Thailand’s most visited Golf Courses

Thailand’s most visited Golf Courses

Thailand never fails to surprise you – it has something to offer every travel enthusiast. Be it a hike up the mist-shrouded mountains in the north or a walk down the sun-kissed tropical enclaves in the south, it has it all. There’s a special surprise for the golfing enthusiasts in Thailand too, because tucked away in and around each of the spectacular locations in Thailand, one is sure to find a thrilling Golfing experience – with the country topping the list when it comes to Asian destinations that have had forayed into luxury Golfing resorts.


Whether it is the beaches that had drawn you to this popular destination of the fiery cuisine that made you make the journey – you cannot afford to give the exotic Golf properties a miss. It is an exhilarating and overwhelming blend of sensory overload and adventurous thrill that awaits you in these following courses that have come to become a permanent fixture in every Golfer on the lookout for the perfect greens.

1. Pattaya – Siam Country Club (They have 3 courses i.e Old, Plantation & Waterside)  (Adding a 4th one, Rolling Hills)
https://siamcountryclub.com/

Address : 50, Pong, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Starting off the list is the Siam Country Club which is replete with 4 beautiful courses, each covering a vast expanse and unique terrain.

The first of the 3 courses is the Old Course
Address : 50, Pong, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Set in the party capital Pattaya that continues to set the standard for Golf courses in Thailand. The wonderfully matured parkland course, the Old Course hosts the LPGA Honda Classic each year, thus attracting the best names in the Women’s Golf circuit. A series of lakes and creeks by the holes means that you need to drive with accuracy to be able to score well. Else numerous fairway bunkers await your wayward drive. The 9th hole is a fantastic finish in the shadow of Buddha.

Coming in next and boasting a 27 golf-hole course is the Siam Country Club Pattaya Plantation.
The unique, “plantation”, name of this course was dubbed in the honor of the historic Sugar Cane, Tapioca, and Pineapple plantations. Located roughly 4km from the Old Course, the Plantation course is a major draw and hosts quite a few events. Exactly one year after opening in 2008, it served as site of the LPGA Thailand, won by world No.1 Lorena Ochoa 

The next course, Siam Country Club Pattaya Waterside was designed by IMG Golf Course Design, one of the world’s most renowned golf course architects. It was designed with strict

emphasis on environment care. Serene & natural esthetic beauty, challenging terrain and ambience of friendly play were also the core fundamentals of the Waterside design and is a primary element which sets  it apart from the famous Old Course and Plantation.

The fourth & final course, Siam Country Club Pattaya Rolling Hills, follows the similar layout of the other 3 courses, however, it manages to distinguish itself just the same, as it’s design perfectly amalgamates the traditional elements with modern course layouts. The layout is a treat for veterans and rookies alike with lush stunning visuals of casuarina trees, marsh lands, lotus pools, and lakes encapsulating the course.  The most challenging, and hence the most popular hole is the No. 15 hole, also dubbed as the “Wall of Death”, which lies beyond an uphill, and double zig-zagged fairway guarded by a 19-foot pit bunker.  Any challengers to ace the wall of death are welcome to try! 

2. Hua Hin – Black Mountain Golf Club


https://www.blackmountainhuahin.com/ 
565 Moo7, Nong Hieng Road, Hin LekFai, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
Having hosted the Royal Trophy and the Thailand Classic, the Black Mountain Golf Club has comfortably made its name as the most high-profile course right now in Thailand. Some of the biggest names in Golf came calling for the Thailand Classic as it was co-sanctioned by the Asian and European Tour, and were pleasantly surprised by the lush greens that are continually tinkered with to enhance the play at all turns. Natural streams have been incorporated into the design, with an extra nine holes coming up soon. Be prepared for the time of your life with fantastic caddies by your side as you relish the holes as also the excellent clubhouse fare.

3. Koh Samui – Santiburi Samui Country Club

https://santiburisamui.com/len-be-well/santiburi-golf/
12/12 Moo 1, Maenam Beach, Koh Samui,

Surat Thani 84330 Thailand

The only 18-hole course in Koh Samui is designed by acclaimed architect Pirapon Namatra and is a difficult one at that. It has a back nine that is especially challenging what with the many blind tee shots to narrow fairways lined by jungles. You will need to find your way amidst dramatic elevation changes in a course that meanders across foothills set amidst a triumvirate of countryside, sea, and islands beyond. It is extremely difficult to score high unless you pace your shots carefully. After a day of overwhelming ardent walking, you get to enjoy a 360-degree view of the course, the beach, and the sea, sitting comfortably in the clubhouse.

4. Bangkok – Alpine Golf Sports Club

99 M.9 Bangkhan-Sathaneevithayu Road, Klong 5, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120 Thailand

The concrete of the city makes way for the rustic, rural countryside as you approach the Alpine Golf Club with the course itself being a true specimen of design aesthetics – lush paradise dotted with palms. Heavily contoured greens make for a tricky course – slick and dangerous to combat even in the Monsoons. This course is no doubt a marvellous, tropical gem that provides for a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

5. Chiang Mai – Mae Jo

https://www.maejogolfclub.com

34 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

Named as  “Thailand’s Best Golf Course” for 2 consecutive years & also “Asia’s Best Golf Course” by World Golf Awards, golfing enthusiasts are bound to experience the epitome of pure golfing enjoyment at Laguna Golf Phuket. This 18-hole, par 71 golf course is designed to appeal to golf enthusiasts of all caliber.  The course measures roughly 6,756 yards and has been revamped & re-designed to provide maximum focus on the golfing strategy of the player, with its abundant and well-placed bunkers & water hazards that one must consider while maneuvering the ball.   

The course also features Southeast Asia’s first PGA-branded golf academy, offering a luxury holistic teaching environment by PGA instructors with a wide range of teaching packages. 

Laguna Phuket’s eloquent attention to detail while ensuring it stays true to providing an excellent golfing experience has earned it several industry leading awards since 2015. Among the aforementioned titles, Laguna Phuket was also voted the “Best Renovated Course of the Year”. That’s not all, it has also been felicitated as “Top 10 Best Course in Thailand”, “Top 10 Best Maintained Course in Asia Pacific” (Asian Golf Awards), “Best Golf Resort in Thailand” (Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Awards). No wonder, Laguna Phuket is considered by its many patrons to be synonymous with the pure joy of  golfing experience.

6. Phuket – Laguna Phuket

https://www.lagunaphuket.com/resort/index.php?bu=16
34 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Named as  “Thailand’s Best Golf Course” for 2 consecutive years & also “Asia’s Best Golf Course” by World Golf Awards, golfing enthusiasts are bound to experience the epitome of pure golfing enjoyment at Laguna Golf Phuket. This 18-hole, par 71 golf course is designed to appeal to golf enthusiasts of all caliber.  The course measures roughly 6,756 yards and has been revamped & re-designed to provide maximum focus on the golfing strategy of the player, with its abundant and well-placed bunkers & water hazards that one must consider while maneuvering the ball.   

The course also features Southeast Asia’s first PGA-branded golf academy, offering a luxury holistic teaching environment by PGA instructors with a wide range of teaching packages. 

Laguna Phuket’s eloquent attention to detail while ensuring it stays true to providing an excellent golfing experience has earned it several industry leading awards since 2015. Among the aforementioned titles, Laguna Phuket was also voted the “Best Renovated Course of the Year”. That’s not all, it has also been felicitated as “Top 10 Best Course in Thailand”, “Top 10 Best Maintained Course in Asia Pacific” (Asian Golf Awards), “Best Golf Resort in Thailand” (Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Awards). No wonder, Laguna Phuket is considered by its many patrons to be synonymous with the pure joy of  golfing experience.


7. Krabi – Pakasai Country Club
http://www.pakasaicountryclub.com/
Tambol Klongkanan, Amphor Nua Klong, Krabi 81004 THAILAND
The solitary golf Course in Krabi happens to be one the best in the country, consistently popping up in all the golf rankings, with high ratings by all its patrons. Much like the exotic beaches in this popular tourist destination town of Krabi, the Pakasai Country Club enjoys exquisite forest views as it rests nestled amidst beautiful lakes of the countryside. The greens here are a sight to behold, replete with very tricky fairways that prove to be a challenge to golfers across all professional levels. The secluded hillside location has earned praise for the fast undulating greens that test your abilities while you enjoy the scenic course.

8.  Chonburi Laem Chabang 

https://www.laemchabanggolf.com/
106/8 Moo 4, Beung, Sriracha, Chonburi 20230, Thailand
The Kingdom of Thailand has been graced with some of the most prestigious golf events in the world all thanks to this private country club located in a corner of Chonburi. Immaculate facilities unmatched by anywhere in the country, each hole in Laem Chabang Golf Club has been designed to provide golfers with an idyllic on-course experience. Even the most advanced players get tested in the course that plays to a length of over 7400 yards peppered with water hazards and bunkers placed strategically throughout. No wonder The Thailand Golf Championship or the Ryder cup style Royal Trophy had chosen Amata as the venue. You’ll have a great time playing now and again in the floating green, topped with drinks every few holes – an experience worth the high membership fees.

Come, get blown away by the exquisite luxury at display at some of the best Golf Courses Asia has to offer in the beautiful country of Thailand. There’s a Golf Course for everyone here – be it a professional or recreational golfer. Thailand never disappoints!

LEAVE A COMMENT