Courses fall under National Golf Course Development Plan to 2020.
The South Hoi An Golf Course and the Hai Phong Sakura Golf Club have received Prime Ministerial approval to be built within the framework of the National Golf Course Development Plan to 2020.
The 36-hole South Hoi An course covers an area of 142.9 ha in Duy Hai commune, Duy Xuyen district in central Quang Nam province, while the Hai Phong Sakura Golf Club spans Truong Thanh and An Tien communes in An Lao district, northern Hai Phong city.
They are among 15 courses to be added to the development plan while nine others have been removed.
By 2020 Vietnam is to have nearly 100 golf courses, built mainly on poor quality, sandy or unused land. Courses are not permitted to be built in rice growing, fertile or protected forest areas.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment reported that by last year there were 58 golf courses on 9,270 ha in 24 cities and provinces around the country.