The Dunes course is located less than 20 minutes from Danang International Airport and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hoi An. The championship course is part of a luxury resort development, the Danang Beach Resort, that will include a 5-star hotel with 270 rooms and 196 villas offering a panoramic view of the mountains, beach and serene golf courses. A convention and exhibition centre and recreational marina will be located alongside a second hotel.
When Greg Norman checked in on the progress of the Dunes Course, in March 2010, he said: “The fact is, you’d be doing a very poor job to make a boring course out of a site like this.” Certainly Mother Nature had a gigantic hand in the formation of a layout that evokes an experience often found in seaside courses in the British Isles and southeastern Australia. But make no mistake: This is Vietnam. One look at the stunning, par-3 16th hole – back-dropped as it is by traditional, long-tail fishing boats that troll the warm waters of the East Sea – is all it takes.