It didn’t take long for this layout, about six kilometers from Siam Country Club’s Old Course, to attract a major event. Exactly one year after opening in 2008, it served as site of the Honda LPGA Thailand, won by world No. 1 Lorena Ochoa. The 27-hole, Schmidt-Curley design is situated on a former pineapple and tapioca plantation and is home to Asia’s first triple green, shaped like a clover and shared by the Pineapple nine’s 378-yard, par-4 fourth and 400-yard, par-4 ninth and the Tapioca nine’s 172-yard par-3 seventh.
The sleek, ultra-modern clubhouse overlooks this 3000-square-meter marvel. The Sugar Cane nine was built last, but possesses many of the same characteristics – large ravines, multi-tiered Novotek greens and spectacular views of Pattaya’s beaches – as the ‘older’ nines.
- Named best-maintained course in Asia Pacific at the annual Asian Golf Monthly awards November 2011 and again in 2012.
- GETTING THERE: A mere 75 minutes by car from the Bangkok airport. It’s also accessible by air from Koh Samui and Phuket.
- HISTORY LESSON: Americans built the Pattaya airport (U-Tapao) during the Vietnam War for refueling and munitions storage purposes.
- CENTER OF ATTENTION: Golfers cannot play the Plantation without visiting the practice facility – all three nines start from this point..
Contact Siam Country Club
Siam Country Club, Pattaya
50/6 Moo 9
Tel +66(0) 38 909 600
Fax +66(0) 38 909 699