Amata Spring Country Club Welcomed into Asian Golf Industry Federation Fold

The par-three 17th at Amata Spring.

Chonburi, Thailand: Amata Spring Country Club, one of Asia’s foremost golfing venues, has joined the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF).
The award-winning club was established in 2005 with the vision of creating a unique and extraordinary golf facility for the Kingdom of Thailand.
The club’s rise to prominence has been complemented by staging a variety of high-profile tournaments, including the star-studded Thailand Golf Championship. A flagship event of the Asian Tour it was won twice by England’s Lee Westwood and once each by Jamie Donaldson, Sergio Garcia and Charl Schwartzel.
Testament to its status, Amata Spring was voted by the players as the Best Course on the Asian Tour from 2011 to 2014.
Amata Spring also staged the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in 2012 when China’s Guan Tianlang famously emerged triumphant to secure a starting spot in the US Masters.
Located in a corner of Chonburi, this unique oasis has become home to one of the best-known clubs in Asia, managed by Azalea Hospitality, whose Managing Director, David Townend, is based at the property.
“The course and facilities provide our members with the best private club experience, unmatched anywhere in the country,” said Townend, adding that the facility will be introducing a world-first tournament later this year, with details to be released shortly.
The Amata Spring layout was sculpted by Lee Schmidt from Schmidt-Curley Design, who conceived one of the most notable holes in Asia, the par-three 17th featuring an island green which is only accessible by boat.
David Townend

“The hole was designed to provide a fair challenge but most importantly to allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the unique setting of Amata Spring Country Club,” said Townend.
Eric Lynge, the AGIF’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to welcome Amata Spring to the Federation as a Golf Course Facility Member. We look forward to working with David and his team at forthcoming educational events around the region.”
Amata Spring is the fifth club in Thailand to sign up with the AGIF, joining Banyan Golf Club, Laguna Phuket Golf Club, Lotus Valley Golf Resort and Thai Country Club.

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