Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia, set at the meeting point of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers. The city was important during both the Khmer Empire and French Colonial times, due to its access to the rivers and ability to get further afield. These days, Phnom Penh has started to be slightly more modern, with a vibrant pub street, some excellent walking routes with parks along the river, as well as some excellent historical spots to visit such as the Royal Palace, National Museum and Silver Pagoda all in the heart of town. Phnom Penh on its own may not be ideal, and we recommend combining it with Siem Reap, or another of South East Asia’s fantastic golf and culture destinations.

As for golf in Phnom Penh, there are two excellent golf courses in the city – Garden City Golf Club and the new Faldo-designed Vattanac Resort. Couple the golf with some excursions to The Killing Fields and the Genocide Museum, and each golfer will go away with a great golf and culture experience in Phnom Penh.

Vattanac Golf Resort

This golf club is home to a stunning 18 hole golf course, with another being built  and is the latest addition to golf in Cambodia.  Opened for play in 2019 and is a classic Faldo design with wild grasses and risk reward strategies off most tees.  Nice touch to have the 3 iconic miniature replicas of marvels of Khmer architecture: Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple, and Preah Vihear Temple on the way round.

Garden City Golf Club

Opened in 2013 and one of the top golf clubs in Phnom Penh. The par-72 layout is spread over 240 acres and is situated about 20 kms northeast of Phnom Penh. The course is managed by IMG and is a great design and the playing conditions are immaculate.

Grand Phnom Penh Golf Course

Nicklaus design and not too far from the City centre. It’s a private members course and challenges golfers of all levels.

Killing Fields and Toul Sleng Museum (incl. Killing Fields, Toul Sleng Museum)

Choeung Ek is the site of a former orchard and mass grave of victims of the Khmer Rouge about 17 kilometres south of the Phnom Penh city centre. It is the best-known of the sites known as The Killing Fields, where the Khmer Rouge regime executed over one million people between 1975 and 1979. Also recommended to visit the Genocide Museum on the same day.


Palace Gate Hotel

A new luxury hotel situated in the heart of the thriving and lively capital city of  Phnom Penh and is located adjacent to the splendours of the Royal Palace and within a short walking distance of the bustling Riverside area of Sisowath Quay. The Palace Gate Hotel & Resort offers you luxurious accommodation in perhaps the city’s most convenient location.

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra

This colonial-style hotel is located in the Old Quarter of Phnom Penh, overlooking the river. The hotel offers full facilities including a spa, tennis courts, sports club and squash courts. This is in addition to an elegant outdoor swimming pool. The rooms are designed and decorated to make each guest feel at home. Take a short stroll out of the hotel to experience some local Cambodia food, as well as warm hospitality.


Sun & Moon Urban Hotel

Unusual funky design located amongst the busy bar area of the capital and  close to the river. Good value, attentive staff and a wonderful roof top pool and bar area that offers relaxation away from the busy streets below.

White Mansion

White Mansion is located in the heart of Phnom Penh and is just steps from many major attractions, including the Independence Monument, Royal Palace and National Museum which makes the hotel perfect for those who wish to spend time outside of golf, exploring Cambodian history. The rooms are spacious with high ceilings offering excellent comfort and value-for-money. At night, it is just a short walk to some excellent bars to enjoy a few drinks to see out the day.


Ohana Phnom Penh Palace Hotel

Located in Phnom Penh’s Riverside area, this hotel is a great choice for those on a budget, and looking for some good rest and relaxation when not golfing. The hotel is next to Kandal Market which offers some excellent shopping and deals, and when not on the course or out exploring, the rooftop has two pools overlooking the river. The hotel is clean and safe, and is a very good choice for golfers on a bit of a budget.

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