Ho Tram Hamlet, Phuoc Thuan Commune, Xuyen Moc, Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Vietnam (314.77 mi) Xuyen Moc 79000
he Bluffs Ho Tram Strip was designed to capture the true essence of links-style golf. Set on the coastline -- as almost all great links courses are --
The Bluffs is routed over and around towering sand dunes, which have been shaped over thousands of years by the elements. The wind plays a major role in the experience here; it's always strong, and its prevailing direction differs depending on the time of year.
Said the course's designer, Greg Norman: "The experience of playing true links golf among the dunes of southern Vietnam and having dramatic ocean views throughout your round will make The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip one of the most unique golf experiences in the world.
The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip was designed by a true legend of the game: Greg Norman. The 'Great White Shark' as he's lovingly called, spent an astounding 331 weeks atop the world golf rankings and won the Open Championship twice. His Florida-based design firm has conceived more than 70 international-standard layouts worldwide. But if you ask him, few compare to what he has created at The Ho Tram Strip.
"We begin each new golf course design with a least-disturbance approach. Our design team dedicates time and effort to finding the most desirable natural features of a site and incorporates them into the routing. Streams, rock features, vegetation and undulating topography are a few natural elements that can provide a golf course with its own unique feel when incorporated into the playing strategy"
"This is one of only two pieces of land of this quality and character I have ever been given to work with -- the other being Doonbeg [in Ireland]," Norman said. " I'm a firm believer in using what Mother Nature gives us on a particular site. This one has it all."