It lies on 14,000 acres of land situated on the Eastern Peninsula in Phetchaburi
Province, 1.5 hours inland from Hua Hin. It is located on the northern side of the
mountain range right in the centre of the estate surrounded by the unique natural
beauty of mountains, forests and lakes. Kaeng Krachan Country Club has operated since
1994. The first 18 holes ( Lake and Valley ) was designed by Cherd Bunyaratavej,
the famous Thai golf architect.
Kaeng Krachan is an undulating course which requires accuracy off the tee to avoid
losing the ball amongst the many trees and bamboo forests which line the fairways.
The fairways are beautiful to play off and the greens can be tricky even though not
appearing to have a lot of movement in them. Several natural lakes form the basis
for the water hazard that come into play on six holes. All in all, a test of skill
at every level of the game.
The new Jack Nicklaus 9 hole Signature course ( Mountain ) opened for play in March
2008. From the Championship tees the new par 36 Nicklaus course stretches over 3,600
yards and offers some of the most dramatic elevation changes in Thailand. Each hole
presents risk versus reward options and is playable for golfers of all skill levels.
The Nicklaus design team did a remarkable job of preserving the natural terrain,
lakes and streams and moved very little dirt so the golf course doesn’t feel contrived
in any way. Interestingly enough, four of the holes dog leg to the left which goes
against Nicklaus early designs in which he seemed to favour dog leg right holes
for his patented fade. The Nicklaus Mountain nine is a must play as it was built
to international standards and is one the best conditioned 9 holes in the Hua Hin
/ Cha Am area.
The current plan is to open an additional 27 holes in the next two years, 18 of which
have been designed by Greg Norman.
Kaeng Krachan is 54 kilometres from Hua Hin and the course gets very little play,
especially in the off season. There is an on site golf resort, but the rooms and
facilities are rather basic. Golf visitors are advised to drive back to Hua Hin after
Address 229/1 Tha Yang Kaeng Krachan Rd, Km.30,Tha Yang, Phetchaburi