Mountain Shadow Golf Club, formerly the Natural Park Hill Golf Club, re-opened 2004 after a complete renovation by new owners. Located halfway between Bangkok and Pattaya, the Ronald Fream designed Mountain Shadow is a very pretty course. It was crafted out of a former mango plantation with beautiful flowers and trees providing a backdrop to each hole.
Fairways and greens are kept in reasonably good condition. Utilizing water hazards, doglegs and four island greens to good effect, the relatively short 18-hole course is well suited for golfers of all levels. Greens are fast and generally have large undulations – reading the correct line is especially important. The narrow palm tree lined fairways make Mountain Shadow Golf Club a challenge to recover from errant tee shots. Adding to the difficulty is also the relative long distance between the tees and the fairways. Shorter tee shots often wind up in the difficult to hit out of semi rough. Both the 6th and 14th holes are challenging par-5’s. The two doglegs have greens tucked behind huge water hazards. Careful approach shots are required to avoid a watery penalty.
The clubhouse has a decent Thai restaurant serving a wide variety of dishes at reasonable prices and a there is a pro shop in the lobby and ample changing rooms for visitors.