Thung Kha Ngok, Mueang Phang-nga District, Phang-nga 82000, Thailand
Katathong Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course nestled between three stunning misty mountains in Phang Nga, Southern Thailand, Khao Nang Hong, Khao Tao and the tallest of the three Katathong Mountain recognised by its gently curved summit.
Despite being a newly opened course, Katathong already has a rich history as a former tin mine, an industry which boomed in Phang Nga as far back as the 15th century. The owner of Katathong, Somkiat Ratanarungsiwat, is a life long local whose forefathers were directly involved in tin trading.
Somkiat has a passion for golf and made the decision to create a beautiful and unique golf course on the site whilst still maintaining its tin mining heritage. The club house is designed in charming Sino-Portuguese architectural style and decorated with memorabilia from the mining era, there are even authentic rusting relics of the industrial mine that can still be seen from the fairway.
Somkiat is also a devout Buddhist and plans to built a Dhamma Resort amongst the beautiful natural landscapes of Katathong, the beginnings of which are already in place with the creation of a large red sandstone sitting Buddha.
The stunning golf course offers lush green mountain views from every angle with courses that follow the natural contours of the land featuring undulating hills, sand traps and a beautiful natural reservoir. But the course is not as tranquil as you might expect, with an abundance of natural waterfalls and streams, the air is filled with the sounds of cascading water.
Players will enjoy the challenges offered by the narrow fairways that require more strategic thinking, precision and accuracy, and the Par 3 courses that go up as well as down! Above all Katathong is a sanctuary for golfers who arrive to play golf, but leave with a deeper respect for nature.