Siam Country Resort 21/04
Feeding the Crocodile
This week saw us play two courses up the busy route 331, but as it was still holiday season we had an easy run up to the courses with very little traffic.
Tuesday saw us at Pattavia, where we paid the extra premium to book the course all to ourselves, although they did allow a few people on after our last group holed out on the 18th. The course was in very good shape although the greens had been heavily watered and so were much more receptive and a bit tamer than usual.
This must have been good for our golf as, with only one exception, we all scored in the upper 30’s. Coming out on top with a fine display of accurate driving was Dave Smith with 38 points ( which will edge his handicap into single figures – now 9.6) two shots ahead of the pack, with Stan Rees claiming second on 36 points.
Jonathan Pratt bagged three near pins with some good long irons on the long par 3’s and Dave Smith took the shorter one.
On Thursday to Treasure hill where a large group teed off in front of us, so our first group played extra leisurely, so as not to disturb them.
This gave the later groups time to pose for a photo with the giant crocodile here at the course. Treasure Hill is as unforgiving as a hungry croc and the only way to play it is to punch it hard on the snout. Only two of us managed that: Paddy Devereux, with a fine 37 points beating out Dave Smith on 35. Dave might have done even better if he hadn’t had five putts lip out, leaving the rest of us shedding crocodile tears.
Croc’s teeth were shared between Paul Davies, Jonathan Pratt and Dave Smith.
Siam Country Resort Pattaya, Sports Bar & Bistro, Siam Country Road, Soi Polo 1, 39 Moo 9 Pong, Banglamung.
The location is just off Siam Country Club Rd, after going under the arch past the 7/11, turn right after 50 meters, with the venue on the left another 200 meters along.
Golf from here is generally played on Tuesday & Thursday, with the Resort hosting prompt presentations on both days. As a PSC affiliated venue we welcome all golfers. Call 089 253 5440 (Willem Lasonder) for scheduling or enquiries.