It’s hard to believe that the dramatic elevation changes at ‘Rice Mill Corner’, the sweeping dogleg par-4 7th hole, the epic par-3 8th (with its choice of greens: a water-protected island or plateau postage-stamp) and stern uphill par-4 9th – are man-made. But they are, sprung entirely from the imagination of Morrow and Tikkanen.
Water hazards abound at Riverdale, and they pointedly impact strategy as borders to greens and landing areas. But don’t curse them. They are the reason Riverdale is so distinct from the surrounding landscape. In excavating all the lakes, Morrow and Tikkanen used these millions of cubic meters of soil to contour the layout’s flamboyant green sites.
- GETTING THERE: Located 45 minutes from downtown Bangkok.
- MINT FROM DAY 1: The course opened in pristine playing condition and only improves as the greens grow ever more firm, fast and true with maturity.
- HOME SWEET HOME: The sleek, low-slung clubhouse at Riverdale forms a spectacular backdrop as you approach the closing green.
Contact Riverdale Golf Club
Riverdale Golf Club, Bangkok
Bang Kadi Sub-District
Muang Pathum Thani District
Pathum Thani 12000
Tel + 66 (0) 2501 2789
Fax + 66 (0) 2501 1833