Sunday, May 07, 2006

Gassan Khuntan Golf Club and Resort

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Course Overview
Gassan Khuntan Golf Club and Resort is only one hour south of Chiang Mai is Gassan’s new Khuntan Resort. Khuntan means “Devil Mountain’ and this 18-hole, 7,100 yard, par-72 creation from 2004 is devilishly difficult. Tucked in the ‘dragon-like’ folds of Lampang’s foothills on a riverbank, the distinctive design of the course, clubhouse and resort is pure “eye candy”. Its target golf/risk-reward style, the lack of a practice range, no golf course guidebook, and clever optical illusions make hitting the right shot, with the right club, to the right spot a true test. When you stand on the tee of the par-3, - 5th hole and face a mid-iron shot to a tiny island green, in the middle of a huge lake, into the teeth of swirling winds, you will know why this course is aptly named. Although club/shot selection are demanding, the relentless challenge only adds to the experience. To gain par takes focus, making the occasional birdie that much more special. For an unforgettable day of golf in a truly spectacular setting, head south. For hotel information click HERE...

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pawlaew said...

Another course is from Gassan Khuntan group is Gassan Lake City – Lamphun. Experience the charm of Northern Thailand at Chiang Mai’s newest championship golf course. Only 15 minutes south of Chiang Mai is Gassan’s newest masterpiece, the extraordinary Lake City. This 18-hole, 6,400 yard, par-72 beauty from 2005, designed by Gassan’s owner, noted Thai architect Pravit Reang-Po, mirror’s the unique clubhouse and the sculpted bunkers of Gassan’s Khuntan Resort. Also a target golf and risk-reward layout, Lake City has expansive water hazards on every hole. Many of the par-4’s can be driven yet danger lurks. The short approach shots to the greens demand precision and proper placement so Lake City rewards thoughtful play over pure power. A third golf course – Gassan’s Marina – is already under construction and scheduled to be open in late 2006.