|Designer||CT Ekistics (Canada)|
|Holes/ Par/ Yardage||18 holes par 72 (7074 yards)|
|Location||15 km from Dalat City|
|Distance||On the eastern side of Tuyen Lam Lake area|
|Opening time||Open everyday|
|Max. golfers per group||Weekday: 4
|Facilities||Accommodation, Fitness, Massage, Restaurants, Sauna, Snooker, Swimming Pool|
SAM Tuyen Lam Golf Club Description:
(narrow valley course surrounded by pine forests)
SAM Tuyen Lam Golf Club is 15 kilometers from Dalat City. It takes only 20 minutes from town and 20 minutes from the airport to reach SAM Golf Club by the principal or back entrances, respectively. The Dalat golf course was Canadian designed and sits in a deep valley. The course location on the eastern shores of the Tuyen Lam Lake surrounded by massive mountains and towering pine trees; which makes for excellent scenery and year-round cool golf weather. However, morning fog covers the golf course, and on most days golf is not possible until 9:00 or 10:00 AM.
Many of the holes play from elevated tees to tight fairways. Drivers can be kept in the bag in most cases as accuracy over distance is favored at SAM Tuyen Lam Golf Club. Greens are well guarded with gentle slopes and feature all Bent grass. Fairways are natural Bermuda grass.
Hole #3 is an uphill tight dogleg right. Out-of-bounds flanks the right side, a large bunker fronts the green, and small creek bisects the fairway. The second shot is among the most challenging at SAM Golf Club. Most golfers go for it, but end up in the stream short or OB right of the green. Take 1-2 more clubs as there is ample room over the green to get down for par.
Another memorable hole is the par-4 hole 12. Playing as a dogleg right and severely uphill, there is a high bunker crossing the fairway 200 yards from the teeing area. A monster drive that carries 240 yards or more is required to clear the hazard; otherwise, a layup to around 180 yards is a much safer play. Also, the whole right side is framed by a vertical rock wall that was cut out of the mountain to build the hole. Hit to this side, and the ball will rebound off the hill and back into the fairway. To make matters more complicated the green is double level and guarded by bunkers on both sides. Putting follows the slope of the surrounding mountains. It is such a difficult hole that bogey is a good score.
Facilities at SAM Tuyen Lake Golf include a beautiful clubhouse, driving range and practice areas. The onsite restaurant, pro shop, and locker rooms are rather basic as are the 12 guest rooms at the golf resort. Nearby large luxurious villas and 5-star hotel are also stay-and-play options onsite. Service is fair, and it is advisable to bring a Vietnamese translator to assists with all of the formalities. Although SAM Tuyen Lake Golf is hilly, the course can be walked or optionally golf carts are available for hire.
- More than 15 days prior to check-in: FREE of charge
- From 15 to 10 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
- From 9 to 3 days prior to check-in: 75% of total rates
- Less than 72 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
- No-Show: 100% of total rates