Rajjaprabha Dam Golf Course in Surat Thani
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Rajjaprabha Dam Golf Course Description:
(one of Thailand’s most scenic courses)
Rajjaprabha Dam Golf Course is near the Khao Sok National Park. Dense jungle and virgin forests surround the golf course.Making use of its spectacular natural setting amongst limestone monoliths, Rajjaprabha illustrates the eco-diversity and exhilarating challenges of the Thai golfing experience. This course is a real head-turner and a joy to play thanks to the superlative layout, some very challenging holes, and its picturesque setting. The course ‘landscaping’ consists of ancient hardwoods and rain forests.
The course layout and routing required great planning and ingenuity. The pars 3’s are quite demanding, given their length. The shortest is the 165-yard 6th, a hill-top tee with views over the entire valley and dam, jungle, a pond in front and bunkers behind the green. A dramatic approach through an uphill alley of native trees, the extraordinarily steep 215-yard 16th requires a demanding, well-positioned tee shot to reach the green in one and make par.
The 365-yard 1st hole plays downwind and provides fantastic views out over the rest of the course. The 377-yard 12th is unique with the play from an elevated tee to a green with hidden bunker long. The 441-yard 4th is the longest par four on the course and requires a demanding, well-positioned tee shot.
The par 5’s are all quite long and challenging, in particular, the 542-yard 7th is the longest hole on the course and requires three perfect shots to make par. The tee shot requires a 180-yard carry to clear the river with bunkers hovering in the right. The next two shots play long and up-hill around a dogleg left, all the while trying to avoid the greenside pond.
After round facilities include a basic clubhouse with a restaurant that serves southern Thai dishes at reasonable prices. Golf carts are available for those who prefer to “enjoy the ride” and skip “getting a workout.”
The Thai golf course is probably the best-kept secret in the country due to its remote location. However, those on Koh Samui golf vacation can take advantage of this hidden gem and will have a second great Thai golfing experience. Plan for a full day of touring and golf on the mainland! The drive to Rajjaprabha Dam is from the Surat Thani ferry terminal through scenic winding roads and is a nice way to lead up to a round of golf.
This course is worth the effort on account of its magnificent setting, perfect combination of scenic beauty, sporting challenge and golfing pleasure.
|Designer:||Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)|
|Holes / Par / Yardage:||18 holes par 72 (6820 yards)|
|Location:||3 hours from Koh Samui by ferry
Address: 53 หมู่ 3 เขื่อนรัชประภา Khao Phang, Ban Ta Khun District, Surat Thani 84230, Thailand
|Distance:||30 kilometers from Surat Thani ferry terminal|
|Closed on:||Open everyday|
|Max. golfers per group:||Weekday: 5
|Golf Cart:||THB 600|
|Golf Set:||THB 700|
|Golf Shoes:||THB 200|