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Tuyen Lam Sacom Golf Club
resort and golf complex in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, the company announced last Friday. The Sacom Golf Club, some five kilometers from the heart of Dalat City, covers more than 270 hectares, and is part of Tuyen Lam Lake Tourist Zone.
Sacom Tuyen Lam Golf Club
Sacom 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 Sacom Golf Club by the main or back entrances, respectively. The Dalat golf course was Canadian designed and sits in a deep valley. It is located on the eastern shores of the Tuyen Lam Lake and is surrounded by large 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 10:00AM.
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 Sacom Golf Club. Greens are well guarded with gentle slopes and feature all Bent grass. Fairways are normal Bermuda grass.
Hole #3 is an uphill tight dogleg right. Out-of-bounds flanks the right side and the green is fronted by a large bunker and small creek that bisects the fairway. The second shot is among the most challenging at Sacom Golf Club. Most golfers go for it, but end up in the creek short or OB right of the green. Take 1-2 extra 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 huge 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 cutout of the mountain to build the hole. Hit to this side and the ball will ricochet off the Rick 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 Sacom Golf include a nice 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 Sacom Golf is hilly, the course can be walked or optionally golf carts are available for hire.
Designer French Golf Company
Holes 18 holes par 72 (7131 yards)
Location Dalat, Lam Dong province
Distance 45 minutes by flight from Ho Chi Minh city
Closed on Open Everyday
Golf Cart 30
Golf Set 35
Golf Shoes 10
Driving Range Yes
Facilities Accommodation, Massage, Restaurants, Swimming Pool