Khao Yai Golf Courses | Play Golf in Khao Yai
The Khao Yai National Park is the oldest and most famous in Thailand, some even say one of the finest in Asia. Covering an area of more than 2000 square km. on a forest covered mountain plateau it comprises several hills, two major rivers – Lam Takhong and Nakhon Nayok – some 20 waterfalls and a wide array of plant and animal life. It stretches into four different provinces; Nakhon Rachasima (Korat), Nakhon Nayok, Sara Buri and Prachin Buri, and is regarded as the gateway to the North East – Isaan – from the Central Plains. You can easily reach the park by ground transport from Bangkok within 3,5 hours.
(excellent layout in rural setting)
Bonanza is rumored to have been the owner’s favorite TV western series, thus the name of this golf club. Located a couple of hours northeast of Bangkok, Bonanza Golf & Country Club is in the cooler elevations near Khao Yai National Park. This international quality golf course plays through a Khao Yai valley that is somewhat pastoral.
(parkland course in beautiful environment)
The well designed Sir James Golf Course at Forest Hills Country Club is enjoyable and challenging at the same time. The closet course on the way from Bangkok to the Khao Yai National Park, Sir James is a beautiful parkland course and golf resort.
Named after Sir James Holt the golf resort is more commonly known as Forest Hills Country Club & Resort.
(Jack Nicklaus designed mountainous course)
Khao Yai Golf Club is situated between 2 valleys in the mountains on a 450 rai land parcel just outside the Khao Yai National Park. There are the stunning views of the surrounding hills from everywhere on the golf course, especially the back nine.
Khao Yai Golf Club (before that Mission Hills Khao Yai) is worth a visit if only to experience another fine example of Jack Nicklaus's design work.
(demanding Nicklaus course requires strategy, pick your tees carefully!)
Kirimaya Golf Resort & Spa, formerly The Country Club Khao Yai, is set within natural surroundings with panoramic views of the Khao Yai National Park. Kirimaya is best quality golf resort in the Khao Yai area and one of the most natural courses anywhere in Thailand. The Khao Yai golf course is described by the Nicklaus design team, to be one of their 3 best in Asia.
(woodlands course in pleasant environment)
Korat Country Club Golf & Resort is one of the better courses in the Korat area and is popular with Thais, expats and other Khao Yai golfers. Situated 15 minutes south of Korat town close to Pak Thong Chai, Rooks Korat offers a well-kept course in secluded private grounds.
Korat golf club is a pretty inland course surrounded by mature woodlands.
(challenging Seve Ballesteros designed golf course)
Mountain Creek Golf Resort and Residence is a 27 hole golf course located past the Khao Yai National Park. Thailand’s only Seve Ballesteros designed golf course is spread out over three nine holes loops, each of which has been named to follow their natural environments: Highlands, Creek, and Valley. The former world No.
(exciting holes, great views, and pleasant breezes)
The Panorama Golf and Country Club (formerly called 'The Voyage Panorama Golf Resort') is on the way to Khao Yai National Park and can be reached either from Bangkok or Korat. The relatively long driving time is rewarded by the golf course which has been built partly through the local virgin forest and partly on a bluff overlooking the whole Khao Yai valley.
The golf course at Panorama Golf and Country Club closely follows the contours of its mountain-rimmed valley host and is often pleasant and breezy.
(top resort layout is #1 course in Khao Yai!)
Rancho Charnvee is an 18-hole layout in the Khao Yai National Park area. The rather flat Bob McFarland resort course is fun to play and caters to golfers of all abilities and as with other Khao Yai golf courses, views from the course are often stunning.
The golf course has more room off the tees and larger more receptive greens than other Khao Yai golf courses.
(well-maintained course in scenic countryside)
Royal Hills Golf Course Resort & Spa is located around 2 hours from central Bangkok on the back side of Khao Yai National Park in Nakhon Nayok Province. The resort features a top course, good accommodation selection, and beautiful surroundings.
The only Nelson & Wright designed course in Thailand, Royal Hills combines challenge for golfers of the highest abilities along with wide fairways and more relaxed routes to the greens to ensure enjoyable golfing for all.
(Khao Yai's most challenging & exclusive golf course)
Toscana Valley is a challenging course located in a deep valley of the world heritage site of Khao Yai National Park. An excellent setting for a golf club, Toscana Valley compliments the Khao Yai backdrop and, save for the palm trees, resembles the environment of Tuscany Italy.
Bob McFarland from the USA provided initial drawings for the course at Toscana Valley .