Bangkok Golf Club

Bangkok Golf Club
Location: Northern Bangkok, off second expresswayyEstablished: 1993Holes: 18Designer: Chird Boonyarattanevet
 Bangkok Golf Club

Bangkok Golf Club is located only 35 minutes from the center of town and is one of a handful of golf courses in the area and built in the 1990’s. The club was the site for numerous professional events including the Asian Tour's Volvo Masters in 2003.  The golf course however, succumbed to heavy flooding in 2011 which required all greens to be re-built and many of the older tees to be cut down. As a result a friendlier course re-emerged in 2012.

Around this Bangkok golf course are office blocks, a school, a Buddhist temple, a rice mill, some local housing and a bit of other industry, but it’s inside the high walls that the outside world melts away and a well-maintained and thoroughly interesting golf course awaits the visiting Bangkok golfer.

The course is rather short, playing only a little over 6800 yards from the back tees. However, there is plenty here to tempt and punish the overly complacent golfer. The relatively garden-like qualities and resident population of foul and deer may initially command more of your attention than the golf course, but after a double-bogey or two your concentration will re-focus to the more immediate golfing tasks at hand.

A good score will be based on hitting narrow fairways and avoiding the water hazards that front several of the excellent par-3's. The best of the short holes is the par-3 11th, where the island green requires good confidence to hit a strong tee shot over the water and carry the bunker blocking the front of the green. The 9th a double dogleg par-5 was voted one of the best 500 golf holes in the world by Golf Magazine in 1991.

Best of all here are the superb quality greens - fast and undulating. Thankfully, the caddies are well versed in reading the many slopes and borrows that characterize the putting surfaces.

The club house at Bangkok Golf Club offers traditional Thai massage, a well-stocked golf pro shop, locker rooms, and a choice of international and Japanese restaurants. The practice facilities include a driving range, putting green, and dedicated chipping areas.  Basic accommodations, including are also available for those who want an all-inclusive Bangkok golf resort holiday package. Bangkok Golf Club is also floodlit for night golf and for golfers who prefer late afternoon tee times.
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