Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort, designed by Tim Woolbank, from Australian Golf Management, has a demanding and challenging course. This 27-hole golf resort has an idyllic backdrop of several large, lily-fringed lakes and these are the key ingredients that make Clearwater Sanctuary rank as one of Asia’s best golf courses.
The Raintree Nine and Lakes Nine, acclaimed to be among the most challenging and picturesque course in South East Asia, promises a truly memorable golfing experience. On the 18 holes, straight drives are imperative and good length is the only way to maintain a respectable score. Inconsistency is punished and the occasional dampness that comes from the nearby waterway adds an extra element to consider in club selection and approach. If there was a signature hole, it’s the 18th. It’s a hard dogleg left par 5, about 170 meters to cut the dogleg and carry the water. There’s an annoying tree in the middle to eat your balls. In fact, Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort has loads of holes that allow you to cut the doglegs with a good drive.
In addition to the main 18 holes, the Wetlands Nine, a unique Par-3 course, is the ideal challenge for those seeking a short but satisfactory game. The course has an interesting selection of 135 to 210 meter holes that start and finish by the water on either side of the course.
Besides challenging golf, Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort also offers other facilities include a driving range, tropical, fishing, pro shop, restaurant and activities which range from nature walks to bird watching. A basic cluster of 30 chalets are available for golf groups wishing to stay on site at the resort.