Green Valley Country Club
|Course Designer:||Robert Trent Jones Jr.|
|Course Information:||18 holes par 72 - 7028 yards|
|Extras:||Golf Cart 700 bht|
|Location:||Located in a beautiful countryside on Bangna Trad Km.15, only 30 minutes from the center of Bangkok|
|Facilities:||Driving Range, Massage, Restaurants, Sauna|
|Distance to Bangkok:||45 minutes from Bangkok|
Robert Trent Jones Jr. Designed Course
Green Valley Country Club is one the oldest courses on the way from Bangkok to Pattaya. It is 1 of 3 Trent Jones Jr courses in Bangkok, the others being the Navatanee Golf Course and President Country Club. Being close to the Suvanabhumi International Airport, Green Valley is convenient for those Bangkok golfers who want to get in a round on their day of arrival or departure.
Some compare Green Valley to the likes of Thai Country Club, with just less opulence, because of the challenge and well-kept course conditions. Accurate drives are a must to score well as most of the fairways are defined by water hazards and have uneven lies. The greens are firm and fast, especially when putting down grain. Green Valley has many well-placed hazards which add further to the golf challenge.
The long opening holes along water are good examples of the golf course difficulty and what is to follow. The four par-5’s are all tough holes; the 11th and 18th particularly so, as water hazards line both sides of the fairway. The par-3 14th hole is the signature hole. An island tee requires an accurate shot to hit the green in regulation and secure par.
The clubhouse, one of Bangkok’s better facilities, is elegant and luxurious. High ceilings, creative furnishings and modern decorations make it functional yet relaxed. The clubhouse restaurant provides for nice views of the course and serves a good selection of Thai, European and Japanese cuisine. Other facilities such as a sauna with Jacuzzi and Thai massage offer nice options for relaxation after the game.
Green Valley is popular with locals and Asian expatriates. Advance booking is a must and higher green fees as compared to other area courses are common. Slower play is to be expected, especially on weekends. That being said, Bangkok golfers seeking extreme challenge under excellent playing conditions are strongly recommended to give Green Valley Country Club a try.