The Siam Country Club Waterside Course is the third layout from Siam Country Club in Pattaya. The Waterside Course, designed by IMG, features gently sloping terrain, making it very different from the hillier Siam Country Club Old and Plantation Courses. Spread out over 200 acres the golfer friendly course is of the same championship quality and 5-star experience as its other two big brothers next door.
Environmental waste areas and straightforward holes are the emphases of most holes at the Waterside Course. Course design is strategic with several lakes and creeks in play. At over 7,400 yards the back tees will challenge the best golfers. At the same time, other tees down to 5,000 yards are available and offer enjoyment for players at any level.
Fairways are grassed with the latest variety of Paspalum grass while greens are an ultra-dwarf Bermuda grass. Water frames the last three holes of each nine. All of the greens are flush with the fairways making getting up and down a realistic strategy for most players.
Some of the most notable holes include the 17th which is a long 600 yard par-5 that gives big hitters the option to cut across a dogleg left over water to reach the green in two or shorter hitters a layup but still challenging shot over a deep ravine to make the green in regulation. The lone tree is well left of the green and a good target if playing a layup shot.
The final hole is a great finishing hole playing around the large lake in front of the clubhouse. The 420 yard par-4 is a monster for any golfer, especially playing into the prevailing winds. Many rounds will be settled here with the rare birdy possible, but many more bogies or worse more likely.
The Waterside clubhouse is of modern contemporary design and has all the facilities of a top golf club. The clubhouse features a 180-degree view of the surrounding valley. From the terrace, golfers can see how the course, lakes, creeks and landscaping blend in with natural land formations.