Despite being one of Asia's premier championship venues, and a club full of prestige, the Thai Country Club is one of the most unappealing and ordinary tournament venues anywhere in golf. Situated a short drive from the centre of Bangkok, the holes here are generally presented in immaculate condition but most of the play is predictable and uninspired. Whether it's the flat fairways, simplistic bunkering, the abundant water features or the constant use of containment mounding, everything about this track smacks of a designer focused less on quality golf and more on building good looking holes.
The grass here is lush and green and the clubhouse is outstanding, but holes are a yawn and the occasional bump or shaped fairway only serve to further highlight how dreary the other areas are.
Typical of Asian rankings, the 'signature' par three over water here - once rated Asia's best par three - is quite dull and uninteresting. It's hard to imagine anyone being overly impressed by the Thai Country Club, unless this was the only tournament course they had played.
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