South Asia's Unique and Sustainable Golf Courses

Award-winning architect and our regular contributor Paul Jansen discusses the ten most unique and sustainable golf courses in South Asia

Popa Taungkalat Monastery is a close second to St Andrews as the best backdrop in golf

Popa Golf Club - Myanmar

If the town of St Andrews is the best backdrop in golf, then the Popa Taungkalat Monastery is a close second as it looms large in the distance when playing the Mt Popa Golf course - a few hours drive from Bagan. The nine-hole golf course at the foothills of Mt Popa is maintained by the locals including their cattle. The golf is as varied as it comes and hazards include roads, gullies, trees, bunkers, fences, cattle… and the rest.


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