Cambodia is a country with a rich cultural heritage and amazing people. Everyone who has had the privilege of visiting Cambodia has left the country with nothing but good memories to bring back home. Cambodia is also slowly getting recognised for its world class golf courses. Golf is pretty new in Cambodia but after a slow start it is now playing catch-up and driven forward by the countries Prime Minster, Hun Sen, who is a golfing fanatic we are sure to see a rapid expansion of golf courses in the rapidly emerging country.
One of the most popular regions in Cambodia for golf lovers is Siem Reap. Siem Reap is home to the iconic Angkor Wat, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Angkor Wat temple complex is where you can find all the archaeological remains of the once powerful Khmer Empire. It is one of the most visited sites in Cambodia and it has in its close proximity, some of Cambodia’s best golf courses and country clubs. Siem Reap is definitely the place to be if you want to squeeze in some cultural sight-seeing in between your golf matches. Some of the best golf courses in Siem Reap are:
Angkor Golf Resort
The Angkor Golf Resort in Siem Reap is regarded as one of the best in the country. It is also safe to say that the Angkor Golf Resort in Siem Reap should be counted as one of the finest in the South East Asian region. The outstanding golf resort was designed by the iconic golfer, Sir Nick Faldo and was launched in 2008. Every person who loves golf should experience playing in Angkor Golf Resort at least once in their lives. The lay-out of the golf course is both thrilling and challenging. The landscape is plush and well-maintained. Players with different golfing abilities are separated in different tee boxes according to their skills. Water hazard and bunkers are very well placed to stimulate a player’s mind while playing.
The Angkor Golf Resort is ideally situated only 5 km outside of Siem Reap. The overall area of the 18 hole course is around 7,279 yards. Angkor Golf Resort also offers the following facilities for their guests: changing rooms, restaurants, golf shops, grassed driving range and many more. Angkor Golf Resort appeals mostly to golfers who are also in the area for leisure travel.
Siem Reap Booyoung Country Club
The Siem Reap Booyoung Country Club is an international standard golf and country club. It is the third of its kind to be built around Angkor Wat and is popular for its high standards and impeccable course. The acclaimed golf course was once known by the name of Siem Reap Resort Golf Club. The Siem Reap Booyoung Country Club was designed by Kentaro Sato, a well-respected Japanese gold course architect. The landscape is outstanding and would surely leave any golf enthusiast in awe.
The Country Club is located 10 km to the east of Siem Reap. It has international Korean restaurants and relaxing saunas. The clubhouse is also impressive because of its elaborate architecture and interiors. The golf course itself is well-maintained and manicured. The golf course is lined by grand palm trees with five separate tee boxes for players of different skill levels. The 18 hole course is about 7,396 yards.
Phokeethra Country Club
Phokeethra Country Club was opened in Cambodia by the Sofitel group in 2007. It is the first international standard golf course in Cambodia. It has, for four years straight, hosted the prestigious Asian PGA tour. The golf course was designed to cater to international championship games and is known to be one of the most mind tricking golf courses in Cambodia. Water is involved in all of the holes except for one. The final hole which is very challenging needs the player to manoeuvre through a double water carry.
The impressive Phokeethra Country Club is located 15 km to the west of Siem Reap. It has a golf shop, changing rooms, putting green and plenty of other world class facilities for their guests. The area is about 7,327 yards with 18 holes on its course. It caters to golfers who are looking for a challenging course and at the same time want nothing but the best service and facilities.
Cambodia is a great place to visit for golf enthusiasts for it also has an ideal golfing climate almost all throughout the year. Cambodia has a lot to offer such as beaches and tropical islands that you can explore during your downtime. Although golf is something that is relatively new in Cambodia, having been introduced in the country only some two decades ago, it has become increasingly popular. If you are looking for world-class international standards golf courses that would challenge your skills, Siem Reap’s golf courses should be on your priority list.
Using the Golfsavers booking engine it is very easy to secure a tee time at any of the golf courses in Cambodia and you can enjoy great discounts off green fees.