Don't let some minor issues put you off from a round at this tricky course set in a beautiful environment. Set within dense jungle overlooking the the whole Khao Yai valley lies the appropriately named Panorama Golf & Country Club, where the course's many hazards stem mainly from the natural lie of the land rather than too much in the way of artifice. Flat lies are hard to come by on the fairways, making for some awkward approach shots to greens that annoyingly vary in speed. This last facet is indicative of the fact that what could be right up there amongst the best courses in Thailand is let down by poor upkeep. Untidy rough and bunkers in need of work take some of the shine of what is a great course, but hopefully the ongoing improvements will iron out these problems. Despite all this, it is a particularly pleasant environment in which to play, particularly when the weather is good, and the problem with the greens can largely be overcome by listening to the advice of the excellent caddies. We shouldn't forget to mention that there are some great holes; the tee shot off the 10th must cross a valley towards a blind green that can be reached by longer hitters willing to take on the jungle that stands in the way, and the dog-legging par-4 5th requires a drive short enough to avoid the cunningly positioned fairway bunkers and small creek yet long enough not to leave you too far from the green that lies a long way uphill, even from the optimum position. Like the course, the facilities could do with some work, but do the job just fine. One aspect that has already been improved is the restaurant which provides quality fare for a reasonable rate. Despite all the issues mentioned, we really did have an excellent day out at Panorama Golf & Country Club and with the ongoing improvements we fully expect it to go from strength to strength.