Amata Spring Country Club was established in 2005 with the vision of creating a unique and special golf facility for the Kingdom of Thailand. The goal was to establish an exclusive facility which also has the necessary infrastructure to successfully host major international golf events.
Renowned golf course architect Lee Schmidt from Schmidt-Curley Design was tasked with designing and building the golf course. The original plot of land designated for the course posed numerous challenges. The entire plot was completely flat with a massive lake in the middle of the property. To help create and deliver a change in elevation, the water level of the lake was lowered by approximately 10 meters which was crucial in helping to create the elevated tees and rolling fairways. Currently both the 17th and 18th holes actually rest about 8 meters below sea level.
The 17th hole is one of the most notable holes in Asia and is the signature hole of the course. The par 3 hole features a unique island green which is only accessible by boat. The hole was designed to provide a fair challenge but most importantly to allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the unique setting of Amata Spring Country Club.
There are four qualifying places available into the 2014 Open from this event.
Please note that in the event of a tie for the top four places after the final round of The Open Qualifying Series Thailand there will be a hole by hole play-off.