English born golf course architect Desmond Muirhead has created one of Pattaya's most interesting golf courses by working with a remarkable and undulating natural topography. The golf course offers an uncompromising challenge aimed at players with handicaps of 18 or lower. Playing at over 7700 yards to a par 74, this is a tough course. St Andrews features elevated tees and greens, tight landing zones, split elevation fairways, huge putting surfaces and while difficult to accept for the true golfer, two par 6's, over 800 yards each! The back nine in particular has large elevation changes and views of the surrounding hillsides.
The course is targeted for accomplished players; it is the most challenging course in Pattaya and should be played by all golf tourists. The course is an extremely tough test of golf from any tee and the two par-6 holes are a bit much for the golf course purist. The additional long fairway shot that must be played demands a completely different dimension in concentration and course management.
The course requires power, accuracy and strategic positioning of each shot due to the high number of hazards. Even one errant shot can be very costly. This Pattaya golf course requires the use of every club and also will be the subject of lots of stories about a challenging round of golf. Bring lots of golf balls, and expect to otherwise be beaten up by this course.
St. Andrews 2000 is under the same management, sharing the same facilities as the Rayong Green Valley and Silky Oak courses. The club house and onsite golf resort overlook the course, while the former makes for a good 19th hole to reflect on your round. For those looking for a best of Pattaya golf package, St. Andrews must be one of the included stops.
Designer : Desmond Muirhead
Holes / Par / Yardage : 18 holes/ par 74 / 7777 yards
Established : 2000
Green / Caddy / Buggy Fees : ฿2,800-3,500/ ฿350 / ฿600 (compulsory)
Distance : NA