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“The Player Group left an excellent routing and basic lay out, but the game of golf has changed so much since Player's initial work, the old course needed a face lift. TurfPro's team of Craig Bertram and Robert Barnes have shaped some wonderful new green complexes and produced playing conditions second to none. I was delighted with the results.
Lotus Valley remains at heart a Gary Player design. It is a Golf Course which is challenging, strategic and visually stunning. Most of all, it is great fun to play. “
Lotus Valley Golf Resort is located about an hour east of Bangkok; approximately 50 minutes from Suvanabhumi International Airport. Formerly the World Trade Golf and Sports Club, Lotus Valley Golf Resort is one of only a handful of Gary Player designed golf courses in Asia. The famous South African created a good balance of golf challenge adding up to a championship length of 7,015 yards from the tips and a par 72. The recent redesign, using modern golf course construction methods and high quality maintenance, has made the golf course memorable and fun.
Established in 1998 as World Trade Golf, this recently-renovated Gary Player course ambles amiably over 7,015 yards of pastoral landscape and instantly offers a mature and arboreal landscape.
It is tranquil. No homes gather around the carpeted fairways and there is little visual distraction or aural interruption. The elliptical footprint of the course resembles a dragon, with lakes and streams as veins.
Gary Player designed this course with artistic diversity:
- bunkers selectively (and eclectically) pepper the course: 14 here (the par-4 6th); a consuming waste-bunker there (the par-3 17th); and none (or one) all around (the 8th and 9th)
- water serenades the course like canals in Venice, and are an integral part of the tapestry of the elliptical footprint: its many tributaries weave around 16 holes
- the greens are uniformly front-sloping, sizeable, occasionally sit-up, and polished
The elongated layout at Lotus Valley plays as nicely as it looks. With pervasive lakes and ponds, crossing creeks, ample doglegs, long (236 yards) and short (164) par-3s, a diverse range of par-4s (311 to 467 yards) and two long par-5s (587 and 600 yards), the track has terrific repose.
The key members of TurfPro's management team represent nearly five decades of experience in high-standard golf course construction, course maintenance and course management.
TurfPro was founded in 2006 by Robert Barnes, who is renowned for his role as agronomist, superintendent and consultant, shaping great golf tracts like Lotus Valley here in Thailand, as well as China and in Florida, USA.
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