Tam Dao Golf & Resort
Address: Hop Chau, Tam Dao, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam.
TAM DAO GOLF & RESORT DESCRIPTION
The 18 hole Tam Dao golf course opened in 2007 was designed to be the best golf course in Vietnam. The 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.
Good golf course maintenance consisting of double cut fairways, white sand bunkers, and close cut greens and fringes make playing Tam Dao Golf & Resort a real treat.
The Tam Dao clubhouse is in itself quite run down and had facilities more that used Ti be quite good. Aging restaurants and worn down locaker ooms with no air condistioning are two cases in point. The check-in are a and pro shop are also in need of repair.
Vietnam Golf Holiday offers discounted rates on green fee & caddie fee for Tam Dao Golf Resort