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Ubolratana Dam

Fees:  Green fees: 300THB w/day, 500THB w/end and holiday. Caddie fee: 200THB. Golf buggy: 500THB

Facilities: Pro shop; driving range (1 km away); practice putting green; practice chipping area; club hire available.

Description: 18 holes, par 72. The most mature of the local courses which, in the author’s opinion, provides a good test of golf; position off the tee is rewarded more than length. There are 3 sets of tees: ladies (red 5505 yards); men’s front (white 6381 yards); men’s back (blue 6714 yards). The fairways are generous, tree lined, with lush grass; the proximity of the dam means there is no shortage of water for irrigation all year round. The first cut of rough is reasonable but stray further off line and you are in trouble; trees, scrub and long grass all punish the wayward shot. The greens are of average size, good quality and consistent, but some with severe slopes, get in the wrong position and it may be difficult to keep the ball on the green. Bunkers are of a decent standard. Water hazards come into play on 11 of the holes to a greater or lesser extent. Overall, a good course that requires accuracy of shot and punishes those which are not. The course is owned and run by EGAT (Electric Generating Authority of Thailand), who have several courses around the country, all of which provide excellent value for money.

A new club house was opened in 2011 and has all the usual facilities; good size locker rooms with plenty of showers, the pro’s shop is small but has the basics. Food and drink are available in the restaurant which is practical more than comfortable.

The course is located 45 kms north west of Khon Kaen (about 45mins driving time). It is best to avoid weekends when it can get extremely busy.


Card for Ubolratana Dam
Hole Blue White SI Par Red
1 578 558 12 5 514
2 405 385 2 4 341
3 173 162 14 3 140
4 340 325 16 4 275
5 192 181 6 3 133
6 360 340 8 4 289
7 340 335 4 4 293
8 560 525 18 5 485
9 375 350 10 4 300
Out 3323 3161 2770
10 381 355 9 4 288
11 425 393 3 4 325
12 150 145 5 3 126
13 352 337 7 4 308
14 135 128 17 3 104
15 568 543 13 5 502
16 575 565 15 5 488
17 398 362 11 4 255
18 407 392 1 4 339
In 3391 3220 2735
Total 6714 6381 5505

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On the tee at the 6th, a par 4, just drive it straight.
The 10th tee, draw it round the tree for the perfect shot.
The 14th, a par 3, don't be short.