The Ban Rakat Club Co., Ltd. has recently established a membership-only club, the "Ban Rakat Club", by redeveloping the former Kiarti Thanee Country Club site in Bangna Trad. The new 18-hole "Ballyshear Golf Links" golf course will be created on this location.
The creation of this "Ballyshear Golf Links" was planned from scratch as a completely new golf course, with the land of the former Kiarti Thanee Country Club Golf Course renovated and the soil quality improved.
The design and creation work is being handled by Gil Hanse and his team, he is world's hottest golf course designer. He won the design competition selection for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Golf Course in 2016, and worked on its creation. He is also known for his renovation style at historic golf courses selected as the top 100 golf courses by the United States Golf Magazine, including such as Los Angeles Country Club, Winged Foot Golf Club, Sleepy Hollow Country Club, Quake Ridge Golf Club, etc., and in recent years development of the United States' Streamsong Resort's Black Course, which has attracted significant attention by the golf industry, and the Pinehurst Resort No. 4 course renovation design.
In Japan, he is also involved in renovation of the Tokyo Golf Club.
The "Ballyshear Golf Links" by Gil Hanse is a course that embodies his creative genius in "creating a memorable course on flat land", based on the condition that "a course where you can experience the history of golf course design and methods" as requested by the club. As a result, the classic design of the legendary links course "Lido Golf Course" that once existed in Long Island, New York was adopted as the design motif.
This golf course incorporates into all the holes the characteristic design elements used in many classic golf courses built since 1914, even earlier that the "Golden Age of golf course creation", the so-called "Golden Age" in the 1920s, when many famous golf courses that represent the United States were built by Mr. Macdonald and Seth Raynor. It is no exaggeration to say that many of the golf courses around the world have been influenced by the classic design style of such golf courses. In that respect, the "Ballyshear Golf Links" has incorporated into all the holes classic golf course design characteristics, such as the "Redan", "Alps" and "Punch Bowl" holes featured in the "Lido Golf Course".
Playing the "Ballyshear Golf Links" will be an opportunity to experience the design of a classic golf course, and we are confident that you will have more interest in golf course design through your playing experience. I would be happy if you add the perspective of how the "classic golf course design" is incorporated into the design of each golf hole as one of the pleasures when you visit golf courses around the world in the future.
In addition, creation of the "Ballyshear Golf Links" is joined by Neil A. Cleverly, the superintendant who was in charge of the creation and maintenance of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Golf Course. Expectations are high for shaping and maintenance of a beautiful golf course. We hope that you will have great expectations for the new "Ballyshear Golf Links", a new golf course with such distinctive and unique design features.
Ban Rakat Club Co., Ltd.
〈Yokohama International Golf Club〉
Representative: Takeyasu Aiyama
Established in 1958
Yokohama Country Club opened and started operating in 1960
〈Kiarti Thanee Country Club〉
Representative : Tanet Panichewa
Established in 1989
Kiarti Thanee Country Club opened and operated in 1991
Established the Yokohama International Golf Club Group and Ban Rakat Club Co., Ltd. in June 2017
Closed the former Kiarti Thanee Country Club for redevelopment of the "Ballyshear Golf Links" in End 2017
〈Ban Rakat Club Co., Ltd.〉
Representative: Takeyasu Aiyama
Established in 2017
Capital 300 million baht
Ban Rakat Club Co., Ltd. 898 Ploenchit Tower 5th Floor, Ploenchit Rd., Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok Thailand 10330