The top golf courses around Thailand
The best spots to tee off across the country, from Khao Yai to Hua Hin.
Rancho Charnvee Resort and Country Club
This country club boasts a horseshoe shaped 18-hole, 72-par golf course dotted with bunkers, lakes, greens and fairways to make for a challenging game suitable for all levels. Here, you’ll be able to play amid beautiful views of Khao Yai’s lush forests and at cooler temperatures than Thailand’s low central plains. Apart from golf, there is also a horse ranch, restaurants, a hotel, gym, pool and even its very own private airfield.
T322 Moo 12, Khanongphra, Pak Chong, 044-756-210. www.charnveeresortkhaoyai.com
Tucked inside a prestigious Italian-style residential community, this 18-hole golf course comes with a scenic backdrop of the northern boundary of the Khao Yai National Park, surrounded by the praa kradaad limestone cliffs. The clubhouse also offers a panoramic view of the course, along with equestrian facilities and beautiful accommodation options.
2 Moo 11, Bannenthong Pongtalone, Pak Chong, 02-745-6999. www.toscanavalley.com
Black Mountain Golf Club
Located in a valley, this par-3 course features a body of water at every hole, so serious golfers can rest assured that each of their shots will require maximum concentration, skill and precision. Apart from the main course, there is also a clubhouse with an open-air restaurant and sky bar, as well as state-of-the-art practice facilities.
565 Moo 7, Nong Hieng Rd., Hin Lekfai, 081-763-2200. www.blackmountainhuahin.com
Banyan Golf Club
This 18-hole course combines an elevated location and great views for a laid-back yet competitive venue. Built on a former pineapple farm, you will still see preserved pineapple trees along the course as well as pineapple-shaped teeing grounds to give the course some flair. Set close to the ocean, Banyan Golf Club is surrounded by spectacular views, particularly on the signature 15th hole, where you’ll be greeted with a view of the ocean and islands behind the thick trees. There’s also a Thai-style clubhouse, exclusive golf accommodation, pro shop as well as a restaurant and bar.
68/35 Mooban Hua Na, Nong Gae, 032-616-200. www.banyanthailand.com
Alpine Golf Resort
Chiang Mai’s first private golf club still remains a popular option for visitors, despite the recent opening of newer courses. The 18-hole course is tucked amid the hilly Sankampaeng Natural Forests, surrounded by beautiful golden teakwood trees and dipterocarpus alastus.
336 Moo 4, Huay Yab, Banthi, 053-880-888. www.alpinegolfresort.com
Mae Joe Golf Club
This 18-hole golf club offers superb views of Doi Inthanon, one of Thailand’s tallest mountains. The signature 14th hole is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular in the country. Once the day’s golfing is over, relax at the Lanna-style clubhouse or visit the driving range, pro shop, swimming pool, restaurant and spa.
112 Moo 7, Ban Sriboonruang Pahpai, 053-354-431. www.maejogolf.com
Red Mountain Golf Club
Located in the beautiful Katha district, this former tin mining site retains its large variety of landforms and elevation changes for a challenging 18-hole course. For some unique flair, Red Mountain still preserves traces of the tin mine. There is also a restaurant, on-course food and beverage kiosks and a pro shop.
119 Moo 4, Vichitsongkram Rd., Kathu, 076-322-000. www.mbkgolf.com/redmountain
Blue Canyon Country Club
Home to a canyon course surrounded by water and towering trees, Blue Canyon not only provides stunning views, but also tests golfers’ accuracy with slopes and bunkers. The country club comes equipped with facilities designed for maximum comfort, such as a golfer’s terrace, restaurant, cafe and spa.
165 Moo 1, Thepkasattri Rd., Thalang, 076-328-088. www.bluecanyonclub.com