BRG Kings’ Island Golf Resort (36 Holes)
The complex exists of 36 holes situated on 350 hectares of land and 1500 hectares of waterfront. The Lakeside course name says it all, with 14 holes bringing water in play. The Mountainview course leaves you with images you will never forget. The views of surrounding mountains leave you breathless.
Lakeside Course was designed in 1993 by a gentleman named Robert McFarland of the United States. Robert took full advantage of this opportunity to create many holes situated on the 1500 hectares of surrounding lakes. Measuring 6,516 yards from the Gold tees this Par 72 will continually challenge you regardless of your handicap and golfing capabilities. The TifDwarf greens are small in size but very fair as are the tight Bermuda fairways. The well designed course is maintained by our team of foreign experts and local understudies.
Review by Vietnam Golf Tourism
If you want to make a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Ha Noi or you are finding a great golf course to play when you travel to Viet Nam. King’s Island Golf Club will not make you disappointed when you play golf on what some of the best designers around the world have called the best golf course in Vietnam and even Southeast Asia.
Situated on a small island in the middle of Dong Mo Lake where is at the foot of Ba Vi Mountain (known as “the King of mountains” in the Vietnamese spirit). It takes you approximately 30 minutes by car from the center of Ha Noi and 3 more minutes across the Dong Mo Lake by speed boat to a quiet and scenic island which awaits you to test your golf skills. Kings’ Island Golf Club makes you feel relaxed and comfortable due to its beautiful natural landscapes and the world-class quality of service. The 36-hole King’s Island golf course situated on 350 hectares of hilly area and 1500 hectares of lakes and it’s divided into two great 18-hole course: Lakeside and Mountain View.
As the name Lakeside do suggest, 14 out of 18 holes bringing water in play that will fill your lung with fresh air and feast your eyes on the lake here. Designed by Robert Mc Farland, one of the best American golf course designers in 1993. Robert took full advantage of this opportunity to create many holes situated on the 1500 hectares of surrounding lakes. The course measures 6516 yards from gold tees, with very well-maintained greens, undulating fairways, beautiful lakes and strategically placed bunkers, water hazards making it a truly amazing golfing experience for both low and high handicap players. The Tifdwarf greens are small in size but very fair as are the tight Bermuda fairways. A team of foreign experts and local understudies make sure that the surface grass are always kept in perfect condition.
Meanwhile, Mountain View golf course was designed in 2004 by Pacific Coast Designs (Australia). It makes a great and unforgettable impression for golfers by its breath-taking mountain surrounding view. The 18-hole course, par 72 stretches out over 7,000 yards from Gold tees and are covered by Novotec grass, a special grass imported from Australia which can withstand harsh temperature variations in the North of Vietnam, the hardy grass also provides a smooth-rolling surface of putting.
Unique design, spectacular scenery and impeccable service gives Kings’ Island Golf Clubmany notable awards such as: “Best Course in Vietnam – Second Runner – Up 2010″, “Best service quality Golf course 2009″, “The most beautiful natural landscapes golf course, 2009”
Review by Thailand Golfasian
Kings’ Island Golf Resort Description:
(Robert McFarland course with scenic mountain and lakeside views)
Kings’ Island Golf Club is a 36 hole golf resort in the outskirts of Hanoi and arguably the most scenic course in North Vietnam. The golf resort lies on the shores of the Dong Mo reservoir 36 kilometers from Hanoi. At only 50 minutes drive from the capital, King’s Island is a high quality and convenient choice to include a North Vietnam golf package. In a uniquely Vietnamese touch, access to the course is by boat.
Construction of two 18-hole courses began in 1993 and the first front nine of the Lakeside Course opened for play later that year. Then the course flooded, and the back nine was left unfinished until 1997. The second 18-hole Mountain Course was completed in 2004. The Lakeside Course spans two islands and a peninsula lying in the reservoir. Views are spectacular, with the majestic Ba Vi mountain range providing a stunning backdrop to the man-made lake, while the Red River Valley stretches into the distance.
The Lakeside Course was designed by American Golf Course Architect, Robert McFarland, who has been involved in designing championship golf courses around the world. He specializes in challenging designs using local terrain and natural hazards. The Lakeside Course includes numerous and varied uses of the water surrounding the course and the gently sloping terrain.
As might be expected, water plays a central role in the course design and comes into play on 13 of the 18 holes. Many of the hidden greens require accurate carries over the lake or swampy terrain. A favorite hole among players of the course is the par five thirteenth, with the tee shot having to clear a gorge. Also par five, the 572-yard seventh is another favorite, featuring a double dogleg from an elevated tee. Probably the most extraordinary hole is the fourteenth, the highest point on the course affording a spectacular view of Ba Vi Mountain.
The Mountain course was designed by Pacific Coast Design Pty. Ltd. Based in Melbourne, Australia. Pacific Coast has completed major projects in India, Malaysia, China, Thailand & Australia. The design takes maximum advantage of the ambience of the waterside setting, distant mountains and surrounding trees. The layout of the golf course will excite and challenge all levels of players.
Kings’ Island Golf Resort and Country Club features a clubhouse with an excellent restaurant serving a wide range of cuisines. There is also a bar, which is a great place to relax at after your round. In addition to golf, the club also offers other activities including sailing and fishing on Dong Mo Lake and swimming in the club’s Olympic-sized swimming pool.