Best Ocean Golf Club & Resort
|Course Designer:||Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley|
|Course Information:||18 Holes Par 72 - 7059 yards|
|Extras:||Golf Cart 600 bht|
|Location:||West of Bangkok towards Hua Hin|
|Facilities:||Driving Range, Restaurants|
|Distance to Bangkok:||35 minute drive from Bangkok|
A real test of golf on a links style course
Best Ocean Golf Club as the name suggests is next to the sea and can be one of the most challenging courses when the see breeze picks up. The links style course can certainly challenge the high handicappers.
The Best Ocean course has tight fairways and elevated greens that demand well struck drives and accurate approach shots. This is a course that planning and strategy from the tee and nerve on the shot to the green go a long way to a good score. There is water on every hole with most holes even having water left and right. This course demands straight and accurate drives; else golfers should be warned to bring lots of extra balls.
Without doubt the best hole on the course is the par-3 17th, which would not be out of place on the PGA tour. Ranging from 195 yards from the white tees to 230 yards from the black tees, the hole is over water to a wide but shallow green protected by large bunkers in front.
The pro shop, clubhouse, and practice facilities are all adequate and what can be expected from a top golf club. However, the real draw here is the golf course itself.
Every golfer needs to try this course at least once, if not for the fun, than at least for the challenge. Just be sure to bring a lot of extra golf balls.