a much improved experience following a complete renovation, a short but tight course with plenty of water.
Recently re-opened following a much needed renovation of both course and clubhouse, Mountain Shadow Golf Club is a Ron Fream design set on a former mango plantation with hills decked with some particularly pretty flora providing the backdrop. The course plays short but tight, so it's mainly about accuracy, although the distances from the tee to the start of the fairway are longer than usual so short hitters might find even straight shots punished. The mounds and bumps of the fairways mean a flat lie is hard to come by, and some tricky pin placements on the fast sloping greens mean this is no walk in the park. The 14th is a memorable par-5 that dog-legs left then left again around a large lake that is tricky to stay out of. While there is generous landing area for your tee shot, you've got to try to maximise distance on your second by cutting the corner to give you a shot at reaching the well-protected green in regulation. This hole isn't the only place where your ball risks finding a watery grave - there are in total four island greens!
The formerly run-down clubhouse at Mountain Shadow Golf Club is much improved and features a decent and reasonably priced restaurant as well as a well-stocked pro shop. The staff are friendly, and the knowledge of the caddies is excellent and will save you a few shots if you care to take their advice. Like the sound of this course?
Secure a tee time and take advantage of the discounted green fees on offer by adding Mountain Shadow Golf Club to your Pattaya golf holiday package.