Forest Hills Country Club (Sir James course)

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Forest Hills Country Club (Sir James course) Est. 1993

Photos Forest Hills Country Club (Sir James course)

The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Where2Golf says: 

Forest Hills Country Club (Sir James course): Set in the beautiful foothills of the Khao Yai National Park, this is an excellent golf resort that can boast a fine hotel and a thoroughly enjoyable and very scenic golf course. Beyond the course, the tightly interlaced wooded hills, so distinctive of the Khao Yai region, provide almost every hole with its own stunning backdrop. Where the jungle clad hills don't suffice, then flower beds, shrubberies, rockeries, and all manner of water hazards also contribute to the picturesque and sometimes garden-like qualities of this layout. Flanking the fairways is a good-width of semi-rough, often not much longer than the fairway length grass, and beyond the "short stuff", thick vegetation and a variety of palms and other tree varieties await. The pleasant, though not excessive elevation changes sometimes produce wonderful looking holes, such as the signature par-3 15th played downhill to a water surrounded green. The testing par-4 18th is also played from an elevated tee, and then across water to a nicely elevated green in front of the clubhouse and the Sir James Lodge. Although easy-going in parts, the layout certainly contains enough water hazards, bunkering, dog-legging holes and elevation changes to ensure your game will be sufficiently probed and tested. With cooler breezes and less humidity than you'll experience in and around Bangkok, a trip to play the beautiful courses of the Khao Yai region is recommended.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

List of courses in Thailand - Khao Yai

Map of courses in Thailand - Khao Yai
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Making Contact

Forest Hills Country Club
195 Moo 3, Mitraphab Rd,
Muaklek, Saraburi 18180
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Office   +66 (0)36 343 200
Pro Shop  

  +66 (0)36 341 732

The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Jungle clad hills.
Designer: John William Rogers
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7026 6177 5669
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

How2Get There?

40 km NE of Saraburi.
Take route 1 from Bangkok, direction Sara Buri. At Sara Buri take route 2 (Friendship Highway) towards Nakhon Ratchasima. After approx 38 km, make a u-turn just after km marker 141, and following u-turn, turn left direction Sir James CC / Forest Hills (probably signed only in Thai language). Follow road for approx 5 km to golf. [2 hours from Bangkok].

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays 1,200 Baht; weekends 2,400 Baht; caddy fee 220 Baht; golf cart fee 600 Baht. Reduced resort guest rate (50% of normal visitor rate) and 9-hole rate also available. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted. Golf carts available for hire.
Caddies used by all players.
Practice facilities
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Did you know?

The golf course at Forest Hills Country Club, carries the name of its founder, Sir James Richard Holt. Born in 1912, James Holt arrived in Thailand at age 23, to work as a sales engineer for the Bangkok Dock Company - one of the largest British trading companies in Thailand. He suffered internment by the Japanese in 1941 until 1945. During his internment he met his future business partner, and together they established the trading enterprise that was eventually to be known as Sinobrit. In 1977 he was knighted for his services to Anglo-Thai trade relations by Queen Elizabeth II in her silver jubilee year. Sir Richard's son is the current owner of Forest Hills Country Club.

The Golf Guide to the Top Courses


The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Click to enlarge Google map

Latitude: (14.588630)
Longitude: (101.193251)
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in

Sir James Resort 3-star
195 Moo 3, Mittraphab Road, Muak Lek, Saraburi 18180
+66 (0)36 343 200

The 145-room Sir James Lodge provides good quality accommodation, and a convenient base from which to explore the Khao Yai region, and its pleasant array of golf courses.

Golf at this hotel Sir James CC
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 10 km No
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 30 km No
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Only golf courses featured in are mentioned above.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses 4

Find a course

Tip: to find a course quickly, type the first few characters of the course name
Golf course location on a golf map
Search this site


Not signed up yet?

Register now

Share us on

   Follow us on FB     follow us on Twitter

Where2Golf spotlights

Walker Cup: The USA scored a convincing 15.5-10.5 win over their GB&I opponents in the 47th Walker Cup at Royal Liverpool. The USA amateurs won all but two of the Sunday singles matches.
Solheim Cup:  can Europe’s top women professional golfers fair better at Gleneagles than they did in their 2017 Solheim Cup encounter with the USA. (Sept 13-15).
Who's Who: 
Brian Barnes:  one of the most colourful Scottish golfers of the modern era sadly passed away. Few others can boast two matchplay wins against Jack Nicklaus … on the same day!
Steve Stricker:  three-time Ryder Cup player and 12-time PGA Tour winner, defends his PGA Tour Champions, Sanford International title at Minnehaha CC (Sept 20-22).

Where2Golf redesign fundraising campaign Sep 2019
Latest golf course reviews
The Welcombe Hotel : provides an excellent Stay & Play opportunity, just a mile out of town from William Shakespear's birthplace in the centre of Stratford. From the layout's higher elevations you will enjoy wonderful views over the surrounding Warwickshire countryside. Read more...
Sutton Coldfield Golf Club: located to the north of Birmingham, occupies a small corner of the wonderfully expansive and natural environs of Sutton Park. Perhaps not as lauded as nearby Little Aston, and Copt Heath, this heathland gem also lays down a really enjoyable test of golf in a wonderfully natural setting. Read more... 
Walton Heath Golf Club (Old course): Top golfers and golf writers have long acknowledged Walton Heath as one of the finest heathland courses in the British Isles. In fact there are two courses here, the Old and New. Read more...
Koksijde Golf ter Hille Golf Club: on what was previously open farmland, an enjoyable and challenging links-style layout has been crafted. Perhaps the inspiration for Koksijde's new course came from a renowned Harry Colt layout that existed in the 1920s just a couple of kilometres to the west. Read more...
Most popular golf course videos