Suvarnbhumi Golf and Country Club – West & South
yards Par 72 |
Trent Jones Jr. |
|Difficulty Level ||
|Fairways Conditions ||
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|*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.
| 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. |
|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. |
| A beautiful slightly bending
dogleg to the right with a lake facing the right side of the fairway. |
| A pretty par 3 over a lake bordering
the front side of the green. |
| 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. |
It takes 1 hour by car from Central Bangkok. A sauna
The picture shows 10 people, 5 players and 5 caddies, on
one green, which is rare in other countries but not in Thailand.
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.
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.