The award-winning Black Mountain Golf Club is ready to welcome the best players from the Asian Tour and European Tour when the inaugural Thailand Classic presented by Black Mountain gets underway next month.
The Thailand Classic is the first tournament in the Kingdom to be co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour in eight years and will see top players from both continents making their way to the award-winning Black Mountain Golf Club from February 12-15.
Boasting a prize fund of US$2 million, the Thailand Classic has become even more lucrative as an exclusive luxury town house at Black Mountain, valued at 12 million Thai baht awaits the player who scores an ace at the par-three hole 14 during the event.
The five-star property, which was opened in 2007, has undergone extensive makeover where the rough is now tougher and greens made firmer and faster for its Thai showpiece.
“The golf course is in the best condition it has ever been since opening in April 2007. With mild weather conditions over the dry season, we have had perfect preparation. Players and spectators will see Black Mountain at its very best.” said Mr. Harald Elisson, Managing Director of Black Mountain Golf Club.
The 7,350 yards, par-72 course at the Black Mountain Golf Club is slated to host three instalments of the Thailand Classic where a special “Pride of Thailand’’ brazed trophy awaits the winner.
Designed by Thailand’s acclaimed Chang Sip Mu craftsmen, the ‘Pride of Thailand’ trophy features a combination of traditional Thai crafts and a contemporary design.
Boonperm Intanapasat, CEO of Muse Group Bangkok said, “We’re looking forward to creating history for golf in Thailand with this inaugural Thailand Classic.
“Not only is there a big amount of prize money for the champion, stylish ‘Pride of Thailand’ trophy, but also a 12 million luxury town house at Black Mountain that awaits anyone who has a hole-in-one on the 14th hole.
“We are hoping this huge award will make the game more interesting and exciting. We also hope that one of the players can secure the award and wow the crowds with a hole-in-one.”
Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee, a three-time Asian Tour number one and ranked 38th in the world, will spearhead the local charge alongside leading compatriots Thaworn Wiratchant, Prayad Marksaeng,
Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Prom Meesawat and Chapchai Nirat. The six Thai players have a combined 47 Asian Tour victories.
Newly-crowned Order of Merit champion David Lipsky of the United States will also be part of the strong Asian Tour line-up that includes India’s Anirban Lahiri, Singapore’s Mardan Mamat, Bangladeshi Siddikur Rahman and Filipino Angelo Que.
Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts along with England’s Tommy Fleetwood and David Howell will also feature alongside Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez and Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn at the Black Mountain Golf Club.
Tickets are now available for purchase at ThaiticketMajor, with admission fees of 400 THB for a single day pass on Thursday (R1) and Friday (R2). The fee is 800 THB for a single day pass on Saturday (R3) and Sunday (Final Round).
There is a four-day season pass priced at 1,200 THB. Children and youths (under 16 years old) and senior citizens (over 65 years old) are allowed to enter for free.
For further ticketing reservations, purchasing and information, please contact 02-262-3456 or www.thaiticketmajor.com