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Number of RoomsBanyan Tree Lăng Cô / 86 rooms
AmenitiesBiodiversity program / yoga / water sports center / four restaurants
Number of courses1
Course designersNick Faldo
It’s not often when walking to your ball you’ll pass farmers working rice paddy fields, water buffalo in tow. But at Laguna Golf Lang Co, you will on at least four holes. The farmer may not always be there, but the rice paddies will, and you better hope your ball is not in one. This is just one of the many unique and delightful aspects of what some believe to be one of Sir Nick’s more daunting designs anywhere (his second in Vietnam). Completed in 2013, Laguna Golf Lang Co is the centerpiece of a sprawling resort complex in Central Vietnam, tucked between steep mountains and white sand beaches. It’s characterized largely by rolling sand dunes, natural streams and warm breezes along the East Sea. It can stretch out past 7,000 yards for the hearty, but Faldo has built a set of tees for those looking for a more leisurely experience at 5,263. You’ll walk away from Laguna Golf Lang Co and realize it’s unlike any course you’ve ever played — perhaps the best compliment a golf course can receive.
A 300-meter lagoon pool winds around the propert
Sir Nick pulled out all the stops with this design
Did we mention the rice paddies?
3 things to know
Best time to goThe weather in Vietnam can vary greatly, but in the central region, it’s a better bet to go between January and August when the weather is typically drier — but hot.
Best non-golf amenityUp your spring roll game by taking the authentic Vietnamese cooking class offered at Banyan Tree.
Insider TipBe sure to build in an extra day (at least) to take in the surrounding sites. Laguna Lang Co does a great job of highlighting the area’s historical and ecological significance.