Will Myanmar’s oldest mango golf course be destroyed?

The teammates greeted the golf ball as it floated in the air with the sound of a balloon.

This is a golf club driver from Thayet who is a golf enthusiast. U Myat Tun; These are the voices that came out in parallel with U Mya Zaw.

The green field is the most eye-catching. The flagpoles in the middle of the field are lovely. One of the most enjoyable sights is the Mango Golf Course, one of the many colonial buildings in Thayet, Magway Division. Adding to the ugly green scene is the military buildings and fences next to the golf course. Golfers are said to be disturbed by some of the buildings that have reached the boundaries of the stadium.

Sources close to Saka Sa say that the mango golf course, which was sought to be reclaimed during the SLORC-era military-occupied government, is now in the spotlight of Min Aung Hlaing.

According to records, Myanmar golf is considered to be the origin of mangoes and is ancient not only in Myanmar but also in Southeast Asian countries. Brigadier General Ford commanded about 10 British bases in Thayet, which was occupied by the British after the second British invasion of Burma in 1852. To keep his soldiers healthy and strong. According to records, a golf course was also included in the construction of the volleyball court. According to the history of the mango golf course, the builder was Captain Richard Sawell, commander of the British Military Engineering Battalion, and Colonel Sin Fole, commander of the 1st Infantry Battalion of Bengal.

England and Sister

In doing so, it named St. Sein Indou, one of the many golf courses near the village of Saint Andrew in Scotland, Britain. The name of the golf course in the village is similar to that of St. Andrew Link, and the layout plan is similar to that of the sister club in Burma.


Tourists are proud to be members of St. Andrew Link, England and the Sisters of the Stadium.

“Some people think that if you have a member in Mango, you can play in England for free. it is not, We are just taking care of her as a field sister, ”said U Htay Aung, a local golfer.

Golf course structure

It is a standard stadium for professional players and can be played on 63.14 acres. Par 4 5 wells; Par 5 2 wells; The total shot is 9 holes with Par72 and 18 holes for one green-two tee. As a deception, there are windstorms and sunstroke shots. Low and high hills; It is said to be a high and low level playing field due to the tall trees, where you can play a variety of cards and play a variety of tricks.

The unique feature is that the green area is small and has a tortoise-like shape, giving the green players one chip. It is known as a good field because it has sand pits called bunkers and is always challenging to get one put.

You have been privileged

When the golf course was completed, the Burmese were not allowed to play in the stadium, which could only be used by successive British monarchs. At a time when golfers are few and far between, there is a turning point in the life of the golf course.

It has been confiscated for a week

In 1973, the 44th Infantry Battalion, which had moved from Aung Lan, settled in what became known as Bostal Prison. When the troops arrived in 1993, when they saw the mango golf course during Central Command Commander-in-Chief Ye Myint’s visit to the mango grove, they were told to guard it because it was close to the army. The state did not receive funding and the development of the stadium was hampered. In December 2020, a local golfer said, “The current budget is about 20 lakhs a month.

We have to support ourselves with the monthly allowances of the members and the donations. It really is not enough. There are only three boreholes. Water resources are important to keep the field green. At present, the army is not fully owned or protected. The state budget can only be obtained through certain ownership, not development. More than 130 years left in the colonial era. “Care should be taken.”

According to Thayet residents, the golf course should not be owned by the military because it is 86 years earlier than the year the army was first stationed in Thayet.

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