Mandalay, Myanmar: Myotha National Golf Club has become the first golfing establishment in Myanmar to join the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF).
Located in an emerging industrial zone 50 kilometres south of Mandalay, the country’s second largest city, Myotha National is part of a massive industrial park complex.
Sculpted by Schmidt-Curley Design and opened for play in 2018, the 18-hole layout, which stretches to 8,000 yards from the tips, has been widely hailed as the country’s premier golfing venue.
Sprawling over a natural site of cliffs, canyons, and 40-metre elevation changes, two deep and dramatic arroyos wind through the course around which many holes have been sculpted.
Year-round dry conditions, thick desert plant material, and scrubby exposed surface rocks make the site more resemble an Arizona desert than an Asian jungle environment.
Brian Curley said: “The property is quite unique as it evokes the characteristics of the southwest United States where an arid climate produces a landscape that is stunningly contrasted from the typical lush environs of Southeast Asia.”
Glenn Miller, the club’s General Manager and Director of Golf, said: “Everyone associated with Myotha National is proud of the progress the club has made in such a short span of time.
“When leisure travel is able to resume, we will very much look forward to welcoming golfers from all over the world and to further enhancing our reputation as one of the finest golf clubs in the region.”
With the addition of Myotha National to the AGIF’s list of Facility members, there are now 13 countries/territories with club representation in the Federation – Cambodia, China, Dubai, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.
Eric Lynge, the AGIF’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We’re pleased to welcome Myotha National into the Federation’s fold and look forward to the participation of the club’s staff in our future turf and club management educational events.”