Suvarnabhumi Golf Country Club (formerly known as President Country Club) offers 36 holes of Trent Jones Jr designed golf in an unspoiled rural setting. Extending beyond the course in virtually all directions is a picturesque landscape of flat paddy fields and open marshland, full of tall reeds and grasses, migratory birds, and many fish. Each hole was designed to be distinct in approach from all the others.
The North / East course is just a fraction shorter than the West / South combination, but makes up for this small length difference with some slightly more technical challenges – mainly based on a fine array of dog-legging holes, especially on the back-nine. The two out-and-back loops, North (1-9) and East (10-18) are flanked by open marshland. At times there is more of a parkland feel to the North / East Course, with plenty of water to be negotiated on the dog-legging back-nine and very substantive greenside bunkering on most holes.
Despite the close proximity of many bunkers, the greens are not always overly large, which places a big premium on accurate approach play. A pleasant array of smallish trees and gentle earth mounding provides good separation and definition to each hole, while the plentiful supply of water creates many hazards which you’ll need to negotiate. The final hole is a good-length par-4, which shares a small lake and the final green with a hole from the 18th on the West / South Course.
Suvarnabhumi Golf Country Club’s spacious Mediterranean style clubhouse could well do with an upgrade, but is more than adequate for most golfers needs. The Hole-In-One coffee shop serves both Thai and International dishes. The other facilities are generally good, although it is the excellence of the course layout and the naturalness of the surroundings that make Suvarnabhumi Golf Country Club a good choice for Bangkok golf visitors.