Kanchanaburi Golf Experience

Kanchanaburi is a city located west of Bangkok, with a rich World War 2 history and plenty of monuments and museums left over. The Kanchanaburi golf scene is also worth taking into consideration, with undulating courses and great value to be had.

Occupied by the Japanese during World War 2, allied soldiers that had been held as prisoners of war were forced into labour to build a railway to Myanmar. The conditions were deplorable and this led to many soldiers dying while building the railway. This resulted in the railway’s current name, The Death Railway. Visitors can take a train ride up the railway to some spectacular waterfalls. It is also recommended to visit the War Museum and Hellfire Pass. However, Kanchanaburi isn’t just known for its war history. These days, The River Kwai is a popular spot to sit by and have a nice meal and drink, or to even rent a boat or tube and float down on. There are also some excellent bars and nightlife for those looking for a bit more action.

Golf in Kanchanaburi is very good with the addition of the Artitaya Golf Resort (formally known as Nichigo), so along with Grand Prix Golf Club it has two of the best hidden gems Thailand has to offer. Golfers tend to combine Kanchanaburi with a trip to Bangkok, Hua Hin, or a stop between both of those cities. Regardless, Kanchanaburi Golf is very underrated and is a great option for those looking for great golf, off of the beaten path.

Grand Prix GC

One of Thailand’s best and a real hidden gem which is certainly in the top 20 golf courses in Thailand. This top Kanchanaburi golf course was designed and built in 2011 by Dr. Prachin of the Bangkok Motor Show. All 18 holes have been sponsored by leading automobile companies, are always in great condition and the elevations and spectacular scenery make it a must play course!

Blue Sapphire Golf & Resort

A regular stop on the Thai Senior PGA Tour, this 36 hole complex is well designed with the A/B combination the recommended combination. A very underrated golf course on the Kanchanaburi golf course rotation, this will surprise many golfers for how enjoyable and relaxing the round will be.

Nichigo Golf Resort &  Country Club

27 hole design, in one the most beautiful locations in the province, right on the banks of the River Kwai. There are two notes of caution, as it often run out of carts and not always in the best condition,  

Mida Golf Club

Formally known as Lion Hills Golf Club, this course is centrally located in the province and the flat parkland layout is generally in good condition and worth playing.

Royal Ratchaburi Golf Club

Another hidden gem, and a great option to play en-route from Kanchanaburi to Hua Hin. Not much English spoken here, but a classic course and watch out for the monkeys

Recommended Restaurants

  • Keeree Tara – 034 513 855

Recommended bars

  • Monkey Bar

Hospital information

  • Kanchanaburi Memorial Hospital – 034 520 911

Phone providers (available at the airport)

  • True Move
  • DTAC
  • AIS

River Kwai and Hellfire Pass Tour

Take a short boat trip to see the bridge over the River Kwai where we take the train on the Railway. We get off the train close to the Burmese border where we have lunch. We return to the town by bus to visit a War Cemetery of allied soldiers who died during the construction of the railway.

Visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial, then start an unforgettable walk (a fairly easy walk of 4 kms, or 2.30hours approx.) on an uneven railway track running along the edge of the limestone mountain and splendid bamboo dominant forests. Several dramatic places, still hidden from most routine tourists, will be discovered.


Away Kanchanaburi Dheva Mantra Resort & Spa

Large hotel with conference facilities located on the banks of the River Kwai, with beautiful gardens and large swimming pool. Old colonial style and a little dated regarding the rooms.


Natee The Riverfront Hotel

Recently built centrally located hotel, with great views over the River Kwai.


The Bridge Residence

Centrally located, low cost option within easy walking distance of the bars and restaurants. Clean spacious rooms, in a modern design.

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