Hoiana Shores a New Star in Vietnam

Hoiana Shores Club Vietnam (Image: Gary Lisbon)

Hoiana Shores Golf Club is set alongside the South China Sea in Vietnam. (Image: Gary Lisbon)

Carved through coastal dunes, Hoiana Shores Golf Club is the centrepiece of a US$4-billion resort property said to be the most ambitious ever undertaken in Vietnam.

(Last updated January 2021.)

Vietnam added yet another marquee course to its roster in 2020 with the official launch of Hoiana Shores Golf Club.

Set on the South China Sea shoreline near the city of Hoi An in central Vietnam, the links-style Robert Trent Jones II design twists through a terrain of seaside dunes, native brush, Casuarina trees and sand pines. Six of the 18 holes come into direct contact with the beach. The course is the first in Vietnam developed in accordance with the strict sustainability principles laid out by the U.K.-based GEO Foundation.

Regarded as the world’s fastest-growing golf market, Vietnam currently has 78 golf courses, with another 43 in different stages of development, according to the Royal & Ancient’s latest Golf Around the World Report.

Hoiana Shores is the centrepiece of a US$4-billion resort development said to be the most ambitious ever undertaken in Vietnam. The 985-hectare property will eventually include more than 1,000 guest rooms, suites and villas, as well as an entertainment facility managed by Suncity Group.

Hoi An is a popular tourist destination best known for its canals and well-preserved Ancient Town. The city’s architecture reflects a mix of eras and styles—from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colourful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge.