St Andrews 2000 Thailand

 

 The St.Andrews2000 Golf Club in Rayong was designed by Desmond Muirhead in 2000. Located 120 Kilometers southeast of Bangkok and a short drive from the seaside resort of Pattaya. The sprawling par 74 course adjoins its sister layout, the older, well established par 72 layout of the Rayoung Green Valley Country Club.

       It's not a typo-par is 74 for an astounding back marker length of 7700yards, thanks to two endlessly long Par 6. The course both power and accuracy as the water hazards are strategically located. If your handicap is 18 or lower the course will be very challenging, with elevated tees and greens, split elevation fairways coupled with huge putting surfaces. 

There are two Par 6 holes on the course hole 4, 640 meters from the blue markers & hole 13, 832 meters from the blue markers. Although quirky they are quite fun to play. From the tee you have a split level fairway you can take the high road or the low road. The general consensus was it was more than just a gimmick and a signature of the course.

The Course itself is in fine condition the greens, fairways and bunkers are all at a standard to be expected. St Andrews 2000 is picturesque with rolling links style fairways, elevated tees and lots of fun holes to play while still being a challenge. If in Pattaya it is definitely a course to play and enjoy.

 

Steven Wyke

May 2013

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