Best Golf Courses in Thailand

By Esther Weeber  |  Friday 30 November 2018

Thailand has grown to become one of the best places in the world for a golf holiday.  Boasting a great climate, lovely people, stunning landscapes and fantastic golf courses, it is difficult to argue against Thailand being the perfect destination for golf.

The question is, what are the best golf courses in Thailand?

It is tough to narrow down the selection to just 5 of the best golf courses in Thailand but no one can argue against the inclusion of Black Mountain Golf Club. 

1. Black Mountain Golf Course

Located near Hua Hin, Black Mountain opened for play in 2007 but has risen quickly to host European and Asian Tour events.  If you want to play an immaculate golf course in Thailand, you must book a tee time at Black mountain, which is in splendid condition throughout the year.

2. Springfield Royal Country Club

Black Mountain is seen by some as the best golf course in Thailand but Springfield Royal Country Club also has a claim.  This golf course is just 30 minutes away from Hua Hin and was deigned by Jack Nicklaus, which is a big draw in itself.  There are five tee boxes on every hole, which makes Springfield Royal Country Club accessible to players of all abilities.  There is plenty of water and waste bunkers to contend with but the fairways are generous and always well maintained, making Springfield Royal Country club one of best golf courses in Thailand.

3. Santiburi Chiang Rai Country Club

Moving from Hua Hin to the north of Thailand and just 20 minutes from Chiang Rai you will find the majestic Santiburi Chiang Rai Country Club.  This Robert Trent Jones Jr design is of championship standard but even beginner golfers can enjoy a good round.  There are several excellent holes on this golf course featuring undulating fairways and perfect, rolling greens.  You could not ask for a better playing surface and in the eyes of all who come to play at Santiburi Chiang Rai Country Club, it is one of the best golf courses in Thailand.

4. Red Mountain Club

From the north of Thailand to the mountainous island of Phuket and here you will find the tremendous Red Mountain Golf Club.  Many golfers return to this course every year as it is one of the most exciting in Thailand plus boasts incredible views as the highest golf course on Phuket.  The golf course has been developed on the site of an old tin mine and features flooded canyons and towering cliffs which have been cut out during the tin mining days.

Red Mountain Golf Club is a spectacular course and will win many votes for the best golf course in Thailand.

5. Toscana Valley Country Club

Last but not least, we come to Toscana Valley Country Club.  This golf club has the enviable setting of the Khao Yai National Park and the scenery is breath-taking.  As the name suggests, Toscana Valley Country Club has been designed to resemble the Tuscany region of Italy and the undulations and breaks in addition to the raised greens make this a tough test of golf. 

However, the views from every hole are superb and compliments the high quality of the course to make Toscana Valley Country Club one of the best golf courses in Thailand.