The golf courses at Vattanac Golf Club have been named the East Course and the West Course. The West Course is private and for members only while the East Course is open to the public and a fantastic venue for a round of golf.
The first thing to note is the distance of the golf course and the East Course at Vattanac Golf Club plays to over 7,400 yards from the back tee. However, there is a choice of tee boxes on each hole so players can choose the one which is suitable for their game.
An interesting feature of the golf course is the scale miniatures of pre-Angkorean structures. These include Bayon Temple, Preah Vihear Temple and the famous Angkor Wat. However, do not be fooled into thinking this makes the course a novelty, it is a genuine test of golf.
There is not a great deal in the way of elevation changes throughout the 18 holes but there are some lovely views to enjoy from several of the tee boxes. Despite the course being mostly flat throughout, the hazards come in the form of water and sand. In fact, water comes into play on most holes and some of the bunker complexes are huge. If you manage to complete a round of golf at Vattanac Golf Club and stay out of the water and sand, you know you have played well.
Mounding is also a feature of the golf course and can lead to some awkward shots, especially on approach to the green. However, if you can keep your ball on the fairway, you have a chance of making a good score on a golf course which has been designed with the professional player in mind.
Off the course you will find a driving range and one of the largest clubhouses in Cambodia. The locker rooms are modern and comfortable and the clubhouse is home to a pro shop and dining area. In addition, Vattanac Golf Club will be home to a resort hotel, shops and other sporting activities.
There has never been a better time to play golf in Cambodia and Vattanac Golf Club is another great addition to the golf courses available in the country.