Sports Nakhon Ratchasima Korat Thailand

Sports

Badminton

Cycling

Football (soccer)

You wanna watch football on TV? Check the bars sections to find the giant screens.

You wanna watch live football in Korat? Check that website.

You wanna plya football in Korat? (Soon)

Golf courses

(Comments are from a golfer living in Korat for more than 10 years)

 

Tiger Golf Wing 1 (ไทเกอร์ กอล์ฟ กองบิน 1) Soi Seubsiri 304, beside Sermsuk Co.,Ltd., Muang district Nakhon Ratchasima Tel. 0 4435 4652

 

Suranaree, Army base.

9 holes; rather boring because it’s not long and almost all holes are played left to right. Gets far too crowded. Surly staff and some players not very friendly. Suranari Golf Club (สุรนารี กอล์ฟคลับ) in Suranari Military Camp Tel: 0 4434 1389

 

Rooks Korat.

18 holes. On the way to Pakthongchai. Best course in Korat, but unfortunately run by a company whose motto is “screw the Farangs”.

 

Voyage Panorama, Si Kiew.

18 holes. A very good course, although a little on the short side. Voyage Panorama Resort & Golf Club (วอยาจพานอรามา รีสอร์ท แอนด์ กอล์ฟ คลับ) 68 Mu 10 Tambon Nong Ya Khao, Amphoe Sikhio, Tel: 0 4443 6298 – 9

 

Friendship Meadows, Pakchong. Friendship Meadows Country Club (เฟรนชิพ มีโด คันทรีคลับ) 200/1 Mu 16, Mittraphap Road km.162, Nakhon Ratchasima Tel. 0 4431 3245 , 0 4431 1571 Bangkok Office Tel: 0 2973 3078, 0 2973 4468-9

 

Pakchong Highland, Pakchong

Can’t give you information on both these; for some reason I’ve never played them. I think Highland is meant to be better than Friendship. Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima Tel. 0 4442 6000-99, 0 4492 9888, 0 2257 1455-7

 

Forest Hills (Sir James Lodge), Muaklek

18/27 holes. Excellent course, the only drawback being excessive wormcasts in the rainy season and excessive Koreans in the cool season.

Mission Hills, Khao Yai

18 holes. Good course, although recently in need of some maintenance. A bit on the short side. Mission Hills Golf Khao Yai (มิชชัน ฮิลล์ กอล์ฟ เขาใหญ่) 151 Mu 5, Thanarat Road, Pak Chong , Nakhon Ratchasima Tel. 0 4429 7258-61 Bangkok Office Tel. 0 2226 3390-3

 

Khao Yai Country Club, Khao Yai (not sure if it hasn’t changed its name recently)

holes Jack Niklaus design; recently has taken itself way up-market with its prices.

 

Bonanza, Khao Yai

18/27 holes; very good course and good value. Bonanza Golf & Country Club (โบนันซา กอล์ฟ แอนด์ คันทรี คลับ) 236 Mu 5, Between Km.6 and Km.7, Thanarat Road, Amphoe Pak Chong, Tel: 0 44 921063 – 5

 

Kirimaya Golf Resort Spa (คีรีมายา กอล์ฟ รีสอร์ท สปา) 1/3 Mu 6 Thanarat Road. Moo-Si,

 

Korat Country Club Golf & Resort (โคราช คันทรี่คลับ กอล์ฟ รีสอร์ท) 622 Mu 12 Korat-Pak Thongchai Road, Ban Lam Ruak, Pak Thongchai , Nakhon Ratchasima Tel. 0 4424 9060-1

 

Seoul Saim Resort & Country Club Pak Chong Highland Country Club (โซลสยาม รีสอร์ท แอนด์ คันทรี่ คลับ) 156 Mu 9 Pak Chong Lamsompung Road, Amphoe Pak Chong Tel. 08 1781557

Jogging

One of the most popular jogging place is the park around the artificial lake in Korat,

called “Bung Ta Lua”. Many Thais will go running at the place around 5-7 pm.

Petanque (boules)

Jean Luc, a Frenchman, is organizing a Petanque tournement every March in Korat. He also trains the national team and they play often in a park near update, called Korat Stadium. If you are interested, you can write to him at: jean-luc.rosticci@hotmail.com

Sports Clubs

MS SPORTS CLUB

Enormous offer of brand new machines and many other facilities:
cycling studio room, yoga studio room, Sauna room, bathroom, locker room
cardio theater, massage possibilities, etc. It’s after Big C, Makro, after Pegasus, stay on the left, cross the JET petrol station, then a seven eleven on a small street. You will see on your left a big shop (central) that sells building material. Next to this shop is the MS Sport Club.
1 month: 1500
3 months: 4650
6 months 8400
12 months: 14280

Email: ms_sport_club@hotmail.com
tel 044 341 364-6
or call NOOKIE: 0892004797

FITNESS FIRST

Also brand new at The Mall (2008), on the third floor. It should open around August. They have a website at http://www.fitnessfirst.co.th. They are replacing the bowling and snooker place beside the MCC HALL. Tel: 044 393 600

CLUB 333

There is a fitness center at the SEA GAMES stadium. We were told that the facilities are quite nice and it cost about 500 baht per month. Sauna, parking and all facilities. You can also join the swimming pool and the tennis Courts for a small fee. More to come…

 

SUPER HEALTH FITNESS

Tel:044 242 2646/2647
That was the best place in Kort before the 2 new places above opened in 2008 (fitness first and MS sports Club opened). (Bung Ta Lua) Three floors of good and modern equipment. But they don’t really have good lockers, showers, etc. Normally open from 6 am to 9:30 pm.

 

 

Swimming (under construction)

1) One of the best swimming pool in Korat is at The Mall.

1242/2 Mittrapab Highway, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, 30 000. Tel: 044 288 555.

50m, 10 lanes, outdoors, unheated , water temperature reported as “pleasant year-round”. Price is 80 baht for adult for single entry. The pool is open from 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M., before 10:00 A.M. use the entrance behind the Mall. There is a water park adjacent to the pool and entry to both is included in the admission.

 

 

The Mall

2) Ratchapruek Hotel has a small exterior swimming pool on the third floor of this hotel. Admission is 100 baht and include access to a small gymnasium, with a nice vestiary including a sauna. (One for men and one for women, in separate rooms). This is a nice place to relax but not for people wishing to swim long distance.

 

3) Sima Thani

 

4) V-One Hotel

 

5) Korat Stadium

 

6) Pollan Villa. This is a small complex near Pollan Gate. Admission to the swimming pool is very cheap, 30 or 40 baht. You will some children and parents on the weekend but it’s a very quiet place on weekdays.

Pollan Villa

7) Korat Resort. Another very nice swimming pool, quite large. Korat Resort is not very far from Dan Kwian.

 

Korat Resort

 

8) Dusit Princess Hotel

Dusit Princess Hotel.

 

 

 

Table Tennis (ping pong)

That is possible downstairs at The Mall. Sport and cocktails also has a table on the second floor.