The Banyan Golf Club, which was founded in 2008, is done up in the style of a Thai village. The course, designed by Thai architect Pirapon Namatra, features contoured, often sloping fairways enlivened with pineapple (the site was once a pineapple orchard) and thick vermilion grass. Challenges include numerous doglegs, sand traps and water hazards. The par 5 12th hole at over 600 yards is the longest, though if you work the dogleg correctly and have the breezes on your side it becomes reachable in two. The signature 139-yard, par 3 15th, called Ingtoh Island, provides superb vistas of the sea and the Burmese Mountains. With six tee options, any player can have fun here, and the layout remains intriguing through multiple rounds. The club has a driving range and greens to practice chipping and putting, and the clubhouse offers a top-notch pro shop and two fine international restaurants.