Thai Country Club in Chachoengsao

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Thai Country Club Description:
(the prestigious club has hosted PGA wins by Tiger Woods & Vijay Singh)
Thai Country Club is a prestigious member’s course. One of the best golf courses in Bangkok, Thai sets the standard for service excellence.Designed to USPGA standards by Denis Griffiths, the course opened in December 1996. The design adapts to everyday member use up to very tough challenges for major international and PGA tournaments.

The 7,157-yard course was the venue for the 1997 Asian Honda Classic, where Tiger Woods cruised to a comfortable 10-stroke victory after shooting a final round of 68 for a 20 under-par total 268 for the championship. One year later, the second round of the 1998 Johnnie Walker Super Tour was also played in ideal conditions at Thai Country Club, won in style by Vijay Singh, who carded a magnificent score of 66 – two strokes ahead of Ernie Els and Jesper Parnevik. More recently, the Thai Country Club hosted the 2007 and 2008 Volvo Masters.

The Thai golf course, as expected, is well-maintained year-round, features a great variety from hole to hole, and an abundance of water hazards and sand bunkers. With its immaculate presentation and conditioning, coupled with a robust and classic parkland layout, Thai Country Club regularly voted as a Top 5 course in Asia.

Thai Country Club is a layout that requires proper course management. It’s hard to imagine the terrain here was initially flat, especially when looking across the pleasantly rolling earth mounds, contoured fairways, and often elevated greens. The fairway and greenside bunkering are superb, almost like a work of art. Anything wayward from the tee will usually be findable but is also likely to be sitting down in clinging semi-rough, making your next shots just that bit more difficult.

The undulating greens make for many exciting pin placements and are a constant test of golfing proficiency. There are several top-class holes among this very strong eighteen. The 6th, measuring 218 from the back tees, is as challenging as they get with water guarding the right side and bunkers in front and behind the green. In fact, according to competition statistics, this deceiving hole is the most difficult on the course, with a stroke average of 3.38 for the professionals! The par-5 14th is as handsome as they come.

Discerning golfers will appreciate this truly world-class golfing experience. Thai Country Club’s caddies are amongst the best trained in Thailand. The award-winning best in Asia clubhouse, which stands surrounded by water between the 1st tee and 18th green – is regularly voted the best clubhouse in Asia and caters to every need. Once there, you’ll find the friendliest staff of golf professionals in the Kingdom, committed to making your golf experience a memorable one.

As expected of a club as exclusive as this, the facilities are second to none, and The Gallery restaurant’s ever-changing menus feature Thai, Chinese, Japanese, and Western cuisine as well as daily buffets. The golfer’s lounge area is the perfect place to meet to reflect on your round. With spectacular views over the course, golf in Thailand doesn’t get any better than the Thai Country Club. A total golfing experience!

Designer:   Denis Griffiths
Holes / Par / Yardage:   18 holes par 72 (7151 yards)
Established:   1996
Location:   Eastern Bangkok along Bangna-Trad Highway
Address: 88 Thambon Pimpa Hom Sin, Bang Pakong District, Chachoengsao 24180, Thailand
Distance:   50 minutes from downtown Bangkok
Closed on:   Open everyday
Max. golfers per group:   Weekday: 4
Weekend: 4
Golf Cart:   THB 950
Golf Set:   THB 1500
Golf Shoes:   THB 250
Umbrella:   THB 150
Driving Range:   Yes
Facilities:   Restaurants, Sauna