Alpine Golf & Sports Club

Site of Tiger Woods’ 2000 Asian Tour win

Alpine Golf & Sports Club stands as a pinnacle of golfing excellence in Thailand, earning its place among the top-rated courses in Asia. Designed by the esteemed golf course architect Ronald Garl, it gained global recognition by hosting the 2000 Johnnie Walker Classic PGA tournament, famously won by Tiger Woods, and later repeated the honor in 2004.

This 18-hole masterpiece within Alpine Golf is renowned for its challenging layout, setting the gold standard for golf courses in Bangkok. Beyond its remarkable hole routing, this exclusive members-only club boasts impeccable maintenance, featuring lightning-fast greens and undulating fairways.

Within the parkland layout, majestic trees, bushes, and shrubs flourish, a stark contrast to its origins as flat rice paddy fields. The dramatic elevation changes are reminiscent of golf courses found in Hua Hin or Phuket, rather than the heart of Bangkok.

Water hazards and beach-style bunkers add to the course's allure, notably guarding the front of the par-3 3rd and 12th holes. Alpine is not for the faint-hearted; it demands precision and skill from golfers.

Certain drives necessitate straight shots to evade the lush jungle lining many fairways. Locating the greens, often surrounded by water, is a challenging feat. Notably, the 7th and 11th holes boast island greens connected by a slender piece of land. Tiger Woods' eagle on the 555-yard par-5 7th during the 2000 Johnnie Walker Classic remains an iconic feat.

Alpine presents a test for even the most seasoned golfers, with picturesque holes, abundant vegetation, and, for the Bangkok region, remarkable undulations and earth mounding.

A valuable tip for players: most greens slope from back to front, emphasizing the importance of keeping the ball below the hole for more manageable scores. Conservative fairway and approach shots are rewarded, while wayward shots incur costly penalties.

For Thailand's golfing enthusiasts, Alpine Golf & Sports Club promises an unforgettable challenge to their golfing prowess. The clubhouse facilities, including locker rooms and two outstanding restaurants—a coffee shop and gourmet Chinese restaurant—offer a delightful post-game experience with impeccable service. Serious golfers should consider Alpine Golf & Sports Club an essential inclusion in any Bangkok golf package.

Alpine Golf & Sports Club