Vintage Golf Club
|Course Designer:||Arthur Hills|
|Course Information:||18 holes par 72 - 6579 yards|
|Extras:||Golf Cart 750 bht|
|Location:||Eastern Bangkok, Bangna-Trad highway|
|Facilities:||Driving Range, Massage, Restaurants, Sauna, Swimming Pool|
|Distance to Bangkok:||50 Minute drive from Bangkok|
Attractive course with English Tudor Style Clubhouse
The Vintage Club: Beyond the impressive clubhouse lies an attractive parkland layout, perhaps one of the lesser known courses of Bangkok. There is nothing overly scenic or dramatic about Arthur Hills design, although the course exudes plenty of garden-like charm and is not without its challenges.
This reasonably compact and flattish layout allows you to look through from one hole to another, although thankfully the fairways are not set too closely together. A pleasant variety of maturing trees and a good-width of easy-going semi-rough separate the fairways where they do run parallel. Some of the tighter holes will test your game from the tee, placing a premium on accuracy rather than raw power, while the use of several greenside and fairway-flanking ponds and small lakes will also encourage good course management rather than a Daly-esque "grip-it and rip-it" style of play.
The greens are on the small side, with bunkering around them occasionally going "deep", although the sand traps are more often quite shallow, in keeping with the fairway bunkers. The par 3's are not exceptional, but as on other parts of the course, scoring well cannot be taken for granted. With nothing much to look at beyond the course perimeter your full attention can be given to enjoying this agreeable parkland layout, and taking in its pleasant array of flora and birdlife on the way round.
The caddies are excellent, speak good English and are extremely knowledgeable about golf and the golf course. Consult them before putting and you will likely get a good score. Before you play, be sure to warm up at the 350 yard grass driving range with its natural grass driving range and large practice putting green.
Both before and after their rounds, golfers can enjoy the comforts offered in the Tudor English style clubhouse. Locker rooms, restaurant, and pro shop are all located here. The locker rooms are airy, well-appointed and offer additional stream room, Jacuzzi and massage. The club house restaurant specializes in Japanese food at reasonable prices.