A Golfer's Paradise

Pattaya is one of Asia's premium golfing destinations, offering unmatched accessibility with an array of over 20 world class courses within an hour's drive of the Pattaya City center, including designs by Jack Nicklaus (Laem Chabang), Peter Thompson (Green Valley), Robert Trent Jones Jr. (Eastern Star), David Graham (Burapha), Nick Faldo (Emerald), Desmond Muirhead (St.Andrews 2000) and B. Curley and L. Schmidt (Siam Plantation), home of the LPGA Honda Classic in 2009.

Courses are open to the public and are remarkably affordable, offering a quality of play and general recreation available only at the most exclusive private clubs in most countries. The facilities and clubhouses are world class, and the courses are located within easy access of an unparalleled range of recreational opportunities, beaches, resorts, restaurants, and nightlife. Every golfer owes it to himself to experience at least one holiday in Pattaya, and many enthusiasts from Thailand, Asia, and around the world have chosen to make the area their second home.

This combination of golfing attractions led the 400 global tour operator members of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) to select Pattaya as the Golf Destination of the Year 2012 for Australasia and Asia.

Featured Golf Courses

Burapha Golf Club  (1995)
Designer: David Graham and Gary Parks
Course: 36 holes  Par 72

The Burapha Golf Club offers two full 18-hole courses, each with its own distinct characteristics. Both feature impeccable management and care, with manicured multi-tiered greens, undulating fairways and white sand bunkers. The 36-hole layout takes full advantage of the natural beauty of the hillsides, valleys, lakes, mature mango trees, coconut palms and thickets of tropical vegetation. The East Course features wide fairways and is perfect for the up & coming golfer. The West Course is a challenge for the more advanced golfer.

Facilities include 2 individual 18 hole championship golf courses, driving range, tennis courts, swimming pool, gourmet restaurant, conference and seminar facilities, residential accommodation and a golf academy.

Eastern Star Country Club & Resort  (1991)
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Course: 18 Holes  7134 yards  Par 72

The eighteen holes are beautifully carved out of a coconut palm plantation, and gently wind through the lovely residential areas of Eastern Star Resort. The gently undulating fairways and greens feature 65 bunkers, 11 lakes and more than 2000 coconut palm trees. The unique on course bird houses not only represent yardage distances but also home to many species of exotic birds that live on the golf course. This course regularly hosts area competitions, and is a must for any visiting golfer.

Facilities include a luxurious clubhouse, lounge bar with Thai and International Restaurant, swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness centre, driving range and Conference centre.

St. Andrews  Hill  (2000)
Designer: Desmond Muirhead
Course: 18 Holes  7,777 yards Par 74

A visually stunning and sweeping layout  that ranks among the best courses in Thailand, St Andrews features two signature Par 6's that weigh in at 855 and 857 yards respectively. Every hole demands a new challenge to golfers and careful course management is a must to come out a winner here. Certainly not a course for the high handicapper, this is an extremely tough test of golf from any tee and definitely one of Thailand's and Asia's most interesting and exciting layouts.

Facilities include a large clubhouse with German, Korean, Thai and Japanese Restaurants, swimming pool, tennis courts, massage,  spa, sauna and  driving range. A new 80 room Hotel is now open which compliments the Resort very nicely.

Green Valley Country Club  (1993)
Designer: Peter Thomson and Michael Wolveridge
Course: 18 Holes  Par 72

This Links style course is set on a gently rolling landscape skillfully crafted into the natural terrain of rocky crops and giant boulders, hard water courses and colourful flora. This is one of the most picturesque and popular golf courses in Pattaya, with an inspired design that makes full use of the natural layout to create an enjoyable and testing round of golf for players at every level. This course will be sure to entertain both high and low handicappers. A pleasure to play anytime of the year., this course combined with St Andrews makes a great weekend or 2-day getaway from the bustle of Pattaya.

Facilities include a large clubhouse incorporating Korean, Japanese, German and Thai restaurants, swimming pool, massage room, pro shop and driving range. A new 80 room Hotel is now open.

Khao Kheow Country Club
Designer: Pete Dye
Course: 27 holes Par 72

The unique design and natural elegance of the Khao Kheow Country Club's 27 hole course offers challenging golf for any level. With Spectacular mountain vistas and serene landscape this beautifully manicured golf course will be sure to impress. The signature hole is a 135 yards par3 with an Island green, so bring plenty of balls!  Like so many of the Eastern Seaboard's courses the Khao Kheow Country club catches a strong sea breeze, which keeps the players cool but forces them to plan their shots carefully on account of the numerous large ponds, bunkers and hills that surround the greens and fairways.

Facilities include Large Clubhouse with Restaurant overlooking the golf course offering Thai and International dishes.

Siam Country Club, Plantation Course 
Designer: Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley
Course: 27 holes, par 72

This new 27 hole course was designed by Arizona-based Schmidt & Curley Design Inc., and opened in 2008. The layout is routed through rolling terrain, with distant panoramic views of world renowned Pattaya Beach and the Gulf of Thailand. Formerly a tapioca and pineapple plantation, the property's geological and natural characteristics include rugged ravines bisecting its fairways and mature trees augmented by landscape ground cover and plantings. The Plantation Course also features significant elevation changes that result in several breathtaking views of the beaches of Pattaya and the Gulf of Thailand approximately seven miles away. An architectural "Bird Wing" clubhouse sits high on natural rolling hills clearly overlooking the golf course and a breath taken view of Pattaya Ocean.

The course is among the most difficult in Thailand and is regarded as a "must play" opportunity. It was the site of the 2009 Honda Classic LPGA tournament.

Laem Chabang  International Country Club 
Designer: Jack Nicklaus
Course: 27 holes  Par 72

This world class 27 hole golf course is set on 700 acres of natural mountain terrain. Everyone enjoys the feeling of being close to nature at this lush exotic course designed by famed golfer Jack Nicklaus.This perfectly manicured golf course is considered to be Pattaya's finest, and provides plenty of challenges on its Mountain, Valley or lake loops. The Lakes and Valley courses meander along pristine natural waterways while the Mountain nine provides commanding views of the surrounding area and is a stern test of golf. If at all possible, play all 27 holes.

Facilities include Clubhouse with Thai and International menu, swimming pool, Golf Lodge, Jacuzzi, foot massage and full Banquet and Convention facilities.

Crystal Bay Country Club  (1988)
Designer: Thai Takenaka
Course: 27 holes  Par 72

One of the best manicured and kept course in the area with 27 holes of wide fairways, fast greens and picturesque lakes and beautiful flowers this course is always a favourite to play. Water fringes the course on all sides and with gently undulating fairways the course is complete in every way. The experienced caddies will be sure to make your great day out an unforgettable one.

Facilities include a Clubhouse with sweeping views of the course, Thai and International Restaurant, Driving Range, Sports Club and Pro Shop.

Phoenix Golf and Country Club  (1993)
Designer: Dennis Griffith
Course: 27 holes  Par 72

Enjoy a challenging game in 3 different settings. This 27 hole golf course was created for you to provide a challenging yet enjoyable round of golf in 3 spectacular settings. The  Mountain 9 has stunning views of rolling hills and mountain ranges. The Lakes 9 is laid out amid shady natural woodlands and shimmering lakes to ensure a memorable golfing experience. The Ocean 9 has beautiful views of Pattaya City and its blue seas and beaches. Although fairways are narrow, the greens are spacious and the middle nine is one of the most playable in the kingdom due to its large amount of water hazards. Hole 17--a very tough par-four--dog-legs around the lake and has left some of Asia's most experienced golfers in serious trouble. Good clubhouse facilities and easy access to Pattaya make this course a local favorite.

Facilities include Large Clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, golf driving range and full seminar,convention and banqueting service.

Pattana  Golf and Sports Resort  (2004)
Designer: Gussan
Course: 27 Holes  Par 72 and 73

This modern and luxurious resort offers 27 holes that have been skillfully crafted upon 360 acres of beautiful, natural rolling terrain, providing an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all abilities. Whilst fairways are generous in width, large and contoured greens demand a strategic approach and a skillful touch. Offers island greens and a par 6 as signature holes.

Facilities include a 9000sq.m clubhouse incorporating  international restaurants, Spa, offering  massage and body treatments,  Jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms. Along with a 222 room 4 star Hotel offering a variety of rooms to suit all, Pattana is unmatched in regards to luxury and facilities.