Home to the breathtaking Angkor Archeological Park, a visit to Siem Reap offers many attractions and cultural experiences to combine with the opportunity of playing golf on 3 very different courses, each offering something special and unique.
The golf courses in Siem Reap hold up very well during both rainy and dry seasons: with enough water availability during the ‘dry’ season the greens and fairways are kept in perfect condition which really gives the impression of an oasis in the otherwise dry surrounding countryside during these months. Drainage is good on all three courses, so the rainy season also poses little problems and with the rains mostly coming in the afternoon golfers have plenty of time to complete their round before the weather closes in.
At Phokeethra Country Club you will find Siem Reap’s first world class international golf course. It is also one of the most pleasing-to-the-eye courses in the country with its sprawling, palm-lined fairways and pristine white-sand bunkers. There is also a healthy dose of water around to present a fair challenge, especially on some of the par 3’s!
The course offers a good balance between testing angles and generous fairways and greens, making it a friendly course for all levels of golfers.
The Golf Club is also home to an 11th century bridge from the Khmer Empire that can be seen a short walk from the clubhouse which serves as a reminder of the magnificence and wealth of the ancient Khmer Empire that had its powerbase at the nearby Angkor complex.
A beautiful clubhouse offers a view over the approach to the 18th green and is the perfect vantage point for a meal and refreshments at the end of your round of golf. The clubhouse includes a restaurant serving Western, Khmer and Asian favorites, comfortable locker and shower facilities, a pro shop stocked with the latest branded golf gear and souvenirs, plus spa services to unwind after the round.
A round of golf at Phokeethra will certainly leave visitors with plenty long-lasting memories!
Phokeethra Country Club is managed by Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort and ranked among the top five best new courses in Asia by Asian Golf Monthly Magazine.
- Address: Dontro village Lavea commune, Puok district
- Opening Hours: Daily from 6.30 am to 5 pm
- Bookings: +855 (0)63 964 600 or [email protected]
- Website: https://www.phokeethraangkor.com/
2Angkor Golf Resort
Because its proximity to town, Angkor Golf is probably the most well-known of Siem Reap’s three golf courses and is host to a number of competitions during the year, including the Ladies European Tour Asian Qualifier, Angkor Amateur Open, Angkor 4-ball Championship.
The Faldo-design course is kept in immaculate condition throughout the year by the dedicated ground-staff: perfectly manicured greens and bunkers neatly rounded off.
Angkor Golf Course is challenging and rewards accuracy whilst severely punishing wayward drives and approach shots. Bunkers drop off close to the edge of the greens and water features on all 18 holes.
The club facilities include a driving range, putting practice green and even a par 3 practice hole. There is also a restaurant onsite (breakfast and lunch served).
- Address: Kasekam Village, Sra Nga Commune
- Opening Hours: Daily from 6.30 am to 5.30 pm
3Siem Reap Booyoung Country Club
Booyoung has recently undergone somewhat of a revival. The course is in better condition than ever before and under the care of a new Groundskeeper a lot of improvement has taken place.
Fairways are generous and therefore more forgiving to the miscues! Greens are well kept and this makes for good scoring potential.
There is a hotel on site as well as a Pro-shop and the clubhouse restaurant specializing in Korean and Western dishes.
- Address: Lolei Village, Bakong Commune
- Opening Hours: Daily from 6 am to 6 pm