Dagon Golf City opened for play in 2018, so is a new golf course in Myanmar. The design of the course was led by Phil Ryan of Pacific Coast Design and it is an 18-hole, par-72 golf course. Dagon Golf City plays to 6,805 yards from the back tee but there is a choice of tee positions on each hole to ensure enjoyment for every golfer.
The course has been constructed on a former fish farm and as you can imagine, water comes into play often throughout the 18 holes. There are several small lakes which remain, and these have been used to frame many of the holes. The landscaping of the golf course may not be at full maturity, as one would be expected from a course which opened in 2018, but it is in superb playing condition.
You will find large bunker complexes in addition to the water and many of these are surrounding the greens. Approach play is arguably the toughest aspect of playing a round at Dagon Golf City, not only due to the bunkering but also the size of the greens. Some of the greens are very small and this means accuracy is a must when approaching the green. Anything which misses could land in sand or water.
Landing areas are often narrow, and this adds to the difficulty when playing towards the greens. When on the tee, you will need to carry the fairway hazards with some big drives, or you can choose to layup if you do not fancy taking the risk of sending your ball over trouble.
The par 3, 12th is the signature hole at Dagon Golf City. It is a short hole and you cannot fail to notice the red monkey which has been added to the greenside bunker. The course is certainly challenging but can be tamed.
Away from the course, the clubhouse at Dagon City Golf is tremendous. The granite and marble which has been used to construct the locker rooms and showers gives the club a high-quality feel. The development also features luxury estates and Dagon City Golf has won awards for Best Golf Development and Best Landscape Design.