Bangkok Golf Club
Bangkok Golf Club Details
18 holes par 72 (6812 yards)
The 1990s saw the construction of several golf courses in the region located 35 minutes outside central Bangkok. One of these was the Bangkok Golf Club. So far it has hosted many professional events among them being the Asian Tour’s Volvo Masters held in 2003. Unfortunately in 2011, due to unrelenting floods, it was necessary to reconstruct the greens and cut down the more mature tees. Thus in 2012 there emerged a more user-friendly course.
The course is surrounded by office blocks, school, Buddhist temple, rice mill, some local housing as well as some industrial buildings. However, the course is located inside high walls which block out the activities of the external world, giving the golfer an opportunity to experience a well looked after, exciting golf course.
In spite of the short course which stretches to slightly more than 6800 yards from the back tees, golfers need not feel discouraged at all. At first the course’s similarity to a garden coupled with the deer and foul which have made the course their home, may distract you. However, once you make a double-bogey or two, you will find that you are better able to concentrate on the game.
When a player hits a narrow fairway and avoids the water hazards, he is considered to have made a good score. The water hazards are to be found along the top-notch par-3s. The 11th hole is a short, top par-3 hole. The tee shot has to be strong enough to send the ball over the water and carry the bunker blocking the front of the green. This calls for a lot of confidence. In 1991, Golf Magazine voted the 9th double dogleg par-5 as the world’s top 500 golf holes.
The greens are undulating and fast but you need not worry. Caddies have vast knowledge of the course and can read majority of the borrows and slopes that make up the putting surfaces.
Additional amenities include the Bangkok Golf Club which has the traditional Thai massage, locker rooms, a variety of Japanese and international restaurants as well as a pro shop which has adequate provisions. If you are in need of practice facilities, you can make use of the putting green, dedicated chipping areas and the driving range. For the entire Bangkok golf resort holiday package, you can utilize the accommodation facilities available. Late afternoon and night golf is also possible what with the floodlights that light up the course.
Designer: Chird Boonyarattanevet Holes / Par / Yardage: 18 holes par 72 (6812 yards) Year Opened: 1993 Location:
Northern Bangkok, off second expresswayy
Distance from Bangkok City Center:
35 minutes from Bangkok center
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Golf Cart Price:
Golf Set Price: THB 1000 Golf Shoes Price: THB 200 Umbrealla Price: THB 100 Driving Range: 1 Extras: Click to see our Special Rates
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