Suwan Golf and Country Club

suwan-golf-country-club-bespoke-thailand-travel-1Host of the 2011 Thailand Open and the 2010 Asian Tour International is the tropical Suwan Golf and Country Club. The course is situated an hour west of Bangkok amid quaint villages and is renowned for its putting surfaces and smart clubhouse. Rice paddy and fruit orchards surround the course and it has a challenging layout popular with locals and visitors.

The award winning Suwan Golf and Country Club was established in 2005 under Major General Weerayudth Phetbuasak (of Weeyos Design) and has recently been rebuilt. The 7,125-yard, par-72 course features paspalum grass on the fairways and a tight-nap dwarf Bermuda grass on the greens. Players can expect big elevation changes and a stunning signature hole of lily ponds on the 17th.

Clubhouse facilities include large putting greens, bunker and chipping areas and a grass driving range. Well-equipped locker rooms with quality rain showers and Jacuzzi and a pro shop are on site, too, while the excellent restaurant overlooks the ninth hole of the course. Caddies are noted to be particularly useful at Suwan.

The hospitality of the accompanying hotel is first rate; it boasts spacious rooms with Wi-fi and a lakeside setting. Sights within reach of the Suwan Golf and Country Club include the Rose Garden and the huge chedi temple at Nakhon Pathom.