Muang Kaew Golf Club

Well-maintained course is testing and enjoyable for all

Muang Kew Golf Club stands out as one of the most convenient and beloved golf courses in Bangkok, offering golfers easy access to the heart of the city. Its prime location near central Bangkok and the new airport makes it an ideal choice for those looking to squeeze in a round of golf without sacrificing travel time. Undergoing a redesign by Schmidt-Curley, Muang Kew boasts top-tier Tiff Eagle turf greens and Paspalum grass fairways, ensuring impeccable year-round playing conditions for golf enthusiasts of all levels.

What sets Muang Kew apart are its well-protected greens, many of which are elevated with generous side catchment areas—an architectural rarity among the typically flat Bangkok golf courses. While the fairways offer some respite with their generous width, approach shots often lead to challenging greens, featuring imposing high-lipped bunkers and finely shaved fringes.

The course's allure grows with each hole, with the back nine offering a delightful mix of challenges. The excitement begins with the risk-reward par-5 13th hole, where players must navigate a blind tee shot and approach shot over a sizable and intimidating water hazard. Even those with shorter drives can attempt to cut the dogleg and go for the green, though a carry of at least 150 yards over the water is required to reach it in two. The closing hole, a deceptive par-5, poses its own set of challenges. Any approach shots that fall short and veer right will meet a watery demise in a concealed pond guarding the green.

While the clubhouse may benefit from some renovations, particularly in the aging locker rooms, the overall facilities make up for it. The restaurant serves delectable Western cuisine, with options like grilled sandwiches and a hearty American breakfast that could rival home-cooked meals. The Pro Shop offers a wide selection of men's and ladies' golf apparel, featuring both renowned and local brands at reasonable prices.

Golf carts are available but not mandatory, as the gently undulating course is easily walkable. The experienced caddie team adds to the enjoyment of the game, ensuring an overall pleasant golfing experience. The only drawbacks are the absence of a driving range and the main highway that cuts through holes 12 and 13. Nevertheless, Muang Kew Golf Club's impeccable maintenance and accessibility make it an excellent choice for a golf outing in Bangkok, especially for those looking to minimize travel time.

Muang Kaew Golf Club