Pattaya, Thailand Activities

golf course in pattaya Pattaya is noted for the beach areas that stretch down it's coastline. Most are urban beaches, easily accessed from guest houses and hotels. You can get a massage while relaxing on the sand. Ordering lunch is a snap and watching the ebb and flow of life is a favorite pastime.

But there is much more to Pattaya than beaches.

Tenpin bowling is available at two venues. Both are air conditioned, have parking available, offer food services and operate from 10:00 am until 2:00 am. Prices range from Bt 50 to 80 per game depending on day and time.

Pattaya Bowl - is in North Pattaya on Pattaya 2 Rd opposite the Palladium.

PS Bowl - is on the 3rd floor, Tops Super Market; Pattaya Central Rd near Pattaya Second Rd.

Lawn Bowling Pattaya Bowling Green, in the heart of Pattaya is the only non-membership bowling club in Thailand. This night lighted green was established by enthusiasts from England who wanted to create a traditional corner of England for tourists and expats to enjoy. Bt 240/hour for any number of people. Balls Bt 40.

The clubhouse has a restaurant with a full English and Thai menu and a fully stocked inexpensive bar. Pastimes include pool, darts, games and more.

Riding Horseshoe Point Resort & Country Club offers a variety of riding services on a 1,500 acres of tropical countryside.. From Dressage and polo to trail riding and ponies for the kids. Trail schedule is 8:00 - 9:30 am and 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Off the road to Siam Country Club at km 12 marker.

Game Fishing Pattaya Game Fishing club, with a membership exceeding 30 schedules 2 trips per months for groups of 4 - 6 anglers. Bt 500 gets you registered with one years dues and discounts on fishing trips. See Martin at Cafe Kronborg on Soi Diana. Tel 038 423 303

Sailing The most widely available craft is the Laser, a fiberglass dinghy designed as a single hander. Pringles and Hobie Cats are also available for rent at Bt 500 - 600/hour. Locations include Wong Amat in North Pattaya near the Ocean view hotel; Surf House at Jomtien Beach; near Cobra Canata in North Jomtien and the Taco Windsurfer's Club.

Tennis courts will be found mostly at hotels. Courts are normally open to all, but guests are given preference. Costs for instruction and play vary. Expect to pay a surcharge for night play.

Badminton Pattaya Badminton Courts are located on Soi 17 about 1 km from Pattaya Second Rd. Four courts operate from 2:00 - 12:00 pm. Rates are Bt 60/hour. Membership fee is Bt 500.

Shooting Tiffany's lets you practice in air conditioned comfort on one of 19 lanes. Instruction is available; as are rifles and hand guns from .22 to .45 cal. Range fee is Bt 200 with single bullet prices from Bt 6 - 20.

Running Pattaya HHH runs every Monday at 4:00 pm from The Hare House on Soi Post Office.

Paintball wars can be fought about 20 minutes from Pattaya Town on Thep Prasit Rd. Two battle fields can accommodate up to 30 players each; and games lasts 20 - 30 minutes.

Teams are formed and battle to capture the enemy flag and return to their own base safely.

Pattaya Kart has go-karting at different skill levels on three different courses; beginners, professional and off-road.

The beginners course is 400 meters long and gentle curves while the professional course measures 800 m and has tighter corners.

Rental intervals are 10 minutes. Beginner karts are available as baby, standard and two-seater; renting for Bt 250. Professional karts are either standard, super or racing tuned; and rent from Bt 200 - Bt 400. Open 9:30 am to 6:30 pm. Tel (038) 422 044.