03 January Welcome to Lotus Valley Golf Resort
Best known for its lush paspalum fairways and awards for “Best Value Golf Experience” at the Asian Golf Awards, Lotus Valley was just hidden gem only an hour east of Bangkok until only a few years ago. While most of Bangkok golf community drifts towards the Bang Na courses on weekends, those looking for the best playing conditions at a better price are drawn to Lotus Valley.
With perhaps the best-conditioned fairways in Thailand, Lotus Valley offers a memorable assortment of varying length par 4’s which make every round interesting.
“Lotus Valley is the type of course where you can play just once and afterwards immediately remember every hole.” commented Canadian General Manager, Derek Schade. “There are a few short tricky par fours, some monster long par 4’s when the wind is up, a couple par 5’s that will be reached in two by better players and a couple more that are definite three-shot par 5’s. Throw in the two short par 3’s with water guarding the green and the two most challenging short holes on the back nine and it’s sure to be a fun day”
“You know its a solid test of golf when you have used every club in your bag by the end of the round” added Canadian PGA Professional, Kevin Mumford.
It comes as no surprise that Lotus Valley has already been recognized for “Best Golf Experience” at the Asian Golf Awards on two occasions. The quality of playing conditions rivals Thailand’s premier courses yet green fee rates remain reasonable year-round.
For some, the main attraction is Lotus Valley’s pristine playing conditions but others are drawn by the clever Gary Player design and good pace-of-play.
Tee-times at Lotus Valley remain at 10-minutes apart as the Owners respect the traditions of the game over a quick profit. A typical round of golf runs about 4 hours even on weekends and holidays.
“At heart, Lotus Valley remains a Gary Player design,” remarked Jon Morrow, who along with TurfPro Golf renovated the entire property a few years ago bringing in modern grasses and challenging green complexes.
The spacious modern clubhouse was built during the redesign period including the main restaurant, The Lotus Leaf, private dining rooms, and a balcony overlooking the eighteenth green.
As you enter the clubhouse through the lobby there is a grand sense of arrival with a view through the clubhouse lush neatly mown practice green surrounded huge palm trees.
As the highway system south of Lotus Valley from Suvarnabhumi and south-east from Pattaya continues to improve Lotus Valley will suddenly be a lot more convenient to get to from every direction. The main highway 3001 will become four lanes and well lighted in the near future making Lotus Valley more convenient for Bangkok golfers.
Since being awarded the “Best Value Award” Lotus Valley is gaining recognition and popularity. More groups and tournaments are opting towards adding ten minutes more to their commute in return for better playing conditions, comfortable pace-of-play, and better rates.
As a result, the club is offering 5-Year and 10-Year memberships for the first time. The initial Membership offer includes benefits beyond that of a regular golf club membership. Lotus Valley Members receive a one-year membership to Tathata Golf, a 60-lesson online program endorsed by Greg Norman, Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstram, which combines teachings from martial arts and compares the swings of the greatest golfer of all time.
5-Year Lotus Valley Members also receive Membership into Pacific Links International where Lotus Valley Members receive free playing privileges at over 150 of the finest golf courses around the world!
This momentum from the “Best Value” standpoint leads to Lotus Valley’s future plans. Construction is already underway and next year they will open the 40-room Sappaya Resort within the property.
To follow Lotus Valley’s rise on social networks, visit Lotus Valley Golf Resort’s website at www.lotusvalley.co.th. For more information on rates and memberships email Canadian PGA Professional and Lotus Valley General Manager Derek Schade at [email protected] or contact him through Lotus Valley’s CanCham listing.