The Revival at Phoenix Gold
The last two years has seen Phoenix Gold Golf Club literally rise from the ashes like the mythical bird it is named for to become one of the premier golf destinations in the Pattaya area. The new owner Ms Chanya Swangchitr is a keen golfer herself, and her family also own the Darren Clarke designed Moyvalley Golf Club near Dublin, Ireland.
The new owners have invested in a new master plan that is aimed at seeing the company listed on the Thai Stock Exchange. After completing the acquisition and consolidation of the 400-acre site, the owners commissioned an extensive and comprehensive renovation and upgrade of the course, and there are plans to develop luxury homes starting in 2016.
While the Ocean and Mountain nines underwent upgrading of their bunkers, tee boxes and drainage, the shorter Lakes nine has seen a major re-design that will make it more challenging and fun to play. The renovations have been done by Thai golf course designer Pirapon Namatra, who has also created some of Thailand’s best courses.
New membership programs have been put in place, green fee rates have been revised, and special promotions have been launched to attract regular Pattaya area residents, Bangkokians, and inbound golfers alike. New function rooms, including a Members’ Lounge, have been part of the overall facelift, which will see both the pro shop and the locker rooms upgraded.
The improvements have extended to all parts of the club and its operations. The maintenance team has introduced new procedures for the fairways and greens to improve the playing conditions, and the putting greens in front of the clubhouse will be enlarged as well.
Phoenix also plans to host a major new international golf tournament at the course in the second half of 2016.
SAY ABOUT US:
A lot of FUN!
MEET THE TEAM:
“Always enjoy playing here, the caddies are a lot of fun. Amazing club house.”
- Leon C. -
“Ocean and Mountain are great nine holes but wait till Lakes reopens when the real fun will start in late November”
- Mike B. -
- Torben R. -
“Absolutely the best place in Pattaya to run a tournament!”
- Les W. -