Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course was created especially for the 1975 World Cup and has since become a golfing mecca for first time visitors to the country. It offers a tranquil retreat, full of mature trees and beautiful shrubs. The greens are well protected by bunkers and there is a mix of wide and narrow fairways, with water coming into play on five holes. The par four sixth hole and the par five ninth hole across the lake are among the best in the country. The clubhouse facilities are excellent.
18 Holes (Par 72) Designed by Pete Dye This course features hundreds of palm trees along every fairway and water comes into play on almost every hole. This is definitely not a course for hookers and long hitting is not the name of the game either. Those who hit straight will be rewarded at Subhapruek. The par 3s are all very tricky and a player who makes par at all four of them will have a good round. The clubhouse is massive and has every facility.
Friends of the forests will love this one. One of the Green Valley Group of courses, it is also one of Thailand’s most beautiful courses. Located about 1 hour south of Bangkok, it is situated in a beautiful countryside setting, offering a clever alignment of fairways, greens and holes in lush surroundings.
KRUNGTHEP KREETHA SPORTS CLUB
Krungthep Kreetha was developed 29 years ago and is one of the best known courses in Bangkok. The course is located approximately 30 minutes North East of the City Centre. In 1996, the entire course was renovated including the club house. The course layout brings many water hazards into play, these coupled with mature trees.
THAI COUNTRY CLUB
Home of the 1997 Asian Honda Classic tournament, this magnificently redesigned members-only course is destined to become the setting for more of Asia’s premier events. The seashore paspalum grass that was imported from Hawaii has been cultured locally making the course second to none. The clubhouse facilities are luxurious and managed by the world-famous Peninsula Group.
Conveniently situated just outside of Bangkok, this course is aptly named, as it comprises “Lake”, “Wood” and “Rock” nines. The relatively flat terrain is enhanced by a profusion of hazards, flowers and shrubs. Water features on twenty-two of the twenty-seven holes and the course is well-known for its dog-legs.
THE VINTAGE CLUB
Incorporating a glamorous clubhouse with swimming pools, tennis courts and a fitness centre, the 18-hole Vintage Club is located in pleasant countryside about 30 minutes from central Bangkok. Although the course is rather flat, its greens, water hazards and fairways are well-placed and it is always in excellent condition.