Krung Kavee Golf & Country Club
|Course Designer:||Manabu Sakamoto|
|Course Information:||18 holes par 72 - 7082 yards|
|Extras:||Golf Cart 700 bht|
|Location:||Very Close to the Don Muang Airport|
|Distance to Bangkok:||40 Minute drive from Bangkok|
Krung Kavee Golf & Country Club Estate Description:
A distinctive island green on a well designed course
Krung Kavee is a well maintained course located close to the old domestic Don Muang airport in a large private housing estate. The course was designed by Manabu Sakamoto who has also created over 40 championship golf courses all over the world. However, unlike many of the other Japanese course architects, Mr. Sakamoto goes for long golf courses.
Krung Kavee also practices 'green' maintenance, which not only gives nice playing surfaces, but also eliminated the use of environmentally unfriendly pesticides and herbicides. The Bangkok golf course makes use of a good sub-surface drainage system, which insures against standing water, even in the Bangkok rainy season.
Krung Kavee has some interesting holes including an island green Par 3, which is large enough to allow a chance for all levels of players to knock it on. The course is typical of most courses built on prior rice fields and features a combination of natural and man-made ponds and lakes as hazards. There are four sets of tees and some very interesting and testing holes. Holes 6, 7 and 8 are very demanding par fours and play very long even from the forward ladies tees. The greens are relatively flat and all run fast and true. There are many lateral water hazards and several holes requiring long water carries.
The small but adequate clubhouse overlooks the canal and has a nice panoramic view of golf course. Locker rooms and shower facilities are a bit cramped and best suited for smaller golf groups. The Rangsit Kitchen onsite restaurant offers some of the best Thai food in northern Bangkok including curries, soups, fresh vegetables, and seafood dishes all prepared with fresh ingredients.
Kung Kavee offers Bangkok golfers an enjoyable overall golfing experience.