As soon as you are sure which dates you wish to travel, we would advise you to make your reservation. During traditionally busy periods (Christmas, New Year, Easter and National Holidays), we would book as early as possible. To obtain the lowest domestic airfares if any must be book within 30 days or more in advance. To get the best tee times, good hotels you are also advised to book everything in advance.
The weather in Vietnam can be split by region. In Hanoi & the north, May to October is hot and humid with high rainfall; November to April is cooler and dry. In the far north, December & January can be particularly cold. Central Vietnam like Danang, Hoi An experiences hot, dry weather between January & August when temperatures can hit the mid-30°C’s; whilst high levels of rainfall can occur in September, October & November. Ho Chi Minh city in Southern Vietnam is generally dry and hot from November to April, and warm and wet between May & October, with the highest rainfall in June, July & August.
Play is possible almost any time of the year, even in the rainy parts of the year when downpours are usually short-lived and rarely bring a game to a complete halt. Vietnam is blessed with an average of 12 hours of daylight throughout the year, from 6.30 am to 6.30 pm. As the temperature is cooler in the morning and late afternoon, it is popular to tee-off early or late in the day, avoiding the strong midday sun.
Yes or No - Green fees in Vietnam, even on weekends, are reasonable. Green fees in Danang, Hoi An and some private courses in Hanoi, Dalat at top world class clubs are generally higher than other places in Vietnam. However, the very top courses are still less than one would expect to pay at a resort course in other parts of the World.
Yes, most clubs offer this service. On rental are clubs, umbrellas and shoes. The latter ones are, however, mostly available in smaller Asian sizes. Pro shops, many golf shops and department stores offer equipment at very good prices.
No, but if you have to break a round and cannot continue - which is rarely the case - most clubs will generously offer you a discount or a free reservation on another day. This is however up to the discretion of the club.
Transportation differs quite a bit throughout Vietnam so we include transfers in all of our rates to control the quality and ensure visitors have a good time. Public transportation is crowded and not recommended, and taxis of varying styles available in outlying cities.
Caddies are one of the more enjoyable aspects of the Vietnamese golf experience and mandatory at all courses. Your smiling, helpful caddie will likely be able to communicate with you in some limited English capacity. Tipping is expected and appreciated and generally in the 300,000 VND or roughly 13 USD range per caddie per round. Additional caddies are available for hire for carrying your chair or holding an umbrella to keep you out of the sun.
Golf in Vietnam is also played in accordance with the R&A and USPGA rules. Vietnam's and other Asians approach the game however very relaxed - the main aim is to have fun. On weekdays clubs permit flights up to 6 players.There are no halfway houses but after every third hole you will find a kind of bar offering drinks and food. Unless the flight in front of you ask you to play through it is very impolite to do so. In general Asian golfers are very polite and friendly and many of them speak good English - it is fun to join them.
Absolutely Yes, some airlines don’t charge for bringing them, some add it as part of your weight allowance, so, the usual maximum is 20kg travelling in economy, 25kg for premium economy and 30kg for business. If there are 2 people travelling together you’ll easily be able to have them as part of your allowance. Hiring clubs in Vietnam, depending on the course, is roughly 40 USD round.