Angkor Golf Resort

Course Data
Location Siem Reap, Cambodia
Yardage 7279 yards Par 72
Course Rating  
Playing Date 24 Feb. 2008
Designer Nick Faldo
Opened 2007
Caddy Yes
Golf Cart Yes
Rating
Overall Rating
4.50
Course Layout
5
Difficulty Level
5
Greens Condition
4
Fairways Condition
5
Landscaping & Views
4
Level of Satisfaction
4
 

Angkor Golf Resort is a flat and very challenging course. Water comes into play on 17 out of 18 holes and the course length is long nearing 7,300 yards with strategically placed bunkers throughout the course. The beautifully designed contours around the greens are one of the Faldo's features and are impressive. The greens have plenty of subtle undulations, so your abilities to read the putting lines are tested. Some holes are narrow and lined with high palm trees, which are used in Cambodian national flags.The condition was superb as Paspalum grass made in America was used on the greens and the fairways. It was slightly regrettable that the greens were a little slow when I played. If the greens were faster, It would be much more fun to play on this great course.



A view of the 1st green

8th fairway bunker

A lake along the 6th hole


Lotsu flowers

Plants coloring the course

Plants coloring the course

 

2nd Par 4 376 yards

A dogleg to the right, relatively short par 4. Plenty of high palms line the fairway as with the rest of the holes, which resemble the neighboring view of Angkor Wat. Two massive fairway bunkers are positioned on both sides squeezing the fairway. The green is small and elevated with two mounds in the center.

 

A massive fairway bunker

2nd Par 4 376 yards (2)

2nd Par 4 376 yards (1)
 
4th Par 4 187 yards

4th Par 4 187 yards (2)

4th Par 4 187 yards (1)
A par 4 over water. The green is elevated and tightly bunkered in front and behind. The green is not deep, so the right club selection is important.
 
6th Par 5 561 yards
A slight dogleg to the left. par 5. Water runs down the entire length of the hole on the left side. The green is elevated and guarded by bunkers on the front right & left.
 

6th Par 5 561 yards (3)

6th Par 5 561 yards (2)

6th Par 5 561 yards (1)
 
7th Par 4 472 yards

7th Par 4 472 yards (2)

7th Par 4 472 yards (1)
A very long par 4 that doglegs slightly to the right. A very big drive is needed but be careful of water on the left. The distance off the tee and on the second shot is a must to hit the green in 2.

9th Par 3 215 yards

9th Par 3 215 yards (2)

9th Par 3 215 yards (1)
A long par 3 over water. The elevated green is deep and slopes left to right. A large and deep bunker protects the right side of the green.
 
10th Par 4 441 yards
A dogleg to the left, long par 4. Water runs down the left side of the fairway and crosses the fairway in front of the green. The green is elevated and slopes strongly from back to front.

 

10th Par 4 441 yards (3)

10th Par 4 441 yards (2)

10th Par 4 441 yards (1)
 
13th Par 5 550 yards
A double dogleg par 5 with a slight doglelg to the left followed by a dogleg to the right. Water runs along the entire left side. Massive bunkers on both sides of the fairway come into play on the tee shot and second shot. The green is elevated with deep bunkers right & left. The green slopes sharply to right.

 

13th Par 5 550 yards (3)

13th Par 5 550 yards (2)

13th Par 5 550 yards (1)
 
15th Par 4 415 yards

15th Par 4 415 yards (2)

15th Par 4 415 yards (1)
A dogleg left, par 4. The left side of the fairway borders water that cross in front of the green, so the second shot is over the water. The longer the tee shot is, the narrower fairway becomes with the water on the left and 3 bunkers in a row on the right. The green, which is protected bunkers right & left, slopes from back to front.

 
18th Par 4 440 yards

18th Par 4 440 yards (2)

18th Par 4 440 yards (1)
A slight dogleg to the left and a demanding finishing hole. Water runs the entire left side from the tee to the green, thus pressuring both the tee shot and the approach shot. The green is elevated.
 
19th hole
t is a 15-minute drive both from Siem Reap and the Angkor Wat and a 10-minute drive from the International Airport. I could choose freely the tees to play with. The practice range is excellent to allow you to hit shots on grasses.

The other Nick Faldo designed courses in Asia are The Emerald GC, Great Lakes G&CC, in Thailand and Mission Hills GC – Fald Course, Beijing Honghua International GC, Lakeview GC, Wuhan International GC, Yunnan Dali Cang Sea GC in China, Ocean Dunes GC in Vietnam.



Practice range

Restaurant


Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor Tom