Bangkok Golf Courses | Play Golf in Bangkok
Bangkok, has over 60 golf courses to choose from in the city and surrounding areas. Bangkok is without doubt, one of the most vibrant and fascinating cities in world. Luxury hotels, glittering temples, colorful markets, hospitable people, great shopping and exotic nightlife make this a city that you will never forget. During your Bangkok golfing holidays, soak up the history, relax with a traditional Thai massage, and stay in a wonderful hotel. Bangkok has it all. [Read more about 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 simply put make up the best layout and most challenging golf course in Bangkok, and by a wide margin! In addition to the superb hole routing, this member’s only golf club ’s maintenance is to the highest standards and features lightning fast greens and undulating fairways.
(member's only course and home of Thailand Golf Championship)
Amata Spring Country Club is located half way between Bangkok and Pattaya. The course has hosted numerous professional golf events including the Royal Trophy, Honda LPGA, and Thailand Golf Championship.
The golf course tests, teases, penalizes, rewards, and requires precision play if a good score is to be obtained.
(well-maintained course is good for beginners)
Ayutthaya Golf Club is located in Ayutthaya Province 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.
(solid resort course 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 1990’s. The club was the site for numerous professional events including the Asian Tour's Volvo Masters in 2003. The golf course, however, succumbed to heavy flooding in 2011 which required all greens to be re-built and many of the older tees to be cut down.
(wide fairways, large greens and limited hazards)
The Bangpakong Riverside Country Club location along the Bangpakong River makes it nearly halfway between Bangkok and Pattaya. The golf course was one of the first to be built along the Bangkok-Pattaya golf corridor, where there are now more than 25 courses along the way. Once voted one of Asia's most popular and one of Thailand's best golf courses, the Bangpakong layout today is mainly for higher handicappers.
(Thailand's only Arnold Palmer designed course)
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 course)
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 a very interesting challenge with generous fairways and some of Bangkok’s best greens.
(pleasant Nick Faldo design)
Chuan Chuen Golf Club, opened in 1998, is one of only a handful of Nick Faldo designed courses in Bangkok. The course is located to the North of Bangkok – near the old Don Muang Airport and in a large housing estate. A lot of old trees and rich bird population 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 President 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.
(pleasant course popular with locals)
A favorite of local Japanese, Kiarti Thanee Country Club is ideal for higher handicappers and newer golfers. The location off the elevated highway makes Kiarti Thanee easily accessible for those staying in central Bangkok and/or on their way to/from the Bangkok airport.
Wide fairways, especially on the back nine, are common allowing average players to either be on or near the greens in regulation.
(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 an interesting 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 easier 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)
(only Gary Player course in Thailand is excellent)
It takes one and a half hours to reach Lotus Valley Golf Resort from Bangkok or one hour 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.
The famous South African created a good balance of golf challenge, while renovations in 2005 brought in modern golf course construction methods, irrigation, and all new turf.
(well-maintained course with good variety is testing though 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 Bangkok's best)
Nikanti Golf Club is a one-of-a-kind unique 18-hole track, situated in Nakhon Pathom province west of 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 fresh air among former rice paddies.
(premium course with pretty caddies at extra cost)
The 27-hole Panya Indra Golf Club designed by Ronald Fream 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 an individual design and unique setting.
(host of 1992 Johnnie Walker Classic & 1994 Thailand Open)
Pinehurst Golf & Country Club, originally inspired by the famous golf club in the USA, was the venue for the 1992 Johnnie Walker Classic and 1994 Thailand Open. Transfer times to golf course conveniently located 15 minutes north of Don Muang (Bangkok's domestic) Airport are a short 40 minutes or less from Bangkok center. Wide fairways and flat greens make Pinehurst suitable for mid to high handicappers who want a relaxing game at an easy to reach Bangkok golf course.
(links-style course with a variety of challenging holes)
Opened in 2006 and located 1:30 from Bangkok, Rachakram Golf Club offers good 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 the most celebrated Bangkok golf courses. Designed by Jonathan Morrow and Al Tikkanen and like Red Mountain, their other high-profile Phuket golf course, the course makes good use of clever routing and elevation changes. Like many other Bangkok golf courses, Riverdale may not at first glance look the most menacing test of golf.
(renovated and upgraded with latest turf and good maintenance)
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 courses in the world.
(all-inclusive private country club golf experience)
Royal Bang Pa-In Golf Club is located north of Bangkok, in Ayutthaya Province and close to other golf courses including Bangsai Country Club and Rachakram Golf Club. The 7,052 yard Schmidt-Curley designed track is unusual as it managed like an all-inclusive country club with one daily charge covering green fee, caddie fee, individual golf cart, and on-course snacks and cooler box of soft drinks.
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.
(challenging Pete Dye design, a bit run down)
When Pete Dye designed this golf course, it was known as the Bangna Country Club, but is now called Subhapruek (pronounced su-paa-preuk) 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 finest golf courses.
(crowded artificial Nick Faldo design)
Summit Windmill although not overly long at 6964 yards more than makes up for the distance as it is one of the more contrived Bangkok golf courses. Despite its fake attributes, it attracts hoards due to a convenient location; just 30 minutes from Bangkok. Although in the city suburbs, the surroundings are also pleasant and park-like.
(strategic Trent Jones design with challenging green complexes)
Suvarnabhumi Golf & Country Club (ex. President Country Club) 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.
(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.
(prestigious club has hosted PGA wins by Tiger Woods & Vijay Singh)
Thai Country Club is a Peninsula Hotels managed 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.
(Greg Norman design with good variety)
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 have a variety of things to do.
American golf course architect Bob McFarland designed the Thanont golf course.
(challenging and exclusive course is well-maintaned)
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 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.
(very good though little known Arthur Hills course; 1st class clubhouse too)
The Vintage Golf Club is one of Bangkok’s lesser-known layouts as its slightly further than the other more popular designs. The Vintage Club is 1 hour from downtown Bangkok past the Suvarnabhumi Airport. Thai PGA and Thai LPGA events staged at Vintage over the past years were all well received.
(well designed parkland style course)
The Windsor Park Golf & Sports Club setting in a large park 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.