Siam Country Club, Old Course
Siam Country Club has hosted several international golf tournaments including the annual Honda LPGA Classic from 2010 onwards. As expected the course is impeccably maintained and kept in excellent playing condition year round. The Old Course at Siam Country Club is set in the low hills. The course has an out and back layout with many of the golf holes playing past a series of lakes and strategically placed creeks. Long straight driving is required to negotiate the large fairway bunker complexes. The greens at the Old Course are large, roll fast, and extremely undulated. The inward holes all play long and are uphill and to elevated greens.
The Old Course at Siam Country Club is set in the low hills just a few kilometers from Pattaya and contains more than its fair share of mature trees, shrubs and plants. Various fruit trees on the course give one the impression of being in an orchard, especially when in season. The abundant ‘wildlife’ in the form of sculptured bushes and hedges are a feature unique to Siam Country Club.
The course has an out and back layout with many of the golf holes playing past a series of lakes and strategically placed creeks. Long, straight driving is required to negotiate the larger fairway bunker complexes. Left or right shots are punished by large trees at Siam Country Club flanking every fairway. The greens at Siam Country Club Old Course are large, roll fast, are excellently maintained, and extremely undulated. The many breaks favor the assistance of an experienced caddie to read properly.
Making the turn up the 9th fairway, there is a large golden Buddha watching over the green. Dotted with many bunkers and water hazards, the course also boasts several other dramatic holes, particularly the last four. The 15th through 18th holes taken together could arguably be the best finishing holes of any Pattaya golf course. If you’re having a good day and scoring well, take care as these 4 holes could easily bring you back to earth and ruin a good score. The final hole, a par-5, in particular is tempting to try to reach in 2. However, many a golfer has walked off with a bogey or worse as the closer you get to the green the more difficult the hole becomes.
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