Summit Windmill Golf Club
- Summit Windmill Golf Club Details
18 holes par 72 (6964 yards)
Summit Windmill Golf Club has an interesting 6,964 yard golf course, designed back in 1993 by Sir Nick Faldo. Apart from the reasonably long distance, it is grouped among one of the extremely challenging golf courses in Bangkok, and offers day and night golf all year round.
In spite of these facts, it attracts all kinds of players due to its other convenient features. These include well-kept course conditions and a most convenient location that is 30 minutes from Bangkok’s center, and is parallel to Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Although close to the city Centre, the course has a parkland style, and features an array of wildlife that including reptiles and birds which share it with players. This alone makes the Summit Windmill stand out as a tiny golfing oasis outside Bangkok City.
Water is a feature you will not miss on many a hole beginning with a huge lake hazard which borders the left part of the lengthy 1st hole, a par 5. This is a concept that is replicated on hole 18 making both of these holes the signature of the golf course and exemplifies the challenge. The first hole spans a whole 624 yards with the 18th one providing some spectacular ends to any game.
Nick Faldo has outlined the fairways and his four par 3’ are water protected with island green hole 12 being the cream of the crop. The 9th hole, a par 4, is a great risk-reward for lengthy hitters can largely reduce the 438 yards through cutting their shots through the water leaving a mid-iron into the green. Nevertheless, a shot that’s short or bends to the right will result in hitting over two groups of bunkers and finally land on the sand.
To make it a unique golf course in Bangkok, some earth moving has been carried out to form hillside fairways together with creating a good elevation. A number of various palm trees to line up the fairways and extensive landscaping gives the golf course the tropical Thailand feeling. With minimalized rough to be worried about, players can anticipate enjoying every putting surface and elevated greens.
Ascertain that the tee sets that you play are most suited for your level lest you won’t enjoy your game. In particular, the black tees are placed on their specific island teeing spots and on different and more challenging angles compared to other straight hitting areas. Most holes have their teeing areas at an angle for the fairways to be doglegged where one is able to bite off the most curves as possible. Also, there are enormous bunker complexes facing most greens, therefore ensure you have enough clubs with you to easily carry them. Though completely artificial, there is a natural feel that the course holds hence neither a shot nor a lie should be taken lightly.
The Summit Windmill clubhouse is among the most affluent in Thailand; only comparable to a castle, and the facilities have had a complete upgrade, including the locker rooms and restaurants. The surrounding estate is made up of grand golf villas that one could easily mistake for a clubhouse in any course. Canals separate these private residences from the golf course therefore they are not in interference at any given time. At the same time however, the view of the said houses is scenic when at the different holes and while waiting in between shots. Moreover, a five-star lavish serviced residence is close to the clubhouse for the golfers who would want an early start.
2004 saw the installation of lighting providing an option of night golf if you want to get the most out of the inadequate time you have for the Bangkok golf tour. Most local members and foreigners on Thailand golf vacations choose Summit Windmill for its fine tee times that come at a certain premium. Consequently, the course is mostly always completely booked during the weekends. The overbooking makes the rounds be up to 5 hours.
In spite of its location in the city suburbs, Summit Windmill provides a definite haven. The course is a great choice as one retreats from the hassles and bustles of Bangkok to enjoy the serene atmosphere and facilities of a close by Thai golf course. This feeling is even more amplified if you have time one of the weekdays.
Designer: Nick Faldo Holes / Par / Yardage: 18 holes par 72 (6964 yards) Year Opened: 1993 Location:
Eastern Bangkok towards the airport
Distance from Bangkok City Center:
30 minutes from Bangkok center
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Golf Set Price: THB 1600 Golf Shoes Price: THB 200 Umbrealla Price: THB 100 Driving Range: 0 Extras: Click to see our Special Rates
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