18 HOLES, PAR 72 (6,457 YARDS) 1 Reviews
Golf Course Information
|Holes/Par/Yardage:||18, Par 72 (6,457 Yards)|
|Location:||West of Hanoi city|
|Distance:||45 km from Hanoi, 60 minutes by drive|
|Close on:||Open everyday|
|Max. golfer per group||Weekday: 4 golfers|
|Weekend: 4 golfers|
The King's Island Golf Resort is the first 54 hole golf resort built in Northern Vietnam in early 1993 and the three courses are arguably the most scenic course in North Vietnam. To access to the golf course takes you only 50 minutes drive from the city and it is a high quality and convenient choice to include a golf package in Vietnam. In a uniquely Vietnamese touch, access to the course is by boat.
The Lakeside Course name says it all, with 14 holes bringing water into play. Opened in 1997 and designed by Robert McFarland of the United States, many of the holes play beside the banks of the surrounding lakes. The Lakeside Course plays across two islands and a peninsula forming part of the reservoir. Views of the Ba Vi mountain range providing a stunning backdrop to the artificial lake, while the Red River Valley is visible in the distance.
Measuring 6,516 yards from tips this Par 72 will challenges golfers regardless of handicap and golfing capability. The Lakeside Course includes numerous and varied uses of the water surrounding the course and the gently rolling terrain. The dwarf Bermuda grass greens are small in size and have few undulations. Fairways are well-groomed with tight Bermuda grass lies being the norm.
Many of the hidden greens require accurate carries over the lake or swampy terrain. A favorite hole is the thirteenth, a par-5 with the tee shot having to clear a gorge. Also a par-5, the 572-yard seventh is another standout, featuring a double dogleg from an elevated tee. Probably the most memorable hole is the fourteenth, the highest point on the course with excellent views.
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