Krungthep Kreetha Golf Course is one of the old courses near Bangkok city center and features an attractive layout with big and mature trees. The course was opened long before the Thailand golf boom and among locals, it is one of the best-known courses in Bangkok. In the mid 1990s the Krungthep Kreetha site was entirely redesigned and renovated by James R. Vaughn. The present course layout brings many water hazards into play, these coupled with mature trees and numerous out of bounds makes straight, not necessarily long, drives the key to scoring well at Krungthep Kreetha.
Most holes feature water and OB on one or both sides of the fairway. Assuming you do find the fairway off the tee, the accurate approach shots are also a must due to the many water hazards and greenside bunkers The par 3’s are short, but very difficult to hold the putting surface.The greens are deceiving and somewhat difficult to read. The Par 4 1st can ruin any chances of a good score very quickly, and the Par 5 2nd is equally difficult with a narrow fairway and water hazards on both sides.
The Krungthep Kreetha club house, also renovated together with the golf course is rather grand and boasts an excellent Thai restaurant. Complete practice facilities including an often empty public driving range are also on the Krungthep Kreetha site.
Krungthep Kreetha golf courses’ close proximity to downtown Bangkok makes this course popular with members, locals, and businessman, so early tee time bookings are suggested.