Forest Hills Country Club (Sir James course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Forest Hills Country Club (Sir James course) Est. 1993

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Forest Hills Country Club (Sir James course): Set in the beautiful foothills of the Khao Yai National Park, this is an excellent golf resort that can boast a fine hotel and a thoroughly enjoyable and very scenic golf course. Beyond the course, the tightly interlaced wooded hills, so distinctive of the Khao Yai region, provide almost every hole with its own stunning backdrop. Where the jungle clad hills don't suffice, then flower beds, shrubberies, rockeries, and all manner of water hazards also contribute to the picturesque and sometimes garden-like qualities of this layout. Flanking the fairways is a good-width of semi-rough, often not much longer than the fairway length grass, and beyond the "short stuff", thick vegetation and a variety of palms and other tree varieties await. The pleasant, though not excessive elevation changes sometimes produce wonderful looking holes, such as the signature par-3 15th played downhill to a water surrounded green. The testing par-4 18th is also played from an elevated tee, and then across water to a nicely elevated green in front of the clubhouse and the Sir James Lodge. Although easy-going in parts, the layout certainly contains enough water hazards, bunkering, dog-legging holes and elevation changes to ensure your game will be sufficiently probed and tested. With cooler breezes and less humidity than you'll experience in and around Bangkok, a trip to play the beautiful courses of the Khao Yai region is recommended.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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Making Contact

Forest Hills Country Club
195 Moo 3, Mitraphab Rd,
Muaklek, Saraburi 18180
Thailand
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Office   +66 (0)36 343 200
Pro Shop  
Fax

  +66 (0)36 341 732

Email   mail@sirjamesresort.com
Website   www.sirjamesresort.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Jungle clad hills.
 
Designer: John William Rogers
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7026 6177 5669
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope
 
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How2Get There?

40 km NE of Saraburi.
Take route 1 from Bangkok, direction Sara Buri. At Sara Buri take route 2 (Friendship Highway) towards Nakhon Ratchasima. After approx 38 km, make a u-turn just after km marker 141, and following u-turn, turn left direction Sir James CC / Forest Hills (probably signed only in Thai language). Follow road for approx 5 km to golf. [2 hours from Bangkok].

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays 1,200 Baht; weekends 2,400 Baht; caddy fee 220 Baht; golf cart fee 600 Baht. Reduced resort guest rate (50% of normal visitor rate) and 9-hole rate also available. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted. Golf carts available for hire.
Caddies used by all players.
Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

The golf course at Forest Hills Country Club, carries the name of its founder, Sir James Richard Holt. Born in 1912, James Holt arrived in Thailand at age 23, to work as a sales engineer for the Bangkok Dock Company - one of the largest British trading companies in Thailand. He suffered internment by the Japanese in 1941 until 1945. During his internment he met his future business partner, and together they established the trading enterprise that was eventually to be known as Sinobrit. In 1977 he was knighted for his services to Anglo-Thai trade relations by Queen Elizabeth II in her silver jubilee year. Sir Richard's son is the current owner of Forest Hills Country Club.

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Location

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Latitude: (14.588630)
Longitude: (101.193251)
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Sir James Resort 3-star
195 Moo 3, Mittraphab Road, Muak Lek, Saraburi 18180
+66 (0)36 343 200
www.sirjamesresort.com

The 145-room Sir James Lodge provides good quality accommodation, and a convenient base from which to explore the Khao Yai region, and its pleasant array of golf courses.

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