Janya Sawangjit, managing director of Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club chaired a star-studded opening of the new Lakes course at Phoenix on Monday morning, December 28.
This nine-hole course has been closed since May 2015 while it has been given a multi-million baht face lift by leading Thai course designer Pirapon Namatra. Namatra is well known in Thailand for having created many courses here, including Banyan in Hua Hin, Santiburi Koh Samui and, with IMG, the Siam Country Club’s Waterside course.
Flanked by Kiradech Aphipbarnrat and Thidapa Suwannapura, Janya Sawangjit, managing director of Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club (centre) cuts the ribbon to officially open the newly redesigned Lakes course at Phoenix on Monday, Dec. 28.
Along with Mrs. Sawangjit and Namatra, those in attendance at the official opening included Thai professional golfer and men’s World No 37 Kiradech Aphipbarnrat and local LPGA star Thidapa Suwannapura. Aphipbarnrat and Suwannapura helped conduct a well-received golf clinic for Phoenix members and guests prior to the official opening.
Kiradech Aphipbarnrat conducted a golf clinic for the members and guests prior to the official opening of the new Lakes course at Phoenix.
Mrs. Sawangjit commented during her official opening speech: “Phoenix Gold has been under development for some time and now we are delighted to have our 9-hole Lakes course open to the public. There are many golfers who have used our courses and facilities before and we have received great feedback. I would like to take this opportunity to invite all golf lovers who have never been here to come and try us and we assure you that you won’t be disappointed. We have a great environment here, 3 international standard golf courses and we are always looking at ways to improve the facilities and courses for our members and guests.”