BURAPHA GOLF & RESORT
Burapha Golf Club, previously a members-only course, has hosted several professional tournaments including the 2010 Thailand Open and several Singha Thailand Championships. The 36 holes at Burapha have been designed to take full advantage of the beauty of the land and its natural features – lakes, hills, palms trees and tropical vegetation, all skillfully landscaped.
Designed by Americans Gary Panks and David Graham; Burapha Golf Club is laid out on hilly terrain. The East (A-B) Course features wide fairways and is perfect for the up & coming golfer. The West (C-D) Course is a challenge for more advanced and professional golfers. The golf courses maintenance is adequate, and the holes are well placed.
Elevated tee-boxes give excellent views onto the holes laid out below. Around the greens clinging semi-rough joins forces with good-quality bunkering to put a premium on hitting the assorted-sized greens. The four Burapha courses provide a scenic and testing golfing outing in an enjoyable, lightly tree-lined setting.
However, the Dunes nine is the most spectacular. The highest point on the Burapha property is between the 6th and 7th holes on the Dunes course and has a breathtaking panorama of the surrounding countryside. The Pattaya high rise condominiums, the Laem Chabang port, the ocean and large offshore islands are all in clear view. This open, undulating Dunes course is more challenging than its front-nine companion, the Crystal course. With a mix of lightly tree-lined and water protected holes, the Crystal nine provides a gentle lead-in to the more challenging and spectacularly scenic Dunes course.
Pattaya golf travelers can enjoy their golf in a very serene and quiet setting. The Burapha clubhouse serves good reasonably priced local and international food in the golfers’ restaurant. For non-golfers, there is a wide range of facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis courts, and exercise equipment. The locker rooms are adequate for most Pattaya golfers, though nothing fancy.
Insiders Tip: Since the 2010 Thailand Open and subsequent events; Burapha Golf Club has been routing Pattaya golfers on course combinations such as A-C or B-D. Ask for the B-D routing to play where the professionals do. Course A is useful if you want a more relaxed game. C is somewhere in the middle.
|Name:||Burapha Golf Club|
|Address:||281 Moo 4 Tambol Bung Sriracha Chonburi 20230|
|Telephone:||(089) 8880648, (085) 2888226, (085) 2888227|
|Fax:||(038) 372613, (038) 372612|
|Designer:||David Greham and Grary Panks|
|Green Fees:||Member’s Guest (Week Day) – Baht|
Member’s Guest (Week End) – Baht
Visitor (Week Day) 2200 Baht
Visitor (Week End) 2500 Baht
|Caddy Fee:||350 Baht|
|Golf Cart:||600 Baht|
|Rental Items:||Club Set 500 Baht|
Shoes 200 Baht
Umbrella 150 Baht