Attraction 1 Ton Duc Thang Street, Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan, Viet Nam Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Ocean Dunes Golf Club is special ?
The Ocean Dunes course offers exciting opportunities for more experienced players who will appreciate the challenges posed by the winds. Sculpted out of the coastal dunes along the Eastern Sea, the Ocean Dunes Golf Club is the ideal respite from the demands of daily life. Enjoy Phan Thiet’s brilliant sun, windswept dunes and sea breezes as you tee-off at one of the most exciting links style golf
What to explore at Ocean Dunes Golf Club?
Laid out by Masters and British Open champion Nick Faldo, Ocean Dunes winds through a pleasing obstacle course of windswept dunes and shimmering water hazards, with coastal breezes shaping its character day-by-day.
Ocean Dunes is an outstanding natural site with the sand dunes, sea breezes, beach vegetation and sea views, Faldo explains. We let the dunes determine the routing and the arid look of the course. It has the feel and the playability of early Scottish seaside courses — in a tropical climate.
The Bermuda grass fairways are generous, as befits a resort track, but the dunes, bunkering and vegetation — buffeted by coastal winds — bring strategy to every hole. There’s an authentic links quality to half a dozen holes at ODGC (where the wind always blows); a tree-lined stretch on the back nine feels like Pinehurst; and the strategic front nine, with its myriad water hazards, looks and plays like a first-class Florida track.
From the 6,746-yard tips, this par-72 design will test the best. From the forward tees, Ocean Dunes is simply a tropical delight. Players value the course for its balance and variety, for its superb conditioning, and for the challenge of going up against the region’s famed solar winds.
The 18 holes are routed adjacent to the Novotel Ocean Dunes Resort, but the golf club welcomes non-hotel play. The clubhouse and its knowledgeable staff tend to a full pro shop, bar and restaurant. Rental clubs are available.
In its 2007 Planet Golf Survey, Golf Digest called out Ocean Dunes as the 2 course in the country. (The 1 course is the club’s sister course in Dalat.) The famed 9th, a breathtaking par-3 in the dunes, was selected one of "The Best 500 Holes in The World by Golf Magazine. It also a member in good standing of the "Finest Golf Clubs of the World. Asian Golf Monthly magazine identified the course as one of the top-10 resort courses in Asia.
- Beautiful golf course, worth every penny
- Challenging course
- For golf lovers
- One of the best golf courses in Viet Nam
- For a great day out
1 Ton Duc Thang Street, Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan, Viet Nam
Tips for you
“Well maintained, good layout and excellent service” The Faldo designed course is both attractive as well as maintained and managed. The signature hole is definitely the par 3 hole 9. It is a pity that you cannot see the ocean from the tee otherwise it would have been superb. The fairways are well watered and thus not brown and the greens are fast and true. I played the course twice on the same day which was easy possible with a cart and an empty course. In between served the restaurant a tasteful lunch. After the round there was some confusion about the invoice. The receptionist made an error of not informing me 100% correctly which did not make me happy. I reported the incident to the General Manager through email to prevent that this would happen to other clients. The GM responded promptly and corrected the error without doubt together with his sincere apologies. This is what I call excellent service.