Angkor Golf Resort
The Sir Nick Faldo designed Angkor Golf Resort opened in January 2008. It is without doubt the finest golf course in Cambodia, and any keen golfer visiting Siem Reap should play at least one round here.When Angkor Golf Resort opened a new level of golf course had finally arrived in Cambodia. All year round this course is presented in immaculate condition. The tees, fairways and greens are maintained to a high standard. The course measures 7,279 yards from the back tees. But don’t let the length deter you as there are a further three tee boxes on each hole. Maybe the blue course measuring at 6,666 yards is more appealing to the mid-handicap golfer.Each hole will make you think from the tee. There is an abundance of bunker and water hazards throughout the course. But thankfully these are clearly visible when negotiating a hole. A quote from the course states, “Our fairways are typically generous, but our bunkering style is impressively bold. The greens have plenty of subtle undulations and they reward and encourage a variety of approach shots”.By the time you reach the 16th hole you will be looking forward to a refreshing drink in the impressive contemporary clubhouse. But first you must negotiate the difficult final stretch. The 16th is a monster 593 yard par 5 that only the very long hitters will be reaching in two shots. Whilst the 17th is the longest par 3 on the course measuring 208 yards with water guarding the green on the right side. Finally the 18th hole, a par 4 of 437 yards requires you to skirt the water down the left hand-side of the fairway to give the best approach to the dog-leg hole.A visit to the 300 meter grass driving range prior to your round is recommended. This a great practice facility to hone your game with an abundance of target greens and a chipping area. A visit to Angkor Golf Resort is a must on a trip to Siem Reap. In fact, you’ll most probably want to play this course more than once.