Laguna Lang Co. Golf Club
Course Date
Location Danang, Vietnam
Yardage 6961 yards Par 71
Course Rating  
Playing Date April 30, 2014
Designer Nick Faldo
Opened 2013
Caddie Yes
Golf Cart Yes (can be driven onto fairways)
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The Laguna Lang Co. is located in a terrain sandwiched between the ocean and mountains. The golf course weaves nicely though wildernesses such as trees, natural streams and rice paddies and mountains. The land is relatively flat but the fairways are undulating and players will hit shots from various stances. A few of the holes are flanked by rice paddy fields that were back into existence during the construction. This features not only influences the play from a visual and strategic perspective but tremendous amounts of rice are produced two harvests a year.

view from clubhouse

view from 9th green

The course offers number of unique and interesting challenges that include holes that pass through natural rice fields, hit into edges of mountains, have bushes & trees nearby, and are surrounded by sandy wastelands. There are many strategically placed fairway & greenside bunkers as well as huge sandy waste areas throughout the course. The greens are contoured quite a lot and a fee levels due to mounds, ridges and swales, making the putt difficult unless putting from the same level. The par 3s are excellent due to a variety of distances to test all aspects of players’ game. This course is designed to put a premium on shot-making and course management rather than power golfing.

view from 15th green

15th green seen from 17th hole

beach near 9th tee


Hole 1 Par 4 422 yards
The first hole is a relatively straight par four. The tee shot requires a carry of 250 yards in order to surpass both the bunker to the left and the pond to the right. Since the pond also faces the right half of the shallow green, the difficulty increases when the pin is located to the right front of the green. If the pin is located to the left, a bunker to the left comes into play. The green is double tiered with the lower left.

Hole 1 Par 4 422 yards (3)

Hole 1 Par 4 422 yards (2)

Hole 1 Par 4 422 yards (1)
Hole 4 Par 4 471 yards
A strong dogleg to the left. The tee shot is over rice fields. It is important to cut the dogleg to have shorter approach on this long par 4. The green is elevated and shallow with its front side guarded by a long and wide bunker. The green’s left side is also surrounded by a rice paddy and its back facing a bush. This is a hole that requires both distance and a high ball on the approach. Since the the middle of the green has the swale, this will become a challenge to putt if the ball is located far from the pin.

Hole 4 Par 4 471 yards (3)

Hole 4 Par 4 471 yards (2)

Hole 4 Par 4 471 yards (1)
Hole 5 Par 3 206 yards

5th green seen from back right

Hole 5 Par 3 206 yards
A par three with a spectacular background view of the mountain. There are three mounds the left, right, and back sides of the green, and they are in the shape of the that shape the mountain. Since the back of the green slopes down, players should be careful when the pin is located at the back.
Hole 6 Par 4 406 yards
A slight left dogleg to the left. Players should be aware that the further they drive, the narrower the landing area becomes due to the bushes on both sides. The green is vertically long, elevated and slopes towards the left. Since the right side of the green is protected by bushes, players should avoid a right to left ball on the approach.

6th green seen from side

Hole 6 Par 4 406 yards (2)

Hole 6 Par 4 406 yards (1)
Hole 7 Par 4 363 yards

Hole 7 Par 4 363 yards (2)

Hole 7 Par 4 363 yards (1)
A relatively straight par four. There is a fairway bunker towards the right at around the 220 yards and to the left at 225 yards off the tee. However, since the fairway beyond 240 yards from the tee slops to the left, even if the player aims to the center, the ball may end up rolling towards the left trees. The green is elevated, two-tiered with higher the left back, and protected by bunkers to both its left and right. While it isn’t particularly long, it is still a charming hole.
Hole 8 Par 3 162 yards
A par three over a sandy wasteland in which a deep bunker guards the front side of highly elevated green. The green is also surrounded by bushes from both sides reaching all the way to the back. Players should also note that the green is wide with a large mound in its center.

8th hole seen from green

Hole 8 Par 3 162 yards

Hole 8 Par 3 162 yards
Hole 10 Par 4 446 yards

Hole 10 Par 4 446 yards (2)

Hole 10 Par 4 446 yards (1)
A dogleg to the left, and a tough par 4. There is a mound-shaped bunker on the right located at around 210 yards and a left fairway bunker that can be carried 240 yards from the tee. A deep bunker guards the left side of the green and a creek runs in front of it, making the approach a challenge. The green is elevated and slopes towards the right.
Hole 11 Par 3 167 yards
An interesting downhill par three with a large stone, collapsed from the left mountain, acting as a noticeable hazard to the hole. The green is guarded by another rock to the right and a bush to the left. If the pin position is in the front, players will notice that the play will become easier due to the shorter distance, but the rock bordering the green is very close to the front pion position, thus the landing area will become much narrower. A long green have a large mount in the center, making putting a challenge if the ball is far from the pin.

11th green

Hole 11 Par 3 167 yards

Hole 11 Par 3 167 yards
Hole 14 Par 3 201 yards
A short par three over a sandy waste area. The green is elevated and is guarded by a deep large bunker that runs along its front and right sides. Players should also pay attention to a secondary bunker at the back of the green.

Hole 14 Par 3 201 yards (3)

Hole 14 Par 3 201 yards (2)

Hole 14 Par 3 201 yards (1)
Hole 17 Par 4 457 yards
A relatively straight and long par four. The ideal tee shot is to aim towards the right side of the fairway close to the OB line. The approach shot is over a large bunker running along the left and back sides of the green. When the pin is positioned to the far back, the bunker at the rear comes into play and it will make this demanding hole more difficult.

Hole 17 Par 4 457 yards (3)

Hole 17 Par 4 457 yards (2)

Hole 17 Par 4 457 yards (1)
Hole 18 Par 5 621 yards
A very long par five with a sharp right dogleg bend. The ideal path is to aim over the large and long bunker on the far-right corner. To achieve this, players will need to not only ensure a carry of 240 yards but will also need to avoid the OB line that runs close to the bunker. Players on the second shot will need to decide whether to go over the large fairway bunker lying in the middle, or to hit towards its left or right sides. It is important to note that the OB line on the right will be coming in closer to the fairway during this second shot. The green is guarded by a large bunker from its right to front sides. The green is two-staged, sloped from back to front, and consists of a higher backside.

Hole 18 Par 5 621 yards (3)

Hole 18 Par 5 621 yards (2)

Hole 18 Par 5 621 yards (1)
19th hole

The course is a one-hour drive from both Danang City and Danang Airport. Visitors can play. The luxury hotel groups, Angsana Lang Co and Banyan Tree Lang Co, are in the vicinity of the golf club and allows pick up and drop off via a golf cart.

During my time there, we stayed at Intercontinental San Peninsula Da Nang, with a drive time to the course of an hour and 15 minutes. While I did not stay at Angsana Ranko, I was shown around the hotels and the rooms.

nice caddie



The Top 100 Golf Courses ( ranked The Laguna Lang Co as the 5th best golf course in 2020 Vietnam Top 30. There are around 70 courses in Vietnam up to now.

The other Nick Faldo designed courses in Asia are The Emerald GC, Great Lakes G&CC, in Thailand and Mission Hills GC (Fald Course), Beijing Honghua International GC, Kunming Lake View GC, Wuhan International GC, Yunnan Dali Cang Sea GC in China, Ocean Dunes GC in Vietnam, and Angkor GR in Cambodia.

Angsana Lang Co

Angsana Lang Co

view from room

After our play, we drove north and visited the world heritage site, Hue Royal Palace. Hue an hour and 20 minutes by car from the golf course and 2 hours and 20 minutes from Danang city. Hue is an ancient city that prospered as the capital of Nguyen Dynasty, the last dynasty of Vietnam. The Nguyen Dynasty was founded in 1802 by the Emperor Gia Long, who unified Vietnam with the assistance of France. The dynasty ruled the lands for 143 years during 13 generations while being challenged during periods such as French colonization and World War II. The royal palace was modeled after the Chinese Forbidden City. After the tour, we ate the well-established dish Bun Bo Hue, which is served all over Vietnam with a Hue specialty. It is a simple dish using rice flour noodles and beef, but delicious with refined tastes.

Imperial City of Huế

Imperial City of Huế

Bun Bo Hue