Bangkok Golf Club, conveniently situated just 35 minutes from the heart of the city, stands as one of the premier golfing destinations in the region, boasting its establishment in the 1990s. The club has a storied history, having hosted numerous professional events, including the prestigious Asian Tour's Volvo Masters in 2003.
In 2011, the golf course faced a formidable challenge as it grappled with massive flooding, necessitating the reconstruction of all its greens and a substantial reduction in some of the older tees. The result, however, was a more welcoming and refreshed course that emerged in 2012. Presently, an adept team manages the golf course, ensuring top-notch playing conditions.
Surrounding this golfing gem in Bangkok, you'll find office complexes, a school, a tranquil Buddhist temple, local housing, and pockets of industry. Yet, once inside the towering walls, the outside world fades away, leaving behind a meticulously maintained and genuinely thrilling golf course for avid Bangkok golfers.
From the back tees, the course spans slightly over 6800 yards. Don't be deceived by its garden-like charm; this course has the capacity to challenge and penalize even the most complacent golfers. While the lush fairways initially capture your attention, a few double-bogeys later, your focus will shift squarely to the immediate golfing challenges at hand.
Achieving a commendable score here demands precision in hitting narrow fairways and steering clear of water hazards that guard some of the remarkable par-3 holes. Among them, the standout is the par-3 11th, featuring an island turtle-back green that demands unwavering confidence to sail a powerful tee shot over the water and clear the bunker obstructing the front.
Noteworthy as well is the 9th hole, a double dogleg par-5, which once ranked among the world's top 500 golf holes according to Golf Magazine's 1991 publication.
The crowning glory of this golf haven is its splendid greens—swift and undulating. Thankfully, the caddies are well-versed in deciphering the myriad slopes and breaks that characterize these putting surfaces.
The clubhouse at Bangkok Golf Club offers a slice of luxury with traditional Thai massages, a well-stocked golf pro shop, locker rooms, and a choice of international and Japanese restaurants. Practice facilities include a putting green and dedicated chipping areas. For those seeking an all-inclusive Bangkok golf resort experience, accommodations are also available. Furthermore, the golf course is floodlit, allowing for night golf and accommodating golfers who prefer late afternoon tee times.