Nikanti Golf Club
|DESIGNER:||Pirapon Namatra, Golf East|
|HOLES / PAR / YARDAGE:||18 holes par 72 (6789 yards)|
|DISTANCE:||1:15hrs from Bangkok center|
This gem of a course is unlike any other in Thailand. Instead of the usual emphasis on par-4s, the unique ‘666’ set up makes room for an equal number of par-4s, par 5s and par-3s. The opening hole, a narrow, snaking par-5, sets an exacting tone.
Other highlights include the 13th, a long hole that plays to a green at the edge of a lake and the 16th, an uphill par-3 where the tee is positioned in a giant waste bunker that extends all the way to the front of the putting surface.