Early bird reward: Book by 1 July 2019 to save AUD 500 pp
Military history and chaotic street scenes resonate most when we think about Vietnam. Look deeper and you’ll find friendly and welcoming people eager to invite you to discover the many wonders of their homeland. This land is astonishingly exotic and utterly compelling with lush green mountains, a pristine coastline, majestic national parks combined with buzzing cities and fascinating cultural sites. These provide stunning backdrops for Nicklaus, Player, Norman and Montgomerie trademark golf course designs.
This luxury tour celebrates three uniquely distinct cities. While Ho Chi Minh City will enthrall you with its energy and sophistication, Hanoi will dazzle you with its culture and flavours, and the elegant and graceful port of Hoi An will totally charm you. We visit one of Vietnam’s most prized treasures, the spectacular World Heritage-listed Halong Bay, along with Long Tan, Nui Dat and the infamous Cu Chi tunnels.
The best golf courses have been handpicked for you including The Bluffs Ho Tram, Vietnam’s #1 golf course, which you’ll have the chance to play twice. Smiling caddies will be there to pamper you. For non-golfers, this tour serves up a smorgasbord of delights that include the Mekong Delta, Hue and Duong Lam Ancient Villages. The golfers will envy your tales of discovery.
Fully escorted by an experienced Go Golfing host and charming local guides who passionately share their stories. This tour to Vietnam combines magnificent scenery, exotic cuisine, luxury and magical experiences that you will crave long after the tour has finished.
On arrival, you’ll be greeted at Hanoi International airport and transferred to our 5-star hotel for the next 4 nights. You’ll find something deliciously decadent about living, however temporarily, in the Hotel de L’Opera with its theatrical decor and French colonial architecture. Situated in the heart of the city, the hotel overlooks the Opera House and is a stones throw away from fabulous shopping, dining and attractions.
Tonight, meet the crew and Go Golfing host to bond and cheer to our upcoming adventures over a sumptuous dinner and drinks.
(D) Hotel: Hotel de L’Opera Hanoi
After breakfast it’s time for our opening round at the naturally picturesque Skylake Golf Club. Surrounded by mountains, this course shows off Vietnam’s natural beauty. Undulating fairways wind through a series of lakes to provide a thrilling experience with spectacular views. There’s luxury beyond the course as you’ll find your first introduction to Vietnamese caddies will have you wanting to pack them up and take them with you!
Non-golfers: A full day of sightseeing in rural Hanoi awaits you. Visit Duong Lam Ancient Village, a heritage protected agricultural village, before we enjoy a freshly made Vietnamese lunch. You’ll then continue to visit Van Phuc Silk Village, Vietnam’s prime silk weaving village.
(B,NGL) Hotel: Hotel de L’Opera Hanoi
On its own private island, the 36-hole King’s Island Golf Resort lies on the shore of the Dong Mo reservoir. You’ll feel like an A-List celebrity as you arrive by speedboat. Featuring the Lakeside and Mountain courses, the majestic Ba Vi mountain range provides a stunning backdrop to the man-made lake and Red River Valley stretching into the distance. With water in play on 13 holes, strategic shotmaking with a focus on keeping your ball in play will help you post a winning score.
Non-golfers enjoy a day of leisure.
(B) Hotel: Hotel de L’Opera Hanoi
We have a full day to explore Hanoi, also known as the “Paris of the East”. There, you’ll experience a delicious mix of East and West. Highlights include Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, together with One Pillar Pagoda and Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda. After lunch at a local restaurant, we’ll make our way to the Literature Temple, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple. Finally, we’ll have the opportunity to wander through Hanoi’s Old Quarter before our group dinner.
(B,D) Hotel: Hotel de L’Opera Hanoi
After breakfast, we travel to Halong Bay for our overnight 5-star cruise. A World Heritage site, Halong Bay’s spectacular scatter of islands is a vision of ethereal beauty. It will be yours to admire as you set off on an overnight cruise amongst towering limestone pillars and tiny islets. Along the way, we’ll anchor for a swim in a secluded cove and a visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs.
(B,L,D) Cruise: Royal Wings
This morning we wake up to the gentle rocking of Halong Bay’s waters. We visit Vung Vieng floating fishing village and we enjoy lunch before getting back to the harbour for our flight to Da Nang. This is where we check into the luxury Pullman Beach Resort located right on the stunning white sands of Da Nang beach.
(B,L) Hotel: Pullman Hotel Beach Resort
This morning you are free to enjoy the hotel’s extensive facilities or explore the surrounding area before we make our way to twilight golf at Ba Na Hills, the new kid on the block and one to impress even the fussiest golfer. Opened in March 2016 and designed by former World #1 and current tour player Luke Donald, it is set at the foot of the mountains.
Non-golfers: Visit Vietnam’s largest Goddess of Mercy statue standing tall above Da Nang. The views from here on a clear day are stunning.
Tonight, we’ll all dine together at the golf club.
(B,D) Hotel: Pullman Hotel Beach Resort
One of the best memories you can bring home is immersing yourself in the local culture as we make our way to historic Hoi An. Once a major port, it boasts the grand architecture and beguiling riverside setting that befits its heritage. Tonight, you’ll get to choose your experience from these two options:
Option 1: Take part in a fun-filled Vietnamese cooking class during which you’ll discover some of the secrets of Vietnamese cooking followed by a divine dinner.
Option 2: Witness 400 years of Hoi An history at the Show of Hoi An Memories, a spectacular outdoor show on a large scale. The Hoai River and the banks of Old Quarter form the stage as 500 actors and actresses take audiences for a ride to a 16th-17th century trading port and celebrate the identity of Vietnam through a world of dance and colour.
(B,D option 1) Hotel: Pullman Hotel Beach Resort
Today we tee off at Montgomerie Links Golf & Country Club, Colin Montgomerie’s only Asian creation. The site has an amazing beachscape, the perfect backdrop for this links style course. Moving boldly over whispy Casuarina pines and sand dunes it gives you the feeling of being in Scotland without the cold weather!
Non-golfers: Today you travel back in time to Vietnam’s regal past with a full day of sightseeing in Hue, the former imperial capital. You’ll visit the incense-stick village, Tomb of Khai Dinh, and Huong Pagoda. Enjoy local Hue cuisine over lunch followed by a visit to the Hue Imperial City (The Citadel).
(B) Hotel: Pullman Hotel Beach Resort
This morning you play BRG Da Nang Golf Resort. Situated on the fledgling central coast of Vietnam the course was built amid 150 hectares of dunescape, similar to what the world’s top links courses were carved from. Australia’s great white shark Greg Norman has created a course that you would be happy to play every day.
Non-golfers have a day at leisure to explore the treasures of Da Nang. Discover the Marble Mountains or relax at My Khe Beach, considered the most beautiful beach in Vietnam.
(B) Hotel: Pullman Hotel Beach Resort
This morning, we bid farewell to Da Nang and fly to Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to Ho Tram. This small beach town is blissfully undeveloped with its pristine beaches, sparkling waters, famous mud baths and hot springs, and luscious rainforests. On the way, commemorate ANZAC with a visit to Long Tan and Nui Dat battle fields.
(B) Hotel: The Grand Ho Tram Strip
After breakfast, we step out onto the hotel’s own golf course, The Bluffs – Vietnam’s #1 course. This Greg Norman creation is a unique links style par-71 golf course on a rugged site swept by gentle sea breezes. Here, the course layout, the fairways, the tee boxes, and the caddies all contribute to an awesome experience. It’s a thrill-fest from start to finish.
Non-golfers enjoy a day at leisure.
(B) Hotel: The Grand Ho Tram Strip
Today we play our second round at The Buffs where you’ll have the chance to perfect your round, now that you are familar with this spectacular course.
Non-golfers have a day at leisure.
After golf, we transfer to Ho Chi Minh City to check into the Sheraton Saigon.
(B) Hotel: Sheraton Saigon
Today, you are spoilt for choice. You can either take the day to explore Ho Chi Minh City and the Cu Chi Tunnels or make your way to the Mekong Delta. Choose your experience from these two options:
Option 1: Take a tour of Ho Chi Minh City where you’ll discover timeless alleys, incense-infused temples, and chic designer malls beneath its sleek 21st-century skyscrapers. Then, it’s off to the Cu Chi Tunnels, the underground passageways used by the Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War.
Option 2: Explore the Mekong Delta by boat, Vietnam’s ‘rice basket’, with its watery landscape of green fields, colourful floating markets and quaint riverside villages. For lunch, you’ll enjoy a local delicacy named “elephant-ear fish” before your transfer back to the hotel.
Tonight we toast our victors and new friendships over a celebratory dinner. The evening includes beverages.
(B,L,D) Hotel: Sheraton Saigon
After breakfast, enjoy your last day in Ho Chi Minh City for last minute shopping or sightseeing before you are transferred to the international airport for your flight home or onward journey.
14 nights 5-star accommodation
One-way economy flight – Hanoi to Da Nang*
(One checked-in bag of 20kg + 15kg for golf clubs)
One-way economy flight – Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City* (One checked-in bag of 20kg + 15kg for golf clubs)
7 rounds of golf, inc. shared carts & one caddie/golfer:
Sightseeing / Experiences:
*Upgrade to business class for the 2 internal flights for AUD 320 pp (subject to availability)
Early Bird Offer: Book by 1 July 2019 to Save AUD 500 pp
Early Bird Pricing
Golfer- Twin Share AUD 6,587 pp
Non-Golfer- Twin Share AUD 5,447 pp
Golfer Single- AUD 8,547 pp
Full Retail Pricing
Golfer- Twin Share AUD 7,087 pp
Non-Golfer- Twin Share AUD 5,947 pp
Golfer Single- AUD 9,047 pp
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I loved having the balance between sightseeing and golfing. I have always wanted to tick Vietnam off my bucket list of places to go and to also go on a golf trip – I did both with the one trip.
Jane, Vietnam 2019
Loved the country and the people. The golf courses were fantastic, better than expected… loved the Ba Na Hills golf course – it was a standout. The trip was well planned and the accommodation was great.
Kerry, Vietnam 2019
The tour was amazingly well organised, friendly, flexible, and accommodation was exceptional
– 10 out of 10!
Vicki, Vietnam 2018
The trip was a fantastic experience, the people and hosts were terrific. The golf courses were exceptional and the accommodation throughout was excellent and couldn’t be faulted.
Chris, Vietnam 2018
Vietnam was a lovely destination with very welcoming people. The food was great and I would recommend anyone to visit. The cruise on Halong Bay was definitely one to tick off the bucket list and Hoi An was gorgeous. All of the courses were spectacular.
Joanne, Vietnam 2018
Great trip with a fun group, well balanced between sightseeing and competitive enjoyable golf. We had a very hard working and attentive tour guide who made the maximum effort to make sure we all had a great experience.
Will, Vietnam 2018
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