Subhapruek Golf Club
Subhapruek Golf Club Details
18 holes par 72 (6837 yards)
The Subhapruek Golf Club was previously known as the Bangna Country Club and was originally designed by Pete Dye. Subhapruek, which is pronounced su-paa-preuk, is located on a piece of land that preserves the natural environment. It is however possible to see the golden domes, spires and a tall white tower of the Assumption University which is situated nearby.
The course was built on flat marshy rice fields. Nevertheless, Dye’s magic touch ensured that a player’s experience on the course was both pleasant to the eyes, as well as provide a bit of a challenge. With time the course has become one of the finest courses in all Bangkok, characterized by fairways lined with palm trees, shaped bunkers, groups of mature trees and large water hazards. The course is well-kept throughout the year ensuring that good quality golf is played on the good quality course.
Players get to feel a cool breeze while on the course as well as experience a true golfing game. The course stretches to slightly more than 6,800 yards, providing a challenging game for all levels of players. The biggest hurdle is the finding and staying on the fairways but the back tees are long enough.
The Subhapreuk course has water on almost all its holes making the course most unsuitable for slicers or hookers or those who want to make long hits. To be able to play for a longer period of time, players must play a short game that is easily controlled. Even though the fairways may appear narrow from the tee-box, they do widen when one approaches the landing areas. Opportunities to score are presented by the short par-4s which are situated after the white tees. To score well on the par-3s, players must master the section as they are all located over water and can be quite tricky. This course provides a good golfing challenge that is characteristic of Pete Dye. It is well known that higher handicappers have developed methods of bypassing the more challenging holes.
The course ends with a highlight. The Par-5 8th slightly doglegs around the lake. The par-4 9th has water on its entire right side as some sort of protection. Subhapreuk’s last three holes are the most menacing. The par-3 16th is an island green with boulders on its edge. The 17th is a short par-4 which will test even the best players. It is also found in close proximity to the lake with water on the hole’s whole left side. A slight fade will end up wet. For safer play, players should make a hybrid off the tee then a short iron to the green.
You will find the par-4 18th also has the water hazard. It has a waterfall in the background, a feature which makes it the prettiest hole found in all the golf courses in Thailand. The par-3 19th though short is suitable for an extension of the game or even to settle a tie.
Although unique, the driving range does not provide an adequate opportunity to increase the day’s swing thoughts. This is mostly because of one hits balls into water with floating islands as targets. Subhapreuk has practice area which are, unfortunately, not as well-kept as the golf course.
The sprawling clubhouse has a restaurant whose menu has Western and Asian dishes. One of the most popular ways of relaxing and reliving the day’s game is to eat Chinese Dim Sum and selection of Thai noodles accompanied by a couple of cold beers.
Local expatriates and Asian golfers are mostly to be found on this Bangkok golf course particularly during the weekends. For a less crowded golfing experience, weekdays are the best as the speed of play is also reduced.
Designer: Pete Dye Holes / Par / Yardage: 18 holes par 72 (6837 yards) Year Opened: 1993 Location:
South of Bangkok towards the airport
Distance from Bangkok City Center:
50 minutes from downtown Bangkok
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Golf Cart Price:
Golf Set Price: THB 1,800 Golf Shoes Price: THB 200 Umbrealla Price: THB 100 Driving Range: 1 Extras: Click to see our Special Rates
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