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10 Tips for Planning a Danang Golf Tour (Part 1)


It is now well known that the Danang golf courses as a collection is the best in SouthEast Asia. For those still to be familiarised with the Danang golf offering, it suffices to say that there is a treasure trove lying in store. It is then to be expected that golfers are raring to go as soon as travel resumes to some degree of normalcy. In the meanwhile, it helps to understand the various aspects about planning a Danang golf tour. 

Golf in Danang

1. About Danang & Getting There :

Danang is the third largest city in Vietnam, a long sinuous country in Southeast Asia. Located on the coast, Danang is known for its beaches, rugged mountains and relatively laid back lifestyle. It is also the gateway to Hoi An and Hue, charming towns, with loads of history and culture on offer. In fact, all visitors must consider visiting both these places during their Danang golf tour. In any case, Hoi An is easily accessed from Danang and is perfect for evening outings. 

Over the last decade, Danang has emerged as a top golf destination with as many as 7 world class golf courses. A combination of the  Danang golf courses as well as superb resorts have helped drive high spending tourists there.

While Danang does not get as many international flights as Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi, it still enjoys good connectivity. Major Southeast Asian hubs like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Bangkok are connected by direct flights to Danang. Needless to mention, any one can also fly through Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi, both of which have several daily connections to Danang.

Golf in Hoi an

2. When to Go on a Danang Golf Tour

Danang features a typical tropical climate pattern – with a dry and wet season. The dry season is generally from April to September. That said, the best time to plan a Danang golf tour is from February to April, with little rain and yet reasonable temperatures. It can get quite warm between May to August, so venture out only if it suits you. On the other hand, it is the best time for good deals – both from a hotel and golf point of view. However, if you are planning during the peak period, it makes sense to book well in advance to be assured of favourable tee times. 

Hoiana Shores

3. Where to Stay on a Hoi An Golf Tour

Golfers can choose to stay in either Hoi An or Danang during their Danang golf tours. While Hoi An offers an extra element of charm, there are other considerations as well. One of them is the commute, which comes down to which of the Danang golf courses you wish to play. Given below are times taken to get to each of the golf courses from both Danang & Hoi An. (This is in approximate terms as per Google Maps)

Golf Course  Driving Time from Hoi An Driving Time from Danang
Hoiana Shores 20 mins 55 mins
Vinpearl Nam Hoi An 20 mins 70 mins
Montgomerie Links 25 mins 25 mins
BRG Danang Golf Club

Nicklaus Design

Dunes Course

25 mins 25 mins
Ba Na Hills Golf Club 75 mins 45 mins
Laguna Golf Lang Co  100 mins 70 mins

Other considerations include the kind of resorts on offer in either location, proximity to other activities – eating/drinking, massages and nightlife. If you want to be at a beach side resort Danang is better suited. There is a beach in Hoi An as well, but removed from the main town where the rest of the action is. Overall Hoi An has much more of a holiday vibe than Danang. There is no shortage of sports bars, lounges and massage places in both Hoi An and Danang.  The main Hoi An old town area being compact, is a little easier to navigate around. A taxi may be needed to get around Danang.

ba na hills golf club

4. Which of the Danang Golf Courses should you play ?

Leaving out even one of the seven golf courses in Danang may leave you short of doing  justice to golf in Danang. That said, there is little denying that Hoiana Shores, Ba Na Hills and Laguna Golf Lang Co form the essential Danang golf experience. The uniqueness of these tracks is the differentiator without belittling the likes of Montgomerie Links, BRG Danang or Vinpearl. Mind you, these are absolutely crackers as well. 

We talked about where to stay in the previous point and its relation to the commute to the golf courses. You could also go with deciding where to stay and then picking the golf courses. 

Danang Golf
5. How long should your Danang Golf Tour be ?

That is truly subjective and as you would guess, depends on what your objective is. If you are looking for a short golf break from a nearby Asian country – a minimum of 3 nights stay  with 3 rounds of golf is about right. 

For someone coming in from a long distance and has picked Danang as the focal point of the Vietnam golf experience a minimum of 5 nights should be budgeted. To play all the 7 Danang golf courses, a minimum of 8 nights stay with a day off in between is recommended.

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