For golfing enthusiasts, there are three courses in Vientiane that are worth trying out.
Long Vien Golf Club. The 18 holes and 7,538 yards fairways make up a 72 par international-standard course. Blessed with a beautiful natural view and developed based on its terrain, the gold course is arguably the most professional in Laos. There are computer-controlled water spraying and lighting systems, driving ranges, caddies, and buggies.
Lao Country Club. Stretching over 6,000 yards, the 71 par course is in tip-top condition, as the former Youth Garden Golf Course was recently upgraded to resort standards. Here, the gentle yet undulating terrain is challenging yet walkable. Decorative water features are everywhere, so caution and discipline are necessary. Caddies can be hired.
Lakeview Golf Club. The 72 par course is 7,153 yards long and designed cleverly by Nelson and Haworth, with clever mounding and earthworks to transform a once-flat field into a curious course. Man-made water bodies work in tandem with steep bunker complexes to add an extra challenge. The golf course is well-maintained and uses Paspalum grass, so the surface is constant all year round. Caddies and buggies are available, and there is also a driving range.