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“Worth Playing” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Montgomerie Links

Montgomerie Links
Dien Ngoc Commune | Dien Ban District, Da Nang, Vietnam
+84 (510) 3941 942
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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Da Nang
Type: Golf Courses
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“Worth Playing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Every year a group of male friends go golfing about this time of year.
November is perhaps not the best time of year for golfing in the Da Nang area being the end of the wet season. But Da Nang is where you get a concentration of golf courses worth playing. And apart from golf the Da Nang area offers other things to do which is important when your golf is getting you down. As it inevitably does. Da Nang is from an Asian perspective a very pretty charming city. A city built around it's river and it's beautiful lighted bridges. And only 35-40 minutes to the south is Hoi An a UNESCO Heritage city with tailoring, food, culture and just exploring all worth doing.
But back to the golf.
Montgomerie Links ( supposedly designed by the sour Scot himself ) and Da Nang ( a Norman course ) are right next to each other about 20 minutes south of Da Nang. Laguna Lang Co is a Faldo course in a Banyan Tree / Angsana resort development about 90 minutes north of Da Nang.
I have written separate reviews of both Da Nang and Laguna Lang Co.
The Montgomerie Links course is on relatively flat sand dune terrain. The course drains remarkably well. Fairways and greens are apparently a paspalum grass. Whatever it is the fairways and greens are in sensational condition. The clubhouse is modern and spacious. The change rooms as you might expect are sumptuous with jacuzzi sauna and showers. The restaurant does a good lunch and service is good. The check in procedure ( also at Da Nang and Laguna Lang Co ) is very good and having been through the convoluted machinations of checking in at Mission Hills it was a delight to arrive and get to the first tee without needing an MBA.
Most in our group thought the Montgomerie course was better than Da Nang. Not that it matters. You should not come here without playing all three courses and which is better is a question of personal choice and of course how you play on the day.
I thought Montgomerie was fairer off the tee than Da Nang and also a little more generous around the greens. I thought Montgomerie was easier than Da Nang. Others thought the reverse. We all agreed that Laguna Lang Co was the hardest and the best of the three.
The vegetation off the fairway at Montgomerie and Da Nang is largely grass in which a ball can be found. Trees are almost exclusively what looks like an Australian casuarina. On the borders of the course is either OB over concrete walls or lost balls into more typical jungle. Apparently with cobras and other snakes. So depending on location the caddies are not so keen on looking for miscreant balls.
All three courses are in yards with this and Da Nang about 6600 yards off the blues and Laguna Lang Co a bit shorter (although it did not feel like it ) at 6400 yards. For golfers 27 and below the blue tees are a good test of golf on all,three courses.
Montgomerie Links makes good use of bunkers and water and visually the par 5's in particular 12 and 18 make great use of the bunkering. As does the par 3 eleventh. And if you like your big par 3's with a bit of water then 14 will set your knees trembling.
The caddies at Montgomerie we felt ( there were 8 of us ) were far superior to the other two courses. But don't fall into the trap of thinking a bad game or a missed putt is the caddies fault. It's yours I'm afraid. The caddies add to the experience. Enjoy their company and the fun they can create. And the going rate for a tip appears to be about 300,000 VND. I gather some pay about 200,000 VND but for an extra $5 make someone happy.
The course is good. No it's not better than some of the courses at home. But you are here for the travel and the fun. And at Montgomerie you will play very good courses, in sensational condition, and you will enjoy the experience. Da Nang for a golfing experience is great.

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“The Golf Course is nice, not sure about the way it is managed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We came to Danang on a Golfing Holiday.
Of the 3 golf courses we played, this is the only one that wrote to us to remind us not to bring food on course. They will charge us an enormous fee if we were found to have brought our own food, whether we consumed it or not. I found this extremely distasteful. It appears that they impose this ruling to ensure you have to buy from them. And they said golf was a gentleman's game!
I have to admit that the course was in pretty good condition and pleasant to play. The Danang Golf Course is also pretty good and has specials.

Visited November 2013
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Montgomerielinks, Manager at Montgomerie Links, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Dear Sir

Thank you for your comments about your experience at our Golf Course, we are very pleased to hear you found the course to be enjoyable and to your liking. Our food and beverage policy while we do permit reasonable items to be brought to The Montgomerie Links are also conscious of food being taken onto the golf course which in some cases may slow the pace of play or litter the immaculate presentation of the grounds creating inconveniences to other golfers. In our five food and beverage outlets we offer a wide selection of delicious fusion cuisine at very reasonable prices including two on course kiosks where golfers may also relax and enjoy a mid round break.

I would like to thank you for your comments and we look forward to seeing you at The Montgomerie Links in the near future.

Taylor Murphy
Director of Golf
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“top class golf course”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Recently played 27 holes there during family golf tour with Golf Asia. Play stopped on first day because of impending typhoon but on return able to play and enjoy the whole course.
Facilities and staff excellent and very helpful. One of my favourite courses of the tour, and preferred it to neighbouring Greg Norman course.

Visited October 2013
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“Beautiful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My husband is member of this place. He take me along every weekend because he fell in love with it. We live in town but they have free bus to take us there.I love it. Beautiful!

Visited October 2013
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“Good course, good people, good atmoshpere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Great open Golf course for everyone at any level. Watch out though, you may loose some balls in the water hazards,......

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