Pattaya golf courses

There is a huge choice of golf courses in Pattaya and the fact that many golfers who usually reside in Bangkok, regularly visit Pattaya for long golf weekends and golfing holidays, tells you everything you need to know about golf in this region of Thailand.  There are over 20 golf courses available in Pattaya and this number alone makes it a great place to stay for people who wish to play on different golf courses each day.  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.

Pattaya is arguably the fastest growing region in Thailand with vast sums of money being spent upgrading the vibrant city to challenge some of the bigger and more well-known holiday destinations Thailand has to offer.  These vast sums of money are being ploughed into the golf courses and resorts as well and this can only be a good thing for the travelling golfer.

Best Golf Course in Pattaya

Some Pattaya golf courses are close to the city, whereas others require a bit of travelling time to get to, although in the case of Burapha International Golf Club, the 50 kilometre journey is worth it.  Offering two links style golf courses and a regular fixture on the professional Thai golf tour, this club is not the cheapest golf course in Pattaya but can provide a great day of action.  Another course that requires some travelling to reach is the Crystal Bay Golf Club but with great surroundings and the opportunity to post a good score, Crystal Bay should not be ignored on your Pattaya golf itinerary.  Many people like to book early tee times in Pattaya because conditions can get hot during the middle of the day, therefore be prepared to set off early as many of these golf clubs, all over Thailand, offer tee times starting from 7 in the morning.  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, the one golf course that is on the outskirts of the city and is definitely worth the early start is Greenwood Golf Club, designed by multiple Open winner Peter Thomson.  The main challenge on this beautifully presented course are the bunkers, some of which can be quite deep and difficult to escape.  One of the best 'value for money' courses in Pattaya, Greenwood Golf Club is the complete package, offering a great days play along with a modern clubhouse and a tremendous restaurant.  This  courses offeres excelent value fore money and you can click here to read about the best value golf courses in Pattaya 

Moving closer to the city and a top Pattaya golf course that is definitely one not to miss is Laem Chabang International Country Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus.  Featuring superb clubhouse facilities and caddies coupled with the picturesque championship course, Laem Chabang has been built using the natural surroundings and is one of the best courses in the whole of Thailand, not just the local area. 

Also close to the city, about 15 minutes driving time away, is the Siam Country Club, which boasts three excellent golf courses, Plantation Course, Waterside Course and The Old Course.  It's the Old Course that features on the LPGA Tour, having hosted the annual Honda Classic from 2010 onwards and the Plantation Course is home to the Thailand Open in 2015.  The Waterside is the most recent addition to the Siam Country Club and combines with the other two courses plus the superb facilities to offer a first class golf experience in Pattaya.

As touched upon earlier, there are numerous golf courses in the Pattaya region and some are closer to the city than others and the proximity to the city could be the deciding factor when choosing which course to use.  Golf courses that are close to Pattaya include Pattaya Country Club Golf Resort and although the travel time to reach this course is reduced in comparison to the majority of others, it is not the best course and it may be worth making the effort to reach some of the other golf courses in Pattaya. 

Other golf courses in the Pattaya region include Bangpra International Golf Club, Khao Kheow Country Club, Mountain Shadow Golf Club, Phoenix Golf Club and St Andrews 2000 Golf Club

When to Play Golf in Pattaya

If you are planning your next golfing vacation and are thinking of visiting Pattaya then you must, as with all locations in Thailand consider the weather.

Thailand enjoys a relatively predictable climate with 3 distinctive seasons: The cool, the rainy and the hot.

The cool season is between November and February and provides what can only be described as perfect golfing conditions. Clear skies, light breezes and temperatures that range between 20º and 25º.  Unfortunately, it is also the peak of the holiday season with many people travelling to enjoy the beaches and climate making the area crowded and golf tee times hard to come by. 

The rainy season falls between June and September and is fuelled by the south-westerly winds which bring rain clouds in from the Indian Ocean almost, on a daily basis. Having said that, if you are not put off by the odd heavy downpour, then it is a great time to take advantage of, with lower hotel prices and less crowded fairways. The downpours are sporadic and last for short periods of time, and all the courses drain quickly allowing play to resume quickly. The rain although annoying is a mere compromise for those visiting on a budget. 

Pattaya Golf Holiday Packages

Accommodation choices are wide ranging from budget hotels and private rentals to presidential suites and luxury self-catering villas.

If you want to enjoy everything that Pattaya has to offer then you should consider a beachside hotel so that you can take advantage of the wonderful array of water sports and the nightlife in the city, which should be experienced for at least one night.

If you are looking for a more peaceful and golf orientated holiday, then look to one of the resort courses which offers on site hotels and restaurants which can cater for your every need.

Pattana Golf Club and Resort is a perfect location for the all-out sports person with an emphasis on healthy living.

A 27-hole golf course, built to exacting championship standards awaits you on site. Designed with across the 400 acres resort the three loops of nine are spectacular and offer panoramic views of the entire region.

Named after the cacti that are present throughout the layout, the three courses create stunning 18 hole tracks, with each course boasting its own signature hole. The fairways are undulating and well protected. The greens are generally large and kept in perfect condition throughout the year but offer a challenge to the most skilled of golfer.

The stand out feature of the course has to be the 663-yard par 6th, which is one of only two par 6s in Thailand. 

Facilities at the resort are superb with multiple dining options, luxury rooms and a myriad of sporting activities if you so wish. 

Book Golf Tee Times in Pattaya 

The golf courses in Pattaya can get quite crowded at the weekends so if you wish to book a tee time in Pattaya it is advisable to book some time in advance.  Golfsavers have cheap green fees at all of the golf courses in Pattaya and can help you to book a tee time very simply and easily.  The green fees in Pattaya during the week are much cheaper and its also easier to secure a good tee time.  Check out our money savings tips here.

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Bangpra International Golf Club

฿1,350 (THB1,350)
1350 ฿
Japan Golf Promotion Co., Ltd.
7405 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 2.6 out of 5
2.6 4

Bangpra International Golf Club is one of the older golf courses in the Pattaya area, built in 1958 and updated in the late 80s and still able to compete with some of the newer course thanks to the mature trees which stand as a testament to the longevity of the course. The course has been built in the very attractive hills surrounding Sri Racha following the natural folds of the inclines and this wonderful setting makes a round here very enjoyable despite the simplicity of the layout.

Burapha Golf Club

฿1,150 (THB1,150)
1150 ฿
David Graham & Gary Panks
7160 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.8 out of 5
3.8 7

Burapha Golf Club is one of the most popular golf courses in Pattaya offering 36 excellent holes and great value for money.  The course is not that long and stretched to just over 6,800 yards from the back tees but it has regularly hosted some major regional tournaments.Each of the nines have different names  and the East course combines American Wood and British Links and the West course the Crystal Spring and Dune nines and whichever combination you try the course does offer a very enjoyable golfing experience.



 

Chatrium Golf Resort Soi Dao Chanthaburi

฿900 (THB900)
900 ฿
Denis Griffiths
7143 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.3 out of 5
3.3 4

Situated within a few miles of the Thailand-Cambodia border, is Chatrium Golf Resort Soi Dao.  The course is ja 4 hour  drive from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, 3 hours from Pattaya and 90 minutes away from Trat Airport.  Located in the Pong Nam Ron region of Thailand, Chatrium Golf Resort Soi Dao is 45 kilometres from the historic town of Chanthabrui, making this a good place to stay and visit the course, if not staying at the golf course itself.

Chee Chan Golf Resort

฿2,600 (THB2,600)
2600 ฿
Golf Plan
7200 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.3 out of 5
4.3 13

Chee Chan Golf Resort is one of the latest golf developments in Pattaya, Thailand.  Thanks to great links between Bangkok and Pattaya, it is easy to reach Chee Chan from Bangkok Airport and within a few hours, you will be at the resort.

Chee Chan opened for play in 2018 and is an 18-hole golf course designed by David Dale from Golf Plan.  For those who believe they have heard of Chee Chan before, it may be due the carving of the Khao Chee Chan Buddha in the mountain face and this golf course sits below that giant image.

It’s a dramatic setting for a golf course and not only are there great views of the Buddha, there are also tremendous views of Pattaya and Jomtien as you play your way around the golf course.  Chee Chan has several tees to choose from on each hole and you can make the course as difficult as you like in terms of length.

From 6,527 yards to 7,345 yards, you will find a distance challenge to suit players of all abilities at Chee Chan. 

Crystal Bay Golf Club

฿1,300 (THB1,300)
1300 ฿
Thai Takenaka
7009 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 2.6 out of 5
2.6 7

Crystal Bay Golf Club is a very popular and relatively easy golf course about 30 minutes outside Pattaya in gently rolling terrain with plenty of opportunity for good scoring.  Generally in good condition but can get very crowded at weekends so best played midweek.  The palm trees which line many of the fairways give it a distinctly Hawaiian flavour.

Eastern Star Country Club

฿1,400 (THB1,400)
1400 ฿
Robert Trent Jones Jr.
7134 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.0 out of 5
4.0 6

Eastern Star Golf Club in Pattaya is one of the few Robert Trent Jones Jr designed golf courses in Thailand set on the site of a former coconut plantation. A pretty forgiving links-style course which is usually in excellent condition and suitable for golfers of most standards.

Emerald Golf Club

฿900 (THB900)
900 ฿
Nick Faldo & Desmond Muirhead
6628 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.8 out of 5
3.8 5

Emerald Golf Club is one of the prettiest and perhaps underrated golf courses in the Pattaya area hidden away in the forest and mountains close to Rayong also offering some wonderful holes designed by two golfing greats. The course is in in the process of being sold so the upkeep is inconsistent but still makes for a very enjoyable day out.

Greenwood Golf Club

฿950 (THB950)
950 ฿
Peter Thompson
7065 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.3 out of 5
4.3 2

Greenwood Golf Club in Pattaya is a 27-hole layout and one of the most picturesque golf courses in Pattaya with beautiful landscaping.  The course will provide a satisfying challenge for all golfers and the relatively flay layout is made more interesting by the man-made elevation change. Designed by multiple Open Champion Peter Thomson it is no surprise that he has used sand to protect the course rather than water and many of the sand traps are quite deep.

Khao Kheow Country Club

฿1,100 (THB1,100)
1100 ฿
Pete Dye
7077 yards |
Review Score: 3.5 out of 5
3.5 6

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.

Laem Chabang International Country Club

฿2,350 (THB2,350)
2350 ฿
Jack Nicklaus
7065 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.3 out of 5
4.3 13

Laem Chabang Country Club is one of the best golf courses in Pattaya and also one of the best in Thailand.  The course is is in pristine condition with lush fairways, fast and true putting greens, immaculate clubhouse and top-class caddies.  A “must play” course and one you will not forget.  Also offers night golf starting from 3.30pm which is very popular with Pattaya golfers.

 

Mountain Shadow Golf Club

฿1,300 (THB1,300)
1300 ฿
Ronald Fream
6722 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.3 out of 5
3.3 3

Following a complete renovation a couple of years ago Mountain Shadow Golf Club is now a very attractive Pattaya golf course with plenty of water hazards.  Excellent layout with some really tough holes which will challenge most golfers. Originally designed by Ron Fream its set in a former mango plantation set against a backdrop of the surrounding hills covered with the local plant life.

Parichat International Golf Links

฿1,050 (THB1,050)
1050 ฿
Parichat Vivatanant
6660 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.8 out of 5
3.8 4

Parichat International Golf Links is one of the newest additions to the Pattaya golfing scene and is located around 30 minutes from downtown Pattaya.  Quite a short course and needs time to mature but what it lacks in length it makes up with water which comes into play on almost every hole so high handicappers might have a long day and will certainly need plenty of balls.

Pattana Golf Resort

฿1,200 (THB1,200)
1200 ฿
Gassan
7270 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.9 out of 5
3.9 4

Pattana Golf Club and Resort is a 27-hole championship golf course and integrated resort spread out across 400 acres of rolling countryside northeast of Pattaya with panoramic views of the surrounding hills from the undulating fairways. Excellent all round facilities but a challenging golf course probably best suited to better golfers.

Pattavia Century Golf Club

฿1,000 (THB1,000)
1000 ฿
Robert McFarland
7111 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.1 out of 5
4.1 3

Originally opened in 1996 but recently renovated and upgraded with a brand new clubhouse Pattavia Century Golf Club is now a great course in a wonderful rural environment about 50 minutes from Pattaya.  Terrific value and now in excellent condition.

Pattaya Country Club Golf Resort

฿900 (THB900)
900 ฿
PGA (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
7054 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.3 out of 5
3.3 6

 

Pattaya Country Club Golf Resort has recently re-opened after a lengthy closure and has been extensively renovated.  Not the most exciting course in Pattaya but one of the closest to the town and ideal for high handicappers and those trying to stretch their budget.

Phoenix Gold Golf Country Club

฿1,800 (THB1,800)
1800 ฿
Dennis Griffiths
6812 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.0 out of 5
4.0 9

Phoenix Golf and Country Club, Pattaya has recently changed hands and is undergoing major renovations including the closure of one of the nines for a major renovation and remodelling. The course has 27 holes so you can still enjoy a round here and we expect that this course will get better and better as the owner has deep pockets and they have ambitions to attract major international events.  READ OUR DETAILED REVIEW HERE.



Pleasant Valley Golf Club

฿1,300 (THB1,300)
1300 ฿
Golf East
7002 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.0 out of 5
4 5

Pleasant Valley Golf & Country Club in Pattaya located in the picturesque foothills north of Pattaya, is a very challenging golf course and although you may end up with an ugly scorecard this will be more than offset by the beauty of this underrated club.

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Plutaluang Navy Golf Course

Price on application
Royal Thai Navy
7003 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.0 out of 5
4 2

The Plutaluang Royal Thai Navy Golf Course in Pattaya is nearly 50 years old and as you would expect this is a very mature course in beautiful surroundings.  It’s a bit further out than some of the other courses and takes about 40 minutes to reach the course.  There are 36 holes here and many of the holes wind around the huge lake in the centre of the course which attract a wide variety of wildlife and birds.

Rayong Green Valley Country Club

฿1,800 (THB1,800)
1800 ฿
Peter Thompson
7096 yards | Links-style
Review Score: 3.2 out of 5
3.2 5

Rayong Green Valley Country Club in Pattaya is one of the very popular courses in the St Andrews 2000 family designed by Peter Thomson to cater to players of all standards. This attractive and beautifully landscaped course is a delight to play.

Royal Lakeside Golf Club Resort

฿1,500 (THB1,500)
1500 ฿
Sumitomo Construction
6815 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.8 out of 5
3.8 1

The course is close to the mouth of the Bangpakong River and many of the holes run beside the water and there is a large lake surrounding most of the course which you will encounter as you make your way around.  Being so close to the ocean you can often enjoy cooling seas breezes which when they freshen can make club selection trickier. The greens are quite difficult with plenty of bumps and hollows and they are also extremely fast.

The fairways are pretty wide and forgiving and they tend to keep the rough manageable.  Many of the fairways are edged with quite significant mounds with more close to the green.  Another feature of the course are the many waste bunkers

The clubhouse and the facilities are outstanding with service to match and they serve great food in the air-conditioned restaurant and on the open-air terrace.  The courses is very popular with the Japanese and also with locals who often block the course with 5 or 6 balls which can make for a very slow round.

Siam Country Club Pattaya Waterside

฿2,300 (THB2,300)
2300 ฿
IMG Golf Course Design
7454 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.5 out of 5
4.5 3

Siam Country Club Waterside is another championship course from this prestigious group and sure to become one of the icons of the local golfing scene. As its name suggest you will encounter many lakes, creeks and other water hazards to challenge your shot making.

Siam Country Club Plantation Course

฿2,300 (THB2,300)
2300 ฿
Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley
7488 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.0 out of 5
4.0 10

Siam Country Club Plantation Course is another brilliant 27-hole course designed by Schmidt & Curley set high in the hills behind Pattaya affording panoramic views all around.  This is another word-class course in every respect and a great golfing challenge.  Definitely one of the Best Golf Courses in Thailand.

Siam Country Club Rolling Hills

Price on application
Schmidt-Curley design
7259 yards | Parkland

Siam Country Club  is openign its fourth course in Pattaya which is due to open in November 2019 and will be called Rolling Hills.   The  proposed  design  concepts  will  actually  focus  on  traditional  elements  associated  with  natural  courses  of  the  past.  Stunning and  dramatic  visuals  and  optional  lines  of  attack  in  a  risk  reward  setting  will  create  very  memorable  holes.  The landscape treatment  will  vary  from  sand,  marchland,  and  pine  straw  based  surrounds  to  thickets  of  trees  to  open  vistas  of  the  mountains.  The end of the  round  features  a  crescendo  of  challenging  holes  that  climb  to  the  highest  point  and  back  down  to  the  clubhouse  creating  a  memorable  finish.  The clubhouse will be an additional masterpiece of Siam Country Club’s other clubhouses.

Siam Country Club The Old Course

฿3,400 (THB3,400)
3400 ฿
Isao Mazumi
7162 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 5.0 out of 5
5 6

Siam Country Club Old Course in Pattaya is an outstanding golf course which ranks with the best in Thailand which was completely revamped in 2007 by Schmidt & Curley Design.  It’s a private members golf club so start times at the weekends are at a premium.

Silky Oak Country Club

฿1,200 (THB1,200)
1200 ฿
St Andrews 2000 Staff
6774 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.9 out of 5
3.9 3

Silky Oak Country Club is a recent addition to the St Andrews 2000 family named after the trees that line most fairways.  A good resort course which is ideal for higher handicappers and excellent value for money.

 

 

St Andrews 2000 Golf Club

฿2,100 (THB2,100)
2100 ฿
Desmond Muirhead
7777 yards | Links-style
Review Score: 3.5 out of 5
3.5 4

St. Andrews 2000 doesn’t quite emulate its namesake but this Desmond Muirhead design is a monster par 74 measuring 7,700 yards from the back tees which includes two huge par 6’s.  This is not one for the hacker!

Treasure Hills Golf Club

Price on application
Mr.Yoshikazu Kato
6900 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.2 out of 5
4.2 1

Treasure Hills Golf Club is a much improved and mature golf course about 60 minutes from Pattaya offering exceptional value for money with plenty of challenges for all golfers.  Usually in excellent condition with some interesting holes.

Wangjuntr Golf and Nature Park

Price on application
Prasobchai Kasemsant
7173 yards | Parkland

Wangjuntr Golf in Pattaya has two memorably great courses, and a good option for golfers with the family in tow.

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