Alley 16, Nguyen Van Cu St,
Hong Hai Ward, Ha Long City, Quảng Ninh Province
Brian Curley (Schmidt-Curley Design).
5.5 km E of the Bãi Cháy Bridge / 52 km NE of Hai Phong.
FLC Ha Long Bay Golf Club & Luxury Resort: An hour's drive from the centre of Hai Phong, and set on hills 2 km behind the coastline, FLC's Ha Long Golf Club is the centrepiece of a luxury resort. From here the foreground is dominated by the old city of Ha Long, behind which lies the extraordinary Ha Long Bay ... a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring thousands of limestone karsts and islands in all manner of shapes and sizes. Marine views as spectacular as this one are rare.
The recently opened Brian Curley layout offers amazing vistas onto the bay, as well as plenty to focus on within the layout itself. The course expansively journeys out from the clubhouse in two loops (one of eight holes and one of ten), weaving its way through the tree-lined hills ... although several pockets of residential housing are springing-up along the way.
The layout offers generally good-width landing areas, with plenty of dramatic fairway and greenside bunkering. The short holes are particularly eye-catching, with all five having panoramas of the East Vietnam Sea.
The world-class 120-yard 12th is especially memorable, and is swiftly followed by the longer drop-down par-3 13th. Other holes are laid out around an eclectic mix of cliffs and valleys.
Stay&Play at Ha Long Bay: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
The FLC Group, a large Vietnamese real estate investment and development company, now owns and operates several golf and resort facilities spread along Vietnam's east coast.
From north to south, you'll find FLC Ha Long Bay (a luxury resort not too far from Hanoi and Hai Phong), FLC Samson Links (another luxury resort three hours drive south of Hanoi), FLC Quang Binh (an intended mega-resort near Dong Ha on the way down to Da Nang), and FLC Quy Nhon (a beach and golf resort well south of Da Nang).
Nguyen Van Cu Street, Hong Hai Ward, Ha Long City.
+84 2033 62 8989Visit website
The FLC Grand Hotel Halong boasts 649 hotel rooms and suites with modern equipment and first-class facilities. Combining traditional Vietnamese values with a bold contemporary design, this 5 star- luxury hotel displays a sense of charming Vietnam spirit. Each of the elegant en-suite guest rooms features a private balcony or window that opens up to views of the hill or Ha Long Bay.
Ha Long Bay
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