Dragon Hills Golf and Country Club This is such a well designed course that it’s
a favourite with many who play it regularly. The course meanders its way out and
back on both nines such that you hardly ever see another hole other than the one
you are playing, which gives the golfer the feeling that he is the only player on
Set in a range of hills southwest of Ratchaburi Town, and not very far from the border
with Myanmar, Dragon Hills is an excellent golf course and if, you are going on a
tour to either Kanchanaburi or Hua Hin, this one is well worth the detour. Few people
are disappointed by the layout of the course and to get a good score will leave you
Dragon Hills Golf Club boasts 18 holes of golf which are among the finest in Thailand.
The golf course is built on 2400 acres of lush natural mountain greenery. James J.
Engh, an American who worked with Nicklaus design, was responsible for producing
one of the best layouts in Asia. Usually in wonderful condition this par 72 is a
must play for golfers coming to this part of Thailand. It is a one hour drive from
Kanchanaburi and although it is 1.5 hrs from Bangkok or Hua Hin, by the end of the
day nobody worries and everyone wants to come back.
This fantastic and very remote golf course is set in the middle of valleys and hills.
Dragon Hills offers a combination of undulating fairways and greens, lateral water
hazards, carries over water, doglegs and strategically located sand traps. Added
to this, the scenic background makes for a truly enjoyable round of golf.
The back nine holes are particularly beautiful, as they play through wild life and
environmentally preserved park lands. The signature holes are 10, 11, and 12. Hole
12 plays to an island green, downhill about 170 yards. Unusually, there are 3 par
3’s, 3 par 4’s and 3 par 5’s on the back nine, making it a real challenge with no
give me's! The par 4's and par 5's play long, with well placed hazards and sloping
back to front greens.
A small rustic clubhouse and on site lodge provides ample, but not fancy, facilities
and accommodations. In any case, golfers come here for the golf course, one of the
best, and a true hidden gem of Thailand!