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Ratchaburi Golf Courses
Dragon Hills Golf & Country Club
Dragon Hills Golf Club boasts 18 holes of golf which are among the finest in Thailand. The golf course is built on 2400 acres of lush natural mountain greenery. Jim Enge, an American who worked with Nicklaus design, was responsible for producing one of the best layouts in Asia. Usually in wonderful condition this par 72 is a must play for golfers coming to this part of Thailand. It is a one hour drive from Kanchanaburi and although it is 1.5 hrs from Bangkok or Hua Hin, by the end of the day nobody worries and everyone wants to come back.
This fantastic and very remote golf course is set in the middle of valleys and hills. Dragon Hills offers a combination of undulating fairways and greens, lateral water hazards, carries over water, doglegs and strategically located sand traps. Added to this, the scenic background makes for a truly enjoyable round of golf.
The back nine holes are particularly beautiful, as they play through wild life and environmentally preserved park lands. The signature holes are 10, 11, and 12. Hole 12 plays to an island green, downhill about 170 yards. Unusually, there are 3 par 3’s, 3 par 4’s and 3 par 5’s on the back nine, making it a real challenge with no give me’s! The par 4’s and par 5’s play long, with well placed hazards and sloping back to front greens.
Thailand has become well respected for the quality of its golf courses,yet few will have the picturesque beauty of Dragon Hills. The developers, recognizing the setting of the location, decided that Dragon Hills should have 3 international championship golf courses that would be the envy of all others. They approached the golfing legends Jack Nicklaus and Isao Aoki and renowned Golf Course architect Jim Engh, asking them to design exceptional courses. With their own styles and experiences, each has designed what he considers to be the most challenging 18 hole championship courses. When completed, the three courses are likely to become the envy of others the world over. The Dragon Hills Golf Courses will challenge you and yet be and enjoyable experience.
Hilly course set in pretty countryside. Sloping greens and rolling fairways provide challenging golf. Locals consider this a hidden gem of a course and one of the best in the area