Few countries offer a wealth of top golf courses in such stunning settings than they do in Thailand. The city of Bangkok is no exception. Picture yourself teeing down a beautiful fairway in a tropical garden or a magnificent mountain valley.
Behind the modern facade of gleaming shopping complexes, enchanting temples and glittering palaces, bustling markets and fascinating river life, lies a bounty of golf opportunities. Discover why Bangkok has become a favourite among golfers. Championship courses combined with luxury hotels and ample leisure activities fill your off-course hours. All you have to do is just relax and enjoy the experience.
It's never too
late to enjoy that special moment in a special place. The many golf
clubs in Bangkok include the Alpine Golf Club, the Thai Country Club,
the Suwan Golf and Country Club, the Royal Golf and Country Club, the
Pinehurst Golf and Country Club, Rose Garden Country Club, the
Vintage Golf Club, the President Golf Course, the Navatanee Golf Course,
the Legacy Golf Course, the Panya Indra Golf Course, Summit
Windmills Golf Course and Lum Luk Kha Golf Course.
Pinehurst Golf and Country Club is a beautiful 27-hole championship course situated north of Bangkok. Designed by architect Yoshihara Aihara in 1992, which in the same year, was the venue for the Johnnie Walker Classic. With fairways hemmed by tall tropical trees and lovely lakes, this course comprises of three nine hole sections each par 36. You would possibly play two of the three.
The "Lake Course" is particularly demanding because it incorporates a number of water hazards, especially on the 627-yard par five 8th hole. The "Forest Course" also called the "West Course" is filled with trees which are sure to challenge your golfing ability to read angles.
It runs a total of 3,422 yards and ends near the low resort-like clubhouse. The "Greenfield Course" is set in rolling hills which can be a challenge for chippers. At the clubhouse, there is a swimming pool, tennis courts, a sauna, a massage room, a snooker room and a restaurant for dining.
Rose Garden Golf Course is a magnificent 18-hole par 72 course situated west of Bangkok. It was designed by Visudh Junenanondh and opened in 1972 making it one of the oldest of its kind in Thailand. The 7,085 yard Rose Garden Course owes its superb landscaping to its location within a resort cum recreational park renowned for its beautiful flower garden. The course sports fairly level terrain with obstacles provided by a few bunkers, hazards and doglegs.
The course is relatively easy for the front nine holes, but thereafter you will have to prove your mettle on the back nine holes because of the narrow tree-lined fairways, demanding greens and scenic lakes which are magnets for errant balls.
After your game, you can relax in the clubhouse where you are invited to use all the amenities. Also within the Rose Garden grounds is a daily traditional village cultural show where you can relax while watching both artists and elephants perform their special magic. Be aware there is a separate entrance fee for the shows.
Vintage Club Golf Course is a beautiful 18-hole par 72 course situated forty-five minutes east of central Bangkok on the road to Pattaya. It was designed by Arthur Hills and Associates who took full advantage of the region's rolling terrain. Here you'll find long fairways, superb shaped greens and bunkers that run through coconut palms and bougainvillaea trees throughout its 6,579-yard course.
It is a rather demanding course that will only yield low scores if you make well-placed tee shots. The beautifully appointed clubhouse offers all its guests the use of the swimming pool, tennis courts, squash courts, Jacuzzi, a fitness centre and a snooker room as well as a restaurant serving some fine cuisine.
Alpine Golf and Sports Club designed by Ronald M Garl and opened
in 1996 is an 18-hole, Par 72 course measuring 7,100 yards, although the
red tees shorten play to 5,226 yards. Located north of Bangkok,
the golf course is built on 300 acres of flat paddy fields and features
undulating terrain. Several major international tournaments have
been held on this emerald green course. It's also credited as being the
only man-made hilly championship golf course in the city.
Green Valley Country Club designed by Robert Trent Jones, is an 18-hole, Par 72 course measuring 7,028 yards situated fifteen kilometres south of Bangkok. It features rolling fairways, undulating greens and strategically placed lakes and bunkers. Though the course presents a real golfing test, golfers of all levels are more than welcome to participate in a round of golf. After overcoming the challenges, you can spend time relaxing in the clubhouse, where you'll find a swimming pool, a sauna, a spa and a snooker room.
Muang Kaew Golf Course is a true oasis conveniently located in
downtown Bangkok. Completely redesigned in 2003 this 18-hole Par 72
course plays to a challenging championship length of 6,521 yards. Best
of all its flourishing green vegetation and tree-lined fairways give you
the impression that you are smack in the middle of open
countryside. A full range of complimentary facilities awaits you in the
clubhouse including a swimming pool, a sauna and a massage room.
Lam Luk Ka Country Club designed by Rodger Packard and opened in 1994, is situated northeast of the city. While it may be made up of two shaded 18-hole Par 72 courses perfectly suited for those hot and humid days, it's also blessed with lots of water, wide open fairways and big greens. However as deceptive as appearances seem, don't be fooled, as both these courses require mental as well as physical dexterity and favour accuracy and precision over power play.
Lakewood Country Club situated just eighteen kilometres south-east
of the city centre, is a J. Michael Poellet designed golf course that
combines a breathtaking mix of native flora, imported turf and sculpted
waterways. And Speaking of waterways, you'll need nerves of steel
to avoid the wet stuff, as twenty-two of the challenging twenty-seven
holes features water hazards. As a result of the water, the course
has probably more doglegs than any other course in Thailand. Other than
that, it's possibly the perfect environment for golfers of all levels.
Legacy Golf Club designed by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus and
opened in 1992, is an 18-hole, Par 72 course measuring 6,984 yards. With
hazards such as the sandy waste and lake test tightly
trimmed on most fairways, you are invited to tackle the course on your
own terms. The Par 5 on the course's signature 6th hole is especially
arduous, but the Par 4 on the 14th hole is by far the toughest as it
crosses a two-step lake and then onto a rolling green surrounded by
Thai Country Club situated thirty-five kilometres south-east of Bangkok on route to Pattaya, is an 18-hole, Par 72 course measuring 7,052 yards. It was designed by Denis Griffiths and opened in 1996. It was the venue for the 1997 Asian Honda Classic and again the venue for the 1998 Johnnie Walker Super Tour. The course meanders through five different environments, each having their own distinctive foliage and terrain. Imported Hawaiian grass is also noticeable here.
Thana City Golf Course situated forty minutes by car south-east of Bangkok is an 18-hole, Par 72 course measuring 6,905 yards. Golfing enthusiasts regard this Greg Norman designed course as a true masterpiece of natural and sculptured hazards. It will challenge you with its imposing jungle, trees and strategically placed sand traps. Add to this shady terrain, crystal clear streams and lakes.
Navatanee Golf Course is an 18-hole, Par 72 course with a length of 6,902 yards, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and opened in 1973.
Panya Indra Golf Course designed by Ronald Fream and opened in 1992, is a 27-hole, Par 108 course with a length of 7,100 yards.
Royal Golf and Country Club is an 18-hole, Par 72 course with a length of 6,807 yards. It was designed by Chohei Miyazawa in 1993.
President Golf Course designed by Robert Trent Jones and opened in 1993 is a 36-hole, Par 114 course with a length of 6,975 yards.
Summit Windmills designed by Nick Faldo and opened in 1993, is an 18-hole, Par 72 course with a length of 6,956 yards.
Suwan Country Golf Course designed by Weeyos Design and opened in 2006, is an 18-hole, Par 72 course with a length of 7,125 yards.
Also, if you come to Thailand specifically to play golf then you might like to visit some of the other top golf courses and clubs in Thailand.
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