Fun Golf Lesson with Momoko ～Siam Country Club Waterside～
The Siam Country Club is where golfers’d like to play as soon as they get in Pattaya. It locates about 20-minute drive from the city of Pattaya and an hour and 45-minute drive from the city of Bangkok, and its Waterside Course was opened in 2014 for its third course following the Old Course and the Plantation Course. And once again Thai LPGA professional Momoko Aoyama gives fun lessons to beat the course centering on its signature hole.
■Does the turf differ from the Old and the Plantation?
The IMG design, the one of the world famous golf course design companies, designed the course, and Paspalum is used for the fairways and rough and the Bermuda is used for the greens.
■The plenty of smooth sands in the Bunker
As the plenty sands in the banker are soft, you need to swing away to get out of it.
■Golf is not the game to hit long
Try to play carefully by planing the course management with mindfully checking the course layout to find the best position to land. And just focus on the solid swing for those who loosens or strains the swing by facing the pond in front of the green!
■The 8th hole, the tough par 5 with 530 yards
■The 17th:The shot over the pond from the dog leg is thrilling. Par4/360 yards
As the pond is in parallel with the fairway, you can’t reach to the green by keeping the lay-ups. The accurate tee shot and the good distance control for the second shot make you feel a sense of accomplishment.
■Too much avoiding the pond is not recommended! The par 5 18th with 547 yards
■Recommended lunch menu at the Siam Country Club Waterside
Sophisticated and elegant flavored Thai cuisine is recommended even though there is plenty of the Japanese menu.
※1 baht = 3.5 yen
※as of March 2nd, 2019
※Fees can be changed without notice.
Born in 1992 in Bangkok to a Japanese father and a Thai mother. After attending Bangkok Kindergarten, she went on to attend Thai-Japanese Association School (Japanese school in Bangkok), and then graduated Seiwa Gakuen High School. She played for a Little League baseball team managed by her father from 1st grade to her freshman year in high school. During her freshman year in high school, she was chosen to play for the Thailand national softball team and played in the Asian Cup. Transferring to a high school in Sendai City, she played for the school softball team and went on to compete in the interscholastic athletic tournament three years in a row. From 2011 to 2013 she went abroad to study at Dios Sports Academy, a professional golf training school in Australia. She then returned to Bangkok, where she obtained her Thai-LPGA (Thailand Ladies Professional Golf Association) license in May 2017. She is trilingual and fluent in English, Japanese, and Thai.
50/10 Moo 9 Tambon Pong, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chonburi 20150, Thailand
Weekday: 3,600 baht(12,600 yen)
Weekend: 4,400 baht(15,400 yen)
※only green fees included.
※Caddie fee of 450THB and cart fee of 850THB(per golfer) has to be paid at the golf course.
※Tip for caddie is not included.
※One Cart per golfer.