Bangkok Golf Courses | Play Golf in Bangkok
(site of Tiger Woods' 2000 Asian Tour win)
Alpine Golf & Sports Club is one of Thailand's top-rated courses, and one of the best in Asia. The layout created by one of America's leading golf course architects, Ronald Garl, was the venue for the 2000 Johnnie Walker Classic PGA tournament won by Tiger Woods and again hosted the same event in 2004.
The 18 holes at Alpine golf make up the best layout and most challenging golf course in Bangkok.
(well-maintained course is good for beginners)
Ayutthaya Golf Club located in Ayutthaya Province is around 1:30 from Bangkok center. The locally designed and well-maintained course is relatively easy to play with generous fairways and large greens. Outside the playing area is short rough in which balls sit up nicely.
(members-only links course designed by world's #1 architect Gil Hanse)
Ban Rakat Club (BRC) members can play the Gil Hanse-designed Ballyshear Golf Links course. The 18-hole course, one of world golf's most anticipated projects, is Gil Hanse's stunning homage to the most famous 'lost course' in golf history.
Hanse is one of the most sought-after world golf architects and designers who renovated three of four US Open venues: Winged Foot for the 2020 championship, The Country Club for 2022, and Los Angeles Country Club for 2023.
(solid course & layout with fast greens, host of 2003 Volvo Masters)
Bangkok Golf Club is located only 35 minutes from the center of town and is one of a handful of golf courses in the area and built in the 1990s. The club was the site for numerous professional events including the Asian Tour's Volvo Masters in 2003. The golf course, however, succumbed to massive flooding in 2011 which required all greens to be re-built and many of the older tees to be cut down.
(well-maintained course between Bangkok and Pattaya)
The Bangpakong Riverside Country Club along the Bangpakong River establishes itself nearly halfway between Bangkok and Pattaya and is well-suited togolfers travelling from the airport of between the two destinations.
Once voted one of Asia's most famous and one of Thailand's best golf courses, the Bangpakong layout today is well-maintained. The course should not be confused with it's similarly named neighbor, Royal Lakeside, which is also popular with local golfers.
(Thailand's only Arnold Palmer designed track)
Bangpoo Golf & Sports Club is one of only a few Arnold Palmer creations in Asia and the only one in Thailand. The course setting near the Gulf of Thailand consists of rolling terrain, mature trees, and large amounts of natural flowers. The seaside location provides a nice breeze to keep golfers cool even during the hottest of months.
(excellent course set in rural surroundings)
(challenging links-style layout by the sea)
Taking 45 minutes from downtown Bangkok the Schmidt and Curley designed Best Ocean Golf Club promotes itself as the most challenging golf course in Bangkok. The course is near the ocean, so sea breezes lend themselves to nice playing conditions.
The links-style course is in fact quite scary and certainly not one for beginning golfers or any golfer having a bad day.
(generous fairways with some of Bangkok's best greens)
Cascata Golf Club is a relative newcomer to Bangkok's seemingly endless supply of excellent quality golf courses. Opened in 2006 and predominantly designed by its owner; the original A and B Courses at Cascata incorporate many open fairways, creating a Scottish links-style experience. Cascata is kept in excellent condition and is an exciting challenge with generous fairways and some of Bangkok’s best greens.
(nicely landscaped Dennis Griffiths course)
Dynasty Golf & Country Club is one of the many rice-paddy courses built surrounding Bangkok during the 1990’s Asian Tigers boom era. The location is 90 minutes west of downtown Bangkok. The regulation 18-hole track plays to a par-72 and is just shy of 7000 yards.
(flattish 27-hole layout with mounding, water hazards, and hole variety)
Ekachai Golf & Country Club is a countryside golf course with 27 holes located along Ekachai Road and passed the Chao Phraya River from Bangkok. It takes about 1 hour by car via route 35 from the city center of Bangkok.
Ekachai is one of the oldest golf courses in western Bangkok.
(upscale Nick Faldo design with 1st class facilities)
Flora Ville Golf & Country Club, opened in 1998 under the name Chuan Cheun, is one of only a handful of Nick Faldo designed courses in Bangkok. The course located to the North of Bangkok in Pathum Thani province plays inside a large housing estate. Large stately trees, open marsh areas, and rich wildlife add to the natural golf experience.
(well-conditioned Robert Trent Jones Jr. layout)
Green Valley Country Club is one the oldest courses on the way from Bangkok to Pattaya. It is one of three Trent Jones Jr courses in Bangkok, the others being the Navatanee Golf Course and Suvarnabhumi Golf & Country Club. Being close to the Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Green Valley is convenient for those Bangkok golfers who want to get in an extra round on their day of arrival or departure.
(rural course in the outskirts of Bangkok)
Killien Golf Club is located in Bang Len District, Nakhon Pathom Province or 1 hour from the center of Bangkok. The redesigned NCR Country Club Golf & Marina course opened in March 2022, adjacent to the Nakorn Chaisri River (NCR), while the original NCR welcomed the first golfers in 1997.
The challenging rural course was conceived by famous USA designer Ken Killian, who also has his name on Kemper Lake Golf Course, one of the top 100 courses in the USA.
(well-conditioned layout in private housing estate)
Krung Kavee is a well-maintained course located close to the Don Muang airport in a large private housing estate. The course was designed by Manabu Sakamoto who has also created over 40 championship golf courses all over the world. However, unlike many of the other Japanese course architects, Mr.
(challenging mature course near the city center)
Krungthep Kreetha is of the older courses near Bangkok city center and features an attractive layout with big and mature trees. The course was opened long before the Thailand golf boom, and among locals, it is one of the best-known courses in Bangkok.
In the mid-1990's the Krungthep Kreetha site was entirely redesigned and renovated by James R.
(parkland layout with multiple tees & emphasis on shot making)
Lakewood Golf Club is a decent course near to Bangkok city center. The Lakewood golf course comprises of vast green space and a luxurious housing estate. Although the golf course is relatively flat, the surrounding landscaping features more than 45 species of plants and more than 2,000 trees.
(challenging course with 'sea monster' island greens)
Lakewood Links is the second course by the same owner in the Bang Na area of Bangkok. The course is one of the closest layouts to downtown Bangkok and is easily reached in 30 minutes by elevated expressway. True to its name, the 18-hole, 7017-yard layout spreads over flat links land interspersed with sandy waste areas dunes and water.
(strong parkland layout & Asian Tour Q-School site)
Lam Luk Ka Country Club offers an excellent 36-hole golf facility north of Bangkok. The two 18-hole courses at Lam Luk Ka are generally underutilized, so tee times are more accessible to book and green fees are lower than most other Bangkok golf courses.
Both courses meander through Bangkok’s wetlands, where over 10,000 trees and waterways provide homes to 100’s of species of birds and wildlife.
(Jack Nicklaus design with interesting hole routing and large waste bunkers)
(well-maintained and only Gary Player course in Thailand)
It takes a little over one hour to reach Lotus Valley Golf Resort from Bangkok or 45 minutes from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Formerly the World Trade Golf and Sports Club, Lotus Valley Golf Resort is one of only a handful of Gary Player designed golf courses in Asia and the only Gary Player course in Thailand.
The famous South African created a right balance of golf challenge, while renovations in 2005 brought in modern golf course construction methods, irrigation, and all new turf.
(flat econmical course good for beginners)
Muang Ake Golf Course location makes it one of the closest courses to Don Muang International Airport. The course was opened in 1986 and is one of the oldest private golf clubs in Thailand. Flat paddy land around Rangsit University and older housing estate make up the surroundings of the golf course.
(well-maintained course is testing and enjoyable for all)
Muang Kew Golf Club is one of the more popular and closet to town Bangkok golf courses. The excellent location near to central Bangkok and the new Bangkok airport makes Muang Kaew a perfect choice for golfers wanting to play, but who are short on time. Redesigned by Schmidt -Curley, Muang Kaew has Tiff Eagle turf greens and Paspalum grass fairways, ensuring excellent year-round conditions for all golfers.
(beautiful Robert Trent Jones Jr. course; host of 1975 World Golf Championship)
(all-inclusive course & one of Thailand's best)
Nikanti Golf Club is a unique 18-hole track situated in Nakhon Pathom province, west Bangkok. The work of Thai golf course designer and architect Piraporn Namatra of Golf East, Nikanti, is revolutionary in more ways than one.
Nikanti sits in the fresh air among former rice paddies.
(flattish course with many water hazards)
Northern Rangsit Golf Club's location in Northern Bangkok places it close to Don Muang International Airport. The course is generally flat, and the layout is a rectangular land plot around water hazards, canals, and paddy fields. Short distances with a range of hazards balance aesthetics and playability.
(top course with undulating fairways and greens, close to downtown/airport)
The 27-hole Panya Indra Golf Club designed by Ronald Fream & David Dale of the USA opened in 1991. The golf course is just off the Outer Ring Road, which makes for short travel times from Bangkok city center and is usually reachable in 30 minutes or less from most hotels.
Panya Indra Golf Club comprises three separate 9-hole championship courses, each with a distinctive design and unique setting.
(strategic Trent Jones design with challenging green complexes)
Phoenix Gold Golf Bangkok offer 36 holes of Robert Trent Jones Jr designed golf in an unspoiled rural setting. Extending beyond the course in virtually all directions is a picturesque landscape of flat paddy fields and open marshland, full of tall reeds and grasses, migratory birds, and many fish. Each hole was designed to be distinct in approach from all the others.
(host of 1992 Johnnie Walker Classic & 1994 Thailand Open)
Pinehurst consists of three nine-hole loops each with theoretically different styles. The North Lake Course is similar to many American municipal golf courses. The South Greenfield nine is very smooth and flat.
(links-style course with a variety of challenging holes)
Opened in 2006 and located 1:30 from Bangkok, Rachakram Golf Club offers excellent value-for-money. The Bangkok course design by famous Thai golf architect Sukitt Klangvisai (Phuket Country Club) offers a tremendous variety of memorable holes.
Similar to a like a links course there are the undulations and open spaces in the fairways enabling shots to run up to the greens.
(premium course with excellent greens and hole routing)
Riverdale Golf Club is one of a few excellent Bangkok golf courses. Jonathan Morrow and Al Tikkanen designed and like Red Mountain, their other high-profile Phuket golf course, Riverdale makes good use of intelligent routing and elevation changes. Riverdale may not at first glance look the most menacing test of golf.
(Reignwood's first venture into Thailand's golfing scene)
Robinswood Golf Club, situated in the serene Lam Luk Ka region of Thailand, stands as a crowning achievement in the world of golf. This world-class 18-hole golf course marks Reignwood's first venture into Thailand's golfing scene, joining the ranks of international golfing destinations in the prestigious Reignwood collection. With a design and facilities that are unmatched in the region, Robinswood Golf Club has quickly become one of the most exclusive golf clubs, not just in Thailand, but globally.
(renovated and well-maintained parkland course)
The Rose Garden Golf Club is one of the oldest and well-known golf courses in Thailand. This Thai-owned and managed golf course hosted the 1992 Thailand Open. Shortly after that, it was voted by two international golf magazines as among the best layouts in the world.
(top Schmidt-Curley designed course offering a country club experience)
Royal Bang Pa-In Golf Club located north of Bangkok, in Ayutthaya Province is in the heart of Bangkok's new golf epicenter. The 7,052-yard Schmidt-Curley designed track is unusual as it managed like a country club member's course.
The 18-holes at Royal Bang Pa-In are spread out over 100 hectares.
(well-maintained with slick greens, doglegs, and water hazards)
The Royal Golf & Country Club is the closest 18-hole standard golf course to the Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International airport as its location off Bangkok to Pattaya highway around 30 minutes from the main tourist and commercial areas of Bangkok or 5 minutes from the airport.
Chohei Miyasawa from Japan designed the Royal course to preserve the natural environment throughout and to give golfers a scenic, yet refreshing atmosphere in which to enjoy their game. Many colorful flowers and shade trees also surround the Bangkok golf course.
(riverside course with excellent facilities)
Opening in 1993 and renovated in 2011, the Royal Lakeside Golf Club located at the mouth of the Bangpakong River features beautiful surroundings, with a profusion of shrubs and flowers. Some holes play right along the Bangpakong river bank, while others feature a wide lagoon, which encircles the course. The lagoon provides a useful buffer zone, protecting the villas on its opposite bank from any wayward shots.
(good municipal course that's fun for all)
As the name suggests, Royal Thai Army Sports Center Ramindra Golf Club is owned and operated by the Thai Army, located just outside Bangkok's main downtown section. The facility boasts two complete 18-hole courses, Old Course and New Course.
Royal Thai Army is one of the better value courses in Bangkok.
(premimum links course with excellent challenges and top conditioning)
Open in 2021, Sai Golf Club, designed by JMP Golf Design's – Bob Moore, will offer golfers the chance to play a PGA level links-type layout compared with Asia's best in Thailand's heart of golf country.
Bob Moore transformed once rice paddy field land into a linked-collection of 18 of the most playable holes anywhere. Sai is as visually stunning as it is a golfing challenge.
(hybrid parkland course on links site)
Located 30 minutes south of Bangkok, Siam Country Club Bangkok is the 5th addition of the Siam Country Club. This Toby Cobb-designed championship 18-hole layout plays 7,250 yards and utilizes Zoysia grass for fairways and ultra-dwarf Bermuda grass for greens. The Bangkok layout is Cobb’s first solo project after working for Coore & Crenshaw and Tom Doak.
(challenging Pete Dye design)
When Pete Dye designed this golf course, it was known as the Bangna Country Club, but is now called Subhapruek Golf Club. The course location is very natural, with only the tall white tower, golden domes and spires of the nearby Assumption University visible above the tree-lined perimeter.
Although constructed out of flat marshy rice fields, Dye has laid out a visually exciting and challenging layout that has grown into one of Bangkok's most beautiful golf courses.
(Nick Faldo design with good facilities; best in Bangkok for twilight/night golf)
Although not overly long at 6964 yards, Summit Windmill makes up for the distance as it is one of the busiest Bangkok golf courses due to its convenient location, just 30 minutes from downtown. Although in the city suburbs, the surroundings are also pleasant and park-like. Plenty of wildlife, including birds and reptiles, share the course with golfers.
(championship course and site of 2010 Asian Tour International & 2011 Thailand Open)
Suwan Golf & Country Club is in the countryside west of Bangkok among rural villages that add to the course’s uniqueness. Surrounding fruit orchards, rice fields, palm trees, and lotus ponds make Suwan Golf have a tropical-Thai character which is most appreciated by both golf professionals and golf holidaymakers alike.
Major General Weerayudth Phetbuasak, still active in the Thai army, was brought in by the management of Suwan to design this Thai masterpiece.
(the prestigious club has hosted PGA wins by Tiger Woods & Vijay Singh)
Thai Country Club is a prestigious member's course. One of the best golf courses in Bangkok, Thai sets the standard for service excellence.
Designed to USPGA standards by Denis Griffiths, the course opened in December 1996.
(Thailand's only Greg Norman design)
Thana City is Thailand's only Greg Norman-designed golf course and is close to Bangkok center. The 6,966-yard par-72 course shares the land with one of Bangkok’s most significant condominium projects and abuts Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. Jet planes swoop overhead seeming as if they are landing on a fairway; they are that close!
The Bangkok golf club was the venue for several major professional tournaments including the 1993 Thailand Open, the 1994 and 1995 Kosaido Thailand Ladies Open and the final round of the Johnnie Walker Super Tour 1996 which was won by Ernie Els.
(Bob McFarland course in upscale housing estate)
Thanont Golf View & Sports Club is situated on the outskirts of Bangkok and takes around 50 minutes to reach coming from downtown. Several large shopping malls in the area provide accompanying non-golfers who have a variety of things to do.
American golf course architect Bob McFarland designed the Thanont golf course.
(flattish countryside course outside of Bangkok)
The Pine Golf & Lodge is an 18-hole golf course located in the northern suburbs of Bangkok and around an hour's drive from downtown. The par-72 golf course plays 6,917 yards across a wooded land plot surrounded by a gigantic lake and a natural environment.
The challenge of the course and lovely views make it enjoyable to play here.
(challenging and exclusive course is well-maintained)
At Royal Gems Golf & Sports Club, designer Garry Roger Baird has built a 'gem' of a course equal to his others. These include the Shuzu course of the Shishido Kokusai Golf Club in Ibaraki, Japan, and the Hermitage Course, a permanent LPGA tournament site in the United States. Royal Gems Golf Club is one of only a handful of Thailand golf courses to be an official member of the United States Golf Association and certified for professional championships.
(Augusta comes to Bangkok at Asia's first & only replica course)
The RG (Royal Gems) Golf City - Dream Arena is Asia's first replica course and combines nine of the best holes in the world with the back nine of Augusta National. Course designers have created the required extreme challenges and elevation changes from what was previously flattish farmland just outside Bangkok.
Stepping onto the first can transport you, not just to holes you've never played, but to holes you wish you could.
(short course & close to town)
One of Bangkok's more mature courses, the Unico Grande Golf Course, was established in 1968. It is only 20 minutes from town and 10 minutes from the airport, making Unico ideal for golfers on tight schedules.
Unico Grand plays to a short par-66, making it suitable for golfers of all abilities.
(peaceful surroundings and pleasant golf)
Uniland Golf & Resort is one of many Bangkok golf courses built during the 1990's golf boom. The course in Nakom Prathom province is 90 minutes west of Bangkok. Originally conceived as a luxurious housing estate, only the golf course and resort are standing today.
(very good Arthur Hills course with extensive facilities)
The Vintage Golf Club is one of Bangkok’s lesser-known layouts near the Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Professional and Amateur Thai PGA and Thai LPGA events get regularly staged at The Vintage.
Renowned US golf architect Arthur Hills designed Vintage, his only golf course in Thailand.
(good layout with wide fairways in relaxing environment)
Wangnoi Prestige Golf & Country Club location past the Don Mueang International Airport takes a little over 1 hour to reach from downtown Bangkok. The re-grassing of the former Muang Ake layout together with a clubhouse facelift and new management in 2018 makes Wangnoi Prestige a good choice for those looking for an above average Bangkok golf experience at a reasonable price.
The 7,238-yard layout features native Zoysia grass fairways and ultra-dwarf TiffEagle greens.
(well designed parkland style course)
The Windsor Park Golf & Sports Club designed by Golfplan’s Ronald Fream & David Dale of the USA created this natural large park setting on the outskirts of Bangkok makes it ideal for golf visitors. With more than 6,000 colorful plants and trees, the play is relaxed and nature-oriented.
Tree-lined fairways, greenside bunkers, sweeping creeks and ponds, and sloping greens exemplify the challenges at Windsor Park.