Prior to the Vietnam war Pattaya was a sleepy fishing village on the northern coast of the Gulf of Thailand but in the 1960s the U.S. troops began using the area as an R&R stopover destination and it soon started to expand to accommodate their growing needs.
Today the city is a high adrenaline beach resort offering over thirty golf courses and is the most popular golf destination in the kingdom. Coupled with the water sports, floating restaurants, markets, shopping malls and of course the hundreds of Go-go and Beer Bars (especially around the cities infamous Walking Street area) it is obvious to see why Pattaya attracts over 7 million tourists per year.
Just 2km south of the main beach lies Jomtien Beach, a much more relaxed part of the city which generally tends to appeal to visitors with families and for couples looking for a slightly quieter location but still within a few minutes journey of the more vibrant areas should they wish for a change of scenery.
With dozens of activities and sightseeing excursions on offer in and around the city Pattaya is a very popular choice for both Thai and International visitors and as such can become extremely busy but if you are looking for an exhilarating location for you golf holiday in Thailand with several of the country’s best golf courses then Pattaya could well be the ideal setting for you. Easily accessible, just an hour and a half by road from Bangkok and several flights operate to and from Pattaya’s local domestic airport Utapao.
Several islands line the coastline to the east of Pattaya along to the Cambodian border and are well worth visiting if you have the time, just let us know where you would like to go and what you want to see during your stay and we’ll be happy to help.