf course in the Czech Republic as voted for by Golf Digest, this wonderful resort will start your golfing tour off in perfect style
Hartl ResortsBeckenbauer Course Bad Griesbach, Germany Host of the Porsche European Open Regal golfing pleasure on lush greens and perfect fairways – this championship course, created by former Masters champion Bernhard Langer, seems to be one with the meadow landscape surrounding the small river Rott and was awarded a “world class” rating within one year of opening. The 18 holes in Penning, right beside the Audi Golf Course, do indeed pack a punch. They don’t hold back when it comes to challenges, but also offer sufficient opportunities for some serious success. What makes this golf course so special is the quality of the hand-mown greens and fairways, which remain tip-top even during the summer thanks to a double-row irrigation season.
Diamond Country ClubDiamond Course Atzenbrugg, Austria Host of the Lyoness Austrian Open This Championship course, host of the Lyoness Open, on the outskirts of Vienna, challenges every player’s ability, thanks to the need for good course management and that important element of water. The 8th hole was designed by the legendary Miguel Angel Jimenez and really emulates the iconic Spaniard. Experience the European Tour standard which allows for precise shots in challenging settings, far from those packed fairways. The trim cut grass and perfectly kept greens allow for the best games of golf, surrounded by beautiful and fair water hazards.
Penati Country ClubLegend Course Senica, Slovakia Host of the Slovakian Open This 18-hole golf course has been built according to plans authored by Nicklaus Design, one of the world’s leading design firms. The Nicklaus Design LEGEND COURSE complies with USGA standards at the world PGA level. 60% of the world’s golf courses which host PGA tournaments have been designed by Nicklaus Design. Along with many other scenic features, this course counts the longest hole in Europe among its challenges. The 787 Yard par 6 15th hole awaits golf enthusiasts, offering 11 tees. The view alone is fascinating.
Pannonia Country ClubLegend Course Budapest, Hungary Host of the Hungarian Open The 18-hole golf course of Pannonia Golf & Country Club was designed by the famous Austrian course designer Hans G. Erhardt. The golf course lies in a valley so the varied forms of its fairways provide a great golf experience. Lakes come into play at 8 holes and pin placements may also present a challenge at the hilly greens. With 6 different tee-boxes, both beginners and advanced players can get a true and fair idea of their golf skills. The natural environment and the beautiful, carefully maintained course inspires golf players to hit great shots. Erhardt also designed the Golf course Fontana, host of the Austrian Open for many years and believes that Pannonia is still the best course in Hungary.