Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai area is another destination to golf in Thailand. It has some of the loveliest and most challenging golf courses, rarely visited by golfers, and hardly included in any Thailand golf holiday packages.
Kanchanaburi, sometimes referred to as River Kwai, is the fourth largest province in Thailand. Located 130 km west of Bangkok, the area is reached in 2 hours by road. The rural province shares a border with Myanmar (Burma), and the terrain comprises mountains and high plains. Most of the local population is of Thai ancestry with some Mon and Karen hill tribe minorities that add an exotic touch to golf in Kanchanaburi. WWII historical sites make for ideal touring after golfing.
Up to now, golf in the River Kwai area has been something of a secret. However, those who have the chance to golf in Kanchanaburi will be pleasantly surprised.