Navatanee Golf Course


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Navatanee Golf Course Est. 1973

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Navatanee Golf Course: This pleasant and testing parkland layout was one of Trent Jones II's earliest designs, built specifically for the 1975 World Cup of Golf. It took two years to turn what were then rice fields into Thailand's first international standard, professional championship venue. Navatanee's claim to be the No.1 or No.2 course in Thailand, certainly held sway throughout the 1970's and 1980's, but nowadays, such a claim is challengeable - even following Trent Jones' 1997 strengthening of the course. The current layout, which occupies relatively flat terrain, doesn't include overly pronounced earthmounding or fairway contouring, but is still an absorbing course, full of classic Trent Jones bunkering. Hitting the putting surfaces will require high-flighted shots into them, particularly with deepish bunkers protecting the front of several greens. The fairway bunkers are as menacing as those at greenside. Navatanee has much less water than on the average Bangkok course, quite surprising given its paddy field origins. Water appears on about six of the holes, threateningly so on those occasions. The best stretch starts with the short par-4 5th (the first water-protected hole), and then embraces the very testing par-4 6th. Closing out the front-nine is a fabulous water-hugging par-5. The back-nine is also laced with many good holes, but can be something of an anti-climax after the closing front-nine stretch. Navatanee is still one of the country's "trophy" courses, but stronger and more recent designs have been established, challenging Navatanee's supremacy in Thailand.

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Making Contact

Navatanee Golf Course
22 Moo Navatanee Rd, Kwaeng Ramintra,
Khet Kannayao, Bangkok 10230
Thailand
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Office   +66 (0)2 376 1034 to 6
Pro Shop  
Fax

  +66 (0)2 376 1685

Email   info@navatanee.com
Website   www.navatanee.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Jr.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6902 6315 5333
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72.5 69.4 70.9
 
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How2Get There?

20 km NE of Bangkok (Sukhumvit hotel area)
Take the Eastern Outer Ring Road (route 9) heading north from Bangkok. Exit onto the Seri Thai Road (route 3278) direction Bang Kapi. After 200 metres golf entrance is on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Contact club for green fee details. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; no visitors on weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory for visiting golfers. Pace of play is expected at no more than 4 hours for a four-ball.
Caddies used by all players.
Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Navatanee (sometimes written Nawathani), Thailand's first world-class golf course, was established on what were former rice paddy fields. The course opened for play in 1973 two years ahead of hosting the 1975 World Cup of Golf, won by the USA-team of Johnnie Miller and Lou Graham. Navatanee loosely translates as "the place of Nava", Nava being a shorthand for the name of the club's founder, Sukum Navapan. The club prides itself on maintaining a brisk pace of play, so fourballs are expected round in no more than four hours - quite achievable with one cart and a minimum of one per visiting golfer.

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Location

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Latitude: (13.802642)
Longitude: (100.673937)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit 5-star
250 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110
+66 (0)2 649 8888
www.starwood.com/bangkok

The 5-star Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit is an ideal hotel from which to enjoy all that Bangkok has to offer. It enjoys a prime location in the heart of the city, with easy access to the Skytrain, subway and Expressway. Bangkok's business, entertainment and shopping districts are all around.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km No
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Golf within 30 km Best Ocean; Muang Keaw; Bangpoo; Green Valley; Lakewood; Thana City; Summit Windmill; Navatanee; Panya Indra. Other Where2Golf listed Around Bangkok courses are within 50 km.
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Amari Don Muang Airport Hotel 4-star
333 Chert Wudthakas Road, Moo 10, Srikan, Don Muang, Bangkok 10210
+66 (0)2566 1020
www.amari.com

This comfortable 4-star hotel is located close to Bangkok's former international airport, Don Muang Airport. Its superior accommodation, restaurants and business and convention facilities, make it a popular choice with both business and leisure travellers.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km No
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Golf within 30 km Bangkok GC; Navatanee; Panya Indra; Legacy; Windsor Park; Cascata; Lam Luk Ka; Alpine.
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