Khao Kheow Country Club – A&B Course

Course Data
LocationPattaya, Thailand
Yardage7077yards  Par 72
Course Rating 
Playing Date 18 Sep. 2005
DesingnerPete Dye
Golf CartYes
Overall Rating
Course Layout
Difficulty Level
Greens Conditions
Fairways Conditions
Landscaping & Views

A view from the clubhouse

This demanding 27-hole golf course is laid out in rolling countryside. The A,B & C each have 9 holes and A & B together form a championship course. C is a friendlier layout. Many holes have tight fairways and furthermore they are guarded by hazards such as OB lines, water or bunkers and many of fairways narrow dramatically as you approach the greens, so even advanced players will be challenged. Comfortable undulations, Island greens, and rolling fairways that are peculiar to Pete Dye are seen on this course, too. Moreover, many palm trees, planted all over the course, create an exotic tropical atmosphere. It is often said that the course along with Laem Chabang CC, Valley Course (9 Holes) are the most difficult to play by using the back tees. Even professional golfers can lose control with many shots when the prevailing strong sea winds blow, which is often the case.

2nd Par 5 592 yards

A long, demanding par 5. There is an OB on the left and a bunker on the right of the narrow fairway, so an accurate drive is needed. Because the second shot and subsequent shots are also affected by the tight fairway and OB on the left, you need to play the hole carefully.


2nd hole seen from the green

2nd Par 5 592 yards (2)

2nd Par 5 592 yards (1)
3rd Par 3 192 yards

3rd green

3rd Par4 192 yards
A wonderful par 3 with water on the right side of the green. It features some mounds around the small green, which create a distinctive beauty. Although the course’s signature hole is the 17th par 3, I personally think that this hole is more beautiful and challenging than the 17th.
6th Par 4 433 yards

6th Par 4 433 yards (2)

6th Par 4 433 yards (1)
A pretty par 3. The fairway bunkers on both sides of the fairway are in play on the tee shot. The water comes into play for the next shot since there is a pond on the right of the green, so left to right hitters need to be careful.
15th Par 5 560 yards

15th Par 5 560 yards (2)

15th Par 5 560 yards (1)
You see a Thai temple on the mountainside behind the green on this par 5. It features a neat green that is deep and elevated 3 meters
17th Par 3 146 yards

17th Par 3 146 yards (2)

17th Par 3 146 yards (1)
A par 3 with a circular island green. As the green is big, it is not that difficult. It becomes a different story on a gusty or windy day,, Then you will have to struggle to save par.
18th Par 4 430 yards
The left of the fairway borders the lake. The fairway is very narrow, requiring an accurate drive. The closer to the green, the narrower fairway becomes. The green slopes from left to right and the left of the green faces the water.

18th Par 4 430 yards (3)

18th Par 4 430 yards (2)

18th Par 4 430 yards (1)
19th hole


It takes 50 minutes by car from Pattaya.

The other Pete & Perry Dye or Dye Design Inc. designed courses in Asia are Subhapruek GC, The Kao Cha-Ngok G&CC and Thai Muang Beach R&M in Thailand, Laguna National G&CC in Singarpore, Castlex GC, Woo Jeong Hills CC in Korea, and Orna G&CC, Poresia CC in Malaysia, Eagle Ridge G&CC - Andy Dye Course in the Philippines, West Coast GC in China, and St. Lakes GC, Maple Point GC, Kaminami Springs CC, Golden Lakes CC, Kimisarazu GR, The CC Glenmore, Mission Hills CC, Sapporo Bay GC and Iwase Royal GC in Japan.