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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:41 pm

What's the price range and accommodation fees like for golfing in vietnam? I heard it's all in USD right?
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:54 pm

Ya. I booked my package via Golfasian. My other friends did all the bookings directly with the hotels, golf course, land transfers, etc. We cross checked the prices and he save about USD30.
I am too lazy to go through such hassles.
My package 5d/4n for 4 person (2 rooms) with 2x 18 holes for 3 balls, all in except air ticket = USD 1469.
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:52 pm

This is expensive. I can offer you better.
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:55 pm

I had already booked. Will contact you the next time.
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:03 am

ozzy888 wrote:
Hanoi ranges 17-21 degrees  now .. by end jan it could be much lower, in my opinion it could be too cold for golf,, i once played 15 degree golf at zhong san china and if there is wind , shivering would be the order of the day . But if you want to go, why not ?
Totally off track hope it's ok... 

A crazy experience, I've played when it was -8 degrees... No snow on the course, the course was very well maintained. It was so funny we ended up not really enjoying the game itself but sure was another level of challenge. 

For example, you can't aim to land the ball on the green with unless you're chipping. If you land the ball on the green then the ball will bounce off the green, no matter how big the green is. You have to land the ball at least 15 m before the green so it would bounce bounce bounce on to the green. The entire golf course was pretty much cart road. Wink guys with 200m average driving distance was driving 280m +, those short par 4s started seem doable! so everyone started landing their balls outside the fairway... 

What I'm saying is when you're crazy about golf, you can almost play in any conditions. Me? I find SG too hot to play hehehehe, trying to get used to it but it's proving difficult...  lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:08 am

reallys wrote:
ozzy888 wrote:
Hanoi ranges 17-21 degrees  now .. by end jan it could be much lower, in my opinion it could be too cold for golf,, i once played 15 degree golf at zhong san china and if there is wind , shivering would be the order of the day . But if you want to go, why not ?
A crazy experience, I've played when it was -8 degrees... No snow on the course, the course was very well maintained. It was so funny we ended up not really enjoying the game itself but sure was another level of challenge. 

For example, you can't aim to land the ball on the green with unless you're chipping. If you land the ball on the green then the ball will bounce off the green, no matter how big the green is. You have to land the ball at least 15 m before the green so it would bounce bounce bounce on to the green. The entire golf course was pretty much cart road. Wink

What I'm saying is when you're crazy about golf, you can almost play in any conditions. Me? I find SG too hot to play hehehehe, trying to get used to it but it's proving difficult...  lol!

This must be one hell of an experience! Sounds like the ground is frozen. I was in Shanghai many years back and was playing in winter. The ground was frozen and the situation was almost as what you'd said.
Hope my trip this Jan will be nice, cool and playable.
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:53 pm

ozzy888 wrote:
I have never played before but i heard they are all nice and good courses ..
skylake is korean owned , 36 holes 
kings island is 36 holes .

Skylake currently 18 holes lake course. Sky course 9 holes soft opening but not allowed for play yet. In future lake course will be for members and sky course for visitors. weather now is good 18 to 25 in hanoi. Small drizzle in am. Bring compression wear.
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:09 pm

Good discussions here. Thanks for sharing guys.
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:46 pm

Mojosl 2010 wrote:
Ya. I booked my package via Golfasian. My other friends did all the bookings directly with the hotels, golf course, land transfers, etc. We cross checked the prices and he save about USD30.
I am too lazy to go through such hassles.
My package 5d/4n for 4 person (2 rooms) with 2x 18 holes for 3 balls, all in except air ticket = USD 1469.

if you stay in HCMC, there is Unigolf that you can book golf games with good rates. In the North-Hanoi, you can go to Phuong Dong Driving Range and book at reception with special price too. On special day at the golf course the rates are good too. The difficulty is language and transport to the golf course. Rental cars are less than USD100 per day with driver 8-10hrs. (innova or fortuner)
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:51 pm

teegem wrote:
Mojosl 2010 wrote:
Ya. I booked my package via Golfasian. My other friends did all the bookings directly with the hotels, golf course, land transfers, etc. We cross checked the prices and he save about USD30.
I am too lazy to go through such hassles.
My package 5d/4n for 4 person (2 rooms) with 2x 18 holes for 3 balls, all in except air ticket = USD 1469.

if you stay in HCMC, there is Unigolf that you can book golf games with good rates. In the North-Hanoi, you can go to Phuong Dong Driving Range and book at reception with special price too. On special day at the golf course the rates are good too. The difficulty is language and transport to the golf course. Rental cars are less than USD100 per day with driver 8-10hrs. (innova or fortuner)
Thanks bro for the info. Will see how the experience go on the coming trip. May turn it to a yearly event Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:07 pm

I would suggest that if you plan a trip for golf you can do it this way:

Fly Silkair Direct to Danang, it has 2 very nice courses, Fly domestic to HCMC, than fly back to Singapore from HCMC.

Never been to Hanoi, and not really keen to go there as traveling distances to golf course from city centre averages 1 hour.
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:56 pm

Hi
anyone knows from hcmc to da.lat?
What courses to play in da.lat?
Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:09 pm

Raquel wrote:
Hi
anyone knows from hcmc to da.lat?
What courses to play in da.lat?
Thanks
Dalat has old Dalat palace & Tuyen lam. Latitude 1200 is closed now. If u r going to stay there then ok else play in HCMC easier n more choices. U can go by car from Dalat to Nha trang 2 hours and play vinpearl Nha trang. Enjoy.
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:17 pm

Hi
you mean only 2 courses there? 
Planning to hcmc then stay dal at
cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:22 pm

No problem. Anyone keen to play in Vietnam, please pm me. We have proven records with value for money. Currently I am with 2 flights here enjoying the beautiful courses of Long Thanh and Jeongsam golf. Its a best time to golf in Dec and Jan.
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:57 am

Raquel wrote:
Hi
you mean only 2 courses there? 
Planning to hcmc then stay dal at
cheers

Dalat has 2 completed courses and both of them are very beautiful to walk and to play.
You can take fly from HCMC to Dalat in 45 minutes. Don't take bus or car as they will take 6-8h on a rather dangerous road.
Dalat Palace course is right in the middle of Dalat city but Tuyen Lam is a 45min drive from Dalat city central.
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:43 pm

Hey thanks guys.. The courses in Dalat looks very scenic.
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:53 am

Hi Gurus,


Thinking of going on a golf trip to HCMC in end May, early Jun 15, was suggested by Golfasian the following:
- Song Be Golf Club 
- Long Thanh Golf Club




Planning a short 3-4 days trip with my buddy. need to know how the weather like and the traffic to golf..
Thanks in advance.
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:09 pm

Suggest you play Long Thanh , Jeongsam or Twin Doves.
Contact me to compare the rate and quality of services if you consider. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:01 pm

rodman91 wrote:
Hi Gurus,


Thinking of going on a golf trip to HCMC in end May, early Jun 15, was suggested by Golfasian the following:
- Song Be Golf Club 
- Long Thanh Golf Club




Planning a short 3-4 days trip with my buddy. need to know how the weather like and the traffic to golf..
Thanks in advance.

Song Be.. well maintained cow grass, no scenery, just loads of bunkers.
Long Thanh.. a must play!

Song Be vs Long Thanh is like.. Poresia vs Horizon Hills.. but at almost the same price.

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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:14 pm

Ahhhhh.....those were the days!

Not forgetting Danang too
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:33 am

rodman91 wrote:
Hi Gurus,


Thinking of going on a golf trip to HCMC in end May, early Jun 15, was suggested by Golfasian the following:
- Song Be Golf Club 
- Long Thanh Golf Club




Planning a short 3-4 days trip with my buddy. need to know how the weather like and the traffic to golf..
Thanks in advance.
Mid Year HCMC is hot. Very hot. 
Traffic is ALWAYS BAD!!!!!

The 2 nearest golf courses to the city centre is Song Be Golf Club and Vietnam Golf Country Cub. Both average about 30-40 mins drive out of the city centre.
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:33 am

asahi wrote:
Ahhhhh.....those were the days!

Not forgetting Danang too
You want to come in January????? Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:35 am

Winston wrote:
rodman91 wrote:
Hi Gurus,


Thinking of going on a golf trip to HCMC in end May, early Jun 15, was suggested by Golfasian the following:
- Song Be Golf Club 
- Long Thanh Golf Club
Mid Year HCMC is hot. Very hot. 
Traffic is ALWAYS BAD!!!!!

The 2 nearest golf courses to the city centre is Song Be Golf Club and Vietnam Golf Country Cub. Both average about 30-40 mins drive out of the city centre.

Okay noted, 30 -40 mins still manageable... i was on the road for 3-4 hours (two-way) during my BBK golf trip last week...the traffic there was worse...
i had been to HCHM in Aug period as well and it was really hot and wet... hmm... seem like it is better to go there in Nov/Dec...
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PostSubject: Re: My golfing adventures in Vietnam   Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:40 am

Just heard that a friend was a victim of a snatch theft in HCMC. 

For all those deciding to come up during the festive season (Meaning from now till after lunar new year), please do not flash your wealth for all to see. 

1. Do keep your wallet / money in your front pocket if possible. if cant, make sure that your back pocket has a button which can make it more difficult to gain access.

2. Do not use your hand phone especially when standing on the road side. If need to, always use 2 hands and hold firmly on to it.

3. Do not use clutch bags or sling bags with small thin straps. IF need to use hand bag, use the short strap hand bags which you can clutch it under your armpit.

4. Do not use fanny packs / pouches around your waist.

5. If need to, use a back pack
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