BRG Ruby Tree Golf Resort (18 Holes)
Located in Hai Phong City, BRG Ruby Tree Golf Resort was designed and built by Australia-based Pacific Coast Design Company, specializing in the development of leading golf courses around the world. The 18 hole par 72 course combines sport and leisure within an impressive 6.836 yards.
One of the special points of the golf course is its tee system with four tees including the serving tee. This creates a notable challenge for professional golfers but is still manageable by amateurs. The various sized greens, ranging from average to exceptionally wide, along with skillfully placed bends allow the players a number of ball placement options. Artistically shaped bunkers and naturally flowing streams wind their way throughout the resort, offering a peaceful and friendly atmosphere. These features combine to create a new golf experience unlike any other course available in the country.
Review by Thailand Golfasian
Ruby Tree Golf Resort
(resort course for both low handicappers and social golfers)
Ruby Tree Golf Resort (Formerly Doson Seaside Golf Resort) features a basic 18-hole golf course styled to curve alongside a large reservoir. The Hanoi golf resort is short drive from Hai Phong and Halong Bay, and 2 hours from Hanoi.
The Ruby Tree site is located near the coastal resort town of Do Son, which is about 15 minutes from Hai Phong city, the main shipping port in North Vietnam. Hai Phong with a population of about 1,800,000 has become Vietnam’s third most populous city and is the North’s main industrial and commercial center and one of the country’s most important seaports. Nearby Halong Bay attracts millions of visitors each year, and those looking for a round of golf after visiting this famous UNESCO World Heritage Site need look no farther than Ruby Tree.
The Ruby Tree Golf Resort’s par-72 course was designed by the Australian firm Pacific Coast Design Company. The range of greens and hazards throughout accommodate a variety of skill levels and create a good golfing experience. Constant sea breezes make Ruby Tree Golf Resort fun to play even in the hot weather. Ruby Tree opened in 2010 under the name of Do Son and one of the top golf courses in north east Vietnam.
Well-contoured greens, coconut palm-lined fairways, cooling ocean breezes and the fabled Dragon Mountains are all standout features of Ruby Tree. With four sets of tees, numerous water hazards and large flower beds, Ruby Tree Golf Resort has been designed around salt water lakes and offers something for golf of every skill level. An overall nice course for those golfers in the area.
Review by Vietnam Golf Tourism
Hai Phong City is located 120 km (1.5-hour drive) to the East of Hanoi on the coast of the East Sea. With a population of over 1,800,000 people, Hai Phong is Vietnam’s third most populated city and is one of the most important seaports and industrial cities in Vietnam. Nearby World Natural Wonder Halong Bay which attracts millions of tourists each year as well as numorous of beautiful beaches on the smaller islands in the Gulf of Tokin. For those who are looking for some beautiful places to visit after a round of golf, Do Son Seaside Golf Resort will be the perfect choice.
The course is conveniently located midway to the coastal resort town of Do Son, which is about 15 minutes from Hai Phong City. Surrounded by both sea and the legendary Dragon Mountains, the course exudes a majestic feel that simply cannot be compared to any other course in Vietnam. Golf enthusiasts of all abilities will enjoy the challenges as well as the natural beauty the course has to offer. It sure promises to be a memorable experience for all golf lovers.
The course is developed by Australia-based Pacific Coast Design Company – the international golf course design company that has created world-class golf courses all over Australia and Asia for 3 decades. BRG Ruby Tree Golf Resort (Do Son Seaside Golf) is their second project in the North of Vietnam.
The newly-opened 18-hole course is specifically designed to provide strategically challenging for experienced golfers and social golfers alike, it combines sport and leisure within an impressive 6,836 yards. The combination of landscape of coconut palms lining the fairways in the deep green rough and constant sea breezes creates a natural seaside and friendly course atmosphere.
The four-tee system including the serving tee creates a big challenge for professional golfers but still is manageable by amateurs. The greens are the signature of the course with a variety of different sized and shaped greens ranging from average to specially wide along with skillfully placed bends allow the players a number of pin placement choices. The design of the course has made full use the lake to the full advantage of the golf course and thus water comes into play at all time. There are safe routes away from the water as well as risk / reward shots for the confident player. The ocean breezes also add the excitement and challenge to the game regularly as well as cool the players.
Paspalum grass is chosen for the playing surface due to its salinity tolerance, it’s the perfect choice for this location and weather and will provide year round consistency on the fairways and greens alike even in the toughest weather conditions.
Each hole has unique characteristics to offer golfers, at every level, a challenge. Par is your friend at the hole 5th which is the longest hole playing up to 570 yards. Accuracy is also important as the strategically-placed fairway bunkers have derailed many players great attempts at par or birdie.
The signature 6th hole 175 yards par 3 is both beautiful and challenging. The constant wind blows from left to right and players must take this into account. Only a purely struck shot will hold its line and finish on the green. Par is no guarantee due to deep bunkers and water on the left side.
In January 2012 BRG Ruby Tree Golf Resort (Do Son Seaside Golf Resort) opened a new Club House with luxury design and modern equipment to meet international standards. Beside, Do Son Seaside Golf Resort had equipped the art lighting system at holes #7, #8, #9, #16, #17 and #18 to offer players night golfing experience.