Vietnam Golf & Country Club - East Course Review

Vietnam GCC - East: #7Vietnam Golf & Country Club - East Course in Vietnam

Long Thanh My Ward
District 9, Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam

March 29th, 2011 13:49

Reviewer

First Name Rick
Last Name Nowosad
Handicap 6

Course Review and Comments

Of the two courses offered here, I thought the West course, though shorter and techically easier according to slope and course rating, was the more enjoyable experience.

Ratings

Date course was played Wednesday 02nd of March 2011
Price paid for golf 0
Price comments As part of a pre-paid golf package, I don't know what the actual green fees were. This website lists them at $90.00 so I assume that's what they were for the day we played.
Course Design Rating
Course Design Comments The East course is flat with virtually no elevation changes whatsoever. The fairways were generous with the usual assortment of strategic bunkers but few other hazards worthy of mention. It is a pleasant enough course to play but is not overly inspiring and lacks any truly memorable holes. At least, I can't identify any.
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Rating
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Comments The course was nicely conditioned but the Bermuda greens were only running about 8.5 on the stimp and the grain really influenced putts. I rarely play Bermuda greens and had difficulty forcing myself to hit the ball hard enough to get it to the hole while side grain putts broke far more than I and my caddy would read into it. The grain ate them up. The course was very dry and they were hand watering some greens so, to the defense of the green staff, I suppose they cut the greens a little higher than normal to prevent them from burning out. They were well groomed, however.
Course Service Rating
Course Service Comments The staff were first rate and the caddy, Tham (female of course), was very good in terms of clubbing and course strategy. She read putts well but I think the pace of the greens baffled her too.
Course Facilities Rating
Course Facilities Comments Excellent clubhouse and the locker room was spotless.
Course Overall Rating
Play Again Yes
Recommend Yes

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