Configured with three returning 6-hole circuits, the 18-hole course at Nikanti Golf Club is a 2014 Pirapon Namatra design that’s set among former rice paddies to the west of Bangkok.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Opened in January 2017 and set to the north of Bangkok, the course at Royal Bang Pa-In Golf Club was fashioned on a vast 100-hectare site with no expenses spared by Schmidt-Curley Design. Huge undulating greens and risk and reward holes abound on this flat but exciting layout.
Measuring more than 7.000 yards from the tips, Riverdale Golf Club is a testing Jon Morrow and Al Tikkanen course. Elevated tees lead down to the valley fairways of the Chao Phraya River Delta.
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.
The Ron Garl-designed course at the Alpine Golf Resort in Chiang Mai is an absorbing experience where forested mountains provide a dramatic backcloth. The snaking par five 4th hole will stick in the memory, at 652 yards it’s one of the longest in Thailand.
Set within the site of a former sapphire mine in Bophloi, the Blue Sapphire Golf Resort is a 36-hole golf complex where the Ocean course is considered the more challenging of the two 18-hole layouts.