368 Trần Ngọc Lên, Định Hoà, Thành phố Thủ Dầu Một, Bình Dương, Vietnam
Twin Doves Golf Club in Ho Chi Minh is a 27-hole layout about one hour from downtown Saigon which has been designed to blend with the natural terrain. The course at Twin Doves Golf Club is still maturing so not too many trees and the course relies on the many water hazards and bunkers for protection.
The three nines which are named Luna, Stella, and Sole are quite similar. Luna has water on seven of the nine holes and starts with a challenging uphill par 4 protected by two bunkers – one of which is a deep pot bunker. Two interesting par 3’s – the 5th requires an accurate tee shot to a narrow green protected by a large bunker and the downhill 7th has plenty of hazards waiting to catch the errant tee shot. A very tough finish as the final hole is a par 5 which is fraught with danger all the way to the green.
The Stella course has a plenty of water and you will often have to either carry a hazards off the tee or have a creek or canal protecting the green. After a relatively simple start the course gets longer and more difficult. Although this nine has only one par 3 it’s a memorable hole with a daunting tee shot to a green with water on three sides. This is followed by a par 5 with water all the way to the green and the 7th is a drivable par 4 for the long hitter. Another tough finishing hole with numerous fairway bunkers and water in front of the green.