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2022.08 Pinehurst

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IGST (local golf society) visit the golf course 

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a vlog of the outing including photos / video and tips and tricks for visitors


Pinehurst Golf Country Club

a medium price range course, flat, above average water hazards,

Managed by The Peninsula Hotels group, Thai Country Club is one of Thailand’s most prestigious golf courses. Nestled on the outskirts of Bangkok, this 18-hole course has impeccable greens, some of the best holes in Thailand, and an award-winning club house. Thai Country Club has hosted numerous international and domestic tournaments featuring the world’s best golfers.

Thai Country Club is a prestigious member's course, has hosted PGA wins by Tiger Woods & Vijay Singh

One of the best golf courses in Bangkok, Thai sets the standard for service excellence.

Designed to USPGA standards by Denis Griffiths, the course opened in December 1996. The design adapts to everyday member use up to very tough challenges for major international and PGA tournaments.

The 7,157-yard course was the venue for the 1997 Asian Honda Classic, where Tiger Woods cruised to a comfortable 10-stroke victory after shooting a final round of 68 for a 20 under-par total 268 for the championship. One year later, the second round of the 1998 Johnnie Walker Super Tour was also played in ideal conditions at Thai Country Club, won in style by Vijay Singh, who carded a magnificent score of 66 - two strokes ahead of Ernie Els and Jesper Parnevik. More recently, the Thai Country Club hosted the 2007 and 2008 Volvo Masters.

The Thai golf course, as expected, is well-maintained year-round, features a great variety from hole to hole, and an abundance of water hazards and sand bunkers. With its immaculate presentation and conditioning, coupled with a robust and classic parkland layout, Thai Country Club regularly voted as a Top 5 course in Asia.


Satellite view of course - zoom in out

Virtual tour 

if we visited the course we will create 360 virtual tour of the club house and parts of the course

check the "editorial" section this page to see what we achieved

more in visitor page PGC


IGST ( International Golf Society Thailand ), free membership, 3 games pwk different courses,

more in section Editorial showing link to IGST page this site and member dashboard

more in visitor page IGST


vlogger "Lucky Phill"

I visit the course, play a round (with golf and gadgets) on the course to capture photos, videos and logistical data to create a knowledge base to share with all, details and links in section Editorial

more in this page under section Editorial


Pinehurst Golf Country Club

approx 60 km from Bangkok - allow 60 mins in no peek traffic

note: map image IS NOT true North, rotated for best view

note: map image IS NOT true North, rotated for best view

Getting there: 


note: map image IS NOT true North, rotated for best view


Includes Satellite view to orientate course 

Bonus with IGST 

Chat groups to members to share intel including share lift to the course

Link to chat groups in IGST page in this site .. see link top left of page 

ok . about the outing 



Club house foyer (big)

Mens Locker room

Terrace cafe (enormous)

Driving range 

Aaron (todays winner) was at the range 

So we caught Aaron for a few words on IGST .. his 3rd game and how he is progressing as a newbie to golf and Thailand / Bangkok

video interview 0.54 Aaron on IGST

Night golf played here

Putt putt  chip zone 

Extracted from 360 in virtual tour 

The Terrace cafe (enormous)

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The course

27 holes 

South - West - North 

Today we play South and West 


Satellite view of course - zoom in out

we made a map of the course with labels, it includes link to Google earth to include access to 360 images we captured during the visit



Game round up


Players are aware of their start times from Tee sheet group chat message 

often there is need for last minute changes due to player delays in which case admin will release updates in the group chat message 

Link to IGST Chat groups 

1. Member dashboard






Another “rainy season” day in August, along the journey from Bangkok on the skyway there is evidence of rain fall in the distance but in the topics it changes so quickly

On the day the photos and video shows brilliant blue sky as well as heavy cloud cover to insight rain .. but NO RAIN on the day

To view the course hazards ... see link below under editorial

section: Google map Satellite .. show you how to view the course / zoom in and measure distances

Best practice
ideal to arrive early and take in the beautiful clubhouse and Restaurant


22 players

One person in the group is required to sign on to record live score for the group

This means all scores are on a leaderboard for all to view

and immediate results after the game and each player auto receives an email of their scorecard

Groups start at 1st tee

Photos courtesy khun Oh / IGST post

Some (NOT all the starting groups appear below)

1st tee - water to clear, so many holes.. It’s exhausting but that’s ok we love it

Quite a few holes have seriously long water traps from the tee … you need to be focused

The following photos are from our journey around the course, I snap 360 photos for a virtual tour and extract standard / Pano photos to used in virtual tour and google maps “Step Inside” which are shown in higher quality

2nd fairway

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Kiosk 4th tee par 3

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3rd green par 4

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Hole 6 water, more water

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4th tee par 3 over water.. water water water 

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Hole S9 big distance and tight gap on par 5 over water

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Hole S9 Green

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2nd nine

Hole W1 par 5 over water

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Hole W2 Par 4 - huge distance to clear water

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The Caddy is indicating … “Good Luck”

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Hole W7 tee more water

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Hole W 9 over around and over water

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The finish - W9 Green

We were all beaten by this course but we are happy as we decided much earlier “to accept defeat / have a few beers and laughs with the caddies - the day was good company memories

We will be back and do better

The course has serious high frequency of water

To gain insight to the hazards, try the satellite view options in the virtual tour page (link in editorial). You can zoom in and measure the course on the desktop (it's also possible with mobile phone but a little tricky)


For the group generally

Weather was, in the main, perfect all day

Course in excellent condition

Speed of play was good

Food, drinks and clubhouse hospitality was high quality

Quite a few stayed for the presentation

(during covid this was discouraged and members needed to leave immediately after the game).

Please do know all welcome to stay and enjoy the fellowship and excellent hospitality of the club restaurant

Comp Winners: Aaron (and 1st Birdie)

screen shot below of results

scores recorded live during the game by 1 person in each group into the free golf genius app

and available to view in the app or on the Golf Genius portal

Full details avail to view in IGST member portal

Don’t forget Khun Oh brings an excellent selection of golf shirts to the game



IGST Facebook post - players and course

IGST at Pinehurst G C

Facebook Phill (Lucky) - pics and short video

360 images in virtual tour this page

if members have photos of the day please let admin know to share


14 min video published 28/08/2022

Scene:  IGST visit, walk thru clubhouse, parts of the course & post game results


Virtual tour

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Newbies go to  VT Pinehurst GC



Pro users 

jump into tour image below - Driving range


image extracted to show how to access images within tour


if your unsure how to drive the tour platform go the newbies section to get the basics



3rd party site/s and Google Street View - STEP INSIDE


short url to this section



Member eCard

as explained by Charles during prizes at Vintage

watch in the video at timeline 8.43 - 9.00 Member eCard

screenshot of member e-Card

pls test and give feedback to Charles or Phill


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Social Media What we did today 


  • Play - a - round

  • Google mapping - “Step inside” (360 photos to virtual walk clubhouse and part of the course

  • Satellite view link of course

  • Virtual tour platform

  • Video of the outing with IGST

  • Directory page of the golf course

  • Vlog the IGST outing 

Scroll down to see each

Photos / videos:

very dependant on weather conditions and the vibe of the player group

If the weather is threatening rain / high humidity then its poor depth of field (low quality)

If the player group is not known or strictly golf then we avoid photo contact

Phill (Lucky) Smith 


Apart from golfing on the day, I attempt multitasking challenges (which often means not a good golf score)  

No problem / “Mai Mee Pbun Haa”

Today .. the golfing

My caddy today Khun Maew, lovely lady and now friends on “line” (a popular Thai social media platform)

Tip payment to caddy is between 300 to 500 baht is the benchmark

The weather today started with brilliant blue sky - awesome for photos

During the game the weather moved to tropics with likelihood of rain and then back to nice sunny day so this means lots of photos and videos .. horah

About the course

Massive clubhouse

Night golf facilities

27 holes

University just up the road so they have lots of caddies students that double as caddies

No recall experiencing a course with sooooo much water, not just lots but also hidden as well as in your face (depth off the tee)

From the golf perspective - well beaten by the course and I genuinely look forward to a re match. I also like to try the night golf, they have accommodation so you could do a sleep over and include a day and night game.

360 pics: Google mapping - Step Inside

Images are uploaded to google maps to … same same Street View but when the images go beyond the road it's called  “step Inside” into places, to allow anyone on the net to engage Virtual tour / Step Inside


75 x 360 photos taken on the day (already captured the clubhouse on previous visit)

Extremely hard to take so many photos and play golf but it was a sunny yday so try, in some instances I can capture 360 video and extract 360 images from the video, otherwise the general rule is no more than 4 holes..   

Screenshot:  show tips and tricks to access 360 images in google map

The blue dots are the 360 images added 

Directory page

Google map 4 options PCC: Course / Street / Step inside / Satellite 

see section Satellite for examples of how to access with links

If your experience with Google maps Satellite is not seamless, please let me know, I will be pleased to help and get the feedback.

Hey … did we capture you in google map ?

if your in a 360 pic you can share the link

From google map: view the 360 section of the google map listing

In directory page section "Location" for map link, then scroll photos or you try the Satellite view (see down this page)

Tip: same (and more) 360 pics in virtual tour with many more options, see the section on virtual tour down this page

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Satellite view of course

Golfers will enjoy this

zoom in and move along the course (you can also get measurements)

View on desktop or mobile phone

  • As we record 360 images on the course you can access via this view

screenshot showing tips and tricks

Imperative to know tips and tricks 

Map (desktop and mobile) has an icon / symbol to “change layers”,  please change them to 

  1. Satellite: ->  can now rotate screen desktop or mobile

  1. Street view - >  see blue lines / dots of 360 images to access (if multiple, you can jump / fly)

Bonus for golfers

I use an excellent golf app that has a “flyover” of each hole, welcome to ask me more as I’ve been using it for years

GolfPad - amazing app 

  • Does all the usual stuff like record score, shots, measure distance 

It also has 

  • flyover each hole 

  • History of games and players score

  • Dashboard of score with map of hole 

try it..

link to my game at the course August 2022 score view holes Pinehurst G C

more on Golfpad

Also a live group leader board score to share with players or friends

Tag set (cheapest around) to record all shots club and distance

See app features 


Virtual tour 

same 360 images are used in a 3rd party platform for extra features such as info labels, links and more 

some images with members used in a separate IGST virtual tour 

Screenshot of image from virtual tour - comments how to access images 

Link to Virtual tour


if your unsure how to drive the tour platform go the newbies section to get the basics


You can change the display style of the 360 to various styles and then snap screenshots, 

more info on tips and tricks in the help section within the webpage

Separate IGST virtual tour at link

The concept is a few shots from each place with jump link to the tour of the course

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Video of the outing 

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Vlog the course 

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