New course opening date for Phoenix

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The Lakes Course at Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club is now scheduled to open for general play in January 2016.

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.

Pirapon commented on the ongoing project at Phoenix Gold: “We were first asked by the new owners to upgrade their other nine hole courses, Mountain and Ocean, which were completed last year.  However the work on Lakes has been extensive with new routing and a few more water hazards have also been added or enlarged too.”

One of the new holes on the Lakes Course at Phoenix Gold.One of the new holes on the Lakes Course at Phoenix Gold.

According to the owners, the work was actually ahead of schedule until the violent storms in October meant some of the landscaping needed more attention.  Members are now expected to be the first to test out the new layout, and the club plans to host an official opening in late December before all 27 holes will be playable to all golfers in January.

“I am very pleased with the work we have done so far, and I personally think the Lakes will become one of the most fun nine holes in the region,” added Pirapon.

Apart from the course upgrades and redesigns, the putting greens have also been increased in size and will become the biggest in Thailand.

Good news for players is that the popular ‘Free carts on Tuesdays’ offer has been extended to the end of November.  The club is also offering a new one year membership for a limited number of players at THB 60,000.

For more information and updates, check out website: www.phoenixgoldgolf.com.