Sunday, April 30, 2006
Although The Royal Hua Hin Golf Club first opened in 1924, Major renovations were carried out in the 1980’s that have brought the club up to present day standards. Around here is a truly unforgettable experience as players are continuously faced with majestic views of the gulf of Thailand. The par-three 18th is one to behold, for a beautiful Thai temple forms a picture-worthy background.
Testament to the club’s age, and the Asia of the period that the club was built in, is the sight of the old Hua Hin, Bangkok-Singapore railway station which lies adjacent to the clubhouse, contributing an air of elegance to the course.
Tags: Hua Hin, golf, club, Thailand, railway
Saturday, April 22, 2006
The eleven-year-old Phuket Country Club is situated 12 minutes away from Phuket town and offers a fairly flat front nine, and a back nine laid out on hilly countryside. Thee undulating terrain of the course has been reclaimed from its previous occupant-a tin mine-which left the area with an enormous lake and terrain perfect for 0 low-handicapper’s golf course.
Course designer Dr. Sukitti Klangvisai has cleverly incorporated this lake into hole 10, a 557-yard dog-leg. The players can play it safe and go with the fringes of the fairways, or aim 90 degrees to the right and try and reach it in one.
Tags: Phuket, Golf, hilly, lake, town
Local designer Pirapon Namatra has produced a masterpiece of golfing terrain. The course is set in beautiful open countryside and the peace and tranquility are refreshing. Playing this course one could be forgiven for thinking one was in England or Scotland; such is the character of the course.
Every single hole is different from the one before. Several tee shots are played from elevated positions, which add to the delight of playing this course. The greens, fairways and bunkers are all in superb condition. Service in the clubhouse is very friendly. The course is located in Ayuthaya approximately 40 minutes drive north of Bangkok
Tags: Ayuthaya , Golf, countryside, fairways, scotland