The Bangpakong Riverside Country Club is located along the Bangpakong River around
the halfway point between Bangkok and Pattaya. The golf course was one of the first
to be built along the Bangkok-Pattaya golf corridor, where there are now more than
25 courses along the way. Once voted one of Asia's most popular and one of Thailand's
best golf courses, the Bangpakong layout today is mainly for higher handicappers.
The management at Bangpakong Riverside places great emphasis on the local ecology
by practicing green golf course maintenance. The overall impact is refreshing environment
for golf, with extensive local flora and fauna surrounding the golf course. The Bangpakong
Riverside layout is mostly flat and among large paddy fields. Fairways are extremely
wide, sometimes seemingly as wide as they are long, which makes the Bangpakong golf
course well suited for beginners. There is some thick rough off the fairways, but
the balls sit up high for the most part, again making it easy to advance.
On the other hand, the course plays long, especially on holes playing into the prevailing
wind off the Bangpakong River. These strong winds can add extra yardage, particularly
so on the par three holes where players also have to contend with water carries and
200 yard distances. Blind shots over trees and lakes are featured on a few of the
holes and the river winds around the course and comes into play often.