Central Thailand

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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.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Central Thailand

Ayodhya Links

1st Central Thailand - Best in Area

Formed in 2007 by thirty of Thailand’s wealthiest people, Ayodhya Links is one of the most exclusive golf clubs in Asia. Membership is by invitation so only the great and the good of Thai society mingle in the clubhouse...

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Amata Spring

2nd Central Thailand - Best in Area

Amata Spring Country Club was the venue for the Royal Trophy between 2006 and 2010 when the European professional team won three of the four events against their eight-man opponents from Asia.

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Alpine Golf Club

3rd Central Thailand - Best in Area

Alpine Golf Club is a lush paradise within the rustic surrounds and in some ways more resembles a botanical garden specialising in the exhibition of palms.

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Siam (Old)

4th Central Thailand - Best in Area

The Old course at Siam Country Club was redesigned by Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley, reopening for play in 2007. A trio of holes regarded as the “Amen Corner” of Thai golf feature between the 15 and 17.

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Banyan

5th Central Thailand - Best in Area

The Thai course architect Pirapon Namatra laid out the course at Banyan Golf Club in Hua Hin. Many consider the views from the short par three 15th tee across the ocean to Sing Toh island to be worth the green fee alone.

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Thai

6th Central Thailand - Best in Area

The Thai Country Club just outside of Bangkok was a very new course when it hosted the Asian Honda Classic in 1997. Almost to script, Tiger Woods won the tournament by 10 shots setting a course record of 64 on the way.

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Laem Chabang International (B & C)

7th Central Thailand - Best in Area

Laem Chabang International is the best golf course on Bangkok's Eastern seaboard, an area of Thailand that saw a boom in course development in the 1990s when bank credit was easy to come by.

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Black Mountain (East & North)

8th Central Thailand - Best in Area

Opened in 2007 and designed by Phil Ryan of Pacific Coast Design, the course at Black Mountain Golf Club is situated near the small town of Hua Hin and it quickly established itself as one of the best layouts in Thailand.

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Siam (Plantation)

9th Central Thailand - Best in Area

The 27-hole Plantation course at Siam Country Club is a Schmidt-Curley design that opened for play in 2008. It’s laid out in three loops of nine, appropriately named Sugar Cane, Tapioca, and Pineapple.

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Royal Gems Golf City

10th Central Thailand - Best in Area

Royal Gems Golf City is Asia’s first replica course and it was designed, or duplicated, by Ron Garl. The front nine comprises nine of the world’s most famous holes and the homeward nine is a replica of Augusta's back nine.

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Central Thailand Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Kimi Hoshiyama Courses Played 33
2 Daniel Lin Courses Played 26
3 Madhav Courses Played 25
4 Kenichiro Oda Courses Played 16
= Tarun Dhawan Courses Played 16
6 Ken Jimbo Courses Played 15
7 Charlie Ayres Courses Played 13
= Helmut Baeck Courses Played 13
9 Jungmin Kim Courses Played 12
= Sam Baldwin Courses Played 12