Suwan Golf & Country Club
- Suwan Golf & Country Club Details
18 holes (par 72) 7125 yards
Located in West Bangkok’s countryside is the Suwan Golf & Country Club. To get to the club, one drives through a number of rural villages, adding to the rareness of the course. Surrounding rice fields, fruit orchards, lotus ponds and palm trees make visitors of Suwan Club appreciate the tropical-Thailand nature. The visitors include Bangkok golf holidaymakers and golf professionals.
The Thailand masterpiece was designed by Major General Weerayudth Phetbuasak who is still in action in the army, after being called upon by the Suwan management. The fairways have been constructed using exotic Paspalum grass and the outstanding greens were re-laid in 2009 bringing into play the newest ultra-dwarf Bermuda; Mini-Verde. Suwan prides itself of having one of the best putting surfaces in Bangkok, competing with championship courses with fast speeds like Thai CC or Alpine. The fact that the course has been open for only a number of years has not deterred her from standing out and winning several prestigious awards in Asia. Suwan Golf & Country Club hosted the 2009 and 2010 Asian Tour International tournaments. The following year, 2011, saw OneAsia circuit choose Suwan to host the esteemed Thailand Open.
The Suwan golf course has a hilly and challenging layout that makes each hole unique. Fairways have numerous uneven lies with numerous greens being well bunkered. Unlike most Thailand golf courses, there are a lot of holes with substantial elevation changes with the level fairways playing up to developed and well-kept greens. There is a lot of movement that necessitates more than a mere superficial study of the field for one to succeed in putting.
A number of holes call for straight and long tee shots once they are played from back tees if one wants to evade the cleverly positioned fairway hazards. Playing at the extensive 7100 yards, either out of bounds or water is utilized in most holes, making accuracy of putting a shot at its premium. The attractive characteristics need one to come up with excellent strategy on every hole. Suwan is not your ordinary golf course or where you apply ordinary playing habits. Tempting doglegs are very rewarding for those who succeed in cutting the corners and very costly for those who don’t. Bunkering of the golf course is beyond the punitive variety. On various occasions, similar to ponds or streams on Suwan course, the sand penalizes overenthusiastic players while on other occasions deceiving them.
Among the holes that pose a great challenge are the 2nd and 14th holes. The second hole is a double dogleg par 5 while the latter, a par 4, has water running down on the right. Meticulous shot plotting and club choosing is mandatory for one to make par in this pair of holes. The signature of Suwan golf course is hole number 17 with properly bunkered green and three-side surrounding of huge lily ponds. This tricky hole is a representation of the golf course at its best. The other interesting hole is none other than the 16th hole, a par 3 which requires one to use a mid-iron to strike the green encircled by water. To complicate things further, the green’s is not only undulated but also secured on all the sides by a number of six bunkers.
Similar to most golf courses in Thailand, the clubhouse as well as other Suwan facilities delivers only the best in the required quantity. Among the facilities is a pair of humongous putting greens, a driving range of 300 yard of grass and exceptional special chipping areas accessible to every golfer at the course. Other features include up-to-date rain showers, locker rooms, Japanese designed bath, Jacuzzi plus an exquisite Thai restaurant overlooking hole 9. Caddies on the course are all well-trained in addition to being service minded; they probably are the best in the whole of Thailand.
Suwan Golf & Country Club’s young pedigree notwithstanding, it is already ranked as one of the best Bangkok golf courses. Do not leave without playing in the club whenever in Bangkok. Do that and you might follow the trend set by several most accomplished professionals in golf.
Designer: Weeyos Design Holes / Par / Yardage: 18 holes (par 72) 7125 yards Year Opened: 2005 Location:
West of Bangkok in Nakorn Pathom Province
Distance from Bangkok City Center:
1 hour from Bangkok
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Golf Cart Price:
Golf Set Price: THB 1000 Golf Shoes Price: THB 200 Umbrealla Price: THB 150 Driving Range: 1 Extras: Click to see our Special Rates
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