Set out close to the Chonburi - Pattaya Highway, the East and West 18-hole layouts at Burapha Golf Club were designed by Gary Panks and touring professional David Graham to make the very most of the rolling terrain.
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.
Designed by specialist shaper Jay Savastano in the early 1990s, the course at Watermill Golf Club & Resort is marketed as a “Dye Design” and even sports its own island green at the signature one-shot 11th.
Laid out in two separate 9-hole circuits, a number of the fairways at Royal Ratchaburi Golf Club hug the contours of two mountains – Khao Rang and Khao Chonglao – while others wind their way around several sparkling lakes.
The course at Dynasty Golf & Country Club is a 1993 Denis Griffiths creation which debuted three year before the American’s critically acclaimed layout at Thai Country Club appeared on the golfing scene.
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.