Opened in 2021, the Sai Golf Club, masterfully crafted by Bob Moore of JMP Golf Design, introduces golf enthusiasts to a world-class PGA-level links-style course, setting a new standard in the heart of Thailand’s golfing landscape.
Bob Moore’s visionary transformation of former rice paddy fields into a cohesive collection of 18 meticulously designed holes is nothing short of extraordinary. Sai Golf Club’s aesthetics are captivating, while the golfing challenge it presents is equally remarkable. Although the terrain and surrounding environment remain predominantly flat, each hole features substantial elevation changes and strategically placed high-lipped bunkers. The expansive greens are undulating, often adorned with prominent humps that traverse the entire putting surface. An errant placement on the wrong side of these humps can spell trouble, potentially leading to a challenging three-putt or worse.
Numerous holes in Sai Golf Club boast elevated greens with steep grassy catchment areas and strategically positioned sand bunkers, evoking a genuine Scottish links atmosphere. The transitions between holes are marked by wood chips and wispy, natural grasses, enhancing the authentic links experience. Notably, the finishing holes on each nine are standouts, as they lead golfers back to the clubhouse with water hazards gracefully flanking one side. A bowl-shaped green awaits well-struck shots, and an elevated amphitheater offers spectators an ideal vantage point to witness the action on both holes.
The clubhouse is a striking blend of ultra-modern architecture and traditional Thai aesthetics, adorned with vibrant colors, intricate accents, and captivating lighting. Its amenities rival those of a luxurious 5-star resort, offering a top-tier experience to Sai Golf Club visitors. The club’s well-trained and impeccably groomed caddies exemplify the commitment to service excellence found only in Asia’s finest private clubs.