Siam Country Club Plantation Course
|Course Designer:||Lee Schmidt|
|Course Opened:||April 2008|
|Course Information :||27 made up of 3 distinctive 9s. Sugar Cane, Tapioca and Pineapple - Par 72 7404/7495 Yards|
|Location:||North of Pattaya|
|Facilities:||Driving Range, Restaurant|
|Driving Distance to Pattaya:||30 Minutes|
Spectacular Pattaya course is a 'must play'; site of 2009 LPGA Thailand
Siam Country Club Pattaya Plantation was simultaneously built at the same time during the renovation of Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course, and opened in April 2008. Designed by Lee Schmidt of Schmidt & Curley, the Plantation is a 27-hole golf course and meant to have a clear distinction from the Old Course. Fairways, bunkers and greens are uniquely different from any other golf courses in Thailand. The routing sits high on rolling hills of the natural terrain meandering mountains and natural creeks with a panoramic view of Pattaya. Strong wind is one of the natural character and part of the challenge but the breeze makes the hottest day more pleasurable.
The “PLANTATION” name was given in the honour of the historic Sugar Cane, Tapioca, and Pineapple plantations, and each nine-hole is named accordingly.
One year after the Plantation open, it hosted the Honda LPGA Thailand 2009 in February, a testimony to quality and service of the golf course. From 2009 onward, the Plantation has been awarded the “Best Maintained Golf Course in Asia Pacific.”
The Siam Country Club Plantation Course is simply an amazing golf course; as the course plays as difficult as any golf course in Thailand. Nothing was spared by designer Lee Schmidt!
This 27-hole layout is routed through rolling terrain, with distant panoramic views of world renowned Pattaya Beach and the Gulf of Thailand. Formerly a tapioca and pineapple plantation, the property’s geological and natural characteristics include rugged ravines bisecting its Paspalum fairways and mature trees augmented by landscape ground cover and plantings. The Plantation Course also features significant elevation changes that result in several breathtaking views of the beaches of Pattaya and the Gulf of Thailand approximately seven miles away.
The course features one difficult hole after another. Long carries, blind shots, elevated greens, undulating fairways and greens, giant high-lipped bunkers, and most of all shaved fringes on every hole are in play to challenge even the professional golfer. The distance from the tips is a long 7404 and 7495 yards, which makes the Siam Country Club Plantation Course the longest Pattaya golf course and one of the longest golf courses in Thailand.
Two nines, the par-36, 3,759-yard Tapioca and par-36, 3,645-yard Pineapple, feature Asia’s first triple green. The Tapioca’s seventh hole and the Pineapple’s fourth and ninth holes play to a single green measuring more than 20,000 square feet (1,916 square meters) and is a unique focal point on this Pattaya golf course The green’s meandering putting surface is contiguous and is divided into three distinct sections by large swales. Number seven on the Tapioca is a par-3 of 178 yards, while numbers four and nine on the Pineapple are lengthy par-4s of 490 and 469 yards, respectively.
The Sugarcane, is the Siam Country Club's third nine and a par-36, 3,736-yard layout.
Practice facilities include a grass driving range complete with pitching area, sand bunker and large practice putting greens are available for golfers wishing to 'try-out' the course prior to play.
The magnificent contemporary designed clubhouse that overlooks the aforementioned triple green with Pattaya City in the backdrop makes a great place to reflect on your round and think about how you can conquer this course on your next round!
Thai Golf Holiday Rating: Must Play