Amata Spring Country Club

Amata Spring
Country Club

CHONBURI, THAILAND

A Union of Opulence and Golf Mastery

Discover the pinnacle of golfing opulence at Amata Spring Country Club, a distinguished haven centrally located in Thailand. This revered establishment seamlessly unites luxury with the art of golf, presenting an unmatched golfing experience that redefines indulgence.
2005
Grand opening
2013
Best conditioned course
In Asia Pacific
2021
Thailands best golf course

A SHOWCASE OF ARCHITECTURAL ELEGANCE: UNVEILING CLUB FACILITIES

Immerse yourself in the refined landscape of Amata Spring Country Club, meticulously designed to harmonize with its surroundings. From flawlessly manicured fairways to tranquil lakes, the course’s layout beckons players to embrace the essence of the sport. The Clubhouse stands as an epitome of architectural elegance, embodying the spirit of luxury. World-class dining establishments and elegantly furnished accommodations elevate the experience, cocooning guests in a world of comfort and cultivated sophistication.

A Legacy of Esteemed Tournaments: Host to Celebrated Events

Amata Spring Country Club boasts a storied history of hosting prestigious tournaments that attract golfing enthusiasts from around the world. Among its esteemed events are:
  • Ladies European Thailand championship: showcasing the prowess of leading female golfers against a picturesque backdrop.
  • Amata friendship cup: gathering that fosters camaraderie and sportsmanship within the golfing community.
  • Amata open: a tournament that beckons top players from across the globe for a spirited competition.
  • The royal trophy: a distinguished event graced by golfing luminaries, underscoring the club’s commitment to unparalleled standards.

EXCEPTIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP: SEAISLE 2000 PASPALUM AND A UNIQUE FLOATING GREEN

 

Amata Spring’s unwavering commitment to precision is epitomized by its greens. The meticulously nurtured SeaIsle 2000 Paspalum greens and Salam Paspalum fairways set the stage for a golfing experience of unparalleled quality in Thailand. The crowning jewel is the solitary floating green in Asia, an embodiment of the club’s innovative spirit and distinctive identity in the golfing world.

STRATEGIC VISION: CAMERON’S TRANSFORMATIVE ROLE

 

Guiding Amata Spring Country Club’s evolution was the strategic vision of Cameron Thompson. From its inception to meticulous preparations for tournaments, Cameron’s expertise addressed intricate challenges through precise methodologies and methodical approaches. This journey transformed the course into a strategic masterpiece, reflecting his ability to surmount obstacles and nurture collaboration.

An invitation to Amata Spring Country Club unveils a golfing experience that marries luxury, precision, and the art of the sport. With a history of distinguished tournaments, greens of unmatched distinction, and visionary leadership shaping its course, the club stands as a paragon of golfing refinement.

Reflecting on this journey, Cameron shares, "Scientific precision and methodical systems met the challenges head-on. Collaborating with the team was immensely gratifying. Creating the unique and only floating green in Asia was particularly exhilarating."

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THE PLAYERS CLUB

The Players
Club

BEIJING, CHINA

An Oasis of Golfing Fineness and Artistry

Nestled in China's heart, The Players Club boasts golfing sophistication and exudes quality. The 27- hole facility designed and meticulously managed by the distinguished Gary Player Design, this course transcends its role as a mere golfing destination, evolving into a haven that seamlessly integrates artistry and perfection. Conveniently located close to the Beijing International Airport, this reserve of golfing brilliance redefines the paradigm of golf course agronomy and management.
27
Holes
2017
Gary Player
Designed renovation
35
Hectares
Of finely maintained bentgrass at under 4mm

A JOURNEY OF EVOLUTION: REVITALIZING TIANZHU


The foundation of The Players Club’s narrative is an exceptional evolution tale. A complete rerouting and redesign of the existing Tianzhu golf club was orchestrated, marking a transformational moment. The imprint of Gary Player Design graces every contour, meticulously shaping fairways and bunkers into an Australian Sandbelt-inspired symphony. A legacy of design innovation then unfolded, where fairways merge seamlessly into the sculpted bunkers, creating an artful narrative that redefines golfing aesthetics in Beijing.

Nature's Elegance, Crafted with Precision: An Unparalleled Course

Central to The Players Club’s allure is 30-hectares of meticulously nurtured Fine Fescue native grasslands. The innovative Australian Sandbelt bunker design has become a signature feature. Furthermore, the pursuit of perfection is unwavering, setting a daily standard akin to tour-level conditions. Fairways and tees, meticulously mowed to an impressive 4mm, with tees rivaling the smoothness of greens.

AN ELOQUENT TAPESTRY OF GRASS VARIETIES: A MASTERPIECE IN DIVERSITY

The canvas of The Players Club is adorned with a rich diversity of cool season grass varieties, an eloquent ode to sophistication. T1 bentgrass greens and tees provide impeccable playing surfaces. P.L.S. bentgrass fairways and approaches are presented with no striping, which is a unique look and enhances the golfing experience. The specification for the rough is a blend of 80% Tall Fescue and 20% Kentucky Bluegrass, which is ideally suited to the Beijing climatic region.

A CAPTIVATING CLUBHOUSE: WHERE ELEGANCE MEETS FUNCTIONALITY

The Players Clubhouse emerges as a paragon of architectural elegance, drawing inspiration from the renowned TPC Sawgrass. Within its walls, culinary excellence beckons through fine dining, a carefully curated wine cellar tempts indulgence, and state-of-the-art Technogym encourages holistic well-being.

CHAMPIONING LEARNING AND EXCELLENCE: THE P.G.A. LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE CENTRE


The Players Club transcends golfing prowess, offering an exclusive P.G.A. learning and performance center. A space where skills are honed, techniques are refined, and players emerge as champions.

KEY METRICS OF EXCELLENCE

  • Agronomy leadership: a devoted agronomy team exceeding 100 skilled professionals.
  • Flawless precision: over 50 hectares of bentgrass impeccably maintained at or under 4mm.
  • Commitment to excellence: an annual operating budget of $2.5 million, reflecting unwavering dedication to perfection.

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Cameron Thompson's Vision Unveiled: A Tale of Collaboration and Proficiency “TGM’s voyage with The Players Club is a testament to dedication, partnership, and unyielding excellence. Our joint experience nurtured a robust client relationship, coupled with meticulous oversight of construction quality assurance. Every aspect was meticulously curated, from laboratory root zone testing to water suitability assessments. TGM's foresight is encapsulated in the bunker design, an embodiment of innovation. Extensive investments in training and systems protocols culminated in an adept and efficient team”.

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Ba Na Hills Golf Club

Ba Na Hills
Golf Club

DA NANG, VIETNAM

A Paradigm of Excellence and Environmental Harmony

Nestled against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the revered Ba Na Hills on Vietnam's central coast, Ba Na Hills Golf Club stands as an architectural marvel that impeccably blends superior design with environmental stewardship. Designed by the esteemed Luke Donald and expertly managed by I.M.G., this world-class facility redefines the golfing experience. Thompson Golf Management (TGM), a beacon of agronomic expertise, has played an instrumental role in shaping this exceptional course, focusing on meticulous scheduling, fertility programs, design enhancements, and environmental preservation.
7857
Yards
From the pro tees and par 72
2016
Voted
The “worlds best new golf course”
2021
Awarded
“Asia’s best golf course”

A GOLFING ESCAPE AMIDST NATURAL MAJESTY: ARCHITECTURAL ELEGANCE

Upon setting foot onto the grounds of Ba Na Hills Golf Club, a meticulously integrated course seamlessly merges with the breathtaking mountainous backdrop. The par 72, 18-hole Championship golf course, masterfully crafted by Luke Donald, delivers an exquisite blend of challenge, enjoyment, and exhilaration. Embracing five sets of tees to cater to diverse skill levels, the course promises an enchanting experience. Ranging from 7,857 yards from the Professional tees to 6,022 yards from the white tees, each hole emanates a unique character.

Precision Agronomy in Action: Meticulous Planning, Fertility, and More

Thompson Golf Management’s agronomic prowess has indelibly enriched Ba Na Hills Golf Club. Unyielding scheduling precision ensures that every maintenance facet is executed flawlessly, elevating the course’s overall playability. Scientifically orchestrated fertility programs are an essential part of the overall agronomic program. Preventative fungicide strategies are vigilantly implemented, safeguarding the health of the turf in order to maintain immaculate conditions year-round.

DESIGN ELEVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION:

TGM’s influence exceeds routine maintenance, extending to design refinements that aim to continually enhances the golfer’s journey. Environmental integrity remains a cornerstone, finely balanced with heightened playability. This harmonious synergy of expertise and technology underscores the course’s ability to seamlessly integrate with the natural surroundings.

OPTIMIZING HUMAN POTENTIAL: FOSTERING A SKILLED TEAM

Ba Na Hills Golf Club’s success emanates from its dedicated team. TGM’s commitment extends to cultivating knowledge, ensuring each team member stays abreast of the latest industry innovations. The integration of technology and management training is epitomized by the introduction of software’s, revolutionizing course management. Remote access services streamline operations, enabling agile responses to challenges.

NOTABLE METRICS AND DISTINCTIONS

  • Vietnam’s premier golf course: awarded ‘Vietnam’s best golf course’ for six consecutive years, validating the club’s unmatched quality.
  • Asia’s finest golf course: achieved the esteemed title of ‘Asia’s Best Golf Course’ in 2021, solidifying the club’s global eminence.
  • Award-winning accolades: recognized as an icon of excellence in the golfing sphere, the club’s accolades further underscore its remarkable journey.
Cameron Thompson, TGM founder and agronomic consultant, reflects, "Collaborating with the Ba Na Hills team has been both an honor and a privilege. Their unwavering pursuit of excellence echoes our own commitment to perfection. Bearing witness to the course's well-deserved recognition and the numerous accolades it has earned underscores the professionalism and talent that have been honored."

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KN GOLF LINKS

KN golf
Links

CAM RANH, VIETNAM

Where Excellence
Meets Nature's Beauty

A true embodiment of golfing brilliance, KN Golf Links, designed by the legendary Greg Norman, graces Vietnam with a course that seamlessly marries the enchantment of Zoysia fairways and Tifeagle greens, elevating the golfing experience to a realm of world-class magnificence.
2019
The links course
Best course in Vietnam
2018
Asian Golf Awards
Best new golf course in Asia
27
Holes
18 holes Links course and 9 holes Oasis course

A LEGACY TRANSFORMED: FROM MILITARY BASE TO GOLFING HAVEN

The journey of KN Golf Links unfolds on what was once the Cam Ranh U.S. military base. This historic site, imbued with a different purpose in the past, has undergone an astonishing transformation, evolving into a golfing sanctuary that combines the prowess of design with the echoes of history. The juxtaposition of lush fairways against the backdrop of the former military base grounds creates a captivating contrast, where the echoes of the past intermingle with the pursuit of golfing excellence.

The Links:
A Landscape of Mastery

Greg Norman and his dedicated team have meticulously crafted an appealing links course that meanders through the natural dunescape of sand-based terrain. With an elegant interplay between rugged landscapes and strategic design elements, Norman’s third course design in Vietnam presents a golfing journey that challenges and rewards players of all skill levels. Spanning 7,152 yards from the tournament tees, this course can also be navigated at a more approachable 5,348 yards, depending on the chosen tees.

THE OASIS: A HAVEN OF CONTRAST

In a delightful contrast to the rugged links course, the Oasis presents a 9-hole haven inspired by the lush garden courses synonymous with the region. Water hazards and meandering streams intertwine with verdant surroundings, crafting integral features harmonizing with stunning landscaping. Greg Norman’s artistry takes form as this stunning 9-hole course engages your senses and sparks inspiration.

Cameron Thompson’s prowess was enlisted for his expertise in soil root zone engineering and construction — cornerstones in building a robust foundation for the course’s success. His scientific precision and meticulous approach ensured optimal soil composition and root structure, creating an environment conducive to unparalleled long-term growth.

Beyond his contributions during the construction phase, Cameron was pivotal in guiding the grow-in process. This encompassed nurturing and cultivating fertility management and irrigation to facilitate the course’s speedy development, enhancing playing conditions throughout the year.

IMPRESSIVE METRICS

  • Sustainability initiative: KN Golf Links leads the way in sustainability monitoring, employing cutting-edge practices to minimize its environmental impact.
  • Fertility eductions: through innovative fertility reduction strategies, the club has set a new standard for efficient resource usage while maintaining pristine playing conditions.
  • Agronomic training excellence: KN Golf Links is a hub of agronomic training, offering programs that elevate the skills of turf management professionals across the region.

At KN Golf Links, every hole echoes with the harmonious balance of innovation and tradition.

Cameron Thompson notes, "Working in close collaboration with the Norman Design team, we engineered the most suitable root zones through laboratory analysis, extensive water suitability testing, tailored grow-in fertility programs, and meticulous workshop facility design and equipment fit-out. The result is a course that not only adheres to international standards but sets new benchmarks in Vietnamese golf."

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THE ABACO CLUB

ABACO
CLUB on Winding Bay

MARSH HARBOUR, BAHAMAS

Situated in the beautiful Bahamas

This golf course offers mesmerizing turquoise waters and stunning island views. Designed by the renowned architect Tom Mackenzie, it seamlessly integrates indigenous vegetation with the local terrain, creating an exhilarating golfing experience. The club is dedicated to environmental stewardship, exceptional customer service, and agronomic practices that prioritize optimal playability.
205
Hectares
Offering golf, water sports, and leisure
18
Holes
Par 72
1st
Tropical links
Course in the world and rated the best course in the Bahamas
Cameron’s contributions to this remarkable golf course were invaluable, encompassing a range of meticulous services aimed at ensuring superb playing conditions throughout the year. He played a crucial role in implementing hurricane prevention measures during the course’s grow-in phase, safeguarding it against potential damage. Additionally, Cameron was instrumental in the installation and maintenance of efficient irrigation systems, ensuring the appropriate distribution of water resources.

His expertise extended to overall course conditions and turfgrass management, where he painstakingly maintained the greens, fairways, and rough areas to ensure a highest quality playing surfaces. Moreover, Cameron actively participated in strong environmental activities, working alongside the team to integrate eco-friendly practices into the course’s operations. Together, they constantly sought innovative solutions that not only enhanced the course’s aesthetics but also promoted sustainability and natural integration.

This golf course stands as a shining example of environmental consciousness and harmonious integration with its surroundings. Cameron’s dedication to finding new and innovative ways to preserve the natural beauty of the course resulted in breathtaking views that captivate players and visitors alike.

METRICS:

  • The Abaco Club features the world’s first tropical links course, blending nature’s beauty with an unparalleled golfing experience.
  • Demonstrating resilience, the course recovered admirably from the challenges posed by Hurricane Frances and Ivan.
  • Esteemed golfers and legends like Sean Connery, Lee Westwood, and Darren Clarke have graced the fairways of The Abaco Club.
  • The club’s unwavering commitment to environmental awareness ensures the protection of the unique ecosystem of the Bahamas.
Through his contributions and collaborative efforts with the team, Cameron played an instrumental role in upholding the club's commitment to environmental stewardship, exceptional playability, and customer satisfaction. His passion for sustainable practices and his expertise in turf management have left a lasting impact on the course, creating an unforgettable golfing experience in a truly stunning setting.

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Legend Trail Golf Club

Legend Trail
Golf Club

SCOTTSDALE, USA

Located in the sunny Scottsdale, Arizona, in the United StateS

Legend Trail is an exceptional golfing destination operated by the renowned Troon Golf. Its world-class service and amenities are complemented by an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Rees Jones, offering exhilarating desert views.
18
Holes par 72
Top 100
Golf magazine
6845
Yards
From the pro tees with 5 sets of tees

We take pride in providing a comprehensive range of supportive services, ensuring that every aspect of the facility, from the practice facilities to the clubhouse and various events, runs seamlessly. Legend Trail has established itself as a legendary location for socializing, networking, and meeting golfing professionals from all walks of life.

At Legend Trail, Cameron had the opportunity to acquire invaluable knowledge and skills that have served him well in his future endeavours. One area where he excelled was Bentgrass greens management, with a particular focus on irrigation management. Cameron mastered the intricacies of maintaining optimal moisture levels for the greens, ensuring their health and playability. Additionally, he gained expertise in the highest quality of winter overseeding, ensuring that the course remained lush and vibrant throughout the all-important winter season.

The experience at Legend Trail allowed Cameron to refine his skills and deepen his understanding of turf management practices. This knowledge has been instrumental in his professional growth, enabling him to excel in his future accomplishments in the golf industry.

Legend Trail stands as a testament to excellence in golfing experiences, and Cameron's time there has equipped him with the expertise and insight needed to deliver exceptional results in his career.

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