Chi Linh Star Golf and Country Club is a 1-hour drive on the way from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Surrounded by 100 hectares of rolling forest hills, this 36-hole course stretches along 324 hectares on a magnificent valley nestling beside a large lake. Leave behind the stressful rhythm of city life behind and come play golf. This sport is relaxing, empowers the concentration, the memory and the flexibility. Allied to these benefits, there is the beautiful, quiet and harmonious landscape.
The course was designed and constructed by Independent Golf Course Services – a leading Australian golf design company in the region having previously designed and constructed courses in Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and China. Regarded as being one of the newest golf courses in Vietnam, since opening in late 2003, the international standard course has established a name for itself as the premier golf club in the North of Vietnam thanks to its unique location and high quality of the course.
Due to being located beside a large lake with natural water flowing from the surrounding areas, water hazards come into play on 11 holes over 36 (6 over water and 5 touching water) providing a challenge for all skill levels. For example, several holes feature tee-shots with water carries and others play to island greens formed by the lakes many capes and bays.
Playing conditions at Chi Linh Star are well kept year round. Tifdwarf grass on the greens ensures smooth putting surfaces and provide golfers with a first rate facility. Grass coverage of the tee areas and fairways uses a species of grass originally developed in the U.S.A and currently sourced from Australia. Bermuda grass is a perfect choice for the tee boxes and fairways as it is an extremely strong grass type able to withstand Hanoi’s changing temperatures. The thick rough, particularly when left to grow long, will present a constant challenge even for the most accomplished of golfers.
The greens are large, fast-running and immaculately conditioned, strategically placed bunkers. elevation changes, together with the large lake and rolling hills create a memorable golf experience that will challenge golfers at every level.
There are several factors that influence the success or failure of a golf course: irrigation, drainage, effective and practical design, not to mention experience and knowledge. In Chi Linh Star, maintenance equipment has been imported from the U.S.A. manufactured by “Toro” a world leader company that offers the very best quality products and professional service and support to golf courses. The club house sits on the top of a hill, offering a panoramic view over the golf course, make it the perfect place to relax after a round of golf.
Whether for a day trip from Hanoi, or merely stopping by on the way to or from Ha Long Bay, Chi Linh Star Golf and Country Club is the proverbial must play for a great round of golf.
Address: Sao Do town, Hai Duong Province, Vietnam.
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