Khao Yai Golf Courses
Fresh air, beautiful countryside and incredible golfing opportunities, Khao Yai is home to some pretty impressive courses that are nothing short of world-class. For the weekend-getaway crowd, vacation tourists and retirement set, golfing is yet another reason to visit Khao Yai. The quality of the greens, design of the course and competitive fees add to the attraction too, along with the more moderate climate at certain times of the year in particular.
You might be surprised to learn that there are quite a few Khao Yai golf courses to choose from. Khao Yai Golf Club, designed by world-famous championship golfer Jack Nicklaus, is a spectacular 18-hole, par 72 course just 15 minutes’ drive from Khao Yai National Park, with undulating fairways and an incredibly scenic backdrop.
Mountain Creek Golf Resort is the only course in Thailand to be designed by globally renowned golfer Seve Ballesteros. The 27-hole, 72/36-par course, just a half-hour from the park, boasts three loops. One of these is relatively flat, while the other two are wonderfully challenging to really test your club skills.
St James Golf Course at Forest Hills Country Club, set in stunning parkland, was founded by British man, Sir James Holt, an entrepreneur who was knighted by England’s Queen Elizabeth II for his services to Anglo-Thai trade relations. The 27-hole, 72/36-par course was designed by John W Rogers of Scotland, and with its waterfalls and flowers is lovely to play at, with a few good challenging holes along the way.
The golfing opportunities afforded in and around Khao Yai certainly enhance the appeal of investing in property here, whether a permanent home, vacation rental or a holiday home for your family. Other courses nearby include, Kirimaya Golf Resort & Spa; Korat Country Club Golf & Resort; Panorama Golf and Country Club; Rancho Charnvee Country Club; Royal Hills Golf Resort & Spa; Bonanza Golf & Country Club; and Toscana Valley Country Club. Courses cater for beginners as well as seasoned golfers.
As well as being a great way to relax and keep fit, golfing is social too, with club houses offering a chance to meet other like-minded golfers. Facilities do vary from simple club facilities to clubs with fantastic restaurants, and there are driving ranges too, so there’s lots of choice for everyone. Added to this, the cart and golf fees are impressive, while players can also rent clubs, shoes and umbrellas as well.