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Shwe Mann Taung Golf Resort

Myanmar

Shwe Mann Taung Golf Resort Overview

The Shwe Mann Taung Golf Resort includes an 18 hole golf course only 15 minutes from the heart of Mandalay on a hill that overlooks the Golden Palace grounds. The course from British colonial times was the first of the old courses in Myanmar to be renovated. Shwe Mann Tuang now boasts a modern parkland layout with up-to-date turf and irrigation. 

The Mandalay golf course plays short at 6,564 yards from the tips. What the course lacks in the distance is made up for in challenges to all types of golfers. Shorter hitters enjoy the many par opportunities course and even an occasional birdie. Lower handicap golfers can reach the par-5 in two and will have many birdies or even an eagle chance. That said, the course plays tight, and without proper shot strategy and club selection, the course could easily result in a big score.

Both nines play to entirely different styles and conditions. The front nine is turfed with older Bermuda grass, while the back nine renovated in 2017 features the latest varieties of Zosia on the fairways and ultra-dwarf Bermuda on the greens. Accounting for the different turfs on both nines differ makes golf at Shwe Mann Taung special. 

The South Course (holes 1-9) refurbished in 2014, plays to 3198 yards. What this nine lacks in the distance is made up in the challenge. The 3rd hole is index 1 and a dogleg right par 5. A straight tee shot is a must as any pull or hook will be out of bounds. Although the hole is reachable in two, the best approach is to lay up and attack with a short iron to the green. The 7th is a long 213-yard par 3 and plays as tough as they come. The other holes vary in length, so its best to use different woods depending on the playing strategy.

The North Course (holes 10-18) refurbished in 2017 and is the better conditioned of the two courses and plays 3,366 yards from the tips. The most memorable holes are found on this nine as are the best views of Mandalay. The shortest hole (number 11) on the golf course happens to be the Shwe Mann Taung signature hole. This hole requires a demanding tee shot with the green guarded by a big pond at its front and back. The green can be tricky and breaks both ways from its front depending on where the ball lays. It is a stunning hole.

Conversely, the 18th is the longest and second toughest hole on the course. The left out of bounds boundary tends to encourage a tee shot to the right resulting the ball landing under big trees as the hole bends to a sharp dogleg left midway through, making an aggressive approach in two foolish. Even a lay-up could cause misery as numerous bunkers come into play from about 150 yards to the green. A long approach is required and playing it to the wrong place on the green could see a very lengthy putt required. A par on this hole is most certainly a superb achievement. All in all this nine rewards strategy over distance and a good score is possible with the correct course management.


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Terms & Conditions

  • Bookings are subject to availability
  • Any compulsory additional fees such as caddie fee, buggy fee etc if not included in the product will need to be paid directly to the Shwe Mann Taung Golf Resort
  • Tips & Gratuities (caddies, guide, drivers etc) are not included and need to be paid directly to the caddie/guide/driver
  • Recommended Caddie Tip is USD 10 per round
  • For services which include golf course transfers, the prices are based on the minimum number of golfers travelling together per booking as specified in the service description
  • Golf club rules & local rules apply and golfers should adhere to the same including but not limited to dress code, rules of play, producing valid handicap certificate and so on. The golf club reserves the right to reject/restrict play in event of not fulfilling these requirements

COURSES INFORMATION

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6564 yards
Designer Peter Rousseau
Year Opened 2018
Closed On Open everyday
Driving time from Airport 15 minutes from Mandalay
Caddies Available
Buggy Available (Usage Compulsory)

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