We arrived at Laguna Lăng Cô in the late afternoon on 28 September for our 24-hour site visit and course review. The first stop was at the Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club for a greeting and quick overview of the resort complex. Having known of this integrated resort property for several years prior to its opening, I was particularly looking forward to this visit.
After the greeting, our group of four was escorted to a two-bedroom pool suite at the Angsana Lăng Cô property. Upon entering the spacious 159 square meter suite with a private pool, large living area and two sizable bedrooms, I envisioned it would be a perfect escape for a much longer visit
As it was also an evening with a full moon, we made our way across the site to the Banyan Tree Lăng Cô property where we were invited to attend a beach party. It was an enjoyable evening with hors d’oeuvres, local delicacies, wine and beverages on the seaside with the full moon shining on the East Sea
The next morning, we took a short walk over to the Market Place Restaurant for their extensive breakfast buffet prior to our round of golf and course review.
Greeted at the golf club by Darren Robson, who doubles as both the General Manager and Director of Golf, we knew we were in good hands. We were given a quick overview of the course, assigned our carts and caddies and headed for the 1st tee
Designed by Sir Nick Faldo, the award-winning championship course is an 18-hole, par 71 layout that offers a challenge to golfers of all capabilities. Considered by many as one of his best layouts to date, the site’s natural rugged character has been integrated into the course by maintaining the land’s natural terrain. The course with links-like characteristics measures nearly 7,100 yards from the championship tees to a beginner friendly 5,263 yards from the front tees.
Several holes that stand out include their signature hole, the par-3, 5th hole which incorporates large mounds around the green that copy a mountain peak in the background. The par-4, 9th hole is
Laguna’s only seaside-hole, providing a fabulous view of the East Sea. The par-5,18th hole is a lengthy dog-leg right that is well protected by bunkers along the way. It makes for a very good finishing hole on it’s return to the clubhouse.
Upon completing the round, we again joined Darren Robson and staff for a nice lunch at the terrace café which offered an extensive selection of local and international fare. Also available at the clubhouse are a fully stocked golf shop and full service locker rooms.
Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club also offers several membership types ranging from lifetime membership to those for the new golfer.
Laguna Lăng Cô provides for an exotic getaway on the pristine East Sea coast between Danang and Hue. Perfect for a single day of golf or a week long escape.
Lying on the most beautiful curve of the “S-shaped country”, where you can be the first to see the sun rise in Vietnam. Lang Co Bay has almost everything that the nature can offer: green mountains and tropical forests, untouched white sand, crystal clear water, temperate climate and lovely sunshine. Along with Ha Long and Nha Trang, in 2009 Lang Co was recognised as the 30th member of the “World’s Most Beautiful Bays” club (Worldbays Club).
Resides near Lang Co Bay is the first world-class integrated resort in Vietnam. The resort which is in width of 280 ha situated at the foot of jungle covered mountains amongst a lagoon on the edge of a never ending white sandy unspoilt beach. The resort is just a 40-minute drive away from Da Nang International Airport.
Located within the greater Laguna Lang Co resort lies the Laguna Lang Co Golf Club. The 18-hole, par-71 championship course designed by by 6-time Major winner- Sir Nick Faldo, offers a variety of tee options, appealing to players at all levels of the game – 7,000 yards from the black tees and a beginner friendly 5,263 yards from the front tees. This is a good test of golf that requires some serious thought and patience to try and win a round.
Sir Nick Faldo brings a wealth of his knowledge and playing experience to the Laguna Lang Co Golf course, which is his second design in Vietnam. The site’s natural rugged character has been integrated into the course by preserving the land’s natural terrain and enhancing the site’s bold and visually strong features. The links-style golf course weaves harmoniously through trees, natural streams, rice paddies and impressive rock.
This course is designed to put a premium on shot-making and course management rather than brute strength. There is a collection of short par 4’s in the middle of the round that should be a masterclass to other designers. The par 3’s offer a variety of distances to test all aspects of your game and then there is the last two holes that do ask a few questions of your ability to go long.
New members can enjoy 10 free rounds at the sister clubs: Laguna Bintan Golf Club (Indonesia) and Laguna Phuket Golf Club (Thailand). Only at Laguna Lang Co Golf Club,non-golfers could enjoy 2 free hours of basic golf lessons by our Golf Professional.
Accessible via the resort’s internal shuttles, the Laguna Lang Co Golf Clubhouse has everything a golfer would need, including a terrace café that offers a vibrant selection of local and international fare. With everything made readily available, players could also choose to simply enjoy the stunning views of the Nick Faldo-designed course in a relaxing afternoon.
Jet Ski or Parasailing? Golf or ATV adventure? Hoi An Old Town or Lang Co Fishing Village? From exciting tours to a relaxing massage at award-winning world-renowned Spas, a myriad of activities are designed to cater to diverse interests, ages, and preferences. With over 140 activities at Laguna Lang Co. there is something for everyone: Learn a new skill, play a new game, or simply reconnect with your loved ones in a new way, a new place.
Review by Thailand Golfasian
Laguna Lang Co Golf Club:
(exciting Nick Faldo course between Danang & Hue)
Laguna Lang Co Golf Club in central Vietnam near Lang Co Bay and a 3 kilometer beach in the Chan May region of Central Vietnam, an area renowned for its pristine coastline, natural scenery and proximity to UNESCO World Heritage sites. The site is located between the ancient city of Hue 30 kilometers to the North and Danang 35 kilometers to the South.
This par-71 golf course was designed by six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo. The Lang Co Golf Club can be enjoyed by the most experienced players and beginners alike. The course presents a variety of tees for players of all levels measuring 6,958 yards from the championship tees and a friendly 5,263 yards from the front tees.
The Laguna Lang Co site is nestled between a back drop of undulating mountains and beach front. A calming sea breeze wafts across the course, which offers ocean views and an amphitheater-like mountainous backdrop.
In keeping with its links-like characteristics, the Lang Co layout also offers a traditional out-and-back routing. The course takes great advantage of the variety of existing environments with golf weaving between trees, over rice paddy fields and streams, through impressive rock features and alongside the beach. The course weaves between trees, natural streams, over rice paddies and through impressive rock features.
Each hole on the course reveals a character of its own, presenting golfers a myriad of opportunities for interesting and memorable play. The par-3 5th stands out as the signature hole. Incorporating large mounds around the green that mirror a mountain peak in the background, it is the only hole with any obvious man-made influence. The par-5 finishing hole is an excellent dog-leg that is sure to excite – and settle many bets along the way to a great round.
Facilities are what are expected of a 5-star golf resorts. These include fully stocked pro shop, premium locker rooms, driving range and extensive practice area, and an excellent golfers restaurant. The Lang Co complex also includes Banyan Tree and Angsana resorts, and spas and villas.