The 10th annual World Golfers Championship was celebrated November 7-14 at Royal Cliff Beach Resort and played four great courses in the Jomtien/Pattaya region of Thailand, Laem Chabang, Khao Kheow, Burapha and Phoenix.
Royal Cliff Beach Resort is a 5 star haven of elegant calm set on a quiet headland overlooking the Gulf of Siam. The vibrant and lively hotel is located in the heart of Royal Cliff Hotels Group. The hotel offers a wide range of accommodation and all the facilities of a luxurious five star resort. All areas of the resort, from the rooms to the exquisitely landscaped gardens have been totally upgraded and refurbished. As a result, our four hotels conform to, and even exceed, the five-star standard.
Thailand offered superb cuisine, one of the best so far, especially the International Buffet with its delicacies from all corners of the globe!
Laem Chabang by Jack Nicklaus
At “Laem Chabang International Country Club” everyone enjoys the feeling of being close to nature in this lush and exotic course designed by famed golfer, Jack Nicklaus. This world-class golf course consists of 27 holes on 700 acres and each hole is different depending on its environment.
While visiting Thailand, be certain that you don’t miss out the world standard the world standard golf course at Laem Chabang International Country Club. Designed and recommended by Jack Nicklaus, Laem Chabang is simply the best spot for spending you holiday in Thailand. And it’s just 30 minutes from Pattaya or 109 km. away from Bangkok..
Khao Kheow offers a course with equal measures of visual enjoyment and visual intimidation, a hallmark of Pete Dye designs. At Khao Kheow he has created yet another stunning course, thi stime in a wonderfully natural and rural setting.
Khao Kheow Golf ClubPicturesque jungle-clad hills provide a 360-degree backdrop and exciting golf in a spectacular and serene mountain vista with numerous large ponds, bunkers and hills that surround the greens and fairways.
The Phoenix Golf and Country Club is beautifully landscaped with eucalyptus, bamboo and bushes, utilises wooded, rolling terrain on its three nines – – Ocean, Lake and Mountain.
Although fairways are narrow, the greens are most spacious and the middle nine is one of the most playable in the kingdom due to its large amount of water hazards. Hole 17 – – a very tough par-four – – dog-legs around the lake and has left some of Asia’s most experienced golfers in serious trouble. Excellent clubhouse utilities and a sports complex make this one of the best courses on the Eastern Seaboard.
Burapha Golf Course has been designed to evoke the elegance and traditions of the great American clubs, taking advantage of the beauty of the land and its natural features – lakes, hills, mature mangoes, coco palms and tropical vegetation.
The two 18-Hole championship golf courses have been planned by architect Gary Panks and touring professional David Graham. Their own mission, now achieved with remarkable precision and dedication was to build a club that would be recognised for its exceptional standards in the most prestigious golfing circles here in Thailand and throughout the Pacific Rim.
2004 WGC Team Champions
Andy Schwab, Gerhard Sonn, G.Bauer, H.G. Löckinger, Peter Schweizer
2004 WGC Individual Champions
Flt 0-5: Alan Babický, CZ
Flt 6-10: Gerhard Sonn, AT
Flt 11-15: H.G. Löckinger, AT
Flt 16-20: Roland Fong, MY
Flt 21-25: Peter Schweizer, AT
2004 WGI Team Champions
ÖSFA Mittersill: F. Saurer / H. Kröll
2004 WGI Individual Champions
Flt 0-5: Peter Gyse, Kirchhoff
Flt 6-10: Andreas Adami, Team Vienna 2
Flt 11-15: Hubert Kröll, ÖSFA Mittersill
Flt 16-20: L. Ljunggren, L&D / Pantzar
Flt 21-25: W. Smalarz, Binowo Park 2
Flt 26-36: Frantisek Cap, Zlin Car 2