Opened in 2012 and named after Mountain Bogd where it is located, this Links style golf course has been attracting more and more golfers, not only locals, from other parts of the world too. We are planning to host some International Amateur Tournaments starting in 2019.
The greenkeepers are working hard to ensure that they can bring the greens and fairways to the standards you would expect to find on golf courses in mild climate countries and we are getting close to accomplishing our goal of PERFECTION. You will experience the thrill of hitting your golf ball further due to Mongolia’s low air density. It is amazing, trust us.
Letter of Architect
It is with great pleasure that Golfplan, Inc., Ronald Fream, David Dale and Kevin Ramsey was commissioned to master plan and design the first 18-hole course of what will in the future be a 36-hole residential golf and ski resort community for MCS Group. We worked closely with MCS group and their team of professionals to create what will be the premiere golf course in Mongolia.
We have been designing golf courses around the world since 1972. We have had the pleasure to work with private club, municipal, resort and residential real estate developers over the years and take great pride in our work in the resort development industry. We have had the distinct pleasure to be the architects for the Euro Disney Golf Course outside of Paris, as well as The Club at Nine Bridges which was rated Top 100 in the World by Golf Magazine. Our courses have held and continue to host national championships. The Indonesian Open was recently held at New Kuta Golf Club in 2009, and was rated Best New International Course in Asia for 2008 by Links Magazine. Saujana Golf & Country Club has been a regular host of the Malaysian Open since the course opened in 1978. The Singapore Open is hosted by another Golfplan course, Sentosa Golf Club (Serapong Course), that first opened for play in 1983. We were invited back to remodel and update the course which then reopened for play in 2001. We have worked in nearly 60 countries with over 100 completed projects worldwide in every imaginable environment.
The master plan focus is on non-intrusive, organic land use. The golf course will fit in a very natural way providing golf hole play intimate with man made water features, natural stream courses, and dramatic elevation changes on the rolling landscape. The course adheres to the roots of the game, derived from the great courses of the British Isles. The climatic influence to the game will be evident through the spring, summer and autumn play.
The sand bunkers are deep, bold and visual and further reinforce the playing character of the course, providing for obvious strategic playing challenges from the beginner to the professional. With these playing characteristics, the vision is to produce an internationally recognized golf related community that directly enhances the image and awareness of Ulaan Baatar to the Asian market and beyond.
As a world class golfing venue, international professional tournament events can easily be accommodated at The Mt.Bogd Golf Club.
It is with sincere appreciation that we have been able to work together with MCS group. It has been our pleasure to assist in fulfilling their vision in the creation of the Mt.Bogd Golf Club.
David M. Dale, ASGCA
Hole 1 – Par 5 – 525 meters
The opening hole is plays down hill and strait away with the landing area guarded short left and long right with large bunkers. The elevated “Plateau Green” provides visual challenge to determine the length of the approach and any ball left of the green will come to rest in a deep grass hollow leaving the player numerous short game playing options for an up and down recovery.
Hole 2 – Par 4 – 395 meters
As fitting as one can conceive, this modest dogleg right hole gives the player multiple options for the tee shot but the preferred line is down the left side of the fairway which will take advantage of the land form to contain the shot and provide and ideal approach angle to the green.
Hole 3 – Par 4 – 405 meters
The longest four par on the courses plays slightly down hill as compared to hole one and nine with each those holes playing nearly 20 meters downhill respectively. A small bunker guards the left green edge and a second shot short of the putting service is a good position for the average player to preserve par.
Hole 4 – Par 3 – 185 meters
The short hole provides elevated tees with a birds-eye view of the green resting on the edge of a lake with full water carry for the back tee and as you move to the forward tee the approach to the green is over land. A high tee shot approach will yield great opportunities for birdie and par on the challenging hole.
Hole 5 – Par 5 – 555 meters
The longest golf hole on the course plays along a lake on the right side of the fairway and provides a risk reward for the long hitter. Playing your second shot left of the fairway bunker will create more challenge for your approach requiring a sand wedge approach to the putting surface.
Hole 6 – Par 4 – 360 meters
This short middle hole provides options for the tee shot club selection. The landing area is framed with deep stepping bunkers on the left and a bunker long and right. An approach to the center of green will be well rewarded.
Hole 7 – Par 4 – 370 meters
This strong up hill hole rewards the accurate tee shot and long ball hitter so choose the correct tees for the day. Should you miss the green long, grass hollows and mounds at the rear add challenge to your short game. The surface of the green has numerous breaks adding additional variety of play to your putting game.
Hole 8 – Par 3 – 170 meters
The shortest of the par 3 holes plays slightly uphill with the green canted front right to back left leaving a draw shot as the preferred ball flight for the tee shot. A tee shot short and right leaves a great up and down opportunity to save par.
Hole 9 – Par 4 – 395 meters
This up hill par 4 provides a dramatic, heroic, diagonal force carry tee shot with a seasonal stream along the entire left side of the fairway. For the short hitter the green approach is wide and generous to the left of and rear of the green and one must only navigate a small deep pot on the left edge of the green surface. A short pitch and a pure putt will yield a great par.
Hole 10 – Par 4 – 385 meters
The elevated tees provide a great view of the undulating, cascading fairway with two very deep bunkers protecting the straight line tee shot to the green. The back right pot bunker will collect more balls than you would think as the player will tend to avoid the left green side hazard.
Hole 11 – Par 4 – 380 meters
The gentle down hill 4 par will either test the long hitter for accuracy for force the player to leave driver in the bag as the lake comes into play if your tee shot is right of center line of play. An approach shot up the left side of the green will feed the ball to the center of the green so playing the contour and the lower approach shot can provide great scoring opportunities for all playing abilities.
Hole 12 – Par 5 – 535 meters
The tee shot is one that requires distance control leaving multiple lines of attach for positioning the force carry second shot for the ideal distance for your approach. If you should find your approach position to be right of the center fairway bunker, then you are faced with an elevated green and the green narrow with the right side bunkers adding further intimidation and the approach success will require a high sand wedge stoke.
Hole 13 – Par 3 – 200 meters
The longest of the short holes provides a dramatic down hill tee shot to a green the melds between two bunkers front left and a single bunker mid right and leaves a putting surface taking on a shape similar to an hour glass. You will find yourself aiming away from the cup to only find your ball to change direction to reach the bottom on the hole.
Hole 14 – Par 4 – 330 meters
This shorter middle hole will give you reason to consider your second shot before you even tee your ball. If you choose to carry the two cross bunkers on the right, the pin can be attacked with a sand wedge leaving the player to mentally concur the bunker front right of the putting surface. Ball position for the tee shot and accurate wedge play will yield great opportunity for the skill putter to secure birdie.
Hole 15 – Par 4 - 430 meters
The longest par 4 on the course provides a wide, receptive, gently undulating landing area for the golfer to rip the tee shot. Leaving the approach short or short and left provides opportunity for the skilled short game player to save par and pick up a stroke against the fellow competitors. Once the ball is safely on the green, two putts will be and excellent reward.
Hole 16 – Par 4 – 375 meters
How daring are you with your driver? The deepest, largest, grandest fairway bunker awaits the slightly weak, misdirected tee shot. The mid right side of the green yields excellent pin placement for the mid point of the green and prefers an approach from the left side of the fairway and the back center of the green is easier to access but grass hollows will the rear will pull the ball off the putting surface. An approach to the center of the green can yield great success for par.
Hole 17 – Par 3 – 190 meters
Welcome to the highest elevated tee shot for the short holes. This dramatic hole is viewed as you enter the resort and provides tremendous visual appeal but standing on the tees provides anxiety and awe all at one time. Should you dare to leave your ball left, better to be long with a green surface that is fully accessible with a grass hollow and large mound leaving you in deep rough, requiring a flop shot to hold the putting surface and a putting experience that you will soon not forget.
Hole 18 – Par 5 – 505 meters
This closing hole provides strategy, risk, reward and for the faint at heart, anguish. If you dare the strongest line over the bunkers left will shorten the second shot to go for the green in two. Try to keep your second shot left but far enough from the green to leave your with a full shot to the putting surface with enough loft to hold. The green surface breaks four different directions so a two putt will yield a great experience.