Springfield Royal Golf Club

Springfield Royal Golf Club

Designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1993, the magnificent Springfield Royal Country Club has long been one of Thailand’s most popular golf courses. This intriguing course will provide a challenge for golfers of
all standards as they thread their way through well-placed hazards to greens of the highest standards. Accuracy is required at all times as the fairways are flanked by a series of hillocks covered by young trees.

This golf course is truly absorbing, with rolling fairways and mounding surrounding the greens, often hidden by mature trees making approach shots rather tricky.

 

The course at Springfield has been designed to meet the high demands of a recognized championship golf course, and yet it remains an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all standards. Each hole has a minimum of five tees to play from, but only the brave, and those regularly rub shoulders with the world’s best will venture from the black tee. Water hazards regularly come into play and each hole presents it own individual challenge and character requiring finesse or unrestraint. Accuracy is required at all times as the fairways are flanked by a series of hillocks and covered by a forest of small trees.

Nicklaus designs love to catch the player out who hits a poor weak fade, better known as a slice and the back nine when tiredness begins to creep into your game can be punishing with either a huge waste bunker and water or just water on your right hand side and close to the fairway to tighten you up. If you are on top of your game this course will reward you, it is not especially long.

Starting with a par 4 the first hole is a gentle 367 yards from the white tee, and on appearance looks to be quite simple. Hopes can quickly fade, as the well protected green can prove difficult & requires accuracy. As you conclude your round, the par 5 18th and Springfield’s signature hole, requires one last perfect shot to the difficult island green.

Reachable in two by the longer hitter and those with an ego who will, having hit a good drive over the trees of the dogleg left, just have to have a go. Use caution, this shot is longer than it looks.

Springfield offers other first class facilities apart from the course. The club house was constructed in an elevated position that will leave you with a lasting impression. The interior is beautifully finished in polished marble & granite, and portrays a feeling of opulence associated with grand palaces. Changing rooms also excellent (and even feature a bar inside the locker rooms!), as are the caddies who are also well trained which adds to the enjoyment of playing at Springfield.

Springfield opened an additional 9 holes for play in 2005 which was designed by the award winning golf course architects Lee Schmidt and Brain Curley. These nine contrast the Nicklaus 18 and are considered by many as even more challenging.