Laos, the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia, has a thickly forested and mountainous landscape with its tropical climate characterised by monsoon and dry seasons. Almost a quarter of the country’s land has been set aside as conservation areas which may be developed in the future into National Parks. Officially called Lao People's Democratic Republic, the people of Laos celebrate many festivals throughout the year and the country is well known for its population of elephants, its slow pace and its relaxed and friendly people.
Golf in Asia is on the increase and there are seven golf courses in Laos that we know about. One of the best of the 18-hole layouts is billed as the most picturesque golf course in Laos and the 6,503-metre course is located at the Dansavanh Nam Ngum Resort, which is perhaps more famous for its casino. Long Thanh-Vientiane Golf Club promises to raise the golfing bar in Laos with 18 holes open for play and a further 18 in construction. There are 18 holers at the Lao Country Club (formerly Youth Garden Golf Course), at Luang Prabang Golf Club and at Lao Inter Golf Club. There are also two 9-hole layouts at the Vientiane Golf Club (designed by RTJ Jnr) and at Santisuk Lang Xang Golf Club.
We’ll keep a close eye on golf in Laos, but please contact us if you know more about golf in the Land of a Million Elephants.
Our Laos Top 5 rankings were last updated in January 2017. Click the link to read the story.