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 —lush green mountains, a pristine coastline, majestic national parks—along 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. Not only is one of Vietnam’s most prized treasures, the spectacular World Heritage listed Halong Bay, on the itinerary; so are visits to Long Tan, Nui Dat and the infamous Cu Chi tunnels.
The best golf courses have been handpicked for you to play including The Bluffs Ho Tram, Vietnam’s #1 golf course. 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 and an exotic cuisine that you will crave long after the tour, magical experiences and a healthy dose of luxury.
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 stone’s 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 just 30 minutes to Van Tri Golf Club for our opening round. This golfing gem was Vietnam’s first private golf estate. Van Tri is visually stunning, blending together colours, textures and elements of stone, water, sand, grass and trees to give each hole a memorable character. Your first introduction to Vietnamese caddies will have you wanting to pack them up and take them with you. Don’t worry, we promise you will feel this way after every round.
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
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,L,D) 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.
(B) Hotel: Hotel de L’Opera Hanoi
After breakfast, we travel to Halong Bay where we overnight on a luxurious replica junk ship. 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,D) Cruise: Bhaya
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. Tonight, we’ll dine together at the golf club.
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. Join the golfers for dinner.
(B,D) Hotel: Pullman Hotel Beach Resort
One of the best memories you can bring home is immersing yourself in the local culture. After lunch, we make our way to historic Hoi An. There we 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. This leaves us time to discover the delightful town of Hoi An before we get back to the hotel. Once a major port, it boasts the grand architecture and beguiling riverside setting that befits its heritage.
(B,D) 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 start with a cruise along the lovely Perfume River, 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.
(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. On the way, we 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.
Hotel: The Grand Ho Tram Strip
Golf today is at Long Thanh Golf Club, featuring 36 holes of rolling fairways and large undulating greens. We tee off on the Hill Course with each hole framed by large oil palms. Long Thanh is the epitome of quintessential Vietnamese golf. Non-golfers have the day at leisure and 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. If you choose to take the Ho Chi Minh City tour, you’ll discover a city with 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.
If you pick the second option, you’ll 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 celebrate 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:
Golfer- Twin Share AUD 6,494 pp
Non-Golfer- Twin Share AUD 5,321 pp
Golfer Single- AUD 8,479 pp
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