The Best Golf Resorts in Cambodia
There are some lovely scenic golf resorts in Cambodia, many of which are world renowned. Below we have selected our three favourites.
SOFITEL ANGKOR PHOKEETHRA GOLF SPA RESORT
The Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and spa resort is an elegant hotel located just within easy reach from the airport and features beautiful tropical gardens, an 18-hole championship golf course and offers excellent accommodation facilities. It is near major attractions such as the mysterious Angkor Wat, the ancient French Quarter and the serene banks of Siem Reap River.
The golf course managed by the resort is among the exquisite amenities offered by the resort. It provides golfers with vast well manicured grounds to practice teeing off in style. It is designed in such a way that it reflects the Cambodian culture and history; between the 9th green and the 10th tee is a restored ‘Roluh Bridge’ which is also the iconic image of the logo representing the course and dates back to the 11th century Khmer empire.
Sweeping fairways feature a combination of paspalum grasses which give the course its deep green color, the natural lagoons and sand traps are littered in the course to challenge golfers of all abilities. There are also great practicing facilities and fine dining areas to refill after the daunting final shot at the signature double water carry 18th hole.
ANGKOR GOLF RESORT
The Angkor Golf Resort is a resort created with golfers needs in mind; it features one of Nick Faldo’s finest world-class championship course and also his first golf course in the kingdom of Cambodia. It was blessed by monks and opened in 2009 bringing Cambodia into the limelight as a golf holiday destination.
The course is well maintained and the paspalum turf ensures a game of golf on the course is possible throughout the year. It is a course that requires careful thinking and concentration before making any moves, the strategically placed bunkers and water hazards are tricky but visible from each tee box. The various tee boxes allow for both low and mid handicappers to choose the right course length for their game.
The Angkor course offers enjoyment for all players all the way from the first shot to the signature Faldo par 4 finishing hole and offers great practicing facilities for your next game.
SIEM REAP BOOYOUNG COUNTRY CLUB
The Siem Reap Booyoung Country Club was formerly known as the Siem Reap Resort Golf club and was designed by the renowned Japanese Course architect Kentaro Sato. It is the third of the Cambodian courses to open near the historical ruins of Angkor Wat and is also the largest in this region.
The course features generous palm lined fairways and a choice of five tees on each hole enables players of different abilities to appreciate this well designed and manicured course. Other unique features of this course include meandering creaks that cross several of the holes and excellent bunkering which demand well calculated moves to score well. The course conditions are well maintained and the club house stands out as the largest structure amongst the rice paddies. There are luxurious villas, international restaurant and impressive sauna onsite.