Golf enthusiasts are literally spoilt for choice when it comes golf courses in Bangkok, the majority of which offer superb facilities and fantastic value for money. Many of the best Bangkok golf courses are comfortably reachable from the centre of the city, meaning that it's possible to be out on a different Bangkok golf course every morning, especially with the flexible tee times available in Bangkok. For example, the Alpine Golf and Sports Club, the scene of Tiger Woods' 2000 Asian victory is just 60 minutes away from the centre of the city and is widely regarded as being one of the best golf courses in Bangkok. See here for 10 Reasons why Thailand is a great place to play golf. Also check out our 10 money saving tips for golfing in Thailand.
If that is too far away from the centre of the city, there is no need to worry, the Alpine Golf and Sports Club is not the only top golf course in Bangkok. There are many on a par with this course that are closer still and by reading through the following list, including the likes of the Bangkok Golf Club, Muang Kaew Golf Club, Navatanee Golf Course, Pinehurst Golf Club, Riverdale Golf Club, Summit Windmill Golf Club, Thana City Golf Club, The Royal Golf and Country Club and Windsor Park & Golf Club, it becomes apparent that golfers are spoilt for choice in Bangkok. Despite the fact that these courses are within close proximity to the city, do not be fooled in to thinking that this could mean crowded tees and greens or disturbances from every day city life. Many of these courses are tree lined and secluded meaning it's possible to take your pick from this fantastic range of Bangkok golf courses and enjoy a great round, in lovely playing conditions. If you are not sure when is the best time to visit to get the best weather then you can get more information here.
However, if you are golfer who is willing to go that extra yard for your game, there are some other courses in Bangkok and the surrounding area that will be of interest to you. For example, Royal Lakeside boasts it's own marina, meaning that it's possible to arrive in the perfect manner at the course by taking a boat from Bangkok. The Vintage Club is another Bangkok course which is a little further out from the city itself but has played host to PGA events in the past and is well worth the extra effort and time to get to, as is Windsor Park Golf Club, again about an hour away from the city centre.
For those golfers who are looking for the ultimate experience in Bangkok golf, look no further than the following three courses. The Royal Gems Golf Club is one of the top golf courses in Bangkok and is a member of the United States Golf Association, while the Thai Golf Club has previously played host to the 1997 Asian Honda Classic. Both of these exclusive courses are superb and as a result tee times can be difficult to come by and that is why Golf Savers is here to help, gaining you access to all of these courses in Bangkok.
Finally, we have the Royal Gems Golf City, a course inspired by some of the very best and famous holes from around the world, including the Road Hole and the Postage Stamp from St Andrews and Troon respectively. A very unique experience, Royal Gems Golf City is certainly a golf course not to miss.
Many of the Bangkok golf courses mentioned above come with excellent facilities, including excellent locker rooms and restaurants. Royal Gems Golf City for example, boasts a luxurious locker room and classy restaurant, providing the perfect package for a fantastic day of golf. The Thai Country Club is an other fine example of a golf course in Bangkok that offers a top of the range, complete golfing experience. The caddies at the club are expertly trained and the clubhouse is often referred to as being the best in Asia and coupled with The Gallery restaurant, provides a perfect setting for a great day of golf.
If you have ever considered visiting Bangkok, it is the perfect place to turn an ordinary, tourist style holiday in to a golfing holiday. A huge range of courses in Bangkok mean that there is something for everyone, ranging from public courses to those more exclusive, top end courses for the discerning golfer. Take the time to look through everything that our tremendous selection of Bangkok golf courses have to offer and you will not be disappointed.
Bangkok Golfing Weather
When you are planning a golf holiday to Bangkok you should consider the time of year that you go, although the weather is pretty golf friendly year-round in Thailand the wet and hot seasons could be a little uncomfortable for some golfers. The cool season, which present truly perfect conditions for golf is also the high season for the non-golf tourist industry which is big money and the cost of both the golf and accommodation rise due to this fact.
Rainy season may not sound like a particularly good time to plan your golf holiday, but it is not as bad as it may sound. Downpours occur on a daily basis but usually last for a short time only and the golf courses drain quickly, so a round of golf is not affected to badly. The benefit of travelling at this time of year is the reduced cost of your stay. The rain certainly would not stop you enjoying your time in Thailand.
Golf courses in and around Bangkok are best played during the week, when the courses are quiet and not full of locals. Weekend golf can be arranged in advance but the number of golfers on the courses can lead to long rounds.
If you decide to visit during the hot season it is highly recommended to play during the early hours of the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid the hottest parts of the day. But this is not to say a round of golf cannot be enjoyed at any time of the day, even during the hottest hours.
Bangkok Golf Resorts
If you are looking at a more relaxing golf only holiday, then you should head to the high-quality golf resorts which provide everything on site. A great example would be Le Meridien Golf Resort, located a few minutes from the Suvarnabhumi International Airport the resort has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing golf holiday right on your doorstep. 223 rooms and suites are available, with balconies overlooking the peaceful setting of the golf course, leisure facilities and the holistic Explore Spa are all ready to help you unwind and enjoy the perfect holiday.
The 18-hole Summit Windmill course is exclusive and stays at Le Meridien include unlimited golf if you so wish. The resort is also within easy access of Bangkok city centre which give the option of heading into the city when you are not golfing.
Tee Times in Bangkok
We can help you to book tee times at your chosen golf course in Bangkok using our very simple booking engine which displays the exact green fees at all of the golf courses in Bangkok. The golf courses around Bangkok get quite crowded at the weekends so you need to book your tee time in advance although you may prefer to play midweek when the courses are much quitter and the green fees much cheaper. Check out our other money saving tips here.
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Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand is one of the most visited cities in South East Asia with some of the most varied and interesting cultural sites to visit in Thailand. Couple this with unbelievable golf courses and an abundance of golf resorts and Bangkok must be one of the most appealing destinations anywhere in the world for golf enthusiasts.
Golf enthusiasts are literally spoilt for choice when it comes golf courses in Bangkok, the majority of which offer superb facilities and fantastic value for money. Many of the best Bangkok golf courses are comfortably reachable from the centre of the city, meaning that it\'s possible to be out on a different Bangkok golf course every morning, especially with the flexible tee times available in Bangkok. For example, the Alpine Golf and Sports Club, the scene of Tiger Woods\' 2000 Asian victory is just 60 minutes away from the centre of the city and is widely regarded as being one of the best golf courses in Bangkok. See here for 10 Reasons why Thailand is a great place to play golf. Also check out our 10 money saving tips for golfing in Thailand.' },
The Alpine Golf Club in Bangkok is one of the top golf courses in Thailand which has often hosted some top class events including the 2000 Johnnie Walker Classic which was won by Tiger Woods. Designed by the world-famous Ronald M. Garl this is a superbly designed course that will require you to be on top of your game if you are to score well. The heavily contoured fairways means there are few level lies and many of the greens slope away from you making it difficult to hold your approach.\n
From the very first hole you will get a taste of what lies in wait over the next few hours – undulating fairways, numerous water hazards and cleverly positioned bunkers. The third hole is also the first of the par 3’s with a lake fringed by a large beach bunker – you need to try and reach the right side of the green to score well. It naturally made our pick of best golf courses in Bangkok.\n
The short par 4, 4th will tempt the long hitters but if you cut too much off the dogleg then water, bunkers and trees lie in wait. Better to aim for the middle of the fairway but this still requires an accurate tee shot to avoid the bunkers around the green. The 5th demands a straight drive to keep out of the mounds on the left and the water hazard on the right – also requires a very accurate approach to avoid the bunkers protecting the green.\n
You can attack the flag on the par 3, 6th but the severely contoured green makes this a challenging hole and it’s usually playing very fast. The 7th offers a slim opportunity of a birdie if you can drive it long and straight but the green which is constructed on an island is not an easy target so probably better to play up and hope you can get up and down. On the 9th tee you are faced with what looks like a desert of sand all the way to the green which is surrounded by more sand and heavy contouring which tends to throw balls off the green into the surrounding swale.\n
The 11th looks pretty easy off the tee with a wide landing area which for most players will leave a short iron into the green but the difficulty of this shot is dramatically increased by the presence of water on three sides!\n
The pick of the holes on the back nine is the 12th – a par 3 signature hole with a huge bunker and heavily contoured green where any pin placement is tough. You need to avoid the fairway bunkers on the 13th and the sloping fairway tends to throw a slightly offline tee shot towards the water – fast green so keep below the pin if you can. Great view from the elevated tee box on the par 5, 14th but this hole demands accuracy off the tee if you are to successfully negotiate the narrow landing area. The 15th is a long par 3 and it’s tough to find the well-protected green.\n
Excellent finishing hole with plenty of danger around the green to spoil your round.\n
Club house and other facilities at Alpine Golf Club are some of the best of any of the golf courses in Bangkok and include a large banquet hall, comfortable restaurant, swimming pool, fitness and aerobic activities.\n
Tee Time Bookings at Alpine Golf Club Bangkok\n
Golfsavers can book your chosen tee time at Alpine Golf Club Bangkok quickly and easily using our simple booking engine which displays all of the green fees applicable at the golf course in any currency.',
Bangkok Golf Club is one of the closest courses to the city and usually takes about 30 minutes. Unfortunately it was badly damaged during the flooding in 2011 and as a result lost many of its mature trees and all of the greens had to be re-laid. Although it’s quite a short course but there are plenty of challenges to keep most golfers happy. The course is under new management so the service and maintenance have greatly improved.',
This is not a long golf course and measures only 6,800 yards from the back tees but this does not mean that this course is a walk in the park as there are numerous hazards waiting to entrap you should you lose your concentration.\n
It may seem obvious but it’s especially true here and if you want to score well then you need to avoid the bunkers and numerous water hazards especially at the very cleverly designed par-3’s. Our particular favourite is the 11th which features an island green surrounded not only by the water but by a huge bunker. The 9th hole is a zigzag dog-leg par-5 that was once voted as one of the top 500 holes in the world by one leading golf magazine.\n
The front nine is pretty straightforward and many of the holes are quite similar as they criss-cross the course. The back nine is much more interesting with some excellent and picturesque holes involving plenty of water hazards and dog-legs. The 13th is rated the most difficult hole on the course as it winds its way around the water hazard abnd you have to poick your spot carefully. The 15th is a drivable par 4 but you have to take on the out of bounds area if you are to make the green and you can only attept it midweek when the course is less crowded. The 16th is another hole which you will remember as a lone palm tree stands just in front of the green blocking your route to the flag. The 17th used to feature two greens, one of which was bordered by a waterfall but this was put out of commission by the floods and will probable not be used again. The greens are not too difficult but are very true and quick for Thailand greens.\n
The club house at Bangkok Golf Club includes all of the usual amenities including traditional Thai massage and restaurants which offer Japanese and western food and if you want to stay outside the city the course offers simple accommodation. The course is also floodlit which is ideal for those who are able to tee off late in the day or play after work.\n
Tee Time Bookings at Bangkok Golf Club\n
It’s really easy to book a tee time at Bangkok Golf Club with just a few simple clicks and you can always be sure you will be getting the lowest priced green fee. If you are travelling to another part of Thailand then a round at Bangkok Golf Club is a great way to start your Thailand golf holiday.\n
Despite playing long, the wide flat fairways at Bangkapong Riverside Country Club make this an ideal course for high handicappers; nature-loving golfers will be enchanted by the wondrous flora and fauna. Although some way out of the city there is a fast highway most of the way so can be reached from downtown Bangkok in under an hour. Also one of the best value golf courses in Bangkok',
Located halfway between Pattaya and Bangkok and named after the river that runs through it, the Bangpakong Riverside Country Club is a course that emphasises \'green\' golf course management, meaning that the extensive local wildlife and native plants are truly a sight to behold. While the wide fairways and flat terrain make this a course where even high-handicappers can expect to score well, the long par 4\'s make this a course where the long-hitter will really shine. Even the thick rough tends to leave the ball sitting up so as long as you can keep your ball dry you won\'t get yourself into too much trouble, and big hitters should have birdie or eagle chances at the 9th and 18th.\n
The near constant wind and the blind shots over trees that occasionally feature prevent Bangpakong Riverside Country Club from being too easy however, and at the standout 17th, your tee shot must avoid out-of-bounds on the right and water on the left whilst somehow avoiding awkward fairway bunkers. Friendly and helpful staff and the peaceful environment mean you should enjoy a relaxing day out from start to finish.\n
Book Tee Times at Bangpakong Riverside Country Club\n
The green fees at Bangpakong Riverside Country Club are very reasonable so this courses is very popular with golfers in Bangkok so if you are interested in playing here then be sure to book in advance – especially at weekends.\n
If you are travelling to other parts of Thailand ask us to help you to organise a Thailand Golf Package which features tee times at Bangpakong Riverside Country Club',
Bangpoo Golf & Sports Club is a good option for the budget conscious golfer who wants to play a round of golf in Bangkok. This course which was designed by Arnold Palmer designed course and is often blessed with the cooling sea breezes make Bangpoo a great choice for a really hot day.',
For golfers, ‘The King\' refers not to Elvis Presley but to Arnold Palmer, the first golf superstar and at Bangpoo Golf & Sports Club you can test your golf on one of the handful of Arnold Palmer designs in Asia and the only golf course in Bangkok which he built. Although close to the sea, you won’t find too many water hazards on the course which will be welcome news to the less able golfer who will find that this is a course where they can score well and not lose too many balls. However when the wind gets up the course can show its teeth so you need to keep your concentration especially when selecting the right club. Unlike many newly opened golf courses which look bare and open due to the lack of mature trees, Bangpoo Golf & Sports Club has been open long enough for the trees to mature, and the wonderful flowers make this course a joy to play.\n
A fairly easy start to your round with a wide open fairway to aim at but beware the deep greenside bunker. The 3rd is a dogleg right with water all along one side with the elevated and heavily contoured green protected by five bunkers. The 5th is another scenic dogleg with water along the right but if you play too conservatively you could end up in the cluster of fairway bunkers at the apex of the dogleg. An uphill approach to a wide but narrow 2-tier green with bunkers in front and behind. Challenging par 4 to finish and you need to avoid the large fairway bunkers protecting the right side and then it’s a mid-iron to a very large green which offer a birdie opportunity if you can find the right level.\n
Another easy start to the back nine with a long par 4 dogleg and opportunity to score if you can avoid the three greenside bunkers. This is followed by the longest par 3 on the course often played into the prevailing wind to a green protected by three menacing bunkers. On the 12th you need a good tee shot to carry the fairway bunkers along the right and you approach also needs to be accurate to avoid the water right of the green. The 13th is a long par 5 and providing you can keep on the fairway you have a chance of reaching the green which is circled by 7 bunkers. The 17th is our favourite hole with a narrow landing area off the tee with water and bunkers along the right and the green is also well protected with water left and OB right.\n
Some fairways are a little worn and could do with some work, and it can be difficult to find, but the cheap green fees that make this course so popular with the locals are more than enough to compensate for such minor gripes.
Tee Times at Bangpoo Golf & Sports Club
Green fees are very reasonable at Bangpoo Golf & Sports Club so it’s very popular with golfers in Bangkok and you are advised to book your tee times well in advance, especially at weekends',
Located in the region of the former capitol city of Thailand, Ayutthaya The Bangsai Country Club opened for play in 1996.\n
Originally an 18-hole complex, the club has benefitted from an extra 9 holes being added to create a wonderful 27-hole complex that is both enjoyable and affordable. It is this affordability that has allowed the course to grow into one of the favourites in the region, although still somewhat considered a hidden jewel on the golfing scene of Bangkok.',
The facilities are superb with a lovely clubhouse offering good food, cold drinks and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. You may actually find it hard to believe that you have not stepped through the doors of an up market country club as you arrive at the clubhouse which is superb.\n
The course lends itself perfectly to the area and has been cleverly designed to make the most of the splendid vistas, natural terrain and rural location. Thai designer Pirapon Namatra should be highly praised for his attention to detail and the intricateness of his design amongst the rice paddies.\n
Each hole offers a distinctive design with a rolling fairways being perfectly framed by the strategically positioned bunkers and lateral water hazards that come into play on no fewer than 11 holes.\n
Unlike many golf courses in this region Bangsai takes advantage of the elevation changes in the landscape to great effect and it is a joy to play, especially during the week when you could be forgiven for thinking you are at a private members club, due to the lack of golfers. Weekends however are a totally different story with locals arriving in their droves to play this wonderful little golf course.\n
The 7th is a picturesque hole, which will drive fear into many a weekend golfer. A long carry over the water is required to find this split fairway. Rough and a bunker are found in the centre and further bunkering flanks the fairway. From here the shot to the green is relatively straightforward, although the green is fast an undulating, a superb hole that will offer plenty of chances for a good score, but equally as many bad ones.\n
A delightful hole is the par 4 11th, which is a real risk and reward hole for the longer hitters. The hole starts with a somewhat unusual feature a teeing ground of around 150 yards from back to front. From this long tee you are faced with a gentle dogleg which curves its way around to the left around the large water hazard. Two bunkers protect the “shorter” routes to the fairway, whilst trees and further bunkers protect the right side for those who are a little too cautious. Longer hitters will be tempted to take on as much of the corner to set up a birdie opportunity.\n
The 14th is considered by many as the signature hole, with 10 different teeing grounds the hole is varied, but the shot over the water to the well protected green will provide a challenge to even the most seasoned golfer.\n
On the new 9 the par 5 7th is the most memorable and one of the most testing holes in the new loop. At 549 yards from the white tees golfers must avoid the small, almost pot bunker in the middle of the fairway. The second has to be placed perfectly for a look at the green which is set below the fairway and protected by the water hazard to the left. A beautifully designed hole and well worth the praise that it is getting.',
Best Ocean Golf Club is a little further outside Bangkok and takes around 40 minutes form the centre of the city. Designed by the renowned team of Schmidt and Curley who have turned this links-style course into one of the most difficult golf courses in Bangkok and due to its proximity to the coast you also have to contend with the prevailing winds. This is a long and difficult course and unless you are a very good golfer do not attempt the back tees which measure some 7,200 yards. Abundance of water running alongside many of the holes adds to the difficulty.',
Best Ocean has water running alongside most fairways and often both sides and this means that the landing areas are often very narrow and made worse by the addition of large fairway bunkers. Many of the greens are elevated so that it’s quite difficult to hold the greens and you will often have to cope with tricky chips to save par.\n
The opening hole is a good example of what is to follow with water running along the right side from tee to green and a pond left perfectly positioned for a mishit drive. A large beach-type bunkers lines the right hand water hazard and another bunker along the left makes for a very narrow landing area.\n
The second and third holes are very similar with water along both sides. The fourth hole if the first of the par-3’s with water in front of the green and six bunkers protecting either side of the flat green although there is plenty of room over the back. The seventh hole is particularly challenging as you have to tee off over the edge of the hazard to a narrow landing area protected by three bunkers. The water runs very close to the left edge of the green which makes for a tricky approach. The eighth is challenging par-3 with water both sides and a large bunker along the right.\n
A very intimidating tee shot as you start the back nine as you have to carry the water hazard and with the fairway turning slightly left any slight pull will end in the water. Another tough tee shot on the eleventh with water in front and along the left – need to keep right if you can to open up the green or you will have to carry the edge of the water hazard as well as the two greenside bunkers. The twelfth is an easier par-3 as long as you can avoid the water along the right and the jungle which edges the fairway along the left. There is some water on the par-5 thirteenth but it doesn’t really come into play but you will have to contend with eleven bunkers. The sixteenth is interesting as you have to play onto an island fairway and then to a green protected by a large semi-circular bunker. One the seventeenth you play from an island tee box onto a dogleg fairway with water both sides. Great finishing hole ending in a daunting approach to a green fronted by water and surrounded by one large bunker.\n
The clubhouse and practice facilities are up to the standards you would expect from a top-class club.\n
Book Tee Times at Best Ocean Golf Club\n
If you would like to secure the perfect tee time at Best Ocean Golf Club then the easiest way is to use our online booking engine and you will get great prices as well.\n
Cascata Golf Club is an excellent links-style golf course located a little further outside Bangkok which now offers a 72-hole layout and a Scottish style links experience. Course is in great condition and is a very interesting challenge with generous fairways and numerous water hazards.',
The A course on Cascata Golf Club starts with a challenging dogleg par-4 with water all the way down the right side and a green protected by several bunkers including a large beach-style bunker beside the water. This is closely followed by a short par-3 with the same stretch of water protecting the right side. The rest of the course continues in the same vein with water down one side or the other of nearly every fairway and often coming across in front of the tee boxes or greens.\n
There is not much respite on the B course with more of the same and to add to the challenge there is very heavy bunkering lining many fairways and alongside the water. The 3rd is a medium-length par 3 requiring an accurate shot over water to a green protected by a right side bunker. This is followed by a long and challenging par 5 with water all along the right from tee to green. The 6th is rated the most difficult on the course and is a sharp dogleg left with water in play along the left and heavy fairway bunkering.\n
The first hole on the C course is a long par-5 with water crossing the fairway and the next hole has a long carry over water. The short par-3 4th hole features an green almost totally surrounded by water and the 5th has a an island fairway which is totally surrounded by the water hazard. This theme continues for the rest of this course so you will need plenty of balls!\n
A brand new D course is described as a "Valley & Creek" golfing experience and they have introduced some severe shaping to provide a differene experience.\n
Cascata Golf Club is an excellent layout and has become even better with the addition of the new nine holes. Although there is a lot of water the fairways are quite generous so unless you are very wild you should have an enjoyable game.\n
Cascata Golf Club has a hacienda-style clubhouse with excellent modern facilities and good food.\n
Tee Times at Cascata Golf Club\n
If you are thinking of including Cascata Golf Club in your golf break in Bangkok then Golfsavers can help you to book your chosen tee time here and at the other golf courses in Bangkok\n