The Siam Country Club Plantation Couse is undoubtedly an extraordinary golf course. It has held internationally acclaimed tours such as the 2009 US LGPA and 2015 Thailand Open. Nothing was spared by designer Lee Schmidt.
The 27-hole layout consisting of the Sugarcane, Tapioca and Pineapple course, is routed through rolling terrain with distant panoramic views of Pattaya Beach, Laem Chabang, and the Gulf of Thailand. Formerly a tapioca and pineapple plantation, the property’s environmental and natural characteristics include rough ravines intersecting its Paspalum fairways and mature trees increased by landscape ground cover and plantings. The Plantation Course also features steep elevation changes that result in numerous breathtaking sea views of Gulf of Thailand.
The course has many difficult holes. Long carries, blind shots, elevated greens, undulating fairways and greens, giant high-lipped bunkers, and shaved fringes on every hole are in play to challenge even the professional golfer. Two nines, the 3,759-yard par-36 Tapioca and the 3,645-yard par-36 Pineapple, feature Asia’s first triple green. The Tapioca’s seventh and the Pineapple’s fourth and ninth holes play to a single green measuring more than 20,000 square feet (1,916 square meters) which serves as a unique focal point on this Pattaya golf course. The green’s undulating putting surface is attached and is divided into three distinct sections by large swales. Number seven on the Tapioca is a par-3 of 178 yards, while numbers four and nine on the Pineapple are lengthy par-4s of 490 and 469 yards, respectively. The Sugar Cane Course is the Siam Country Club's third nine which plays out to the left of the driving range and staging area. The par-36, 3,736-yard layout is arguably the best of the 3 nines and includes the spectacular fifth. A par-5 with over 28 bunkers the Plantation Course’s signature hole plays long uphill with a split fairway. The right side fairway makes a very difficult and long carry to have any change to reach the green. The alternative, hitting to the left fairway and take advantage of the simpler approach shot and stand a chance to get a par.
Designer : Lee Schmidt and Brian
Curley Holes / Par / Yardage : 27 holes/ par 72 / (7404 / 7495 yards)
Established : 2008
Green / Caddy / Buggy Fees : ฿3,600-4,200/ ฿400 (compulsory) / ฿750 (compulsory)
Distance : 20 minutes from Pattaya