|Plenty of Caddies ready for work|
Located 45 minutes outside of Pattaya, Thailand is the run down Pattaya Country Club. In a nutshell the service was good, the caddies knowledgeable, and the facilities were clean but dated. The course is not maintained very well. Everything that had paint on it needs new paint. Every surface needs a power washing. It's almost like their grass trimmer was broken, because every man-made object in the ground needs trimming around it.
We paid about $45USD for greens feed, cart, and caddy.That's the low end for Thailand golf, and we found the reason why it's so inexpensive.
If you want to do any serious practice work on your game this is not the place to go. For starters, the range is 3 kilometers (that is not a typo) from the clubhouse. After checking in, I wanted to warm up. It seemed like forever riding the golf buggy to the range. The balls were 40 baht for 40 balls. Quite reasonable, except the balls looked like they were gathered from water shots and hit a million times. At one point I wondered if I had cracked my driver because of the strange noise of a completely white unmarked ball.
Below is a summary of the Pattaya Golf Course in pictures:
|Not good range balls|
|Range not maintained|
|Dated hole signs|
|Here's a shoe in an unraked bunker. Does anyone think to clean up this course?|
|Broken sprinkler in the middle of the fairway|
|The clubhouse reminds me of Disney World architecture...old and dated from the 70's|
|Each golfer gets their own cart and caddy to drive it|
|Bunkers need maintenance|
|Fairways need help|
|Hole markers are strange boxes that look cheap|
Although we had a good time at this course, the constant reminders that it was not up to standards left me thinking I won't be visiting it again anytime soon.