Courses to play:-
Evergreen Hills golf club www.evergrenhillsgolfclubs.co.th,
Nichigo Resort and country club 3 x 9 holes www.nichigoresortcc.com
Uniland Golf and country club. Military club with very good facilities.
Blue Sapphire 4 x 9 holes and more to come. This in my opinion is one of the toughest courses in the area and we have only played the so called ‘easiest 18’ as yet, the A+B. Great variations in shape of holes and you really have to play with great accuracy to score well here. Again very hilly, with some very long walks between the tees, so most people take a buggy, but I enjoy the walk. This course, as the name implies, is built around the ‘Sapphire mining’ excavations in the area and is actually owned by the Mining company.
Mida golf Club www.midagolfclubkanchanabuiri.com. This is (I believe) Korean owned and they have, and are still spending an awful lot of money on the course/facilities. This is the only golf course where I have come across lockers that are operated by a ‘swipe card’ – how posh can you get? Like Evergreen always in great condition when we have played.
Srinagarind Dam golf & Resort
There are many more courses around the area but we haven’t played them yet.
The Srinagarind Dam course is about one hours drive north from Kanchanaburi on the main highway with some fabulous views of the mountains and the dam. A great course to take on -very, very mountainous with some par 3’s where you have NO OPT OUT, hit the green or say BYE BYE GOLF BALL- buggy advised if not essential ( I don’t use buggies unless I have to, but here YES). If I remember correctly the green fee here was less than 600 Baht including caddy fee. The actual condition of the fairways and greens are not that great, but what a hell of a course – EVERYONE who played it agreed that we would definitely go back again on the next trip, we enjoyed the challenge so much!
All of the above courses will give you a great day out.
I don’t know where you are located, so it is impossible to advise which course(s) to play on the way up or down to Kanchanaburi, but obviously you can sort this out yourselves.
If you have to play only 3 courses then I would suggest – Evergreen, Blue Sapphire, and Mida. If you want something completely different then do play Srinagarind (This one just for the hell of it). Nichigo is reputedly listed as one of the ‘top 5 courses in Asia’ and is a great venue, but we have found the course conditions to have deteriorated; but maybe they have again improved – ask Rob for his opinion on this.