Kanchanaburi Golf Courses | Play Golf at the River Kwai
Golfing in Kanchanaburi is a fantastic experience to be had on any Thailand golf tour. Thailand’s fourth largest province borders Burma to the west of Bangkok. In the foot of mountainous terrain provides a wonderfully scenic setting playing golf in Thailand. Furthermore, the world-famous Bridge Over the River Kwai, immortalized in books and movies, has inspired the development of many golf courses. Finally, waterfalls, caves, local villages and historical site provide plenty of touring options during a Kanchanaburi golf holiday.
(nice course in rural environment)
Blue Sapphire Golf & Resort is a lovely 36-hole track in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the course from Kanchanaburi town. The layout splits into the 18-hole Canyon Course (Course A-B) and 18-hole Ocean Course (Course C-D).
(challenging course & scenic layout)
Dragon Hills Golf Club is an 18-hole layout spread over 2,400 acres of lush natural mountainside jungle. Jim Enge, an American who worked with Nicklaus design, was the lead designer responsible for producing this particularly good layout.
Previously kept in good condition, although nowadays conditions vary, golfers looking to get away from Bangkok mostly frequent this track.
(well-maintaned course in a scenic valley)
Evergreen Hills is another of the strong collection of parkland golf courses in Kanchanaburi. The elevation in a highland wooded valley offers pleasant and cooler temperatures compared to other areas of Thailand. The 18-hole, par-72 course designed by Atanan Yomchinda opened in 1994.
(spectacular course is one of Thailand's best)
Grand Prix Golf Club is a well-conditioned golf course in Thailand’s Kanachaburi Province that will take the breath away. The golf course automobile tie-in is evident by cars and banners perched over the course which give credit to their auto company sponsor.
A vast open space with panoramic views of Burmese mountain ranges in the distance sets the stage for this masterpiece.
(countryside course popular with locals)
Mida Golf Club is located around 35 minutes West of Kanchanaburi off Highway 3229. The golf course was originally developed under the name Lion Hills Golf & Country Club. However, in 2010 the course and surrounding resort areas was sold and renamed.
(challenging Nicklaus design; nice surroundings)
Mission Hills Country Club in Kanchanaburi is one of the three Jack Nicklaus designed Mission Hills golf courses in Thailand, the other two being Mission Hills Khao Yai and Mission Hills Phuket. The course, about two thirds the ways from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi, is set among natural surroundings on a gently sloping hillside. Mature palms line the fairways of this River Kwai golf course, which relies on water, sand, trees and, Nicklaus' specialty, waste bunkers for its hazards.
(popular course, scenic and interesting design)
The Nichigo Golf Resort & Country Club sits along the River Kwai Yai about 30 minutes north of the provincial capital. Surrounding jungle-clad, craggy hills provide a spectacular backdrop for the course, which is characterized by holes lined with tall, mature trees, and plenty of water hazards in the form of small lakes.
The course boasts a challenging 27-holes laid out in rural peace and spaciousness comprised of the Lake, River, and Mountain Courses.
(scenic course is a hidden gem - watch for the monkeys)
Opened in 1994, Royal Ratchaburi is one of the most spectacular Kanchanaburi golf courses. The hilly terrain and excellent views of Burmese mountain ranges make for aesthetically pleasing, yet challenging golf.
Greens are well-kept, which is unusual for courses in such remote settings.