Sport activities in Pattaya
There are several excellent 18-hole golf courses in the Pattaya area, among the best known are: Bang Phra Golf Course (Tel: 0 3834 1149); Laem Chabang International Country Club (Tel: 0 3837 2273); Phoenix Golf and Country Club (Tel: 0 3823 9391), and Siam Country Club (Tel: 0 3824 9371)
Go-Karts are available at the 400- and 700-metre tracks at Pattaya Kart Speedway, at Mini Siam, and the 1,100- metre track at K.R. Go-Kart Grand Prix. Open for both professional and amateur drivers from 9.30 a.m.- 6.30 p.m. Tel: 0 3884 2204.
The Bira International Circuit at KM.14 on Highway 7 periodically holds international motor and motorcycle races, while there are daily opportunities for speed enthusiasts to drive their own two- or four-wheeled vehicles around the challenging track. For more information, call tel: 0 2280 3547 .
Available at the Horse Sport Centre at KM 11 on Highway 7 near the Bira International Circuit (Tel: 038225149); Jojo Horse Riding at Marina Inn Hotel (Tel: 0 3822 5134-5) and Horseshoe Point Resort, located 10 kilometres from Pattaya (Tel: 0 1341 3090).
Tennis courts are available at several of Pattaya's leading hotels. Squash can be played at the Dusit Resort Pattaya and Ambassador City Jomtien Hotel. The Pattaya Badminton Court on Soi 17 is open 24 hours daily. Pattaya has four bowling alleys of international standard: Pattava Bowl, O.D. Bowl, Jomtien Pa1m Beach, and P.S. Bowl. There is a jogging track at Pattaya Fitness Park . Jogging is also pleasant along the promenade facing Pattaya Bay. An air-conditioned handgun and rifle range is located at Tiffany's on Pattaya 2 Road.