Vattanac Golf Resort: Top 100 Golf Resorts in the World

Golf under the lights, anyone?
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Quick Facts

  • Number of Rooms

  • Amenities

    Four restaurants / The Atom business space / cigar lounge / wine storage
  • Number of courses

  • Course designers

    Nick Faldo

Resort Overview

Vattanac Resort is a celebration of great golf and of ancient Cambodian culture. With 43 holes of award-winning play, Vattanac shines among all courses in Southeast Asia. Sir Nick Faldo and his design team did some heavy lifting in the Kingdom first with the East course in the fall of 2019. In 2020, the vast and intimidating East was named “Cambodia’s Best Golf Course” at the World Golf Awards. Part of the landscape includes ancient scale replicas of Khmer architecture including Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple and Terrace of the Elephants.
Faldo Design was not content to rest on its laurels. In 2020, they created the West course, a tighter track that plays with a bit more intimacy. The WGA was also impressed and awarded the West its own “Cambodia’s Best Golf Course” designation the next year. Then, in 2021, came something truly unique; The Dragon Turn, a raucous par-3 course that’s played most often at night to beat the Cambodian heat. Full flood lights provide more than enough vision. Dragon Turn was named “World’s Best 9 Hole Golf Course” by the WGA in 2021.



There are seven tea houses located throughout the various courses.


Vattanac features a state-of-the art driving range complete with Eagle Try technology and Trackman 4 launch monitors.


The resort has the largest golf shop in Cambodia.

3 things to know

  • Best time to go

    Between November and May while the weather is still warm, but the rainfall is generally lower.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    The Alchemist coffee bar at the Hotel KVL provides a wonderful riverside space to unwind along the Tonle Sap.
  • Insider Tip

    From the Hotel KVL, stroll the streets of Phnom Penh and enjoy the striking contrast of ancient Khmer lifestyle with the truly modern characteristics of a cosmopolitan capital.