Brilliantly designed to test the world's best, this is a world class course not to be missed.
Featuring three sets of nine holes each named after the fruit plantations they took the place of and designed with the hosting of major international tournaments in mind, the Plantation Course at Siam Country Club provides a truly first rate golfing experience. Set in rolling hills that allow great views of the Gulf Of Thailand and dotted with mature trees and deep ravines, this is a course that plays as difficult as any in the country, and not just because of its length. While the 1st, a 370 yard dog-leg left with bunkers protecting the shortest route to the green, isn't too tricky, you quickly come to realise that the Plantation Course at Siam Country Club was set up to test the world's best. With its long carries over water, blind approaches, awkwardly elevated greens and fairways where a flat lie is something to cherish, it's easy to end up with an ugly scorecard. Uniquely, the course features Asia's first triple green, a 2,000 square foot behemoth which is the target for the the 7th on the Tapioca nine and the 4th and 9th on the Pineapple nine. Divided into three distinct sections by its depressions, it's a great (and unusual) centrepiece for what is a truly world class golf course.
The golf course is in pristine condition, manicured fairways bordered by challenging rough then thick gorse, and greens that are super quick, with none of the wear and tear often found on public courses. With some awkward pin positions and some awkward slopes, having a good caddy is essential, but fortunately all that we have experienced have been excellent.
The practice facilities also are fit for a king, comprising driving range, practice bunkers and putting greens that match those found on the course itself, and the locker rooms in the excellent modern clubhouse are pristine. The only feasible complaint is that the course seems to be particularly popular with flies and insects drawn to the nearby plantations, so take some insect repellent with you. That aside, there are really only good things to say about what many say is the ultimate golfing experience in the region.
Like the sound of this course? Secure a tee time and take advantage of the discounted green fees on offer by adding Siam Country Club Plantation Course to your Pattaya golf holiday package.