Grand Phnom Penh Golf Club is a short drive 8 miles north of the capital city where the manicured greens and well-groomed fairways of this upscale private golf club have upped the ante for Cambodia golf development. This Jack Nicklaus design provides ample width in the landing areas and, as you’d expect from the Golden Bear, the stakes get raised by the challenging decisions required in approaching the greens.
This exclusive property is for members and guests only and we are pleased to offer you an opportunity to experience this magnificent club and 7243-yard layout on your next visit to Phnom Penh; just contact one of our booking professionals.
Grand Phnom Penh International City is a modern development that boasts upscale residential living to an international standard and supports commercial and retail investment. It exemplifies a trend in SE Asia toward developing satellite cities to accommodate the economic and social growth the region is experiencing while leaving urban areas intact and preserving them for future generations. Phu My Hung just south of Ho Chi Minh City is another good example.
Grand Phnom Penh Golf Club is the centrepiece of Grand Phnom Penh International City just north of the capital and is an exclusive members only club that affords the privacy and selective social interaction upper level executives require.
Jack Nicklaus designed this centrepiece with his characteristic ample landing areas to offer placement options from the tees, assuming the fairway bunkers don’t get you. The real test here, as on most Nicklaus tracks, intensifies as you approach the smallish greens, all of which are guarded by sand in some fashion. You will see oval greens, kidney-shaped greens, clover-shaped greens, and every variation thereof, except for round greens; there are none of those.
The first thing you notice about this course is its links-inspired layout that is short on trees and long on wind. If you play this course often, you are likely to find yourself playing different shots with different clubs on different days on the same holes due to the wind factor.
Practically every hole is a Golden Bear highlight but of particular note as you approach the finish, hole 18 is an industrial strength par four, 456 yards of pure Nicklaus fade preference requiring you to keep it right off the tee. This puts you at the optimum angle to approach the green. Drive it left and your second shot must carry 100 yards of greenside lake and bunker to a green that slopes away from you. If you want a conservative alternative, depending where the hole is cut, you can bail right of the green and pitch a third shot over a pot bunker nested against the putting surface to get up and down and save par.
However, hole 17 may be one that you will write home about. It stretches out 645 yards with a narrow and bunkered landing area at 270 after driving over 165 yards of water fronting the back tee. You will need at least 295 to carry the landing area bunkers. If you are the gorilla type and can launch it 350 you stand a good chance of getting wet in a lake that cuts halfway across the fairway from the left. The smart money hits it 275 off the tee keeping it left to take the landing area traps out of play, then plays 235 keeping it left again to keep the big waste bunker right out of play. Now you have 135 to a green that slopes gently left to right guarded front, left, and right by sand traps.
As you would expect of a club of this quality, the clubhouse has everything you could need or want and next to it outside is a good practice area with a driving range and practice green.
Contact one of our booking professionals to learn more and to add this course to a Cambodia golf package for you or your group.