Established in May 1997, Cambodia Golf and Country Club hold the honour of being the first golf course to open in Cambodia. The course was designed by Seiichi Inoue and is a par-72, playing to a total of 7,077 yards. Set amongst 120 acres of land, the golf course is lined by sugar palm trees, evergreen plants, native flowers, fruit and rocks. In fact, the golf course has been nicknamed the ‘sugar palm course’ by the local people and upon arrival it’s easy to see why.
The setting of Cambodia Golf and Country Club is lovely, with large mountains in the distance, combining with the local trees, plants and flowers, to make for a relaxing and somewhat peaceful venue.
The front nine holes have a number of wide fairways and the majority of them are fairly flat, which will see many players pulling out the driver with confidence. There are plenty of bunkers situated throughout, surrounded by rice farms and the greens are huge, often leading to more putts than first anticipated.
The back nine holes are more challenging and this comes as a result of more undulating terrain and water coming into play. The fairways are long, with a number of elevation changes throughout and the greens are a lot smaller than those on the front nine, meaning less putts but becoming more difficult to find on approach. There are also plenty of bunkers guarding the greens and ponds are also placed around the holes, looking to gobble up any wayward golf balls. Good club selection can make or break a round of golf at Cambodia Golf and Country Club and choosing the right club will often be the difference, when it comes to reaching a green in regulation.
There is a French country style clubhouse, offering a full range of facilities, such as locker rooms, bathrooms, a pro-shop, ballroom, café and restaurant. It’s a nice place to relax after 18 holes of golf and reflect on the great day enjoyed by all at the Cambodia Golf and Country Club.