River Kwai Golf & Country Club

Course Data
Location Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Yardage 7255 yards Par 72
Course Rating  
Playing Date 28 Jan. 2006
Designer Art-anan Yomchinda
Opened 1993
Caddy Yes
Golf Cart Yes (Can be driven on the fairways)
Overall Rating
Course Layout
Difficulty Level
Greens Condition
Fairways Condition
Landscaping & Views

The course is laid out on a rolling hill. Many holes have narrow fairways which require straight tee shot for good score. The greens are small with steep slopes which demand accurate approach shots. The view from the course is impressive due to the unspoiled nature. The yardage seems not too accurate on each hole. Therefore the total length might be actually about 7,000 yards in stead of 7255 yards on the score card. It still is a long and challenging course for sure.

A view 

A view

Overlapping mountains

2nd Par 4 356 yards
A short uphill hole that doglegs to the left. The landing area for tee shot is narrow over the valley. The second shot is from difficult lie with ball above the feet because the fairway slopes from right to left. A big tree in front of the green effectively obstructs the approach shots.

2nd green

2nd Par 4 356 yards (2)

2nd Par 4 356 yards (1)
4th Par 4 409 yards

4th Par 4 409 yards (2)

4th Par 4 409 yards (1)
A hole with slight dogleg to the right. Tee shot is to go over the valley. Since the fairway slopes from left to right, the ball will be below the feet for the second shot usually. Front side of the elevated green is protected by bunkers on both sides.
8th Par 3 199 yards

8th Par 3 199 yards (2)

8th Par 3 199 yards (1)
A par 3 over a lake. The elevated green is guarded by bunkers on both sides.

10th Par 4 402 yards

10th Par 4 402 yards (2)

10th Par 4 402 yards (1)
A downhill straight hole. Since a tee shot over 250 yards will most likely end up in the river crossing the fairway, the players might need to use fairway wood for tee shot. The players who tend to slice the ball need to be careful, since there is high chance of loosing balls into the woods on the right side of the fairway. The players need to hit over the lake for the second shot to the green with steep slope from back to front.

16th Par 5 529 yards
A straight hole with OB on both sides. The OB line on the right is close to the fairway. The third shot is uphill over a bunker in front of the green which needs to be avoided due to the great depth. Ideally the players should hit a high ball with strong spin to the flag directly.

16th Par 5 529 yards (3)

16th Par 5 529 yards (2)

16th Par 5 529 yards (1)
19th hole
3 hours drive from Bangkok. They have their own accommodation.

Art-anan Yomchinda also designs Blue Sapphire G&R and Evergreen Hills GC&R.