Gia Thụy, Long Biên, Hanoi, Vietnam
Long Bien Golf Course is the newest addition to the Hanoi golfing scene and only 30 minutes from the centre of the city. Fairly typical resort-style course with mainly man-made obstacles.
Not too long or difficult so will be enjoyed by all and is already a favourite with golfers in Hanoi. At the time of writing only 18 holes are open at Long Bien Golf Course and the additional nine are due to open sometime in 2015. This is a public giolf club so can get very crowded at weekends.
A huge and palatial clubhouse with an entrance hall like a 5 star hotel with an enormous crystal chandelier and the on-course drinks huts are the most luxurious I have ever seen. The course also features a 52-bay driving range. Other points worth mentioning are the floodlights and rather unusually the all-male caddies equipped with their own range-finders.
I am sure that Long Bien Golf Course is going to become one of the most popular golf courses in Hanoi and is ideal if you wish to play on the day of departure.