Muang Kaew Golf Club in Bangkok
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Muang Kaew Golf Club in Bangkok
A formidable test, Muang Kaew Golf Club plays more 7,000 yards from the championship tees. Courtesy of Muang Kaew G.C.
Muang Kaew GC in Bangkok - dining room
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Muang Kaew GC in Bangkok - dining room
Muang Kaew Golf Club features very good clubhouse facilities and restaurant options. Courtesy of Muang Kaew G.C.
Muang Kaew Golf Club in Bangkok, Thailand - Schmidt-Curley
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Muang Kaew Golf Club in Bangkok, Thailand - Schmidt-Curley
Muang Kaew Golf Club was renovated and redesigned by the team of Schmidt-Curley. Courtesy of Muang Kaew G.C.
Muang Kaew Golf Club in Bangkok, Thailand
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Muang Kaew Golf Club in Bangkok, Thailand
Muang Kaew Golf Club is the closest golf course to the center of Bangkok and sits a 20-minute drive from the airport. Courtesy of Muang Kaew G.C.
Muang Kaew GC in Thailand - water
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Muang Kaew GC in Thailand - water
Courses around Bangkok like Muang Kaew are generally flat and feature many water hazards. Courtesy of Muang Kaew G.C.
Muang Kaew golf course - Clubhouse
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Muang Kaew golf course - Clubhouse
Muang Kaew Golf Club is one of Bangkok's top golf courses. Courtesy of Muang Kaew G.C.
Muang Kaew Golf Club in Bangkok - No. 18
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Muang Kaew Golf Club in Bangkok - No. 18
Muang Kaew Golf Club closes with a par 5 that is protected, short and to the right, by water. Courtesy of Muang Kaew G.C.
Muang Kaew G.C. in Thailand - No. 8
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Muang Kaew G.C. in Thailand - No. 8
Muang Kaew Golf Club's par-4 eighth hole is a sharp dogleg around a pond. Courtesy of Muang Kaew G.C.
Muang Kaew Golf Club in Thailand - fairways
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Muang Kaew Golf Club in Thailand - fairways
Muang Kaew Golf Club features many water hazards that line the fairway and greens. Courtesy of Muang Kaew G.C.
Muang Kaew golf course - hole 3
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Muang Kaew golf course - hole 3
The par-3 third hole at Muang Kaew Golf Club plays over water. It's less than 150 yards from the championship tees. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Muang Kaew Golf Club in Bangkok - caddies
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Muang Kaew Golf Club in Bangkok - caddies
Caddies at Muang Kaew Golf Club provide back rubs and cool downs during a wait on the tee. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Muang Kaew GC - hole 7
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Muang Kaew GC - hole 7
The par-3 seventh hole at Muang Kaew Golf Club plays entirely over water. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Muang Kaew Golf Club in Bangkok

Sprawling Bangkok, the largest city in Thailand, is riddled with golf courses around its perimeter. The closest to the city center is Muang Kaew Golf Club, opened in 1992 and recently redesigned and upgraded by Schmidt-Curley Design.

The golf course, more than 7,000 yards from the championship tees, plays through low-lying, wooded areas with lots of water hazards. Its convenience requires the golf course to play tight in spots. On the back nine, you pass under a freeway to play the 16th hole before finishing on the other side.

Like most Thai golf clubs, caddies are mandatory, but that's a good thing here. They're some of the best in Thailand and offer massages and fanning while you wait to hit your shot. Muang Kaew Golf Club is busiest on the weekends, so you're better served to play here Monday through Friday. Just a 20-minute drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport, it's a good first or last stop on a Thailand golf trip.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.
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