I was curious how many golf courses I had played in Thailand but I couldn't find a comprehensive list where I could go down and check them off, so I thought I would put one together.
Below is a list of every golf club in the country broken down by province. How many have you played?
Mine was 43 golf clubs out of 199!
Ayutthaya is located about 80 kilometers north of Bangkok. It was the first capital of Thailand back in 1767 with the ruins of the old city now forming the Ayutthaya Historical Park, an archaeological site that contains palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues. Although the city is very old with lots of history, golf in the area is very new with Bangsai Country Club opened in just 1996, Muang Ake Wang Noi opened in 2006 and Northern Rangsit opened in 1993. Courses in the area are prodinently set up for local golfers but all will welcome foreigners with open arms.
Bangkok, Thailand's capital is known for its high rise buildings, traffic and general chaos so it is surprising to hear that there are so many wonderful courses within the province. All courses in the Bangkok area are very well managed and the courses are well maintained which not to be said for other parts of the country. Here you will find golf is slightly more expensive but you get what you pay for. One thing you will notice if you play in other parts of Thailand is that the caddies in this area are really worth the fee, most are very well trained and often very attractive. There are 17 courses in this area with the Alpine course standing out as one of the best.
Chachoengsao is home to 4 great golf courses, Royal Lakeside, Bangprakong, Lotus Valley and Thai Country Club. Many of you may have heard of the Thai Country Club as Tiger Woods played there at the start of his career back in 2007 but rest assured it is Lotus Valley that gets the locals talk about more. Not only is this course always in fantastic condition but it is very well managed. Although it's a long drive from Pattaya, many of the Pattaya based golf societies make the journey to play a truly great course. The other 2 courses in Chachoengsao hug the Bangpakong river which creates some interesting holes, both these courses are also excellent value, well maintained but often very busy, so book up well in advance.
Chaiyaphum is one of the northeastern provinces of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi, and Phetchabun. There's a small golf course not far from town in Chaiyaphum called “Triple Nut Golf Club” which you can search their location by searching their name on Facebook. It's a quite and peaceful place to hangout for the day.
There is just one golf course in Chantaburi but what a golf course it is. Just 3 hours drive from Pattaya it is a regular stop for expat golfers from the city. Most will travel and stay over on the golf course and take advantage of the great stay and play deals that the course offers. It's common for deals that include unlimited golf if you stay at the on course accommodation. Pattaya expats also combined a trip to Soi Dao with visa runs as the border to Cambodia is just 30 minutes from the course. The town of Chantaburi is exactly 45 minutes from the course and very Thai orientated as far as food and accommodation go so staying at the course is the best option. All in all if you go Chantaburi and play a round at Soi Dao Highlands it won't be the only time you do it.
We often hear that golf in Thailand is sometimes too hot to play, well this is not the case if you play in the north around January, February time as it actually gets a little cold. This is absolutely perfect weather for golf and with it are some perfect golf courses. Chiang Mai is full of keen golfers, full of greenery and full of tourists so if we were to say one thing, we are surprised there are not more golf courses in this area. Having said that Chiang Mai is home to 5 golf courses and all are superb quality.
Chiang Rai is famous for white temples, tribe people and the golden triangle. The province has such a diversity of attractions that you would normally associated the area with golf but that didn't stop Santiburi from adding Chiang Rai to their 6 other golf courses in Thailand. Those who choose Chiang Mai as a golfing destination are encouraged to travel the extra distance of 160kms to Chiang Rai to play the 3 courses there, the journey is well worth it.
The province of Chonburi has some of the most renowned golf courses in the whole of Thailand, namely Siam Country Clubhost to the Honda LPGA event for the last 5 years and Amata Springshost to the Thailand Golf Championship. There are 27 courses in total and all 27 are within a 45 minute drive from the popular tourist spot of Pattaya and hence why Pattaya was named Asia's best golfing destination of 2012. Other notable courses include Laem Chanbang International which was designed by the great Jack Nicklaus. and Bangpra Internationalknown locally as the monkey course.
Kanchanaburi is world famous for the bridge on the River Kwai but to the local golfing community in Thailand it is famous for its world class golf courses. There are 5 great courses in this area and all fantastic value for money. One of the most well known courses is Blue Sapphire and anybody that visits the area with their clubs must play this course. Kanchanaburi is only about an hours drive from west Bangkok so it's possible to go just for the day if you prefer the bright lights of Bangkok for accommodation and entertainment. If you were to stay in Kanchanaburi for a number of nights to play all the courses it is an experience to spend at least one night in one of the many floating houses on the River Kwai.
Khon Kaen is one of the four major cities in the east of Thailand known as Isan. It is located 450 Kms north east of Bangkok and is home to 5 major golf courses. Such is the natural beauty of the area a very popular brand in Thailand decided to build a golf course there. That brand is Singha and the golf course is aptly named Singha Park Khon Kaen Golf Course. Golf is relatively new to Khon Kaen and as of 2007 only had 1 course, wind the calendar forward to 2016 and now the area boast 5 18 hole courses and a 9 hole course.
Lampang, also called Nakhon Lampang to differentiate from Lampang Province, is the third largest town in northern Thailand and capital of Lampang Province and the Lampang district. They aren't many places to go golfing in Lampang, there's only one good golf course called “Kelang Golf Course”. They give you good service and great accommodation to stay for your holiday.
Lamphun is a small province of valleys, mountains, forests and historical sights in the north of Thailand. It neighbors the much larger province of Chiang Mai. Its consists agriculture mainly of rice farming. Within the province sits 4 golf courses with scenery to die for. Courses are so remote you will wonder if you are going in the right direction. The Alpine is one of the most popular and is the sister course of the one in Bangkok of the same name but a real gem of a golf course in Gold Canyon, you find find much information on this course on the internet but it is a must play if you are in the area.
Golf in Lopburi comprises of just the single golf course called Narai Hill Golf and Country Club. Lopburi is not really a place you would go just for golf so why not combine a trip with exploration of the many historical structures, artifacts, and prehistoric settlements there.
Nakhon Nayok is a small province in central Thailand, northeast of Bangkok. Golf there is either at Royals Hills Golf Course or Artitaya Country Club sometimes known as Bangkok Royal Country Club. Most of the province is covered by Khao Yai National Park and therefore home to lots of wildlife including bears, elephants, and rare birds.
Nakhon Pathom province neighbors 7 other provinces with fantastic golf course so it is no surprise that this province has some real gems too. 7 golf course make up this small province with the newest addition a real game changer. The course we are referring too is called Nikanti, it has a unique feature of 3 courses of 6 and is well worth a visit. Other notable courses from the area include Royal Gems and Uniland. You could spend a week golfing in Nakhon Pathom and be very pleased with yourself.
Nakhon Phanom is a province in northeastern Thailand, bordering Laos to the east over the Mekong River. It's known for the huge, ornate Wat Phra That Phanom temple.There's a beautiful golf course in Nakhon Phanom which is called “Phu Kratae Golf Club” which gives you good facilities and service.
If you have ever been to Nakhon Ratchasima you will know that in the surrounding area there are plenty of great natural spots, including mountains, valleys and streams. In amongst these natural features you will find some truly fantastic golf courses at excellent value for money. Golf in Nakhon Ratchasima is probably the best value golf in Thailand as most of the courses in the area cater to the local Thai golfer, not many tourists visit these areas to play golf. Notable mentions include Toscana Valley, Panorama and Mountain Creek which was designed by the late Seve Ballesteros.
Nakhon Sawan is a city in Thailand, the name literally means "Heavenly City". The city is the capital of Nakhon Sawan Province, and covers the complete subdistrict Pak Nam Pho and parts of Khwae Yai, There’s only 1 golf course in Nakhon Sawan and it’s called “Jiraprawat Golf Club”
Nong Khai is a northeastern province of Thailand. It is a gateway to Vientiane, the capital of Laos, via the Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge and banks the River Mekong. Just a single golf course here and that is the 18 hole golf course of The Victory Park Golf & Country Club a real championship course.
Prachin Buri is a province in central Thailand, east of Bangkok. The rural temple Wat Ton Pho Si Maha Pho is home to the province's symbol, a giant Bodhi tree believed to be more than 2,000 years old. Hillside Country Home and Kabin Buri Sport Club are the places for you to go play golf to enjoy your holiday.
Pathum Thani is one of the central provinces of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Nakhon Nayok, Chachoengsao, Bangkok, and Nonthaburi. They are many places to play golf here, and a lot of tourists loved Pathum Thani because of this. The Golf courses are called Thanya Golf Club, Alpine Golf Club and Krung Kavee Golf Course & Country Club.
The newly built Aquella Country Club is a fantastic addition to the Phang Nga which previous just had 2 courses, there are couple of Navy courses which are not open to the public.
The Phetchaburi province dense rainforest makes it a perfect area for fantastic golf courses and the area doesn’t disappoint. There are 4 golf courses in the province and they are Palm Hills, Sawang Resort, Imperial Lake View and Springfield Royal. It’s a relatively sleepy province so it’s one of those areas that people stumble across when passing through but if you do happen to stumble across it then pull out your golf clubs and have a hit at one of the 4 course on offer.
Phitsanulok is an important, historic city in lower northern Thailand and is the capital of Phitsanulok Province, which stretches all the way to the Laotian border. Phitsanulok is one of the oldest cities in Thailand, founded over 600 years ago. There’s just one sole golf course in Phitsanulok and that is Silver Star Golf Course.
Phuket is most definitely the most expensive area for golf in Thailand. There are just 5 golf courses here and lots of tourist golfers driving the price per round up. With that said the courses in Phuket really are spectacular and some would say well worth the money. All the courses are resort style courses so most have all the facilities possible including tennis courts, gyms, pro shops, golf ranges, swimming pools, practice areas and much more. The most famous course in Phuket in Blue Canyon as a 3 time host to the Johnnie Walker Classic.
Prachuap Khiri Khan province houses the popular tourist destination of Hua Hin. Hua hin is better known for white sandy beaches further than the eye can see but it is also home to some very famous golf courses. Black Mountain is one of the best courses in Thailand and a regular venue for top golfing events in Asia. To play here is around 4000 baht per round which is relatively expensive by Thailand stanards but still you will struggle to get a round here without booking in advance. Other courses in the area include Banyan and Majestic creek, both well worth a round if you happen to be in the area.
There is 3 golf courses within the province of Ratchaburi. Ratchaburi is just 80 kilometres west of Bangkok and has a border with Burma to the west. The Mae Klong River flows through the centre of Ratchaburi town making it a beautifully scenic province. Royal Ratchaburi is the stand out golf course in the area with its outstanding terrain, great views and very reasonably price.
If you are looking for a very non serious, fun round of golf you should visit the Wangjuntr golf course in the province of Rayong. You will be amazed from the moment you enter the gates and you quickly realise you are somewhere you will never forget. The highlands course is where you want to spend your money, the views are spectacular and the golf, interesting. If you wanted a more serious round then take a visit to the Nick Faldo designed Emerald, this course will challenge every aspect of your game, if you conquer the par 3’s you have done very well. The Emerald golf course is in an area of Rayong called Ban Chang where you will also find the popular courses of St Andrews 2000, Rayong Green Valley and Silky Oaks. These 3 course all belong to the same golf group so each course is next to each other. You could literally spend a week golfing just at this complex.
Roi Et is one of the provinces of Thailand, in the northeast of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Kalasin, Mukdahan, Yasothon, Sisaket, Surin, and Maha Sarakham. There’s only one golf course in Roi Et and it’s called “Roi Et Golf Club” and also a good place to stay and might have golf is “Roi-Et Resort(Pannadda)”
There are 12 golf courses to choose from in Samut Prakan so make sure you bring your game. A popular one and definitely worth playing is Subhapruek Golf Course, it’s long and tough but worth the long slog. Most of the courses are within 30 minutes drive from downtown Bangkok so no need to book accommodation close to the courses. Thana City is another course that is very popular and well managed as well as Green Valley Country Club the sister course to Rayong Green Valley in Chonburi.
It is not surprising there are just 2 golf courses in Samut Sakhon as this is one of the smallest provinces in Thailand. The course here are Best Ocean Golf and Ekachai Golf and Country Club. Samut Sakhon is just 30 minutes drive from Bangkok so access to both these courses is relatively easy.
There is just the single golf course in Saraburi which has two names, Forest Hills Country Club and also better known as Sir James Resort. Saraburi is North East of Bangkok and well known for it’s ancient Buddhist temples.
Songkhla, also known as Singgora or Singora, is a city in Songkhla Province of southern Thailand, near the border with Malaysia. They're couple of places to play golf in Songkhla which is a resort, restaurants,spas,and Thai massage in it too. They're called Thong Yai Golf Course, Southern Hills Golf & Country Club & Hat Yai Resort & Golf Club.
Golf in Surat Thani might as well be golf at Santiburi Country Club as this is the only course in the region. The course is located on the tropical island of Koh Samui which is renowned around the world for its beautiful beaches. Santiburi Country Club is a short but challenging golf course that is home to some of the most spectacular views you are likely to see on a golf course. With it being the only course in the area it is more expensive than other areas of Thailand but you would pay the extra just to witness the views.
Surin is one of the northeastern provinces of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Buriram, Maha Sarakham, Roi Et, and Sisaket. To the south it borders Oddar Meancheay of Cambodia. With a lot of Army in Surin there's only one place to find a golf course and it's in “Surin Army Golf Course” with the perfect atmosphere of the weather and great Culture.
Tak is one of the western provinces of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani and Kanchanaburi. There's only one golf course in Tak, it's called “Bhumibol Dam Golf Course” just a small place that you could practice your golf skills.
Ubon Ratchathani is one of the four major cities of Isan, also known as the "big four of Isan". The city is on the Mun River in the south-east of the Isan region of Thailand. With a couple of good golf courses and resorts in Ubon and the 3 best golf courses are called “Wing 21 Golf Club”,”Suppasit Prasong Golf Course” & “Baan Suan Hotel & Golf Resort” with all of them giving golfers good service and experience in Ubon Ratchathani.
Udon Thani is a provincial capital city in northeast Thailand. Wat Phothisomphon is a Buddhist temple complex from the 1800s, with a 21st-century pagoda. In Udon Thani Park, Nong Prachak Lake has an island with a plant-filled garden. “Nong Samrong Golf Course”, “Si Thani Golf Forest” ,”Udon Golf Club & Resort” are three of the best golf courses in Udon Thani, with a lot of Golfers and tourists, these places are the ones you won't want. to miss out when you're in Udon Thani
Uthai Thani is one of the provinces of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Nakhon Sawan, Chai Nat, Suphan Buri, Kanchanaburi, and Tak. there's a luxurious resort called “Iyara Lake Hotel & Resort” That you could spend your holiday there with your family. They have Golf courses, Saunas, Swimming Pool, Restaurants and many more for us to try!
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