Nha Trang is best known for its beaches and as the windsurfing capital of the world. With only one golf course, Vin Pearl Golf Club, it was a hard sell to get any foreigners to travel there solely for golf.
Now however, with the opening of the full 18 holes at Diamond Bay, Nha Trang emerges as Vietnam’s second premier golf destination; the other being the Vietnam Golf Coast centered in Danang.
Vinpearl Golf Club has been a favorite of mine since opening 2 years ago. Some Vietnam golfers find it overly challenging, but the surrounding scenery more than makes up for the troubles on the fairways and greens. Moreover, the ride to/from the golf course by speedboat is one of the most refreshing and enjoyable ways to travel to/from golf course that I can think of.
Diamond Bay Golf Club is certainly easier on your score, while still being challenging enough for most on a Vietnam golf vacation. Also, the caddies and staff are extremely friendly, which further adds to the enjoyment of shooting a low score. Journey to and from the Nha Trang golf course is convenient and short. Who wouldn’t want to golf by morning and be back at any of the Nha Trang resorts by midday in time for lunch and a swim in the sea?
For those looking for the best golf in Vietnam, Nha Trang should be considered in combination with other destinations like Danang, Saigon, and Hanoi.