Introducing the new Gil Hanse designed Ballyshear Golf Links near Bangkok

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Introducing the new Gil Hanse designed Ballyshear Golf Links near Bangkok

Ballyshear Golf Links, located 45km south-east of downtown Bangkok on the way to Pattaya, has been ranked 51st in the “Top 100 Best Golf Courses in Asia Pacific” by golf.com.

This accolade is a testament to the club’s commitment to providing exceptional golfing experiences to their guests, which as a member of the golf club we can attest to. Although primarily a private golf club we can book your clients onto this course.

Here is the what Tom Brown, Golf Panelist, said about the Gil Hanse designed Ballyshear Golf Club, opened in 2022:

“Do you celebrate blind shots? How are you in the face of an unexpected bounce, or having to endure the rub of the green? At Ban Rakat Club — affectionately named Ballyshear — architect Gil Hanse created a welcome break from the norm course (especially for Asia) that poses such unconventional questions, with inspiration drawn from C.B. Macdonald’s historic-but-no-longer existing Lido course. Shapers transformed a flat site by moving sandy soil to create elevation changes.

The par-5 6th hole with its alternate fairway is a triumph in design as it is so rare to find an alternate fairway that actually works — but if you accept the risk of finding the narrower right fairway, you are rewarded with a shorter shot to the green.  The course features several C.B. Macdonald-style template holes, and they thrive because of the bouncy conditions. Recent advances with zoysia grasses have transformed what is possible in Thailand’s climate; the firmness is produced by the low level of moisture percentage in the fairways, less than what is found at most professional tournament sites around the world.”

 

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