Although many golfers will focus purely on the playing side of things, Krung Kavee is known in Thailand for its environmentally friendly approach to golf. It is the only golf course in Thailand that utilizes biodynamic agriculture as a means of maintenance. Basically, that means Krung Kavee is not using harmful chemicals and toxins in the upkeep of the golf course but instead opting for biodynamics and the results are excellent.
Designed by Japanese golf course architect, Manabu Sakamoto, Krung Kavee keeps in tune with many of his other designs around the world by playing to a long 7,082 yards. Sakamoto is renowned for designing long golf courses and Krung Kavee does not disappoint in that regard.
Water features heavily at Krung Kavee and there is only two of the 18 holes where water does not come into play. As soon as you step onto the first tee, you are met with water on both the right and left side of the fairway. There is also bunkering to contend with on the right side of the fairway and the green is protected by a bunker to the front-left.
If you were wondering what you would be facing during a round at Krung Kavee before you started, the first hole will leave you in little doubt. Water is included on each of the following nine holes and it is not until the par-3 10th where you will find the drink is not an issue.
Talking of par-3’s, there is a superb island hole which comes quite early into the round at Krung Kavee. The 9th hole plays to 190 yards off the back tee but as with all the holes at Krung Kavee, you have a choice of four different tee positions. Despite being an island hole, the green on the 9th is large enough for most players to comfortably land their ball on the putting surface.
Thanks to a quality sub-surface drainage system, Krung Kavee can withstand heavy rain and remain open for play during the Bangkok rainy season. Complete with well-kept locker rooms and the Rangsit Kitchen, which offers a range of Thai, Japanese and International cuisine, Krung Kavee is a great place for a round of golf near Bangkok and has the added benefit of being environmentally friendly.