Suvarnbhumi Golf and Country Club – West & South Course

Course Data
LocationBangkok, Thailand
Yardage7092 yards Par 72
Course Rating73.8
Playing Date2 Oct. 2004
DesingnerRobert Trent Jones Jr.
Opened2002
CaddyYes
Golf CartYes
Rating
Overall Rating
3.85
Course Layout
(Estimated) 4
Difficulty Level
(Estimated) 5
Greens Conditions
4
Fairways Conditions
3
Landscaping & Views
3
*As I played from the front tees, I estimated the course layout and difficulty level as if I were playing from the back tees.
 
There are 36 holes in total on flat terrain, North & East Course and West & South Course. Fairways are relatively wide and trees separating the holes are few and small, so you don’t feel pressured on your drives and you might feel this is like an easy resort course. The South 9 holes were built in 1993 at the same time North & East Course was built but the West 9 holes opened in 2002. West & South is about 200 yards longer and has faster greens than the North & East. The former nane is Preident Country Club.
 
3rd  Par 3 165 yards

3rd green

3rd Par 3 165 yards
The slightly elevated green is guarded by bunkers with a wetland on the left. The green is undulating and it is fun to put on.
 
4th Par 4 384 yards
A little dogleg to the right with well positioned bunkers on the right corner. The left and back sides of the green border a water hazard with a large bunker on the right, so a precise second shot is needed.
 

4th green

4th Par 4 384 yards (2)

4th Par 4 384 yards (1)
 
7th  Par 5 556 yards

7th Par 5 556 yards (2)

7th Par 5 556 yards (1)
A beautiful slightly bending dogleg to the right with a lake facing the right side of the fairway.
 
17th  Par 3 159 yards

17th Par 3 159 yards
A pretty par 3 over a lake bordering the front side of the green.
18th  Par 5 562 yards

18th Par 5 562 yards (2)

18th Par 5 562 yards (1)
A long and challenging hole. There is a lake on the right of the fairway and bunkers come into play on all shots. This hole is positioned on the left side of a big lake with the North & East’s 18th hole on the left side, sharing the same green. The clubhouse looks beautiful seen from the hole.
 
19th hole

It takes 1 hour by car from Central Bangkok. A sauna is available.

The picture shows 10 people, 5 players and 5 caddies, on one green, which is rare in other countries but not in Thailand.

I played this North & East Course in the morning and the West & South Course in the afternoon on the same day. I could play the North & East Course from the gold tees, the longest tees, but could not do the same on the North & East Course. I played it on Sunday and you can’t play from gold tees on Saturdays and Sundays, only on weekdays. I was very lucky to be able to play the North & East Course from the gold tees because of their mistake. When you play 36 holes in a day, you can get a discount on the afternoon’s green fee.

Robert Trent Jones Jr. has designed over 250 golf courses in the world since 1972. Santiburi CC, Green Valley CC, Eastern Star GC, and Navatanee GC are among his designs in Thailand.