Mountain Shadow Golf Course
Golf in Pattaya
Mountain Shadow Golf Club, formerly the Natural Park Hill Golf Club and part of the Panya group, was re-opened in 2004 after a complete renovation, including the clubhouse. Located halfway between Bangkok and Pattaya, the Ronald Fream designed Mountain Shadow is a very pretty course crafted out of a former mango plantation with beautiful flowers and trees providing a backdrop to every green.
Fairways and greens are kept in excellent condition. Utilizing water hazards, dog-legs and four island greens to good effect, the relatively short 18-hole course is well suited for golfers of all levels looking to play golf in Pattaya.
Greens are fast and generally have large undulations making reading the correct line especially important. The narrow palm tree lined fairways make it a challenge to recover from errant tee shots. Adding to the difficulty is also the relative long distance between the tees and the fairways. Shorter tee shots often wind up in the difficult to hit out of semi-rough.
Both the 6th and 14th holes are especially challenging. The two dog-leg par-5s have greens tucked behind huge water hazards. Careful approach shots are required to avoid a watery penalty.
The clubhouse has a nice restaurant serving a wide variety of dishes at reasonable prices and a well stocked pro shop in the lobby.