Pattaya golf courses

Pattaya is famous for its exotic nightlife and white sand beaches, but these days it has become Thailand’s premier golf destination with more than 25 golf courses to choose from.  The golf courses are all pretty accessible and most of them can be reached from the centre of the city in 30 – 45 minutes.  The golf courses in Pattaya can be divided into three categories.  At the top you have six premium courses, many of which have hosted major international tournaments.  The next tier we call the popular courses, which although not as exclusive as the top courses are usually in very good condition, have all the facilities you would expect and you can usually be assured of an excellent all-round experience. The final group we will refer to as the budget courses, which although they offer great value for money, are inconsistent in their maintenance, service delivery and the pace of play.

Best Golf Courses in Pattaya

The Siam Country Club group now operates four golf courses in Pattaya.  Siam Country Club Old Course was originally opened in the 1980’s but was completely renovated in 2007 by the renowned team of Schmidt and Curley. Over the years the Old Course has hosted many international tournaments and it is now the permanent home for the LPGA Honda Classic, which is usually held in March each year.  What makes the Old Course different from many of the other courses in Pattaya are the mature trees which line most of the fairways, giving the course the feeling of a traditional English parkland course.  The next course in the family is Siam Country Club Plantation which is a superb 27-hole layout also designed by Schmidt and Curley.  The course has been built in an elevated location on a former plantation and offers views of the city and the Gulf of Siam beyond.  The three layouts have been appropriately named Pineapple, Sugar Cane and Tapioca after the crops that were grown in the plantation.  The course is long and difficult with lightning-fast greens, many of which are elevated and can leave some challenging chips from the run-off areas.    Siam Country Club Waterside is another great course which was opened a couple of years ago.  The course has been laid out to take advantage of the natural surroundings which, as its name suggests, includes several large lakes which come into play on many of the holes.  At the moment the course is quite open with few mature trees, so there is little protection from the prevailing winds.  Siam Country Club Rolling Hills opened in January 2020 and although the course needs time to mature, the initial feedback has been very positive and we are sure that given time, it will rank with the other Siam Country Club courses.

Laem Chabang International Country Club is one of the oldest courses in Pattaya and is a 27-hole layout which was originally designed by Jack Nicklaus.  Over the years the owners have continued to invest in the course and it still ranks as one of the best golf courses in Pattaya and the only one which offers night golf.  The newest kid on the block is Chee Chan Golf Resort which was designed by Golf Plan and is managed by IMG.  The course has been built in rolling countryside in the shadow of the iconic buddha carved into the nearby rockface.  The course is quite challenging with some very long par-4s and some firm and fast undulating greens.  It is sure to become a must-play course in Pattaya.

Popular Golf Courses in Pattaya

Burapha Golf Club is one of the most popular golf courses in Pattaya because not only is it great value for money, but has two 18-hole layouts.  This course has also hosted some major regional tournaments and we generally receive very positive feedback from all who play here.  The clubhouse is a little old-fashioned, but the food in the restaurant is excellent.  Khao Khoew Country Club is another very popular course which is just off the highway about mid-way between the airport and Pattaya.  This is another 27-hole layout which is ideally placed for a quick round just after arrival or a final round on the way to the airport.  Most people remember the 17th and signature hole which is a very picturesque par-3 with an island green.  Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club is another of the older courses in Pattaya which has recently undergone major renovation and remodeling and has improved to such an extent that it hosts a major European tour event.  Pattana Golf Resort is a 27-hole integrated resort which is often overlooked because it’s a little further outside the city.  The course is quite a challenging layout which is probably best avoided by the higher handicappers as the course is quite exposed to the prevailing winds.  Many people are drawn to St. Andrew’s 2000 Golf Club because of its name and although it doesn’t live up to its famous namesake, it is very unusual because it is a par-74 measuring nearly 8,000 yards and includes two extremely long par-6’s stretching to almost 800 yards.  Within the same group and adjacent you will find Rayong Green Valley Country Club which was originally designed by Peter Thomson and is a very attractively landscaped and mature course.

Budget Golf Courses in Pattaya

Pattaya Country Club Golf Resort is another older Pattaya golf course which has been extensively renovated and still proves very popular and has a brand new, state-of-the-art clubhouse.  The course can get very crowded and we often get complaints of slow play.  Eastern Star Country Club is a rare Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course which is a pretty easy links-style course which is protected by numerous bunkers and no less than eleven lakes.  Parichat International Golf Links is one of the newer courses in Pattaya which although quite short, has plenty of water which comes into play on most holes.  The feedback we get is that this is a challenging course and best avoided by high handicappers.  Pattavia Century Golf Club, originally opened in 1996, has also been renovated and upgraded and although it’s a bit further from the city, it has been built in a very rural location with great views of the surrounding hills.  Treasure Hills Golf Course is a much improved and mature golf course which most people remember for the ‘crocodile hole’ in memory of the crocodiles that used to inhabit the local creek.  They have been immortalized by a large statue of a crocodile beside the fairway.  Silky Oak Country Club, which shares a clubhouse with St. Andrew’s 2000 and Rayong Green Valley is a very inexpensive course offering great views from some parts of the course and would suit higher handicappers.

We recommend that before choosing which golf course in Pattaya you wish to include, that you check out the latest reviews on our website from our other customers as the condition of the courses can vary depending on the weather conditions and other factors.

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Bangpra International Golf Club

฿1,100 (THB1,100)
1100 ฿ 2400 1000 THB
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 courses in the 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 simlcity of the layout.

Burapha Golf Club

฿1,150 (THB1,150)
1150 ฿ 2100 1000 THB
David Graham & Gary Panks
7160 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.9 out of 5
3.9 15

Burapha Golf Club is one of the best of the “second tier” golf courses in Pattaya and has hosted several professional tournaments including the 2010 Thailand Open and for several years has hosted the Singha Thailand Championships. It is also the only 36-hole layout in Pattaya and the designers have taken full advantage of the natural features of the beautiful piece of land and have incorporated the many lakes, bumps and hollows as well as the natural vegetation into the layout.



 

Chatrium Golf Resort Soi Dao Chanthaburi

Price on application
Denis Griffiths
7143 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.3 out of 5
3.3 4

Chatrium Golf Resort Soi Dao Chanthaburi (previously Soi Dao Highland) is a country golf course off the beaten track from Thailand's main tourist areas. The 18-hole Soi Dao Chanthaburi Chatrium Golf Resort is situated in Khao Soi Dao Mountains and near to the Cambodian border. Moving from Pattaya or Bangkok to the golf course takes about 2 hours.

Chee Chan Golf Resort

฿1,600 (THB1,600)
1600 ฿ 2900 1000 THB
Golf Plan
7200 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.5 out of 5
4.5 36

Chee Chan Golf Resort, designed by Golfplan and overseen by Dale & Ramsey Golf Course Architects, provides golfers the chance to play on one of the most beautiful and modern golf courses in Asia. Located in the shadows of the famed Khao Chee Chan Buddha and offering views of the close by city of Pattaya, Jomtien, and the Gulf of Thailand, Chee Chan is as visually lovely as it is a golfing challenge.

Crystal Bay Golf Club

฿1,300 (THB1,300)
1300 ฿ 1700 1000 THB
Thai Takenaka
7009 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 2.6 out of 5
2.6 9

The 27-hole Crystal Bay Golf Resort course is one of the older golf courses in Pattaya and was originally designed by Thai Takenaka.  IT has actually been open since 1988 and has changed its name several times before settling on Crystal Bay Golf Resort. 

The golf course is around 45 minutes from Pattaya and 1.5 hours from Bangkok and is often described has having a distinctly ‘Hawaiian’ vibe with many of the holes being fringed by palm trees.

Eastern Star Country Club

฿1,250 (THB1,250)
1250 ฿ 1550 1000 THB
Robert Trent Jones Jr.
7134 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.8 out of 5
3.8 10

Eastern Star, located around 45 minutes from Pattaya is a rare Robert Trent Jones Jr. design and one of only five in Thailand that he has been involved in.  This links-style course is probably one of the better 2nd-tier golf courses in Pattaya and was originally conceived as a residential estate and sits on a very attractive site of more than 500 acres that make up Eastern Star Country Club & Resort.

Emerald Golf Club

฿1,350 (THB1,350)
1350 ฿ 1100 1000 THB
Nick Faldo & Desmond Muirhead
6628 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.8 out of 5
3.8 6

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.

Greenwood Golf Club

฿1,200 (THB1,200)
1200 ฿ 2050 1000 THB
Peter Thompson
7065 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.2 out of 5
4.2 3

The Greenwood Golf & Resort is one of a group of courses located around 45 minutes from Pattaya which was originally designed by Peter Thomson, multiple British Open champion, and Michael Wolverine.  As a result, the 27-hole course is reminiscent of many traditional parkland courses and they have made extensive use of local plants and flowers and extensive landscaping. The course is very scenic with plenty of tree-lined fairways set against a backdrop of rolling hills.

Khao Kheow Country Club

Price on application
Pete Dye
7077 yards |
Review Score: 3.7 out of 5
3.7 7

Khao Kheow Country Club is about halfway between Bangkok and Pattaya, just off the main highway and is an ideal course for those who wish to play golf in Pattaya soon after arrival or a final game on the way to the airport. Like many golf courses in Pattaya, Khao Kheow Country Club sits in a picturesque valley between two hills. It’s quite a long course with some significant elevation changes between holes which makes for a welcome change from some of the flatter golf courses in the surrounding area.

 

King Naga Golf Club

Price on application
Nick Faldo
6910 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.0 out of 5
3 1

The King Naga Golf Club was previously known as the Century Golf & Country Club, and the Great Lake Golf Club is about 30 minutes ' drive from Pattaya. The course is in the middle of the Dok Krai Reservoir on the peninsula. Most of the year, there's a refreshing breeze out of the river and the jungle. New owners have brought better facilities and amenities to this otherwise older Pattaya golf course.

Laem Chabang International Country Club

฿1,700 (THB1,700)
1700 ฿ 3400 1000 THB
Jack Nicklaus
7065 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.3 out of 5
4.3 23

Laem Chabang Golf Club used to be the best golf courses in Pattaya but has been overtaken by some of the newer courses in town.  However, thanks to continued investment this Jack Nicklaus designed championship course is still considered one of the best golf courses in Pattaya and certainly one of the most attractive in Thailand.

 

Mountain Shadow Golf Club

฿1,300 (THB1,300)
1300 ฿ 1700 1000 THB
Ronald Fream
6722 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.3 out of 5
3.3 3

Mountain Shadow Golf Club which ws previously known as Natural Park Hill Golf Club, re-opened 2004 after a comprehensive refurbishment by new owners. This is another course which is located approximately halfway between Bangkok and Pattaya, Ronald Fream & David Dale were responsible for designing the layout designed Mountain Shadow and created a very attractive course built on the site of a former mango plantation with lovely flowers and mature trees acting as a backdrop to each hole.

Parichat International Golf Links

Price on application
Parichat Vivatanant
6660 yards | Links-style
Review Score: 4.0 out of 5
4 9

Parichat International Golf Links opened for business in 2015 and it is an18-hole golf course spread out over 200 acres of open and undulating terrain.  Despite the fact that for a modern golf course its quite short at 6,600 yards, this is a difficult course and beginners and very high handicappers should avoid it. 

Pattana Golf Resort

฿1,600 (THB1,600)
1600 ฿ 2200 1000 THB
Gassan
7270 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.1 out of 5
4.1 7

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 ฿ 2400 1000 THB
Robert McFarland
7111 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.2 out of 5
4.2 4

Pattavia Century Golf Club is located a little further out from downtown Pattaya and it takes around 60 minutes to get to the course.  It’s also possible to play this course on the way to or arriving from Suvarnabhumi International Airport as it takes around 90 minutes. This Pattaya golf course was originally designed in 1996 by Robert McFarland from the USA and was originally called Century Golf Club. In 2014 the courses ws renovated and made longer and at the same time renamed to Pattavia Century Golf Club.  The course now measures over 7,000 yards from the back tees.

Pattaya Country Club Golf Resort

฿1,050 (THB1,050)
1050 ฿ 2300 1000 THB
PGA (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
7054 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.5 out of 5
3.5 13

Pattaya Country Club is one of the first courses to have been built in the area and after a partial renovation and a new clubhouse the course is now a firm favourite, not only for the quality of the course but also the convenient location around 30 minutes from the city.  The course which is spread over am area of 800 acres over a gently rolling landscape with many of the holes edged by mature trees.

Phoenix Gold Golf Country Club

฿1,800 (THB1,800)
1800 ฿ 2100 1000 THB
Dennis Griffiths & Pirapon Namatra
6812 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.2 out of 5
4.2 29

Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club was extensively renovated and remodelled in 2015 and is now the venue for the prestigious Kings Cup which is a European Tour Event held annually in Pattaya.  It has also hosted several other local and regional golf tournaments.

 



Pleasant Valley Golf Club

Price on application
Golf East
7002 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.1 out of 5
3.1 7

Pleasant Valley Golf & Country Club is situated on the north side of Pattaya in the direction of Bangkok and is another Pattaya golf course which is well paced for those who wish to play on arrival or to have a final round before boarding their plane..

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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

Plutaluang Royal Thai Navy Golf Course is one of the oldest golf courses in Pattaya and opened in 1969.  The 36-hole layout is located around 30 minutes south of pattaya city in the direction of Sattahip.  The courses enjoy a very natural setting and is dominated by a huge reservoir although parts of the course meanders through the heavily wooded countryside with an abundance of birds and other wildlife.  You do need to watch out for the monkeys who will pounce on anything left unattended in the golf carts.

Rayong Green Valley Country Club

฿1,800 (THB1,800)
1800 ฿ 2100 1000 THB
Peter Thompson
7096 yards | Links-style
Review Score: 3.2 out of 5
3.2 5

Rayong Green Valley is one of older golf courses in Pattaya and is located around 45 minutes from central Pattaya.  The course was designed by golfing legend Peter Thomson and is a typical parkland course surrounded by mature trees and shrubs. The designer has made full use of the natural terrain without the need for extensive shaping and the result if a golf course that will be enjoyed by all.

Royal Lakeside Golf Club Resort

฿1,400 (THB1,400)
1400 ฿ 2600 1000 THB
Sumitomo Construction
6815 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.4 out of 5
4.4 2

The Royal Lakeside Golf Club originally in the mid 1990’s but was extensively renovated in 2011.  The golf courses is almost exactly half way between Bangkok and Pattaya and takes around one hour form both places – also its roughly 45 minutes from Suvarnabhumi Airport.  AS its name suggests the courses is very close to the mouth of the Bangpakong River with some holes hugging the riverbank and others are dominated by the large lagoon which encircles the course.

Siam Country Club Pattaya Waterside

฿2,300 (THB2,300)
2300 ฿ 4350 1000 THB
IMG Golf Course Design
7454 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.5 out of 5
4.5 7

The Siam Country Club Waterside Course was the third courses to be built by this group and although it needs a bit more time to mature it certainly maintains the very high standards set by the other two Siam Country Club course.  The Waterside Course, designed by IMG, is dominated by the large lakes that are spread out in front of the clubhouse – it’s a very open sight spread over more than 200 acres with very few mature trees. 

Siam Country Club Plantation Course

฿2,300 (THB2,300)
2300 ฿ 4350 1000 THB
Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley
7488 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.4 out of 5
4.3 20

The Siam Country Club Plantation Course is without a doubt one of the best courses in Thailand which is why it has often been chosen to host the annual LGPA Honda classic. The course was designed by the renowned team of Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley who have been responsible for several iconic golf course designs in Thailand.

Siam Country Club Rolling Hills

฿3,550 (THB3,550)
3550 ฿ 4350 1000 THB
Schmidt-Curley design
7259 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.0 out of 5
3 1

Siam Country Club Rolling Hills is the fourth golf course in Pattaya to be opened by the Siam Country Club Group and opened for play in the middle of 2019. The course was designed by Schmidt Curley design who were also responsible for designing the Plantation Course

Siam Country Club The Old Course

฿3,550 (THB3,550)
3550 ฿ 4350 1000 THB
Isao Mazumi
7162 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 5.0 out of 5
5.0 11

Siam Country Club Old Course is probably the most famous golf course in Thailand and since it first opened in 1970, when it was one of the first golf courses to open in Thailand, it has been extensively redesigned.

 

 

Silky Oak Country Club

฿1,200 (THB1,200)
1200 ฿ 1400 1000 THB
St Andrews 2000 Staff
6774 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.7 out of 5
3.7 8

Silky Oak Country Club is a sister golf course to St. Andrews 2000 and also Rayong Green Valley and they all share the same clubhouse.  The course itself is quite far from the clubhouse and takes about 15 minutes by golf cart so make sure you arrive in plenty of time for your tee time.

 

 

St Andrews 2000 Golf Club

฿2,100 (THB2,100)
2100 ฿ 2500 1000 THB
Desmond Muirhead
7777 yards | Links-style
Review Score: 3.5 out of 5
3.5 6

St Andrews 2000 golf course in Pattaya is one of the most unusual golf courses in Pattaya with two par-6’s.  The architect responsible for this unusual design is English architect Desmond Muirhead and he has made excellent use of the unusual topography of the course to create a links-style course that would not look out of place in Scotland. 

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 very playable golf courses in Pattaya which is really good value and has some quite interesting holes which will challenge golfers of all standards. The course is usually in good condition and its only drawback is that it’s around an hour outside Pattaya which is  why it does not as much play as some of the more accessible golf courses in Pattaya.

Wangjuntr Golf and Nature Park

Price on application
Prasobchai Kasemsant
7173 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.0 out of 5
3 1

Wangjuntr Golf Park is not only a strange name which most people struggle to pronounce but it is also one of the most unusual golf courses in Pattaya. It’s a very spectacular looking course and also one of the most challenging.  The complex consists of three 18-hole layouts, each with their own unique characteristics.

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