Amata Spring Country Club was established in 2005 with the vision of creating a unique and special golf facility for the Kingdom of Thailand. The goal was to establish an exclusive facility which also has the necessary infrastructure to successfully host major international golf events.
Renowned golf course architect Lee Schmidt from Schmidt-Curley Design was tasked with designing and building the golf course. The original plot of land designated for the course posed numerous challenges. The entire plot was completely flat with a massive lake in the middle of the property. To help create and deliver a change in elevation, the water level of the lake was lowered by approximately 10 meters which was crucial in helping to create the elevated tees and rolling fairways. Currently both the 17th and 18th holes actually rest about 8 meters below sea level.
The 17th hole is one of the most notable holes in Asia and is the signature hole of the course. The par 3 hole features a unique island green which is only accessible by boat. The hole was designed to provide a fair challenge but most importantly to allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the unique setting of Amata Spring Country Club.
Since its opening, Amata Spring Country Club has hosted numerous international events. The first four editions of the Royal Trophy, ‘World Golf Salutes King Bhumibol,’ a skins event which featured Tiger Woods, The Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship and the Thailand Golf Championship in 2011 and 2012 have all been successfully staged by the club and have helped establish the notoriety and legacy of the course. In only a few short years, Amata Spring Country Club is now recognized as the preeminent facility in the country. The club will continue to strive to deliver the best overall golf experience in the country as well as delivering some of the most high profile professional events in the region.
From the golf club website.