Local Thai architect, Pirapon Namatra (of Banyan, Hua Hin fame), designed all 27 holes at Bangsai Country Club in an open country landscape amid paddy fields. If Scotty beamed you down to the tee, you’d never think you were standing only an hour or so to the north of Bangkok.
Opened for play in December 2018 and fashioned by David Dale of Golfplan, the course at Chee Chan Golf Resort is located at the foot of Buddha Mountain, a likeness of Siddhartha Gautama 110 metres high that is visible everywhere on the property.
The owners of Dragon Hills Golf and Country Club plan to develop three 18-hole layouts at their 1500-acre site in Ratchaburi and the first of these courses was established by American architect Jim Engh in the early 1990s.
Originally designed for Bangna Country Club by Pete and Perry Dye in the early 1990s, the course at Subhapruek Golf Club emerged from a flat, marshy landscape dominated by rice fields. Unsurprisingly, water now features at almost every hole on the scorecard.
The golf course at Royal Hills Resort & Spa is a new millennium creation by Nelson & Haworth which is set at the feet of the Khao Yai mountains where a good mix of long and short holes are routed through a valley interspersed with streams.
The West course at Lam Luk Ka Country Club is a 1994 Roger Packard design and it may be billed as the club’s “resort” course, but it’s no pushover, with water coming into play at no fewer than fifteen holes.
Located a short 45-minute drive west of downtown Bangkok, the Gary Roger Baird-designed course at Royal Gems Golf and Sports Club hosted the Chang Thailand Senior Masters on the European Senior Tour in 2010.
Designed by the prolific Japanese architect Yoshikazu Kato of Blue Canyon fame, the golf course at Kabin Buri Sport Club is Thailand’s longest golf course which measures an eye-watering 8,075 yards from the tips.
Local architect Artanan Yomchida formed the 18 holes at Evergreen Hills Golf Club and Resort in the early 1990s and he arranged the fairways in two loops that return to a central clubhouse position.
Rayong Green Valley Country Club is one of three golfing properties owned by St Andrews 2000 Ltd. and it’s a 1992 Peter Thomson & Michael Wolveridge creation that’s sympathetically routed across gently undulating ground.