Kirimaya is one of Thailand’s better golf resorts, which is set within the Khao Yai National Park. It’s billed as a top three Nicklaus Asian design that’s routed in an old fashioned out and back style.
Jack Nicklaus designed all 27 holes at the Springfield Royal Country Club at Cha-am. The Mountain (A) and Lake (B) nines make up the premier 18-hole configuration at this resort.
The American architect Denis Griffiths designed the 7,162-yard mountainside course at Chatrium Golf Resort Soi Dao Chanthaburi (formerly Soi Dao Highland Golf Resort).
The centrepiece of an Italian-themed residential project in Khao Yai, the private course at Toscana Valley enjoys a spectacular setting with fairways set in shady valleys surrounded by wooded hills.
The original course at Gassan Lake City Golf Club (as it was known) opened for play in 2005. A decade later the layout was completely renovated by architect Lee Schmidt and the property was renamed Gassan Legacy Golf Club.
Owned and laid out in 2011 by Dr Prachin Eamlumnow, Chairman of the Bangkok International Motor Show, the automotive-themed course at the Grand Prix Golf Club in Kanchanaburi is routed around a series of lakes in two returning 9-hole loops.
One of Thailand’s leading architects, Pirapon Namatra, designed the 18-hole golf course at Santiburi Samui Country Club. Located in the mountain foothills of Samui Island, this championship course makes full use of the plunging topography.
Rolling Hills is the fourth 18-hole layout to open at the burgeoning Siam Country Club. Unveiled in 2019, Rolling Hills is a Brian Curley design that’s located to the south of the Old course. The “wall of death” in front of the par five 15th green will not be quickly forgotten.
Golfers searching for an archetypal resort course in Phuket need look no further than the Jack Nicklaus-designed course at Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa.
In January 2015, after an 18-month makeover by Paul Jansen, the upgraded course at Laguna Phuket Golf Club re-opened with environmental sustainability at the heart of the masterplan. Sand areas were reduced by more than half and numerous natural features highlighted.