Wangjuntr Golf & Nature Club - Left Green

Course Data
LocationPattaya, Thailand
Yardage7072 yards Par 72
Course Rating74.3
Playing Date28 Dec. 2003
DesingnerPrasobchai Kasemmsant
Opened2003
CaddyYes
Golf CartYes (Can be driven on the fairways)
Rating
Overall Rating
4.05
Course Layout
4
Difficulty Level
5
Greens Conditions
3
Fairways Conditions
3
Landscaping & Views
5
 

The course is set in natural wilderness. The original landscape of unproductive old rubber tree, pineapple, sugarcane, and cassava plantations have been converted into an excellent golf course, while all the large trees have been preserved and augmented by a well-managed reforestation program. Thanks to its location and good landscaping, each hole is charming. It features a one-of-a-kind, twin golf course with 18 fairways and 36 distinguishable greens, which is rare in Thailand. Those greens are unlike the small ones on most 2 green systems seen in Japan, and are as big as 40 yards deep for most holes, with good undulations. The right green is used Saturdays and the left on Sundays. The Left Green I played this time is close to 7100 yards long, which is still challenging but a little easier than the over 7200 yards long Right Green Course.



Various trees in the course

A path to go from 1st to 2nd hole


65 yards long 10th green


 

2nd Par 4 412 yards

2nd Par 4 412 yards (2)

2nd Par 4 412 yards (1)
The tee shot is gently downhill and the second is gently uphill.
The tee shot is intimidating because the trees overhang both sides of the fairway look overhanging. To drive on the left half of the fairway is important in order to have a clear view for the second shot by avoiding trees surrounding the left half of the green.

 
3rd Par 5 630 yards

3rd Par 5 630 yards (2)

3rd Par 5 630 yards (12)
A long par 5, an almost 90 degree dogleg to the right. For the second shot the left side of the fairway borders the water.
 
5th Par 4 466 yards

5th Par 4 466 yards
A pretty par 4 with a drive over a pond. Not only is it long but also the hole is surrounded by trees.
14th Par 5 493 yards

14th Par 5 493 yards (2)

14th Par 5 493 yards (1)
A par 5 running steeply up and steeply down a hill. To hit the green in 2, you need to hit on the right side of the fairway in order not to have the trees in front disturb your second shot. However, you are at a loss where to hit because of the totally blind hole, so some employees standing on the top of the hill advisee you. Although it is a little poorly designed hole, you would be impressed by the view below when you reach the top of the hill.
 
16th Par 4 446 yards

16th Par 4 446 yards (2)

16th Par 4 446 yards (1)
A dogleg to the left with the well-positioned fairway bunkers. The fairway is narrow and an accurate shot is needed. The green is wide and guarded by a pond on the left.
 
17th Par 3 146 yards

17th Par 3 146 yards
A par 3 over a lake. The green is double-tiered, left and right, and is raised 10 meters (30 ft.) When the tee shot is short of the green even a little, the ball could fall down the slope into the lake at the worst case and the bunker awaits your shot if you hit over the green. Clusters of banana trees behind the greens are impressive.
18th Par 5 581 yards

18th Par 5 581 yards (2)

18th Par 5 581 yards (1)
A long demanding par 5, a dogleg to the left with a downhill drive from the tee. The green is elevated. The views of the holes are more wonderful than playing them. It has 4 different tree locations; right & left of the fairway and left and at the back of the green. They are beautiful, and give you a good feeling.

 
19th hole

The huge 4th green

It is located in the Pattaya area but it takes 1 hour 30 minutes from Pattaya by car. It also takes 2 hours 30 minutes from Central Bangkok. The club is not open on weekdays unless there is a competition of over 20 players. So, it is possible to play on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. This is a great golf course designed by a Thai.

The picture shows the bunker in the center of the huge 4th green. Left of the bunker is the Left Green, and on the right the Right Green

It is often seen 5 or 6 players in one group in Thailand. The group in front was 8 players! One player had one caddie, so 16 people in total walked around the green, which was surely tremendous scene. I was afraid that the play could be slow. But they let us play first after the 3rd hole.