Vietnam Golf Coast (VGC) clubs are capitalizing on a substantial surge of visitors from South Korea and other countries in East Asia.
In doing so, they are displaying the region’s credentials as a year-round golf destination that is perfectly suited for visitors from countries with unfriendly winter climes.

According to data from the Vietnam National Authority of Tourism, South Korea has become the leading source market for Vietnam, with over 2.3 million South Korean visitors recorded in the first eight months of 2023. This marks a remarkable 16-fold increase compared to the same period in 2022.

This trend is currently playing out at leading golf club like Ba Na Hills Golf Club over the winter months where visitors from East Asian countries are swapping cold weather in their home countries for perfect golf conditions.

Great flight connections are boosting Central Vietnam’s popularity with Koreans. In addition to the convenient flight time of approximately five hours, multiple airlines are now offering up to 20 direct flights daily, connecting major South Korean cities such as Seoul and Busan to Danang.

Visitors from other East Asian countries are also capitalizing on better flight links with Central Vietnam.

In late March, national carrier Vietnam Airlines resumed its popular route between Danang and Tokyo, Japan’s capital. There’s also been a ramping up of services between Danang and tier-one Chinese cities including Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chengdu. Other new routes launched in 2023 include services linking Danang with Taipei in Taiwan and Macau.

Eight years ago, Danang was primarily known to East Asian tourists for its golf options. However, the current trend reflects a broadening of preferences, with visitors now embracing a diverse range of experiences, including culinary exploration, various entertainment options, luxury resorts, pristine beaches, and cultural attractions.

“The destination offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from culinary delights to entertainment and cultural immersion,” added Gary Dixon, general manager of Ba Na Hills Golf Club. “The availability of numerous direct flights connecting major cities in East Asian countries with Danang has further facilitated seamless access for travellers.”

Book your tee time at Ba Na Hills Golf Club to indulge in the uniquely crafted golf holes!

Address: An Son, Hoa Ninh Ward, Hoa Vang District, Danang, Vietnam

Hotline: +84 (0) 236 39 24 888

Email: [email protected]


C/O Ba Na Hills Golf Club
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