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Panya Indra Golf Club
The 27-hole Panya Indra Golf Club was designed by Ronald Fream of the USA and opened in Ram Indra, just north of Bangkok, in 1991. The golf course is just off the Outer Ring Road which makes for short travel times from Bangkok city center.
The 27-hole Panya Indra Golf Club was designed by Ronald Fream of the USA and opened in Ram Indra, just north of Bangkok, in 1991. The golf course is just off the Outer Ring Road which makes for short travel times from Bangkok city center. The Panya Indra Golf Club is the premier and showpiece golf course of The Panya Group, which owns several others around Thailand.
Panya Indra Golf Club comprises three separate 9-hole championship courses, each with an individual design and unique setting. The courses aptly named are, the Lagoon Course, Palm Course and Garden Course. The golf course has been extensively landscaped with colorful flowering plants, shrubs, and bushes to provide beautiful backdrops to most of the holes. Fairways are palm tree lined and lakes and ponds come into play on almost every hotel at Panya Indra. The bunkers look as though they have been freshly carved, and the smooth flowing lines of fairways give the course a natural feel.
Whether you play the Lagoon course (A), Palm course (B) or Garden course (C) pleasantly contoured and testing holes wait. There is more water to negotiate on the Lagoon, although the Palm and Garden nines do not lag too far behind on that score. Panya Indra offers several unusual design features, in particular undulating fairways. The par-3 holes are perhaps the most testing aspect of this course and on four occasions the player has to hit his tee shot over water. The Palm course actually boasts an excellent island green par-3, its 4th hole. There are also some very testing dog-leg holes on each of the three nines as well.
The fairways are fairly open with splendid clover-leaf bunkering defining the holes, en route to the testing and at times mesmerizing greens. These 27 putting surfaces, sometimes relatively small in size, do not have a single flat spot on them. All your putts will be breaking left or right, up or downhill – or any combination of those movements. In a similar fashion the fairways, which are also splendidly contoured, give each hole its own unique character in this relatively compact environment.
Course conditions are well kept year round, due in part to the popularity with local Thai business executives and government officials. The course is floodlit for night golfing and the clubhouse facilities, locker rooms, and restaurants are of a very high standard.
Designer: Ronald Fream
Golf Cart: THB 600
Holes / Par / Yardage: 27 holes par 72/36 (7260 yards)
Golf Set: THB 600
Location: Northeast Bangkok near Minburi and Ram Indra
Golf Shoes: THB 200
Distance: 40 minutes from Bangkok center
Umbrella: THB 100
Closed on: Monday
Driving Range: Yes
Max. golfers per group: Weekday: 5
Facilities: Restaurants, Sauna