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Army

Located within the main Army base in Khon Kaen.
Fees:  Green fees: 180THB weekday, 230THB weekend and holiday. Caddie fee:  200THB. Golf buggy:  500THB

Facilities: Pro shop; driving range; practice chipping area.

Description: 18 holes, par 72. Originally a 9 hole course, then 13 holes, in 2011 it was expanded to 18 holes. Although the standard of this course is not up to that of other local courses it does offer a good alternative venue to play golf. The expansion to 18 holes has added to the experience with some holes benefitting from length of shot, others demanding position off the tee. There are only two sets of tees: ladies (red 5805 yards); men’s (blue 6429 yatds). Some of the tees would benefit from extra work being done (polite phrase); from the tee the first 100 yards is left basically untended, apart from cutting, but once on the fairway the standard is reasonable, although in the ‘dry’ season can be very hard. Greens are reasonable and consistent; some of the newer greens do have significant slopes on them. Bunkers are also reasonable. There are several water features which come into play, especially on two holes which do require a longer drive. Even if not reaching the standard of other courses, it does make for a pleasant round, with some interesting holes; keeping to your handicap will not be easy. Because of the recent changes the score card does not have stroke indices; no doubt this will be rectified in the future.

The club house area overlooks the driving range and is basic, but food and drink are available. A shower is available, but again basic is probably the best description.

The maintenance of the course does depend on the use of army personnel and the enthusiasm of the commanding officer for the game of golf (not a problem at the time of writing, 2012).

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Telephone Number: +66 (0)862 224 215

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Approach to the 8th green, but don't go right like Toppy, you don't know what you will find in there, but I doubt it will be your ball.


15th tee; over the water and carry the trees, leaving a nice iron to the green, dog leg left.

16th tee; 150 yards over the water. It looks more intimidating after the wet season when the pond is full.