For many years, Pattaya has been regarded as one of the best golfing locations in Thailand. You will be spoilt for choice here as there are many top quality courses that you can play.
So, if you need a break from the hectic pace of life on pattaya beach, then there are enough courses to keep you occupied and happy during your stay. All are in good condition and will present unique challenges for both the novice and experienced golfer.
Some of the courses tend to get quite busy on weekends and during the high season (December - March), play can be slow at times. At other times of year, you can often not see another soul on the course except your playing partner and caddies.
Popular Golf Courses
When playing golf in Pattaya remember you are a visitor and respect the locals who are also playing. More than often, they will not stand aside and let you play through as they are not so familiar with this concept of golf. However, if they are holding your game up, if you are a 2 ball for example,
Golf on Bermuda Grass - a new experience
If you have played golf in Tropical or sub tropical regions before you are probably familiar with Bermuda grass like golfers in Pattaya can enjoy.
Bermuda is a type of grass used in most tropical climates, especially on seaside courses, because it is a heartier strain of grass that is easier to maintain than traditional bent grass.
Pattaya Golf courses reviewed
The area feature more than 20 of Thailand's finest golf courses in tropically evergreen landscapes. Most of these can be found close to Pattaya. Some of Pattaya's golf courses have been designed by world's most famous names in golf course design, such as Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Nick Faldo. . .
How much should I tip a Caddie?
Good question. Here the deal. Caddies often do not get paid a salary. At some golf courses, they only get to work for 2-3 days per week, so their salary is the caddie fee (THB 200-300 at most golf courses in Pattaya), plus tip. Most local golfers(Thai) tip about THB 200.The bottom line is this: THB 300 is a good tip, for good service. Be kind and you will be very welcome again next time and will get the extra smile you obviously deserve.