The 9th edition of the Ballentine’s Team AM Golf Challenge is back on the 1st-5th of October 2018. Once again the prestigious competition will be hosted at the Siam Country Club, on their three world class courses.
Team AM Golf Challenge
This is the ninth time this event will have taken place in Pattaya, and this year it is taking place on the three courses of Siam Country Club. The Old Course which is home to the Honda LPGA, the Plantation Course and the Waterside Course.
The standards of everything at Siam Country Club are of the very highest level, and that includes the challenging courses, the locker rooms, the caddies and the exceptional service.
It is amazing such a place exists only a few kilometers from downtown Pattaya and all its remarkable hospitality and amenities, not to mention fantastic beaches.
Format, Rules & Prizes
There will be three groups, and each group will play each of the three courses on a rotation over three days. The tournament is open only to amateur players.
Each team will consist of four golfers, with a nominated team captain so all communications regards rules etc can go through him. During play in each flight of four, two golfers from one team will play two golfers from another.
The Old Course – A traditional parkland course that was designed by Izumi and remodelled by Schmidt & Curley. It has been home to the HONDA LPGA for many years and is in immaculate condition. The course has a challenging layout and requires players to play straight into spaces constricted by mature trees.
Plantation Course – The course is actually formed by three nine hole courses which are Sugarcane, Pineapple and Tapioca. Which are the three plantations in the area. The course is quite hilly and mountainous which offer not only a challenge but spectacular views of the city and coast.
Waterside Course – Designed by IMG the course features gently sloping terrain which differentiates it from the two other courses. There are many holes that are heavily featured with water, and lakes and creeks do come into play. Many players enjoy playing Signature Hole for the challenges that it poses.
Special rates for competitors have been arranged with the superb AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa. Located in the very heart of Pattaya this magnificent hotel overlooks the beach and is close to the entertainment scene and Pattaya’s famous shopping.
The Ballantine Team AM Golf Challenge will once again prove that Pattaya can attract the best sporting events. Competitors and spectators will not just enjoy the superb facilities that the Siam Country Club offers, but also everything that Pattaya brings to the party.