Being that the city has gone from a small fishing village in the 60s to becoming Thailand’s second most popular tourist destination, it is of little surprise that Pattaya now features a golf industry that thrives amidst the market of millions of tourists that visit it. Golfing in Pattaya has become one of the most famous featured activities for travelers to the city.
Indeed, Pattaya is currently one of the best-known golfing destinations in the whole world. There are over 30 golfing ranges in Pattaya and all of them can cater to golfers of any level. As a matter of fact, practice ranges in Pattaya have often been dubbed as the best-kept secret of the city.
Pattaya’s golf courses provide for golfers of all abilities and preferences, not only with landscapes designed and developed by well-known professional architects, but also with practice landscapes that are priced more cheaply compared to those in Europe and America. So, whether you’re a novice player or you’ve been playing golf ever since you can remember, you will find golf practice courses in the city that will meet your expectations. The result is a perfect golf course landscape at a small cost. And that’s what most golfers come for in Pattaya: great value for money. In Pattaya, it’s easy to find cheap green fees, and most of the clubs offer a “sports day” where the cheap fee becomes even cheaper.
Besides that, the rains in Pattaya are pretty much localized. While some areas are experiencing rain, you will find that some nearby ones aren’t. It also rarely rains in Pattaya, and when it does, it usually is short. So, you’re sure to get an enjoyable golfing time in Pattaya.
Ready to experience golfing in Pattaya? Here are some of the best golf course ranges:
- Laem Chabang International Country Club. Just 30 minutes away from Pattaya, the club is rated as one of the top three golf courses in Pattaya. It is one of the best, if not the best golf course not just in Pattaya but the whole of Thailand. It has a Jack Nicklaus golf design, with 27-hole layout. It is said to have the most challenging fairways, numerous water area and tricky green slopes.
- Siam Country Club Pattaya. The first privately-owned golf range in Thailand is located just 15 minutes away from Pattaya Bay. It was originally designed by I. Izumi but was recently redesigned by Schmidt Curley Design. It has narrow fairways and a challenging tree-lined course.
- Rayong Green Valley. 25 minutes from Pattaya, the club is one of the most popular golf ranges in Pattaya. The design was by Peter Thomson with lots of flowers and huge rocks. It features dog-leg holes and difficult bunker locations.
- St. Andrews 2000. This is a sister golf club of the Rayong Green Valley. Designed by Desmond Muirhead, it has 18 holes and tough bunkers. It is a popular destination for golfing in Pattaya because the course demands both accuracy and strength from the players.