Khun Chanya took over as the new owner took over the club in 2013, and almost immediately started making changes to both the course and the clubhouse. The on-course changes include revampin the bunkers, teeboxes and drainage on the Mountain and Ocean courses and completely overhauling the Lake course. As an avid golfer and experienced course owner, she has made the changes needed to add quality to the property and enhance the players' experience.
Improvements to the pro shop, restaurant and locker rooms are among the upgrades to the clubhouse, and an enormous expansion of the practice putting greens will allow players to warm up on some of the best facilities to be found anywhere.
She also announced that in 2016 they will launch Phoenix Gold Real Estate by developing luxury homes on 1,000 rai adjacent to the golf course with the intention of publicly listing the company.
Nathawat Aksornchat joined Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club as General Manager in October 2014, and has already had a very positive impact both on the course and behind the scenes in making changes to membership programs, administration and course management.
This friendly 51 year old Thai has already had a very busy and varied career in the golf industry both here in Thailand and in the States. One of the first Thais to study golf management abroad, Nat graduated from the San Diego Golf Academy in California, returning to Thailand where he has forged a progressively successful career.
As a professional and accredited golf instructor, he is still a very handy golfer himself and enjoys taking part in some of the tournaments held at the club. Nat added that apart from the upgrades to the course and clubhouse, they club plans to host a major new international golf tournament at the course in the second half of 2016.