Top Golf Courses In Asia
Golf is one of those that is loved by many people right around the world. You don’t even need to be fantastically good at the game to enjoy it. It’s a game that gets people outdoors and a great way to spend a weekend with friends. If you’re a member of a club, you probably have regular trips with members to different golf courses within your country and some clubs arrange golf trips for their members aboard.
Pro-golfers enjoy combining travel with playing a game they love. They jet set around the world playing in golf tournaments with enormous financial rewards if they take first place. It’s the dream of many amateur golfers.
While you may not be able to make a living playing golf, there is no reason you can’t get in a round when you go on vacation. Some of the best golf courses in the world are located in Asia so next time you’re packing for a well-deserved vacation, check out some of the best golf courses in Asia and pack your golf clubs as well.
1. Black Mountain Golf Resort Hua Hin, Thailand
Black Mountain is a cut above the rest with 27 holes. The original 18 holes were opened in 2007 and the extra 9 holes opened on the West course in 2016. The course itself is set in the visually amazing foothills of Hua Hin which may make this the most relaxing round of golf you have ever played.
As a golf resort, this means you can stay and play. The resort has some beautiful accommodations, including some pretty amazing villas with pools. The resort itself also hosts many exciting events which means you can have a complete vacation right on the grounds of this gorgeous resort.
2. Marina Bay Golf Course, Singapore
Get your clubs swinging next time you visit Singapore at the Marina Bay Golf Course. The course features a link-style course with 18 holes of pristinely manicured greens and fairways. The course was designed by the same designer who also lent his talent to designing The Links at Farncourt in South Africa.
Apart from some great golf, this course also features a four-tier driving range so you can get in a few swings even if your time is limited. The bag drop to Marina Bay Golf Course is the stunning city of Singapore. What’s more, if you don’t really feel like playing in the heat of the day, Marina Bay is one of only a few gold courses that offer night golf. If the back drop of the city is stunning by day, image how much better the view is at night when the lights come on.
3. Nirwana Bali Golf Club, Indonesia
Greg Norman is one of golf’s legendary greats and designed this beautiful golf club. Nirwana Bali Golf Club is a favorite for golfers and attracts visitors from all over the world. Part of its appeal is the breathtaking location. The views range from the Indian Ocean and sweep across to the terraced rice paddies. The 7th hole is particularly amazing as it overlooks the Tanah Lot Temple.
Nirwana Bali Golf Club is part of the Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort which offers its visitors luxury accommodations, excellent bars and restaurants and plenty of decadent spa treatments to blissfully end an intense day of golf.
4. South Cape, South Korea
The developer of this is Jae Bong Chung, a South Korean Tycoon, and he spared no expense in making this golf course one of the best in Asia. Every single one of these 18 holes offers magnificent ocean views so this is one course where you won’t want to rush your game.
In addition to golf, you can stay in the hotel which is a very high-end facility offering luxury spas and accommodation in one of 130 villas that are exceptional displays of design and architecture.
5. Mission Hills Shenzhen, China
When three golfing greats come together to design the ultimate golf course you get the opulence of Mission Hills Shenzhen in China. Jack Nicklaus, Vijay Singh and Nick Faldo left no stone unturned in the design of this regal complex that covers a massive 20 square kilometers and offers 12 courses, each with 18 holes, in this busy Chinese city.
Apart from being able to play different courses in the one complex, the complex offers luxury suites overlooking a majestic lake and lush forests. Famed for being the largest golf resort in the world, you will love the variety of courses and the opulence of the resort itself.
6. Ba Na Hills Golf Club, Vietnam
If you love to play golf in a tranquil setting then Ba Na Hills Golf Club is you must go to location. The entire course is surrounded by majestic mountains and lush, green forests. Much of the design is contributed to the golfing world’s former number one, Luke Donald. The course features 18 holes that are up to the high tour standards and the caddies are consummate professionals that will help you play some of your best golf.
If you have other plans during the day, this course has an amazing light system making it possible to play golf at night. It’s also a short drive from Da Nang City so you can get in a lot more activity when you’re not playing golf.
7. Dara Sakor Golf Resort, Cambodia
This hidden gem of a golf resort is a bit of a drive from Sihanoukville International Airport, but once you get here, you can enjoy a whole range of different activities. There are three different courses here, offering 54 holes for avid golfers. Choose between a Links Course, a Mountain Course and an Ocean course. When you get tired of playing golf, Dakar Sakor is also connected to a casino making it possible for you to play all day and well into the night.
OK golfers, it’s time to dust off the clubs and grab your passport. Why limit yourself to just your local golf course with so many amazing courses worldwide. Put Asia on your itinerary for your next golfing vacation.