The most recently opened Red Mountain Golf Club is quite simply one of the most spectacular courses in the world, let alone Thailand. Set in the dramatically undulating landscape of an old tin mine amidst thick jungle and the red mountainside from which it took its name, all complimented by some amazing views from its high points, this is an essential stop on your Thailand golf holiday. The range of challenges you will face runs the whole gamut: if you can negotiate the wind, water, sand and slopes you will find greens that range from small and flat to large and contoured. The only consistency is found in the uniform quickness of the putting surface and the pristine condition of the fairways. Whether this latter facet is down to the fact that the course isn't that busy or that most people fail to land their ball on them is open to debate, but the landing areas are indeed generally narrow so if you want to enjoy the fairways you better be hitting some accurate tee shots. With more than its fair share of elevation changes and rocky outcrops, there are plenty of opportunities to take risks in search of rewards, but with a liberal array of water hazards this approach can be harshly punished. You are best advised to trust the suggestions of the excellent caddies regarding club selection, and to hit straight.