Panya Indra Golf Club
|Course Designer:||Ronald Fream|
|Course Information:||27 holes par 72/36 7260 yards|
|Extras:||Golf Cart 750 bht|
|Location:||Northeast Bangkok near Minburi and Ram Indra|
|Facilities:||Driving Range, Restaurant , Sauna|
|Distance to Bangkok:||40 Minute drive from Bangkok|
The Panya Indra Golf Club was developed by The Panya Group in 1989. Created by top U.S. designer Ronald Fream, it is located on 800 rai of land on Ramindra Rd.
Panya Indra Golf Club comprises three separate 9-hole championship courses, each with an individual design and unique setting. Each course offers its own distinctly different playing experience. You can choose the Lagoon Course, Palm Course or Garden Course. These three beautifully sculpted courses are located in one exotic tropical location, offering the player a golfing paradise. The golf course has been extensively landscaped with colorful flowering plants, shrubs, and bushes to provide beautiful backdrops to most of the holes. Fairways are palm tree lined and lakes and ponds come into play on almost every hotel at Panya Indra. The bunkers look as though they have been freshly carved, and the smooth flowing lines of fairways give the course a natural feel.
These courses are very popular with local players and foreign visitors alike. The courses are open six days a week and night golf is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Whether you play the Lagoon course (A), Palm course (B) or Garden course (C) pleasantly contoured and testing holes wait. There is more water to negotiate on the Lagoon, although the Palm and Garden nines do not lag too far behind on that score. Panya Indra offers several unusual design features, in particular undulating fairways. The par-3 holes are perhaps the most testing aspect of this course and on four occasions the player has to hit his tee shot over water. The Palm course actually boasts an excellent island green par-3, its 4th hole. There are also some very testing dog-leg holes on each of the three nines as well.
The fairways are fairly open with splendid clover-leaf bunkering defining the holes, en route to the testing and at times mesmerizing greens. These 27 putting surfaces, sometimes relatively small in size, do not have a single flat spot on them. All your putts will be breaking left or right, up or downhill - or any combination of those movements. In a similar fashion the fairways, which are also splendidly contoured, give each hole its own unique character in this relatively compact environment.
Course conditions are well kept year round, due in part to the popularity with local Thai business executives and government officials. The course is floodlit for night golfing and the clubhouse facilities, locker rooms, and restaurants are of a very high standard.