The Royal Bangkok Sports Club, Bangkok

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The Royal Bangkok Sports Club is an exclusive sports complex, the first golf course and the first airfield of Thailand, located in Pathum Wan, Bangkok. There are two types of membership, descendant member and paid member. The number of members is limited at 12,500 accounts which also enable their spouse and children to be presence. The club also have its polo clubHistoryIn 1890, Prince Devawongse Varopakarn, the foreign minister, was requested by Mr. Franklin Hurst to establish a race track and sports field. In 1892, Hurst was given a fifteen-year lease on Toong Sra Pratoom (ทุ่งสระปทุม) by the king and the club was formed as The Gymkhana Club (สโมสรยิมคานา) and later Race Course Society (สมาคมแข่งม้า).In 1901, King Chulalongkorn took over the gymkhana club and established the Royal Bangkok Sports Club and for the purpose of improving the standard of horse breeding and various other field sports. During 1913-14, minor part of the club was used by the ministry of defence as Sra Pathum Airfield, the first airfield in the kingdom.
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  • I played golf here, which you can only do if a member invites you, and, in theory, if you are a visitor rather than a Bangkok resident. Fun to play for the experience & to enjoy the location, but a fr...  more »
  • Everything here is good. A beautiful EP-inside view-lush but not the common people used to only a weekend with horse racing but this place. The pair I'm already long in Thailand is likely to come from Grandpa.
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  • My first visit and I was impressed with the view from the balcony. Unfortunately this is a private club and it is not open to the members of the public. The club has a very fine fitness centre and a l...  more »
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  • This is one of the two places where horse racings are organized every other week or so. This is also the place where high society people gather to do physical exercises as well as playing sports such as tennis, golf, swimming, badminton, squash, etc. This place save my life after my retirement years otherwise my routine would be boring to death. I can mainly go to the gym and spend time reading in the library. The food are diverse with reasonably good taste in general. Getting membership to access the club is quite difficult nowadays, however.
  • Membership only . Full Olympic size facilities , Hourse racing and gambling twice a month . Full 18 hole golf course ... short and precise game . Caddies , Ball boys , Restaurants & Bar ,lawn Tennis All this in CBD of Bangkok. Memberships Closed for Now .
  • Nice and wide range facilities, has a golf course in the middle of Bangkok. Very good view and not far from city center. Members only.
  • A beautiful historical site with a 9 hole golf course. This is a very old English colonial club that has maintained its old characteristic features.
  • Very classy place to watch a horse race. Good food and atmosphere.
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