Long Bien Golf Course

Long Bien Golf Course, Hanoi: Address, Phone Number, Long Bien Golf Course Reviews: 4/5

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Sara2010
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Came back with damaged golf clubs
May 2021
Staff management, especially the training of caddies is extremely poor.
Caddies swings our golf clubs during the waiting for the tee off.
What made me more irritating was that they forgot to buckle up a golf bag to the cart and started off right in front of me, drop the bag off from the cart, which lead to the damaged golf clubs, which I have used only once before.
Even though it is near to the city center, I will never go again.
Written May 26, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Barton L
London, UK6 contributions
Golf course near the center
Jan 2020
The golf course is very close to the center of Hanoi, the quality is good, suitable for short trips.
Written March 2, 2020
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Steve W
Phnom Penh, Cambodia4 contributions
Cattle Class Golf with Business Class Prices
Feb 2020 • Couples
Long Bien golf course is the golfing equivalent of buying a ‘business class’ seat but without the accompanying service. They happily charge top prices (probably to pay for the ostentatious and soulless Clubhouse). However the course is mediocre with nothing notable or memorable.

My wife and I booked a tee for 12.26pm arriving at 10.30am in order to get in much needed practice beforehand (as on our travels we hadn’t played for 7 weeks).

We handed over 5.6m VD (£180 or $240 USD) ouch! and duly went to the driving range. We then arrived at the putting green 45 minutes before our allotted tee time to get a feel for the pace etc but no sooner had we got on there we were ordered to go to the 2nd tee where a single player was waiting for us!! We pointed out that we were not due to tee off for a further 45 minutes but the starter Marshall said - we have a gap in the tee times and you must go immediately. Despite our protests, clearly annoyed and ill prepared we did as instructed and went to the 2nd tee where a single player was indeed waiting for us! We asked him what his tee time was and he said 11.15am!

As golf is supposed to be played in a relaxed frame of mind it was no surprise that we started poorly and it took a number of holes before we got into our game. Whilst our playing partner was a very pleasant Vietnamese man his golf was erratic - he frequently put his drives OB and had to take a second ball and then spend time looking for either or both. This didn’t bother me until on the 14th hole the course Marshall marched up to me and told me that I was playing slowly and because of that I needed to speed my play up!

The annoying part of that was the time wasted by our playing partner taking 3 off the tee and looking for his ball. I was by now fuming and lost all desire to play golf. We finished at the 18th (having only played 17 holes) and took the matter up with the Course Manager. Despite our protests he just said he was sorry we felt angry and that the Marshall was right to usher us along as we were almost a hole behind the people in front.

The 17 holes had taken 4 hours and 5 minutes. The instructions inside the buggy stated that a full round should take 4 hours 30 minutes so we were not slow despite the time spent looking for our partners ball and the fact that the buggies were not allowed on the fairways which frequently meant walking to the ball.

We then went to complain to the Clubhouse Manager who listened sympathetically but simply shrugged her shoulders. Eventually she said we could have 1/18th of the course fee back because we only played 17 holes and she would also refund the cost of the range balls. We felt insulted and left.

In all the years playing golf we have have never been treated so badly. The clear objective of Long Bien is to take as much money as possible and fill the course at all times irrespective of the paying customer. I would suggest they are reliant on tourists passing through and are therefore ambivalent to the customers’ golfing experience just as long as they have your money. We had extended our stay in Hanoi for a few more days in order to play a couple more times but after our experience that was not going to happen.

If you want a happy golfing experience then definitely look elsewhere to spend your money.

Written February 26, 2020
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Patrick
Singapore, Singapore44 contributions
Great Destination for Golf
Oct 2019
This place was very impressive. The owner really splashed money to develop this beautiful course. The fairways, the greens, etc were well maintained. It made our group golfing a great experience and all love the course. Caddies were pretty good and they appeared to be quite well trained.

The locker rooms, reception area, restaurants and even the halfway houses were really splendidly done up. Huge too, surely impressive if you had been golfing in other older Vietnamese courses.

Our package came with free lunch and the lunch spread was very generous. There were sashimi, sushi, oyster baked in cheese, kim chi, soups and other delicious food. We must thank the management for offering us a great lunch and a great golfing experience. Surely we would like to re-visit soon.Thank you Long Bien
Written November 3, 2019
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Kris K
Gladstone15 contributions
Golf at Long Bien
Sep 2019 • Friends
We played 18 holes, 9 on 1 coarse, 8 on another and 1 on another, really? Male caddies were pretty average overall after playing at BaNa Hills.. The greens were very undulating, and very slow, pin positions were very tight, on the side of the slope.And nearly A$40 for a ball marker. Wow.
Don't want your time.
Written September 21, 2019
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xuchengrui
Singapore, Singapore143 contributions
Memorable Course and HCM Tan Son Nhat Golf Course Lookalike
Jul 2019 • Friends
As the title suggest, there were many similarities in the look of this course compared to its counter part TSN GC in HCM. The course layout, clubhouse and locker room look literally like each other except the one in HCM has 36H while this is 27H. Nice halfway houses with air-con in every 3-4 holes fulfilled all expectations.

Contrary to other reviews earlier, we played in July 2019 and the greens was fast. Not sure if it is because we were playing with slow greens for 3 days and had already adjusted to it and thus putt-ed harder but it seems a small tap or a nice shot onto the green got the ball rolling fast and furious way out of target.

Nevertheless, it has the elevated tee offs, greens and small lakes like what we see in TSN, except it is not as crowded.

A good course to play en route airport, and the best experience we had over the 4 courses we played in Hanoi. The free buffet nothing to shout about but hey, it FOC. Was told by Agent a round here on July weekend is USD 115. Makes this course definitely value for money
Written July 16, 2019
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Christian_999
Königsbrunn461 contributions
Good course, bad food
May 2019 • Couples
Good and challenging course close to the city center. Impressive clubhouse with HUGE locker rooms. Well organized staff, knowledgeable male caddies.
Relatively expensive (appr. 150 USD incl. lunch).
Korean lunch buffet was substandard in quality and taste.
Written May 24, 2019
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Maz
45 contributions
Well maintained course
Apr 2019 • Solo
The fairways and greens were in perfect condition. A little slow on the stimpmeter but roll true.

Water and bunkers challenge your game with some elevated greens.

Caddy was quite knowledgeable and all staff very courteous. Korean food served at clubhouse was excellent.

A good location to spend the day.
Written April 30, 2019
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merc8989
kuala lumpur638 contributions
Huge clubhouse n crowded course
Apr 2019 • Couples
The facilities inside the clubhouse are amazing. Huge changing room, Jacuzzi, dinner hall and lobby.
The course was crowded on a weekday and it took us 3 hours to complete nine holes. Condition of fairway was fair but greens were slow.
Caddies cannot communicate in English and one of them was lazy and a nuisance, singing all the way.
Very long course.
Written April 19, 2019
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Toshorama
Yackandandah, Australia114 contributions
An fantastic golf course close to district 1 at a fair price
Jun 2018
Our group of 4 booked directly with the course. They were very helpful and gave us a beverage and food voucher.Course played well but not in the same league as Ba Na Hills or Montgomerie Links at DaNang.
Paid $110.00 AUD each for the privilege which was very good considering lunch which was amazing. Caddies are male which is interesting. They were very good. Highly recommend this course.
Written July 2, 2018
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