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Republic of the Union of Myanmar – formerly known as Burma – is a country of diversity and many different languages. Myanmar was long considered an outcast nation due to its military coup in 1962 and the sickening human rights record that followed. Nowadays Myanmar is slowly reforming and decades of international isolation drew to a close in 2012, due in no small part to the democracy fighter, Aung San Suu Kyi.

A former outpost of the British Empire, golf in Burma dates back to 1887 when a 9-hole course was laid out at The Thayet Golf Club for recreational use of the armed forces. Most of the better golfing layouts are situated close to Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon), the capital city, including Yangon Golf Club, the second oldest club in Myanmar established by the British in 1909.

The full Myanmar golfing picture is rather fractured, some reports suggest that there are as many as 130 golf courses in the country, even the local Golf Tour Operators don't know for sure.

For a number of years the premier course in Myanmar had been the Gary Player design at Pun Hlaing Golf Club, located to the northwest of Yangon, but the arrival of a new Schmidt-Curley design at Myotha National Golf Club near Mandalay in 2018 has dramatically altered things at the top of the table. Occupying a rolling landscape, with more than 130 feet of elevation change across the property, this new 18-hole layout is now firmly installed in the national No. 1 spot.

Our Myanmar Top 5 rankings were last updated in April 2020. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Myanmar

Myotha National

1st Myanmar Ranking

The course at Myotha National Golf Club was fashioned by Brian Curley in 2018 on a truly grand scale. This 8,000-yard goliath is at the centre of a 1,700-acre industrial park complex to the south of Mandalay and it’s packed with dramatic elevation changes.

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Pun Hlaing

2nd Myanmar Ranking

Gary Player could never have imagined the storm of protest that would arise in his native South Africa from his design work at Pun Hlaing Golf Club…

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Yangon

3rd Myanmar Ranking

Yangon is the second oldest golf club in Myanmar, the course has changed significantly since its early beginnings in 1909 when it would flood during the monsoon and bake during the summer.

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Royal Mingalardon

4th Myanmar Ranking

Opened in the mid-1990s, Royal Mingalardon Golf & Country Club occupies a substantial portion of Mitsui & Co.’s 3,000-acre township development at Mingalardon Garden City...

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Bagan

5th Myanmar Ranking

The landscape is rather flat at this golfing oasis, the fairways are lightly bunkered and there are no water hazards to speak of so Bagan Golf Club is more of a resort course than a championship-standard layout.

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Myanmar Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Kimi Hoshiyama Courses Played 3
= Daniel Lin Courses Played 3
3 Tomas Eriksson Courses Played 1
= Scarlett Courses Played 1
= Guilhem Courses Played 1