The Central Thailand region is where most of the nation’s golf action takes place, whether it’s in or around the capital or a little further south in either the Hua Hin district or in Pattaya, on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand. Of the sixty Thai courses that we now feature in either our regional or national lists, two thirds of them are found within this very golf-orientated part of the country.
For example, conveniently located less than a 1-hour drive from downtown Bangkok, you’ll comfortably be able to reach the very highly regarded layout of Thomson & Perrett’s Ayodhya Links, Ron Garl’s accomplished course at Alpine Golf Club or the Dennis Griffiths-designed track at Thai Country Club, though getting a game at the first two is problematic as they’re both very private facilities.
There are no access issues to worry about at either of Hua Hin’s top rated venues at Banyan Golf Club or Black Mountain. In Pattaya, all three of Siam Country Club’s layouts (Old, Plantation and Waterside) are all available for visitor play, as are the three Jack Nicklaus-designed nines at nearby Laem Chabang International Country Club, where night time floodlit golf is also available to green fee paying guests.