The Angkor course is one of three international-standard golf facilities situated in the Siem Reap province of northwest Cambodia (the other two courses can be found at Phokeethra Country Club and Siem Reap Booyoung Country Club) and it opened for play in 2008.
Because the landscape was so flat, a large amount of soil was shifted to create movement in the fairways and so, as a consequence of digging holes to reposition earth around the course, there’s a pond or a lake to be negotiated on each and every one of the eighteen holes on the scorecard.
The signature hole is regarded as the 426-yard 15th, a slightly doglegged par four, where the fairway narrows on approach to the green. Water to the left of the fairway then cuts across the front of the putting surface to wrap around the other side of the green, offering a formidable aquatic challenge at this hole.Angkor Golf Resort hosted a professional competition on the Asian Tour in 2012 when the Handa Faldo Cambodian Classic, won by American David Lipsky, was played on the course. Unfortunately, the tournament has so far proved to be a one-off event.
The par 4 376-yrd 2nd is a dogleg to the right and a relatively short par 4. Plenty of high palms line the fairway as with the rest of the holes, which resemble the neighboring view of Angkor Wat. Two massive fairway bunkers are positioned on both sides squeezing the fairway. The green is small and elevated with two mounds in the center. The par 4 440-yard 18th is a slight dogleg to the left and a demanding finishing hole. Water runs the entire left side from the tee to the green, thus pressuring both the tee shot and the approach shot. The green is elevated. To read more about Angkor Golf Resort, click here to visit my website.