Central Region

Bangkok and the nearby provinces surround the base of the Chao Phraya River delta as it flows into the Gulf of Thailand. In a snapshot this region illustrates the stark differences between modern-day consumer-culture Thailand and the traditional agrarian society of yesteryear. The region is an interesting choice to take a golf tour with convenience and all other urban attractions nearby in the metropolis with its shopping.
Central : Pathum Thani
Alpine Golf & Sports Club
(18 Holes Par 72, 7,100 yards)
Alpine Golf & Sports Club came up with the impossible task
of building grass-covered hills on the vast flatlands, topped
by hundreds of handpicked trees and refined with
high-grade sand. All these were aimed to introduce golfers
to many unexpected golf challenges. Alpine Golf & Sports
was the venue for the 2000 Johnnie Walker Classic PGA
tournament won by Tiger Woods and again hosted the
same event in 2004. Golfers privileged to play on Alpine
golf course will have an unforgettable experience of having
their golf skills challenged.

Designer: Ronald M. Garl

Facilities: Clubhouse, pro shop, restaurant, jacuzzi, sauna
and swimming pool

99 Moo 9, Bang Khan-Sathanee Vithayu Rd., Khlong 5,
Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120
Tel: +66 (0) 2577 3333 GPS: 14.112604,100.71476

Description & Signature hole: The rolling fairways and
undulating greens at Alpine differentiate the course from
any other in Bangkok. The greens slope from back to front,
so keeping the ball below the hole is the key to shooting
low scores. Good fairway and approach shots will be
rewarded while badly placed shots held subject to costly
Krung Kavee Golf Course & Country Club Estate
(18 Holes Par 72, 7,082 yards)
Krung Kavee Golf Course & Country Club Estate is a well
maintained course located close to the old domestic Don
Muang Airport in a large private housing estate.

Designer: Manabu Sakamoto

Facilities: Clubhouse, restaurant and locker room

115/12 Moo 3, Rangsit-Nakhon Nayok Rd., Khlong 4,
Bueng Yitho, Thanyaburi, Pathum Thani 12130
Tel: +66 (0) 2577 4141-9 GPS: 14.003033, 100.70137

Description & Signature hole: Krung Kavee has some
interesting holes including an island green Par 3, which is
large enough to allow a chance for all levels of players to
knock it on. The course is typical of most courses built on
former rice fields and features a combination of natural and
man-made ponds and lakes as hazards. There are 4 sets of
tees and some very interesting and testing holes. Holes 6,
7 and 8 are very demanding Par 4s and play very long even
from the forward ladies tees. The greens are relatively flat
and all run fast and true. There are many lateral water
hazards and several holes requiring long water carries.
Lam Luk Ka Country Club
(36 Holes Par 72, East Corse 7,012 yards, West Course 6,605 yards)
Lam Luk Ka Country Club offers a 36-hole layout and
provides a very relaxing golf day in Bangkok. It is a little
further out and features 2 courses, tee times are usually
easy to find. The course was opened in 1944.

Designer: Roger Packard

Facilities: Restaurant, swimming pool, locker rooms,
function rooms, driving range, chipping green, putting
green and pro shop

29 Moo 7, Lam Sai, Lam Luk Ka Khlong 11,
Pathum Thani 12150
Tel: +66 (0) 2995 2300-4 GPS: 14.002201, 100.851917

Description & Signature hole: The 18th is a very difficult
finishing hole where golfers should consider hitting a
3-wood off the tee, aiming down the left side of the
fairway. Pay special attention to your aim to ensure you
give yourself the best chance to hit it straight. If you miss
the fairway, consider lying up short of the creek that
bisects the fairway. The green slopes from front to back.
This makes it difficult to get the ball close to a front pin
Riverdale Golf Club
(18 Holes Par 72, 7,006 yards)
Multiple tee locations offer a challenge for all levels. Playing
strategies are defined by numerous hazards from sprawling
white sand faced traps and deep sod walled pits to sandy
wastes dotted with dune grasses. The design favors
intelligent play, with risk and reward options presented
boldly, or subtly, on almost every hole.

Designer: Jonathan Morrow and Al Tikkanen

Facilities: Clubhouse, pro shop, locker room, restaurant,
halfway café, kiosks, equipment rental and golf cart

123/5 Moo 1, Tiwanon Rd., Bang Kadi, Muang,
Pathum Thani 12000
Tel: +66 (0) 2501 2789 GPS: 13.990374, 100.538635

Description & Signature hole: The serious Par 3 8th
with a choice of greens including a water-protected
postage-stamp-sized island with bunker and a long uphill
Par 4 9th where your game may already have been given
a bit of a mauling.