Wangjuntr Golf & Nature Club - Right Green

Course Data
LocationPattaya, Thailand
Yardage7270 yards Par 72
Course Rating75.2
Playing Date6 Mar. 2004
DesingnerPrasobchai Kasemmsant
Opened2003
CaddyYes
Golf CartYes (Can be driven on the fairways)
Rating
Overall Rating
4.20
Course Layout
4
Difficulty Level
6
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 right green is used on Saturdays and the left on Sundays. The Right Green I played this time is 7270 yards long, which is a little more difficult than the 7070 yards long Left 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 a little scary. 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
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. There are bunkers on the left side of and in front of the green and the deep green has strong undulations.
 

3rd hole seen from the green

3rd Par 5 630 yards (2)

3rd Par 5 630 yards (1)
 
14th  Par 5 493 yards

14th Par 5 493 yards (2)

14th Par 5 493 yards (1)
A par 5 runs 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.
 
15th Par 3 208 yards

15th Par 3 208 yards
A neat par 3 over a pond. The green is wide.
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 huge green as long as 50 yards slopes steeply from back to front.
 
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

17th green with the unnecessary rock

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.

It is regrettable that some greens are too much sloped. For example, when the flag position is on the left on the 5th green and you really hit a good approach shot toward the flag, the bad undulation brings the ball into the bunker on the left of the green. The 6th green is also much sloped. And the rock sitting next to the 17th green should be removed. A good shot can hit the rock or the rock could disturb your back swing when chipping.

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.