Pattaya Golf Courses
Siam Country Club Old Course
The Old Course at Siam Country Club is one of Thailand’s most famous courses. The 7,016-yard layout was the first privately owned course in Thailand. It was designed by Isao Mazumi and despite its age, it is maintained perfectly to be visited any time of year.
You’ll find the Old Course only a quick 25 minutes out of the heart of Pattaya. The course is full of trees and plants that are pleasant on the eye, but will prove to be a tricky hazard during your game.
Siam Country Club Waterside Course
As you would expect, the Waterside Course at Siam Country Club features several very large water hazards. The 7,407-yard course plays either side of a line of vast lakes. However, the Waterside Course offers a much gentler slope than Siam Country Club’s other offerings, making for a game that can be enjoyed by all levels of golfers. The course is half an hour out of Pattaya, nestled in the middle of the three Siam Country Club courses. The Waterside clubhouse offers friendly staff and knowledgeable caddies, as well as a delicious restaurant and a well-stocked pro shop.
Siam Country Club Plantation Course
The Plantation Course at Siam Country Club is a challenging Lee Schmidt design twenty minutes north of Pattaya.The course is very hilly and offers lots of difficult shots. The varied levels of the course not only offer a great game, but also fantastic views of the Gulf of Thailand. The layout also includes natural creeks, high-lipped bunkers and challenges to every player.
Laem Chabang International Country Club
Laem Chabang is a 7,065-yard course that runs over 27 holes. The layout makes the most of the natural terrain and each nine focuses on a different feature: Mountain, Lake and Valley. Each nine includes good collections of hazards, including not only water and bunkers, but also natural rock formations and tall coconut trees. The layout features undulating lawns and many hills. Laem Chabang is not only just 30 minutes from Pattaya, but also just over an hour out of Bangkok. It’s an easy trip from either location, or as a stopover between a move in accommodation.
St. Andrews 2000 Golf Club
The St. Andrews 2000 course is a unique game, well worth the 45-minute trip from Pattaya. The 7,777-yard course designed by Desmond Muirhead has a strong Scottish influence and features two par-6 holes. St. Andrews 2000 is an extreme challenge, designed for the talented player. The landscape is naturally undulating and the course makes the best of this. The great changes in elevation also provide great views of the nearby countryside. St. Andrews is one of Pattaya’s best and offers a game you will be talking about for years to come.
Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club
The Phoenix Gold Golf course is 25 minutes out of Pattaya. The 27-hole game is made from three nines – Ocean, Lake and Mountain – and is surrounded by stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand and the image of Buddha carved into a mountain face. The Dennis Griffiths design only contains a small amount of water hazards, mostly in the Lake nine. Shallow bunkers are dotted around the whole course, and the fairways and greens slope gently.