The Bluffs Grand Ho Tram Strip: Top 100 Golf Resorts in the World
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Number of Rooms538
AmenitiesMultiple restaurants / spa / swimming pool / water sports / casino
Number of courses1
Course designersGreg Norman
Among the many hats he wears — clothier, vintner, restaurateur, disruptor — Greg Norman is also tourism ambassador to Vietnam. He’s bullish on the country — and its courses, in part because he designed a few of them. Situated on the coast, 80 miles from Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Tram opened in 2010 on a sandy plateau that overlooks the water and has the rugged feel of a tropical links. Though development constraints prevented Norman from routing holes hard along the sea, he moved little land while fashioning a bouncy layout that plays under the influence of coastal winds. The course, which is Norman’s second design in Vietnam, is the first golf resort in the country to be integrated with a casino, which sits a shuttle-ride away, on a bustling beach-side strip. You can channel your inner gambler, on and off the course.
The elevated par-3 4th hole, which commands a view of the water and the entire course
Much of the routing is framed by towering dunes, some rising as high as 100 feet
An expansive practice facility that is home to a PGA academy
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Best time to goSeptember – May
Best non-golf amenityA “game zone” that features a bowling alley and a wide assortment of arcade games.
Insider TipThe Fountains of Ho Tram, at the neighboring Intercontinental Grand, is home to a Bellagio-like fountain show.