|Numerous sporting opportunities
include participant and spectator sports on land and water. Major land
sports include golf, tennis, go-karts, squash, badminton, bowling, jogging.
paintball and motor-racing. Popular watersports include windsurfing, sailing,
waterskiing, gamefishing, snorkeling and scuba-diving. Opportunities for
less easily definable activities, includingbungee jumping and parasailing, are also available.
Golfers can enjoy challenging rounds at 9 scenic 18-hole courses near
the resort, and a small course at the Asia Hotel. In most cases, clubs,
shoes and other equipment can be rented, and green and caddy fees are
eminently reasonable. During weekdays, there are few courses that need
to be booked in advance.
Major courses in the Pattaya area are:
Bangphra Golf Course
45 Mu 6 Tambon Bangphra, Amphoe Si Racha, Chon Buri
Tel: (038) 341-149, 341-150 Fax: 341-151
Burapa Golf Club
Tambon Bung, Amphoe Si Racha (opposite Laem Chabang International Golf
Tel: (02) 248-15569
Khao Khiao Country Club
Tambon Bangphra, Amphoe Si Racha, Chon Buri
Tel: (02) 279-4817 Fax: 01-353-2511
Laem Chabang International Country Club
106 Mu 4 Tambon Bung, Amphoe Si Racha, Chon Buri
Tel: (02) 255-3556, 01-485–0639
Panya Resort Country Club
502 Mu 10 Sukhumvit Highway, Amphoe Si Racha, Chon Buri
Tel: (038) 349-370-81 Fax: 349-365
Phoenix Golf & Country Club
Kilometre 158 Sukhumvit Highway, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chon Buri
Tel: 01-213-3859, (038) 239-391-8
Royal Thai Navy Golf Course
Tambon Phlu Ta Luang, Amphoe Sattahip, Chon Buri Tel: (038) 431-189
Siam Country Club Golf Course
50 Tambon Pong, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chon Buri
Tel: (038) 249-381-7
Si Racha International Golf Club
284-285 Amphoe Si Racha, Chon Buri
Tel: 01-916-2416, 01-915-6282
Natural Park Hill Country Club
159/1 Sansuk Bangphra Road, Chon Buri
Tel: (038) 393-001-18 Fax: (038) 393-019
Noble Place Golf Resort & Country
88/8 Mu 6 Ban Bung, Chon Buri
Tel: (01) 484-9066, 484-9069 Fax: (01)
Pattaya Country Club
Highway No. 331, Bang Lamung , Chon Buri
Tel: (01) 211-2499, 213-9457 Fax: (01) 212- 0278
Tennis can be enjoyed at 14 Pattaya hotels, where preference is given
to hotel guests. Certain hotels have tennis coaches.
Go-karts are available at the 400 and 700-metre track Pattaya Kart Speedway,
at Mini Siam, K.R. Gokart, and the 1,080-metre track for professional
drivers at the Bira International Circuit.
Squash can be enjoyed at the Cherry Tree pub on the Siam Country Club
Golf Course road, the Dusit Resort Pattaya and Ambassador City, Jomtien.
This game of skill, strategy and daring can be enjoyed every day at
the Paintball Parkwhich is located near the Pattaya Kart Speedway.
The Pattaya Badminton Court on Soi 17 is open 24 hours daily.
Three alleys cater for bowlers, the Pattaya Bowl on Pattaya Road 2,
an alley in the Royal Jomtien Hotel, and the OD Bowl in South Pattaya.
A jogging track is an integral part of the pleasantly landscaped Pattaya
Fitness Park located near the summit of Pattaya hill. Certain hotels
have jogging tracks. Jogging is also enjoyable along the promenades
facing Pattaya Bay, and along Jomtien Beach.
The Bira International Circuit at Km 14 on Route 36 to Rayong periodically
stages international motor and motorcycle racing. The 2.4 kilometre
track is ideal for Formula 3 racing. There are daily opportunities for
speed enthusiasts who enjoy driving their own two-wheeled or four-wheeled
vehicles around the challenging track for nominal fees.
Snooker can be enjoyed at the Pattaya Bowl, AR Snooker, Dice Cafe Hall
and the Royal Place Hotel.
A handgun and rifle range with 19 fully equipped and airconditioned
galleries is open daily at Tiffany’s on Pattaya 2 Road.
Available at the Horse Sport Centre at Km. 11 on Route 36 (near the
Bira International Circuit). Mountain and jungle rides are made on Australian
thoroughbreds. Riding lessons are offered.