Khao Yai Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Khao Yai Golf Club Est. 1993

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Khao Yai Golf Club (formerly Life Privilege Country Club and before that Mission Hills Khao Yai) is worth a visit, if only to experience another fine example of Jack Nicklaus's design work. But don't expect the rest of the resort facilities to match the quality of the course layout. The resort has clearly seen better days, with many of the outbuildings and condominiums now eerily empty and derelict. The resort does, however, remain popular with aficionados of well-designed golf layouts, and with large numbers of Koreans looking for a low-cost Stay & Play golf package. This pleasantly undulating layout, will give your game a thorough workout, while an immensely picturesque backdrop is provided by the cliffs and tightly folding hills of the Khao Yai region. The natural contouring of the land gives good definition to the gently undulating holes, sometimes accentuated by additional earthmounding, and a light sprinkling of maturing trees. Although the original bunkering seems rather modest for a Nicklaus design, there are some holes that do exude a sterner bunker threat. The excellent short par-4 7th is one such hole. The downhill 2nd is as good a par-5 as they come. From a wonderfully elevated tee box you'll play down onto the fairway, then risk as much water as you dare to get as close to the green as possible in two. For a long time now maintenance standards have varied from poor to adequate, but have not been at anything like the level you would normally expect from a well laid out Nicklaus design.

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Making Contact

Khao Yai Golf Club
151 Moo 5, Thanarat Rd, Moo-si,
Pakchong, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130
Thailand
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Office   +66 (0)44 297 258/9
Pro Shop  
Fax

  +66 (0)44 297 260

Email  
Website   www.khaoyaigolfclub.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Jungle clad hills and open countryside.
 
Designer: Jack Nicklaus
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7058 5765 5031
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope
 
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How2Get There?

58 km E of Saraburi.
Take route 1 from Bangkok, direction Sara Buri. At Sara Buri take route 2 (Friendship Highway) towards Nakhon Ratchasima. Turn right at km marker 165 onto route 2090 direction Khao Yai National Park. After 19 km turn right, direction Muak Lek. After 2 km entrance to golf is on your right. [2.5 hours from Bangkok].

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays 1,500 Baht; weekends 2,500 Baht; caddy fee 600 Baht; golf cart 600 Baht. Low-cost Stay&Play packages available for resort guests. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility.
Caddies always available.
Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Khao Yai Golf Club was previously one of three Mission Hills resorts in Thailand, the other two are located in Phuket and Kanchanaburi, and still operate under the Mission Hills name. All three golf courses were Jack Nicklaus designs, commissioned by Mr Ngamjitsuksri, who previously had a stake in the Mission Hills development in Shenzhen, China. After its days as a Mission Hills Resort, and before becoming Khao Yai Golf Club, the facility was known as Life Privilege Country Club.

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Location

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Latitude: (14.552723)
Longitude: (101.346710)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Kirimaya Golf Resort 5-star
1/3 Moo 6, Thanarat Road, Moo 4, Pakchong, Nakorn Ratchasima 30130.
+66 (0)44 426 000
www.kirimaya.com

The 5-star Kirimaya Resort is the perfect get-away location. Surrounded by the beautiful hills of the Khao Yai National Park, it provides luxury accommodation, a Nicklaus-designed championship golf course, spa, fitness centre and the very best of Thai cusine.

Golf at this hotel Kirimaya
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Golf within 10 km Khao Yai GC (11 km)
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Golf within 30 km Toscana Valley; Forest Hills -Sir James (32 km).
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