Although Khon Kaen has undoubtedly seized the initiative in providing golf facilities in Isaan it is by no means the only venue. For the golfer who is mobile, and wishes to travel around with clubs in the car, other courses can be found at the following locations.
Udon Thani. 130 kms N of Khon Kaen. Several 9 hole courses in the area of varying standards.
Nong Khai. 170 kms N of Khon Kaen. Victory Park; 18 holes, par 72. A very nice course that is well worth a visit; facilities are very good but the bunkers could do with some work. Accommodation is available on the course.
Loei. 200 kms NW of Khon Kaen. Interesting 9 hole course located within the army base; the 7th and 8th holes provide a good challenge.
Chumpae. 80 kms W of Khon Kaen. There are a couple of 9 hole courses, one is situated within the army base. The 9 hole course at Chulaphon is well worth a visit if you are in the area; set in a National Park amongst tree covered hills. Listen out for the monkeys in the trees (sounds like they are laughing at your attempts at golf), but watch out for elephants, which sometimes roam the course. No buggies available and quite a strenuous walk. (Update; we understand buggies are now available)
Roi Et. 140 kms E of Khon Kaen. One 18 hole course and one 9 hole course are located near the town.