Summit Windmill Golf Club


18 holes par 72 (6964 yards)

Summit Windmill Golf Club Information

Designer:  Nick Faldo
Holes / Par / Yardage:  18 holes par 72 (6964 yards)
Established:  1993
Location:  

Eastern Bangkok towards the airport

Distance:  

30 minutes from Bangkok center

Closed on:  Open everyday
Max. golfers per group:  Weekday: 6
Weekend: 5
Golf Cart:  THB 900
Golf Set:  THB 1600
Golf Shoes:  THB 200
Umbrella:  THB 100
Driving Range:  None
Facilities:  Accommodation, Massage, Restaurants, Sauna
Summit Windmill Golf Club Description:
(aging and artificial Nick Faldo design with nice clubhouse)

Summit Windmill although not overly long at 6964 yards more than makes up for the distance as it is one of the more contrived Bangkok golf courses. Despite its fake attributes, it attracts hoards due to a convenient location; just 30 minutes from Bangkok. Although in the city suburbs, the surroundings are also pleasant and park-like. Plenty of wildlife including birds and reptiles share the course with golfers. 

Water comes into play on many of the holes starting with an enormous lake hazard that flanks the left side of the long par-5 1st hole. The same concept repeats on the 18th, and both these holes also happen to be the golf course signature holes that well exemplify the course extreme. The 1st hole is a long 624 yards, even by today's standards, and the 18th is an exciting finishing hole that can provide some dramatic endings to any round.

Nick Faldo’s often innovative design also is further characterized by contoured fairways and water-protected par-3’s, the best of which is the island green 12th.  The par-4 9th is also an excellent risk-reward hole in that long hitters can shave off much of the 438 yards by cutting their tee shots across the water, which leaves a mid-iron into the green. However, anything too short or to the right will entail hitting over bunkers to the green with a long iron or hybrid, a shot that often winds up in the sand.

A substantial amount of earth moving was done on the golf course to create fake elevation changes and hillside fairways. A variety of palm trees line most fairways, and extensive landscaping give the layout a tropical feeling. With little rough to worry about, golfers can look forward to getting their balls onto the many elevated greens and coping with the severely undulated putting surfaces.

Take care to select the proper set of tees, or it will be a bad day.  The black championship tees on many of the holes closed long ago due to lack of maintenance. Forward hitting areas are at different angles and make golf less interesting.  Large bunker complexes fronting most greens require more club to carry them. The course is completely artificial, so all shots and lies are troublesome.

The clubhouse is one of Thailand's most opulent; resembling a European castle, although it is in need of significant renovations and the restaurant, locker rooms, and other facilities are nothing special. Some of the golf villas in the surrounding housing estate are just as grand and could easily be mistaken for the clubhouse at any other course. Canals separate the houses from the Summit Windmill golf course, so the private residences are never actually in play. However, excellent views of these homes can be had from many of the holes at Summit Windmill making for exciting walks and when waiting between shots. A five-star overpriced luxury golf resort is onsight making possible overnight options at Summit Windmill. However, its strict lights ou at 8 PM, so most would be better advised to stay elsewhere, save costs, and enjoy more of what on offer in Bangkok.

Lighting installed in 2004 makes night golf an option for those on who insist on playing after dark.  Beware of the mosquitos and other insects. Summit Windmill is popular with local members. Good tee times are at a premium, and the golf course is almost always fully booked on weekends. Overbooking is highly likely and  5+  hour rounds are the norm at Summit Windmill. Some of the other nearby course would be better choices from Bangkok golfers.



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You can also combine this golf course with other courses for your next golf holiday.

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Summit Windmill Golf Club Reviews & Comments

Shaune Rolfe (2012-01-11)

A fantastic course... the photos don't do this course justice. I have played at many courses around BKK and I believe this is the best. Very similar to Thai Country Club (greens aren't as good) but the fairways and technical difficulty are just as good.

The price is right, the caddies are friendly and the location is perfect.

I will be coming back again 🙂


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