Bangsai Country Club is a sleeper course………one that does not make theThailand “A” list by most surveys. Opened in 1996 Bangsai Country Club is about 70
minutes north of the Bangkok,
but is a trip well worth taking due to its very low cost and excellent layout.
Upon entering the course one may sense that they will be
playing a local municipal course in typically so so condition. However, a
surprise is in store as it is a refreshing change from the typically flat
and is similar in terrain to one of the most famous courses, Alpine Country
Bangsai is so remote; golfers will feel they are in a wildlife sanctuary
due to the number and variety of birds calling along with many water foul
patiently fishing the lateral water hazards (or waiting to be caught by your caddy for dinner!).
With the golf course’s rolling terrain, mounding, doglegs
and elevation changes one is faced with a very interesting variety of holes and
lies. At one point golfers will play a couple of holes surrounded by mammoth
sand dunes running the length of the fairway, thinking they are in
East. The course is kept in excellent condition with very good Tifeagle
greens, the same grass used at Thai Country and
The only weakness is the bunkers which are generally light on sand but there
were some that were in the process of being redone. Tee boxes have all been
leveled and seeded with the newest Paspalum grass; making them a pleasure to
hit off of.
Playing 6923 yards from the tips and 6464 from the white
tees there is good challenge for golfers of all levels. A fair amount of water
is in play, but the fairways are generous and Thai golfers can play away from
the trouble on most of the water holes. However, beware of the par 5 fourteenth
hole where errant shots left or right will find the water fowl nesting on
either side of the fairway. Hole 10 and 18, both short par 4’s, along with the
110 yard par 3 eleventh make for good birdie opportunities.
The locker room facilities are a little dated but certainly functional,
caddies generally ok and food and drink reasonable. A natural grass range,
chipping green, practice bunker and a good putting green provide ample
opportunity to warm up.
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