Tam Dao Golf Resort is located high in the Tam Dao Mountains.
Tam Dao golf course opened in 2007 was designed to be the best golf course in Vietnam. Golf course design company IMG used the natural land contours and local flora and fauna to create a visual treat for golfers. Large mountains in the back drop frame each hole and give the impression of one being in the Alps or Adirondacks. The golf course plays through a series of lakes and streams, making it one of the most scenic Hanoi golf courses. Sea Isle Paspalum is used on the tee boxes and fairways, while Sea Isle 2000 Paspalum greens ensure smooth and quick putting surfaces. Various tee boxes cater for players of all levels and from the tips experienced amateurs and professional golfers will be required to use every club in the bag to score well.
The key to scoring well at Tam Dao are the approach shots, many of which are to elevated and well guarded greens. The par 5 first hole is unique in that it requires golfers to lay up short of a water hazard some 200 yards from the green, or for long hitters go for the green in two. However, beware of the large tree front the left of the green as shots with not enough distance tend will easily get caught in the top branches. Equally challenging is the second hole on the back nine. The short par 4, only 353 yard, plays to an elevated island green with closely mown fringe and flanked by water on all sides. This demands an accurate second shot, to avoid a watery penalty. Other memorable holes include the dog leg par 5 tenth and the beautiful uphill par 3 second hole. Once again, both require accurate shots into the green to avoid tricky surrounding areas and hazards near each of the greens.
Excellent golf course maintenance consisting of double cut fairways, white sand bunkers, and close cut greens and fringes make playing Tam Dao a real treat. The course at Tam Dao is by far the best course in all Vietnam and rivals any of the exclusive member's only clubs in the USA or Europe.
The Tam Dao clubhouse is in itself a masterpiece and has extensive facilities more often found in a 5-star resort rather than a golf club. These include luxurious locker rooms, saunas, Jacuzzis, three restaurants, and two bars. Individual lockers are the most spacious ever seen at a golf club. After your game, be sure to spend some time in the club house to experience a level of luxury unparalleled at any other Vietnam golf club.
The top golf course, temperate weather, good highway access from Hanoi, and nearby resort town make Tam Dao a great choice for any Hanoi Vietnam golf package.