Golf In Vietnam - Danang Golf Club
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Join date : 2013-11-12
|Subject: Golf In Vietnam - Danang Golf Club Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:49 am|| |
Danang Golf Club – The Dunes Course Description: (Exclusive and challenging Danang Golf Course)
Welcome to Danang golf club (The Dunes Course) and welcome to a place where golf’s history is revered as much as the game itself. Here, along Vietnam’s stunning Central Coast and amid a seaside landscape almost identical to what the world’s first courses were carved from, an experience was crafted as much by Mother Nature as it was by the legendary Greg Norman. In other words, it’s links-style golf in the truest sense of the term.
Just because the game of golf didn’t originate in Central Vietnam doesn’t mean the region is short on history. A mere 15 minutes south of Danang Golf Club lies the ancient trading port of Hoi An, which for centuries possessed the largest harbor in Southeast Asia. It’s still as charming as ever, thanks to its UNESCO World Heritage status and its people, whose friendliness is as obvious as the town’s rich architecture. Closer to the club, a 17-kilometer stretch of beach that Forbes ranks among the top 10 in the world beckons sun seekers and day dreamers alike. Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, is just two hours’ drive north.
When Greg Norman checked in on the progress of the Dunes Course, in March 2010, he said: “The fact is, you’d be doing a very poor job to make a boring course out of a site like this.” Certainly Mother Nature had a gigantic hand in the formation of a layout that evokes an experience often found in seaside courses in the British Isles and southeastern Australia. But make no mistake: This is Vietnam. One look at the stunning, par-3 16th hole – back-dropped as it is by traditional, long-tail fishing boats that troll the warm waters of the East Sea – is all it takes.
When it comes to professional golf achievements, few players in the history of the game are in the same category as Greg Norman. During his prime, he won 86 international titles, including two British Opens. In 1987, The Shark (as he came to be known) took his profound knowledge of the game and made the official jump into the design industry. He formed Greg Norman Golf Course Design (GNGCD) and the rest is history. Over the past quarter century, GNGCD has created more than 70 courses on six continents and established a reputation for imaginative designs that acknowledge golf’s traditional origins and the landscapes on which it has been played.
Like the design of the course, the 4,000-square-meter clubhouse echoes the gently tiered contours of the dune topography on which it is set. Glass curtain walls and meshed cladding enhance the sense of a natural, spontaneous transition from exterior to interior — an atmosphere that is inviting rather than grandiose. What’s more, the array of food and beverage options — including the comfortable cafe (Persimmon) and the rooftop lounge (Hickories) — make for a “19th hole” on par with the most amenity-rich resorts in Asia
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Join date : 2012-10-12
|Subject: Re: Golf In Vietnam - Danang Golf Club Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:37 pm|| |
Planning a golfing trip in the coming months. Heard a lot about Vietnam. I guess the ambient temperature could be nice, in the 20's? How about other aspect of the weather? Raining? Strong wind?
How much is green feel in average?
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Join date : 2014-09-01
|Subject: Re: Golf In Vietnam - Danang Golf Club Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:50 pm|| |
We have now 5 balls for the coming year end HCMC golf trip. The date is from 1st Dec till 6th Dec 2014 with min. 3 days of golf and 1 day of Mekong River Village and mekong Tunnel tour. Estimated cost is about USD500/ball which incude green fees, buggy and caddy fees ( excluding tips); Transport, hotel etc.
If you and your kaki is keen to join us, please let me know by sms/whatsapp 94573078 ( James Ong) with email address so that I can send you the details.
FYI, we are a happy going group with some handicap range from 18-24.
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Join date : 2012-10-12
|Subject: Re: Golf In Vietnam - Danang Golf Club Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:06 pm|| |
Thanks James for your reply but not looking for joining...got own group.
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Join date : 2012-10-07
|Subject: Re: Golf In Vietnam - Danang Golf Club Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:14 am|| |
Just came back from a golf trip with buddies to Danang. So I thought I would give an update on the courses we played in case any brother thinking of going there.
Weather - it was rather hot this time of the year. Not as humid as in Singapore but still hot. Probably around 30º +-
Food - great Vietnamese food like pho! Madam Lan was a value for money place along the riverfront. We had a seafood lunch (cost S$50/- per pax) which we felt was not a good deal.
Hotel - Brillant Hotel. Comfortable and nicely done up. Danang is a small place - so everywhere is quite nearby.
Montgomerie Links - the best of the 3 courses we played. Beautiful and well maintained but the greens were SLOW - probably 6-7! We all were putting short by at least 30%! Not really a links course. Caddies were good at telling us where to aim and lining up putts. Need them as the greens had quite a lot of breaks
Greg Norman (Danang Golf club) - woodlands course; well integrated with the natural environment but tons of bunker with long grass edging and inside them. Greens were bad condition. Caddies were good.
Laguna - about 1.5 hour away from Danang. Was expecting quite a bit as it is within the Bayan Tree resort area and designed by Nick Faldo. Disappointed. The course was badly maintained. The greens were horrible - the worse I ever played. Worse than some of the JB courses. Caddies were lazy and not knowledgeable. I wouldn't play there again even if it was free! So don't bother - if you want another round just play one of the other two again.
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