Siam Country Club, Rolling Hills
Designed by Brian Curley and opened in 2019, this world-class 18-hole course is growing in reputation. Located just 30-minutes-drive from Pattaya, on the way to Chee Chan Mountain, it is easily accessible for visitors staying in Pattaya town. The front nine holes are laid out on relatively sparse, flat, open land, whilst the back nine play through more interesting rolling hills with two large lakes coming into play. Standout holes include hole 5 with two greens that can be switched in and out of play to vary the difficulty, and hole 15, which is surrounded by a series of cavernous bunkers, short and left of the green. However, there is a player-friendly bailout area to the right of the green to assist the higher handicapper. The highest elevation and best views on the course are saved for the final three holes which afford scenic views of Pattaya and the surrounding area. The Thai-style clubhouse is both elegant and comfortable and a great place to enjoy refreshments at the end of a round. The lockers and pro shop are also top notch.