Carved from the dense jungle that prevails across much of southern Thailand, Rajjaprabha Dam Golf Course lies close to Khao Sok National Park, where this dramatic 18-hole layout was constructed by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand.
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.
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.
Set between the Siam Country Club’s Old and Plantation courses, the facility’s latest Waterside golf course opened in 2014 and was laid out by IMG Golf Course Design. The Waterside’s finishing stretch is sparkling.
The East course is the championship layout at the 36-hole Lam Luk Ka Golf & Country Club. Host to the Thailand PGA Championship in 2002, the East course is located just a short drive by car from Bangkok’s vibrant metropolis.
One of Gary Player’s rare Asian designs, the course at Lotus Valley Golf Resort lies 50 miles to the east of Bangkok, with water featuring to a greater or lesser extent on every hole.
Mountain Creek Golf Resort & Residences boasts a 27-hole golf complex which was fashioned by Seve Ballesteros and his Trajectory Design company. The Highland and Creek nines combine to form the main 18-hole layout with the 9-hole Valley circuit in reserve.
The championship course at Suwan Golf & Country Club opened for play in 2005 and can be stretched out beyond 7,100 yards. Built by the Thai company Weeyos Design, Suwan hosted the 2011 Thailand Open won by Australian Andre Stolz.
Designed by Ron Fream, the Lagoon (A) and Palm (B) nines form the premier 18-hole course at Panya Indra Golf Club but the Garden nine (C) should not be regarded in any way as inferior.