New Golf Course Comes to Pattaya
As golf courses all over America and China continue to close, Thailand seems to open a new course every month and Birdie have got news of another one, set to open next year in Pattaya. So, its not exactly the Masters you were thinking of, but the Masters Golf Course is indeed coming to Pattaya…
Over the last 5 years Pattaya has seen a steady increase in golf course development. Phoenix Gold, Pattavia and Pattaya Country Club have had a makeover and new course additions include Parichat golf Links, Siam Waterside and Silky Oaks . There is also talk of new courses within the Rayong Green Valley complex.
The new course being developed is the The Master Golf Resort, located at Silverlake. IMG has signed an agreement with Chartered Square Holding Company Limited, one of Thailand’s leading corporations, to manage this course and it is destined to become one of Thailand’s premier golf clubs.
IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 30 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is one of the largest independent producers and distributors of sports media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, a leading global entertainment agency.
IMG has designed many award-winning golf courses and currently manages over 25 world-class clubs across the globe.
The course is currently under construction, the 18-hole, par-72 layout is set on a stunning 100-hectare site overlooking the Khao Chee Chan Buddha that has been laser cut into the cliffside of an adjoining mountain which is visible from every hole on the golf course.
The course is being designed by Golfplan, a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation. It will built to championship specifications, it is the intention that the course will be capable of hosting international sanctioned tournaments. The property will also feature a full service clubhouse that will provide panoramic views of the golf course.
With thanks to Birdie for the news update. More information from Birdie can be found here Birdie