Siam Country Club, Old Course

Siam Country Club, Old Course
Location: Off Sukhumvit RoadEstablished: 1971Holes: 18Designer: Isao Mazumi
Siam Country Club, Old Course

Siam Country Club is one of the more famous Thailand golf courses, being built more than 35 years ago it was the first privately owned golf course in the country. Over the years the golf course has hosted several international golf tournaments including the 2008 and 2010 Honda LPGA Classic. As expected the course is impeccably maintained, in kept in excellent playing condition.

The Old Course at Siam Country Club is set in the low hills just a few kilometers from Pattaya and contains more than its fair share of mature trees, shrubs and plants. Various fruit trees on the course give one the impression of being in an orchard, especially when in season. The abundant 'wildlife' in the form of sculptured bushes and hedges are a feature unique to Siam Country Club.

The course has an out and back layout with many of the golf holes playing past a series of lakes, and strategically placed creeks. Long, straight driving is required to negotiate the often narrow fairways. The large trees at Siam Country Club often get in the way and will punish errant tee shots. The greens at Siam Country Club are for the most part large, roll fast, and are excellently maintained. Many subtle breaks favor the assistance of an experienced caddie to read properly.

Making the turn up the 9th fairway, there is a large golden Buddha watching over the green. Dotted with many bunkers and water hazards, the course also boasts several dramatic holes, particularly the last four. The 15th through 18th holes taken together could arguably be the best finishing holes of any Pattaya golf course. If you're having a good day and scoring well, take care as these 4 holes could easily bring you back to earth and ruin a good score.

Siam Country Club, Old Course is one of the best courses in Pattaya and often competes with Laem Chabang Country Club for top honors.
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