Holes 27 |
Par 72 |
Length 6471 m / 7077 y |
Architect Pete Dye
Khao Kheow Country Club is a very picturesque 27 hole golf course wedged between two valleys just off the main highway about one hour from Pattaya. The golf course is in excellent condition with fast greens which are notoriously difficult to read. Unlike many of the other courses in the area there are significant elevation changes on Khao Kheow Country Club which makes the course play quite long.
Also in common with many Pete Dye designs the emphasis is on course management to combat not only the prevailing breeze but also to negotiate the many water hazards, sand traps, hills and mounds that line the excellent fairways. The greens are full of bumps and hollows which makes any putt a challenge but they are usually true so if you do pick the right line you will reap the rewards.
The penultimate hole and signature hole is a par 3 with the obligatory island green set against the mountains which makes for a memorable finish. The par-5 2nd will set your heart racing as you tee off from an elevated tee to a twisting fairway. Providing you can avoid the huge bunker and the runoff areas your second shot has to negotiate a mounded bunker that surrounds the landing zone to give yourself an opportunity to reach the undulating green.
An impressive clubhouse is spoilt by inadequate locker facilities but as you view the course from the restaurant whilst sipping a cold beer this will be forgotten.
The friendly staff and attentive caddies add to the positive experience and make Khao Kheow Country Club a great choice for your Thailand golf holiday.
Tee Time Bookings at Khao Kheow Country Club
This golf course is very accessible both from Bangkok and Pattaya so it can get very busy at the weekends and on public holidays so much better to play midweek when you should have the courses to yourself.
This club has had some problem in the past but they seem to have got their act together and it is a very well managed course. The greens are superb – very fast and it was wonderful to putt on them. They manage the rotation on the course very well and even on busy days you usually tee off at the appointed time. Everything in the clubhouse works well from the reception in the pro-shop, the locker room and the restaurant.
We played as part of a big group and we had great fun at this lovely course surrounded by hills. The courses ws in good shape and greens were running true despite heavy rain the day before and they got faster as the sun dried them out. The caddies were very good and knew the course well. Nice restaurant with views over the course. One of the best courses we played during our trip.
We got a very attractive price to play this course so our expectations were not high and we were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the course. I would go so far as to rate it third in Pattaya after the Siam Country Club Courses and Laem Chabang. Actually not too far behind and the price differential is considerable making Khao Kheow superb value. The greens and fairways were in great shape and the caddies helpful and great fun. Very scenic course surrounded by hills so great views as you make your way around. It’s an ideal courses to play on arrival or departure as it’s on the way to Bangkok just off the main highway.