Myanmar Golf Course
Yangon Golf Club
Kha Yae Pin St, Da Nyin Gone Ward, Insein
635563, 635617, 703785
|No. of Holes||18 Holes|
|Yardage from men’s tees||7010yard|
|Green Fee for Local||5000Ks|
|Green Fee for Local (Sat,Sun and Holidays)||7000Ks|
|Green Fee for Foreigner||20.00 Fec/$|
|Green Fee for Foreigner(Sat,Sun and Holidays)||25.00 Fec/$|
|Caddy Fee (By Name)||1000Ks|
|Caddy Fee (By Serial)||500Ks|
|Golf Set Rental||10000Ks|
|Buggy (Club Car)||15000Ks|
|Booking Fee (Sat, Sun&Public Holiday)||4000Ks|
Myanmar Golf Course – The Course:
In the beginning, 6,300 yards, par 71, (18) hole Yangon Golf Club course was carved-out from about (200) acres of lease land near Danyingon Village. There were mango forest on the higher ground and paddy fields in the lower land. About 1963, the (71) par course came a 7260 yards par (72) course by changing 17th hole from par (4) to a (533) yards par (5), by shifting (100) yards further up. Other major changes were (a) the 2nd hole was altered from a straight short par (4) to (385) yards dog-leg par (4); (b) the 5 hole par (5) was made into par (4); (c) 6th hole par (4) green was shifted further up about 100 yards and was made into par (5).
The course in Myanmar faces effects of two diverse weather problems. Too mach water during 6th months of monsoon and no water in the rest of the year, During the monsoon, almost all the fairways are deluged with water and in some fairways so quagmires that the holes had to be closed down because of over grown ankle high grass and weeds. To remedy this soggy condition, fish bone pattern drains had to be dig up almost in every hole. Sand and ashes toppings were also tried with reasonable success.
Due to continues upgrading of the course now members can play all year through and fairway softness problems are negligible.
Usually from October up to the end of December, the fair way are reasonably green from residual monsoon effects and cold season mist and dew. But when summer comes, the lush green fairways change to brown colour and the ground turns very hard. To regain green fairways, plenty of water and means to watering them had to be found. The first attempt recorded to collect the needed water started in 1961. When a mini bulldozer was used to dig up a pond at a place just before reaching the creek across the 12th hole and the other on the right side of the 16th green. In addition, ground concrete water tanks at the 9th and 18th holes were constructed to water the near by holes. During 1965-66 watering system for all the holes was accomplished by having adequate water supply from a larger newly constructed reservoir at the 12th hole and two reservoirs at the 17th hole.
Myanmar Golf Course – Starting year 2000, more water was required for the upkeep of the course. New water reservoirs were constructed and many of the previous reservoirs water extended. These jobs were done near hole number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 13 14, 15, 16 and 17.
In the remote past, the whole course looked rather barren. Looking out wards form the Club House, one could see the distant parts of the course with no vegetation intervening. Attempts were made for the greening of the course by planting tees through out the course by successive committees up to now. By the year 2000 all greens were replaced with Japonica grass to match international standard.
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