It takes one and a half hours to reach Lotus Valley Golf Resort from Bangkok or one hour from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Formerly the World Trade Golf and Sports Club, Lotus Valley Golf Resort is one of only a handful of Gary Player designed golf courses in Asia. The famous South African created a good balance of golf challenge, while renovations in 2005 brought in modern golf course construction methods, irrigation, and all new turf. The golf course has two conventional loops of nine holes adding up to a championship length of 6,955 yards from the tips and a par 72. Each hole represents its challenge and affords both an easy path to the green for par or a more risky route for a birdie chance. Water comes into play on every hole to some degree or another. True to Player's style and in leaning towards the traditional Scottish design, close cut fairways and fringes feature around the greens.