Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course is the first privately owned golf club in Thailand. The golf course opened in 1971 and had hosted the Thailand Open 4 times together with many Asian Golf Circuits, and most recently after the renovation in 2007 it has become home of the LPGA in Thailand. As expected the course is impeccably maintained and kept in excellent playing condition year round.
The course has an out and back layout with many of the golf holes playing past a series of lakes and strategically placed creeks. Long, straight driving is required to negotiate the larger fairway bunker complexes. Left or right shots are punished by large trees at Siam Country Club flanking every fairway. The greens at Siam Country Club Old Course are large, roll fast, are excellently maintained, and extremely undulated. The many breaks favor the assistance of an experienced caddie to read properly.
Making the turn up the 9th fairway, there is a large golden Buddha watching over the green. Dotted with many bunkers and water hazards, the course also boasts several other dramatic holes, particularly the last four. The 15th through 18th holes taken together could arguably be the best finishing holes of any Pattaya golf course. If you’re having a good day and scoring well, take care as these 4 holes could easily bring you back to earth and ruin a good score. The final hole, a par-5, in particular is tempting to try to reach in 2. However, many a golfer has walked off with a bogey or worse as the closer you get to the green the more difficult the hole becomes.
The Siam Country Club, Old Course itself is one of the best in Pattaya. Together with the other Siam County Club Courses (Plantation and Waterside) they take top honors.