The Plutaluang Royal Thai Navy Golf Course celebrated its 46th anniversary with a merit-making ceremony recently.
Vice Adm. Chareonsak Maratha, managing director of the Royal Thai Navy Golf Course, welcomed many retired military officials, government officers, and representatives from the private sector to the April 8 ceremony where guests presented congratulatory flower baskets.
Tens monks from Sattahip Temple chanted and blessed the greens and guests offered alms to make merit.
Chareonsak called the golf course, set among the hills of Sattahip District, one of the most beautiful in the country.
Built in 1968 by the Thai and U.S. navies, the club began as only a nine-hole course to preserve the environment and Phuthianan Lake, but once the Americans left, the Thais expanded it to 36 holes with four separate tracks.
Military officers and guests (seated right) pay respects to monks from the Sattahip Temple who came to bless the Plutaluang Navy Golf Course on its 46th anniversary.
The golf course provides a mixture of small and large hills as obstacles and a lush environment.
On April 5, 1969, HRH Queen Rambhai Barni made an appearance to officially open the club. The name Plutaluang Royal Thai Navy Golf Course was officially adopted in 1998.
The picturesque 36-hole Navy golf complex is one of the oldest established courses on the Eastern Seaboard.