Alpine Golf and Sports Club

alpine_golf_club_bangkok-bespoke-thailand-travel-3One of Thailand’s toughest and most comprehensive golf courses is located just an hour from the centre of Bangkok. The Alpine Golf and Sports Club is situated along the outer ring road, within reach of the Marriott Hotel, and is noted for its changing elevations, tree-lined fairways and excellent clubhouse.

The Alpine Golf & Sports Club hosted the Johnnie Walker Classic PGA tournament in 2000 and 2004, with Tiger Woods prevailing in 2000. Its undulating fairways and quick greens make Alpine good for low and medium handicap players. Water and sweeping bunkers pockmark the 7,004-yard long course, which was created by Ronald Garl in 1996.

The clubhouse is well equipped with pro shop, large locker rooms and a sauna and Jacuzzi, plus there’s a Chinese restaurant and coffee shop on site together with a sizeable banquet hall and conference rooms. Visitors can also enjoy swimming and various other activities at Alpine.

If you’re looking for something else to do in the area, or find yourself at a loose end on Monday when the course is closed, Prathum Thani has a few notable sights, including the fun Wat Sarn Chao Riverside Market and the Mahachai Restaurant, a popular eating spot. The majestic City Pillar Shrine off to the east is also worth a visit.