The Royal Gems Golf and Sports Club
The Royal Gems Golf and Sports Club Details
18 Holes par 72 (7107 yards)
The Royal Gems Golf and Sports Club is definitely a gem that was drawn up by the accomplished designer, Garry Roger, similar to other feathers in his hat; the Shishido Kokusai Golf Club’s Shuzu course in Ibaraki, Japan in addition to Heritage Course, in the US that’s a permanent site for LPGA tournaments.
Royal Gems is one of the few Thailand golf courses that is officially accepted into the United States Golf Association and is now a member. This status is only accorded to the clubs with facilities and layouts that meet standards to hold championships. Royal Gems hosted the 2009 European Seniors Tour.
Located in west Bangkok, it is an incredibly pleasant natural environment. The vast 7,107 yards has a few lakes, deep rough, narrow fairways, fast greens and large bunkers. Royal Gems, which is a blend of Thai, American and Scottish features, is a members’ only course. It is unarguably among the most stylish golf courses in Bangkok.
The Royal Gems course has a great layout of holes topped by the best and well-manicured greens. Though set in a relatively set course, each hole has been designed to present a unique challenge for the players, noticeable from the course tee. All the holes with a par-5 are difficult with three of par-3 holes requiring the tee to be shot straight above the water in order to touch the green. Each hole has a group of trees to cushion a ball that more often than not deflects from the target. The course also uses water, fairways besides the greenside bunkering.
The Royal Gems Club is endowed with a resort, though mostly suited for use by locals and golfers willing to stay the night, together with houses and condominiums. Grass driving range, practice facilities and a restaurant with popular Thai, Japanese and Western cuisines are other available facilities.
Although Royal Gems has been among the top of the class Bangkok golf courses for long, it is less known with many a Bangkok golf holiday packages leaving it out. Tee times here are a hard thing to secure being open to in-house guests and a number of various authorized agents.
Nevertheless, if your Bangkok golf tour package includes a championship, get to experience an exciting Bangkok golf game at Royal Gems and get some sweet memories to take home.
Designer: Gary Roger Baird Holes / Par / Yardage: 18 Holes par 72 (7107 yards) Year Opened: 1989 Location:
35 kilometers west of Bangkok
Distance from Bangkok City Center:
50 minutes from Bangkok center
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Golf Cart Price:
Golf Set Price: THB 800 Golf Shoes Price: THB 200 Umbrealla Price: THB 100 Driving Range: 1 Extras: Click to see our Special Rates
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