Best golf courses: Around Pattaya

Around Pattaya: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chonburi
Japan Golf Promotion

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chonburi

Designer

Japan Golf Promotion. Original design dates from 1958; course redesigned in 1987).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pattaya
Graham, David

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pattaya

Designer

David Graham & Gary Panks
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Pattaya
Graham & Panks

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pattaya

Designer

David Graham & Gary Panks
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Pattaya
Dale, David

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pattaya

Designer

David Dale of California-based Golf Plan.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chonburi
Takenaka, Thai

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chonburi

Designer

Thai Takenaka
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Pattaya
Jones II, Robert Trent

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pattaya

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chonburi
Thomson, Peter

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chonburi

Designer

Peter Thomson

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chonburi
Dye, Perry

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chonburi

Designer

Perry Dye
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Pattaya
Nicklaus, Jack

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pattaya

Designer

Jack Nicklaus

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chonburi
Fream, Ronald

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chonburi

Designer

Ronald (Ron) Fream
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Pattaya
Gussan Co.

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pattaya

Designer

Gussan Co.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pattaya
Griffiths, Denis

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pattaya

Designer

Denis Griffiths

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Pattaya
Thomson, Peter

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pattaya

Designer

Peter Thomson & Mike Wolveridge
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Pattaya
Izumu & Schmidt-Curley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pattaya

Designer

Original design by Isao Izumu (1971); significant renovations by Lee Schmidt (Schmidt-Curley Design) (2007).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Pattaya
Schmidt-Curley Design

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pattaya

Designer

Lee Schmidt (Schmidt-Curley Design).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Pattaya
Schmidt-Curley Design

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pattaya

Designer

Brian Curley (Schmidt-Curley Design).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pattaya
IMG Course Design

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pattaya

Designer

IMG Golf Course Design
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Pattaya
Local staff

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pattaya

Designer

Designed by St Andrews 2000 staff.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pattaya
Muirhead, Desmond

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pattaya

Designer

Desmond Muirhead

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