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Emerald Golf Club

Holes 18 | Par 72 | Length 6061 m / 6628 y | Type Parkland | Architect Nick Faldo & Desmond Muirhead

The Emerald Golf club which is set into the mountains just outside Rayong has the potential to be one of the better golf courses in Pattaya as Nick Faldo and Desmond Muirhead have both had a hand in its design and so the layout is exceptional.  It has changed hands and its name serval times and it continues to suffer from a lack of investment and so the maintenance and facilities do not match the excellence of its design.  is a real country golf course. Named Ban Chang initially and then Rayong Century Golf Club the course. The Emerald Golf Club is one of the lesser-known Pattaya golf courses.

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The name is very apt and during the summer months the course is green and lush, and the fairways are lined by the natural rainforest with many mature trees which still support an abundance of wildlife.  The gently undulating fairways, the raised greens and the cleverly placed water hazards and bunkers combine  to make the Emerald one the most difficult golf courses in Pattaya.  Some excellent par-3’s but they are all very challenging. Unlike many of the other modern golf courses, accuracy off the tee is preferred over distance as the rough and deep jungle lies in wait for the errant shot.

The small mainly open-air clubhouse and other facilities are fairly basic, but the food is excellent and the service friendly and attentive. One advantage of playing at Emerald is its proximity to the town of Ban Chang which has a night life which is wilder than anything that can be found in Pattaya!

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The green fees at Emerald Golf Club are exceptional value for money and will no doubt increase when new owners take over so take the opportunity to play this course now and book your tee time with Golfsavers.

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900 1100 1000 THB Emerald Golf Club 3.8 5

The Emerald Golf club which is set into the mountains just outside Rayong has the potential to be one of the better golf courses in Pattaya as Nick Faldo and Desmond Muirhead have both had a hand in its design and so the layout is exceptional.  It has changed hands and its name serval times and it continues to suffer from a lack of investment and so the maintenance and facilities do not match the excellence of its design.  is a real country golf course. Named Ban Chang initially and then Rayong Century Golf Club the course. The Emerald Golf Club is one of the lesser-known Pattaya golf courses.

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Our Emerald Golf Club Course ratings

  • Condition 3.4
  • Facilities 3
  • Pace of play 4.4
  • Service 4.2
  • Overall 3.8
  • Review Score 3.8
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Facilities at Emerald Golf Club

  • Caddies
  • Golf carts
  • Practice facilities
  • Golf lessons
  • Club & shoe rental
  • Night golf
  • Golf shop
  • On-site accommodation
  • Spa & massage

Our customers reviews of Emerald Golf Club

Emerald Golf Club

Would be an excellent course should it be better maintained.

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Golf course is challenging with narrow and natural up and down landscapes of fairways. I am happy with my game as I enjoyed the course which is designed using the hill landscapes.

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  • Condition 3
  • Facilities 2
  • Pace of play 4
  • Service 4
  • Overall 4
  • Review Score 3.4
Emerald Golf Club

An excellent but tough layout in need of care and attention

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You must travel a bit further to reach this course and it has the potential to be a great track but falls short due to poor maintenance. Good practice range and the condition of the tees were OK. Most of the fairways have been encroached by the rampant broad leaf “cow” grass which does not help ball striking. Greens are in good condition and in dry weather very fast and very challenging for high handicappers. Very basic clubhouse and locker rooms but they do at least provide hot showers and the food is acceptable and the staff are very polite. Standard of caddies varies and some of the less experienced ones are purely bag carriers. The buggies are very old and frequently break down and often have trouble negotiating the uphill sections.

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  • Review Score 3.4
Emerald Golf Club

“Great layout – really makes you think!”

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The first impression is very bad – everything looks old and rundown. Caddie organisation was chaotic although when finally sorted out mine was good. However the course more than made up for the tired facilities and disorganisation. The greens were in good condition and fairways were Ok although seemed to have several different types of grass growing. The open-air clubhouse serves good food and service was polite. I would play here again.

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  • Facilities 3
  • Pace of play 5
  • Service 4
  • Overall 4
  • Review Score 4
Emerald Golf Club

"Nice course but nothing to rave about"

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Quite a nice course not far from Pattaya. Pretty good value but Bermuda grass seems to have invade most of the fairways which made for a frustrating round.

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  • Condition 3
  • Facilities 3
  • Pace of play 3
  • Service 3
  • Overall 3
  • Review Score 3
Emerald Golf Club

"Excellent and challenging course"

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This is an excellent and challenging course in excellent condition – especially the greens which are some of the truest in the area. You will have great fun playing this track – plenty of variety with some generous fairways and others very tight. Great caddies – knowledgeable and good fun. Slightly quirky open-air clubhouse but serves good food and cold beer so what more do you want? You will not be disappointed if you play here.

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  • Facilities 5
  • Pace of play 5
  • Service 5
  • Overall 5
  • Review Score 5
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