Newbie Golf in Thailand
by Thailand Golf Tour on October 31, 2019 at 9:49 am
Contrary to popular belief and Swedish regulations, golf is fun and easy to learn, as my teaching pal pro Tony Meechai often says. With an abundance of great courses and fantastic coaches, Thailand is one of the best places in the world to learn the game. Here is a primer for golf newbies. The […]
Pattaya Golf Courses Update
by Thailand Golf Tour on October 24, 2019 at 9:39 am
Over the last several years I have rarely ventured to the Eastern Seaboard, and found myself quite out of touch with what is going on there. Recently this has changed and experiences over the last couple of months have reconfirmed three of my long-held beliefs, and updated my knowledge base: […]
Beating the Low Season Blues
by Thailand Golf Tour on October 17, 2019 at 9:28 am
As many of the readers here know, Hua Hin is home to some of Thailand’s best courses, and the best time of year to play here is during the annual Hua Hin / Cha Am Golf Festival, which has taken place every year during the months of August and September since the Tourism Authority of Thailand […]
What Can Your Thailand Golf Holiday Look Like? 3...
by Thailand Golf Tour on May 27, 2019 at 10:12 am
So you’ve decided to take a golf trip to Thailand and enjoy playing a few games on your vacation? You couldn’t have chosen a better location. Fringed with stunning coastal beaches, lush hinterland greenery, cultural richness and the most spectacular golf courses in the world, what could […]
Double The Fun With Leisure And Play With A...
by Thailand Golf Tour on February 1, 2019 at 2:26 am
For those who enjoy treating themselves to nature’s beauty, historical culture, and even a little golf while on holiday, Vietnam is the unanimous choice. The tranquil beaches of Danang; the historical pathways of Hanoi; the rocky islands of Ha Long Bay, there isn’t a part of this […]
Sun, Sand and Golf – A Tropical Paradise, A...
by Thailand Golf Tour on January 21, 2019 at 2:31 am
Since time immemorial, Bali has been known for its glittering seas, exotic cuisine, and golden sands. But that’s just the tip of the ‘sand’ berg. There’s much more to Bali than just resorts and beaches, especially for golf lovers who will find everything they’re […]
A Thai-Riffic Golf-Inspired Holiday You Will...
by Thailand Golf Tour on January 9, 2019 at 5:07 am
Can’t decide whether to head to a golf course or go on vacation with your family? Why not do both? Thailand is the premier golfing destination of choice with its spectacular courses, incredible facilities, and exotic holiday offerings. You’ll fall in love with the many Thailand […]
2018 Centara World Masters – Entries Now Open!
by Thailand Golf Tour on September 4, 2017 at 9:05 am
Hua Hin, Thailand, 4 September 2017 — Registrations are officially open for Thailand’s Most Enjoyed Week of Golf! Even though the event was recently launched on 1st of September the event has seen a record number of entries in comparison to previous years. Golfers were quick to rate the […]
What Surfing Just Taught Me About The Golf Swing
by Thailand Golf Tour on August 27, 2017 at 8:06 am
I have always loved surfing (although I am a high handicapper at it) and thought it was a fantastic escape from golf. Until today that is, as surfing a wave just brought the golf swing into a brand-new perspective. When you are out waiting for that perfect wave, everything is calm, peaceful and […]
Why Indochina Should Be Your Next Golfing...
by Thailand Golf Tour on August 17, 2017 at 7:45 am
When thinking of Indochina, it is easy to conjure up thoughts of peaceful relaxation, Buddhist Monks, iconic temples and a deep-rooted history that awakens the soul and takes you back in time. It is true that one can find all of this in the various countries that make up Indochina: Vietnam, Laos, […]
Are You In The Right State of Mind To Play Your...
by Thailand Golf Tour on August 15, 2017 at 10:14 am
We all want to play our best golf, whether at home, or especially if we are away on a Golfing Holiday in Asia. The one thing that can bring a sour type mood to a beautiful Golf Vacation is playing poorly, as this not only upsets your day on the golf course, but all of a sudden, the food […]
To Rent Or Not To Rent – That is the Golf...
by Thailand Golf Tour on August 10, 2017 at 7:30 am
One of the most frequent questions we receive before guests book their Thailand golf holiday with us is “Should I bring my own clubs” or “Are the rentals at the courses any good?”. The answer to this question has a lot to do with you as an individual golfer, but here is what […]
Planning A Golf Holiday With Your Friends –...
by Thailand Golf Tour on August 7, 2017 at 9:07 am
We all love a golf getaway with our friends, one full of laughs, experiences and memories that last a lifetime. Every time you meet afterwards, a story will come up and whisk you all back to the holiday, rekindling happy thoughts of the fantastic adventure you shared together. However, from time to […]
Alpine Golf Resort Chiang Mai – Northern...
by Thailand Golf Tour on July 25, 2017 at 6:35 am
Emerging from the lush greenery like a beacon in the night, Alpine Golf Resort rests among the rolling hills outside the beautiful city of Chiang Mai. As soon as I made my first steps into the entrance hall of the hotel I was unexpectedly hit with a sense of awe as the foyer led itself to a […]
World Golfers Arrive in Thailand for 2017 Centara...
by Thailand Golf Tour on June 11, 2017 at 3:00 am
Hua Hin, Thailand, 11 June 2017 — Golfers from every continent have started arriving in Thailand for the fourth running of the Centara World Masters Golf Championship, Asia’s biggest and richest tournament for club golfers. Franking Thailand’s golf tourism appeal, more than 500 […]
Thailand Golf Updates – Coming This Year Lotus...
by Thailand Golf Tour on May 29, 2017 at 8:43 am
One of the few Gary Player–designed golf courses in Asia, and the only one in Thailand, Lotus Valley Golf Resort has a unique look and feel as well as a progressive thinking management team and Board of Directors. They have plans to upgrade their championship golf facility with the addition […]
Cambodia Golf – Siem Reap Gateway to Angkor
by Thailand Golf Tour on May 23, 2017 at 4:39 am
Hi, my name is Philip Crowther. I am British, originally from the Great Yarmouth area of Norfolk and took up golf about 20 years ago while in my early forties. I predominantly played on seaside links golf courses in the UK and have worked and played golf in many locations around the world. Sadly, […]
Thailand Golf – Golfasian Regulars
by Thailand Golf Tour on April 24, 2017 at 7:03 am
Pacific Golf Club, Carindale Hi, my name is Bill Donovan. I have played golf seriously for 34 years. My current handicap is 10 and I am a member of Pacific Golf Club at Carindale in Brisbane. Pacific is an 18-hole championship golf course in a parkland setting, with water on 16 of the holes. It is […]
Thailand Golf – Courses that might “Suit Your...
by Thailand Golf Tour on April 22, 2017 at 7:16 am
The picture at the head of this article is of Tiger Woods after one of his 8 victories at the Arnold Palmer Invitational played at Bay Hill. The phrase “This course really suits his eye” is mostly used by golf commentators on US television networks about professional golfers on the […]
Thailand Golf Tour Operator Golfasian Teams Up...
by Thailand Golf Tour on April 21, 2017 at 6:49 am
Bangkok, Thailand & Hong Kong, China — Golfasian, Asia’s largest inbound golf tour operator has teamed up with Hong Kong’s most popular indoor golf lounge Golf Hideaway to provide exclusive golf holidays and prizes to Hong Kong golfers. “The aim of the partnership with […]
Play until you’re Old and Grey? Nagging Golf...
by Thailand Golf Tour on April 6, 2017 at 4:00 am
Bobby Jones said “The best exercise for golfers is golfing” and I know what he means. In general it’s a pastime which involves getting out in the fresh air, walking for several hours and loosening up with some aerobic “swinging”…gotta be good for you right? […]
Thailand Golf Vacations – A Lady’s View
by Thailand Golf Tour on April 3, 2017 at 2:15 am
I am Sally Chappell, a mature Lady golfer. I live in Leeds England, and have been a member of Rawdon Golf and Lawn Tennis club for 14 years. My handicap is 26, which I consider not bad as our course is a very challenging one, hilly with lots of trees. My friend Elizabeth Leach and I […]
Thailands Royal Resort
by Thailand Golf Tour on March 30, 2017 at 4:00 am
Hua Hin is the oldest and most traditional of the Thai resorts. It combines the attractions of a modern holiday destination, 5 star hotels, fabulous restaurants, gorgeous beaches, first class golf courses, with the charm and fascination of a traditional fishing port. Which is exactly what it was […]
Just Do It, The Golfing Way
by Thailand Golf Tour on March 27, 2017 at 8:00 am
Everyone likes a good time, right, experiencing new cultures, playing on the best golf courses known to man. Well, I’ve something to tell you, so do we. So much so that we’ve been organizing and holding our own “tournaments” for some time now, and as time has rolled on, […]
Is it at the dry cleaners?!!
by Thailand Golf Tour on March 23, 2017 at 3:00 am
Make sure it’s clean, free of moths and it still fits you! Then you’ll be ready with all the other green-jacketed brigade as next month sees the 80th US Masters. It’s always held, same time every year, during the first full week of April and it’s the first of the years […]
Sand, Sea…………And A Seven Iron
by Thailand Golf Tour on March 20, 2017 at 8:00 am
When people think of Thailand, and its paradise beaches, most think of the southern Islands, coconut trees, lying in a hammock swaying in the breeze, watching the sun go down with a cocktail in hand. Well, Phuket is all of that, and so much more. Phuket is one of those southern islands, surrounded […]
There’s A Giant In Bangkok
by Thailand Golf Tour on March 16, 2017 at 8:00 am
Choosing the right hotel is always a trying task, and with the enormous number of promotions, deals and programs out there, it can be downright overwhelming. It doesn’t help that these days most hotels have Websites full of tantalizing photos and slick promotional information that make you […]
GOLF – IN THE BEST CITY ON EARTH
by Thailand Golf Tour on March 13, 2017 at 8:00 am
Bangkok has always been a favourite for travellers around the globe; it’s the heart of Asia after all. Packed full of great shopping, the best street food ever (I can vouch for this) and a hugely diverse cultural heritage, Bangkok is THE go to city. Hotels are plentiful, all priced very […]
Thailand Golf Tours – Great Getaways
by Thailand Golf Tour on February 21, 2017 at 3:14 am
Hi, my name is Wayne, that’s me second from the right. I’m from Figtree in New South Wales, Australia. I’ve played golf for almost 30 years and am a member of Port Kembla Golf Club which is a short distance south of town on a beautiful spit of land bordered to the west and east by […]
Green Aerification…Spoiling My Golf Trip?
by Thailand Golf Tour on February 12, 2017 at 8:09 am
In all likelihood it could spoil that day…it’s certainly not helping. A common question from clients intending to travel with Golfasian is; “While I’m there, will the greens have been aerated?” Showing up to a golf course only to discover that it has recently […]
Golfing Thailand as a Single
by Thailand Golf Tour on January 23, 2017 at 3:12 am
Titirangi Golf Club My name is John Billington. I live in Aukland, New Zealand, which is the largest and most populace area in the country. I am a member of Titirangi Golf Club, a course designed by Alastair McKenzie on his trip south to design Royal Melbourne. I have played golf in most continents […]
Golf in Myanmar
by Thailand Golf Tour on December 23, 2016 at 5:32 am
My name is Catherine Capozzi, and I’m from the golfer heaven state of Arizona in the US. Now, I live with my husband in India. Despite growing up in a place renowned for golf, I can’t say I’m very good at the sport: we don’t belong to any golf club, and the extent of our […]
8 Reasons Why You Should Never Choose Vietnam as...
by Thailand Golf Tour on December 21, 2016 at 7:22 am
Vietnam is a truly bad choice for your next golf holiday destination. Here’s why. Note: Please don’t tell your friends. 1) The golf courses in the north of the country are plain ugly: Chi Linh Star Golf & Country Club 2) …and in the center: BRG Da Nang Golf Resort 3) […]
Thailand Golf, Off the Beaten Track – A Golf...
by Thailand Golf Tour on November 22, 2016 at 1:13 am
Gary with Golfasian MD Mark Siegel Hi, my name is Gary. I am an Australian, originally from New South Wales, but now very comfortably domiciled in Perth, Western Australia with a wife of 35 years marriage and two grown up kids! I have played golf since my father stuck a golf club in my hands when I […]
Good Caddy, Not so Good…Some Answers Why
by Thailand Golf Tour on October 24, 2016 at 1:04 pm
Thailand’s caddies are one of its unique selling points generally because they work with an easy smile and just like the rest of Thailand’s renowned service industry just want you to enjoy yourself. But we golfers are far more demanding than just requiring a smile, we want Steve […]
Amazing Asia Golf Double-Header: Vietnam &...
by Thailand Golf Tour on October 24, 2016 at 8:06 am
Hi, my name is Willy Ma. I was born in Hong Kong and moved to Canada to finish high school. I then attended college in the US and made Los Angeles my permanent residence. I am a member at Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank, Los Angeles, California founded in 1924: Bing Crosby was […]
Group’s Long Weekend Golf in Chiang Mai
by Thailand Golf Tour on October 3, 2016 at 5:51 am
My name is Tim Spriggs, an Englishman who lives and works in Singapore. For the past couple of years a group of friends and I have undertaken a short golf tour elsewhere in Asia, last year in Danang Vietnam and this year in Thailand. Whilst we play in Singapore, membership is prohibitively […]
Fabulous Chiang Mai, a Great Golf Destination
by Thailand Golf Tour on September 16, 2016 at 8:32 am
Having moved to the area of Chiang Mai I am reminded how beautiful the place is, full of culture and fabulous to explore. Thailand’s most mountainous region (albeit “mini-mountains”) it supplies fabulous opportunities for great golf. Additionally, unlike Bangkok which tends to be […]
Living on a Golf Course in Thailand
by Thailand Golf Tour on September 12, 2016 at 5:21 am
Chiangmai Highlands Golf and Spa Resort. Courtesy of Richard Castka For some of us golfers it’s a dream, certainly for me. I’m sitting on the balcony of my rented condominium looking out over beautiful Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Resort in the north of Thailand, my new home. Am savouring […]
Our Best Hua Hin Golf Holiday
by Thailand Golf Tour on August 29, 2016 at 4:08 am
Hi, my name is Tony Spanjers. As you can see from the photo we were a group of sixteen, made up of “Captains and Presidents”, Captains being Orange and Presidents being blue. We played a two ball match play stableford format with Captains prevailing on this particular trip. We are all […]
A Big Fan of Golfasian
by Thailand Golf Tour on July 28, 2016 at 8:06 am
My name is Graham Cater, an Aussie who plays Southport Golf Club on the Gold Coast of Australia. It is there I hone my skills and test my mental strength to ready me for our annual Thailand Golf Tour. Playing golf in Thailand is not just about the game it is an exotic experience that has left me […]
Drought – A Golf Course’s Greatest Challenge
by Thailand Golf Tour on July 25, 2016 at 7:59 am
We are aware that Thailand’s tropical climate has a rainy season (Apr-Nov, see https://www.thailandgolfzone.com/thailands-rainy-season-how-does-it-affect-our-golf) and the remaining months enjoy hot and predominantly dry weather throughout, resulting in a tourist “high season” […]
Your Views…Hua Hin
by Thailand Golf Tour on May 19, 2016 at 8:45 am
Hi my name is Paul Keefe. My wife and I live in Montreal in Canada. I am 72 and have been a Member of a golf club for 50 years. My current club of 33 years is Royal Montreal. We have 45 holes and our claim to fame is we are the oldest golf club in North America. We have hosted the […]
Your Views on Golf in Hua Hin
by Thailand Golf Tour on May 2, 2016 at 9:59 am
Hi, my name is Craig Philpott. I am from the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. I travelled to Hua Hin with 4 mates from Nudgee Golf Club in Brisbane. I have played golf for approximately 30 years. My handicap is 4 at the moment. I am a member of Nudgee Golf Club in Brisbane. Nudgee is a […]
What makes Nikanti Golf Club an unusual golf...
by Thailand Golf Tour on April 11, 2016 at 8:11 am
It seems like the golf architect Pirapon Namatra (Ope) of Golf East listened quite a lot to Tina Turner’s famous song ‘Break every rule’ when he designed Nikanti Golf Club, Asia’s first 18 hole, par 72 golf course comprising three six-hole layouts each with two par-threes, […]
Amateur Weeks – Spice up your Golf Vacation
by Thailand Golf Tour on April 4, 2016 at 5:28 am
Golfasian, Thailand’s largest Inbound Golf Tour Operator, has been bringing clients to Thailand for amateur tournament golf since 2012. In the following year, for their Amateur Golf Weeks the venues were expanded to include Cambodia and Vietnam. Although the company has been providing Asia […]
What makes Asia’s 1st replica golf course...
by Thailand Golf Tour on March 29, 2016 at 9:37 am
The Gary Roger Baird-designed Royal Gems Golf City’s life and operations did not start smoothly (in the 1960s and early 1970s Baird worked as a senior architect with Robert Trent Jones). Right after the opening in 2011, it suffered significant flooding in December. However, they were able to […]
Your Holidays in Focus
by Thailand Golf Tour on March 22, 2016 at 4:35 am
Hi, my name is Joe. I started playing golf in 1992 as a club member at Amstel Golf Club, but am now playing off a 10 handicap at Drouin Golf and Country Club at Drouin Victoria in Australia. The Drouin course is predominately couch fairways set amongst a picnic day racecourse, quite […]
What is like an ultimate golf championship in...
by Thailand Golf Tour on March 16, 2016 at 11:06 am
It seems like we are looking forward a very busy month in June. The next tournament, the Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort 2-Ball Golf Championship ,will be held between June 19-25. Unlike the Centara World Masters Championship, the Pattaya event will be played in 2-ball format for each of 4 […]
7 reasons to play on the Centara World Masters...
by Thailand Golf Tour on March 10, 2016 at 1:18 pm
How do you decide on which amateur golf championship is worth to participate? Based on the positive responses from golfers from 23 countries who played in the first Centara World Masters Golf Championship in 2015, I can strongly recommend to you to come and play this year. The Centara […]
Thailand Golf Trips – Not Just for Golfers
by Thailand Golf Tour on February 10, 2016 at 6:41 am
My name is Steve Hall. I am originally from England but migrated to Australia just over 8 years ago. We live on the beautiful South West Coast of Australia in a small place called Australind, approximately 2 hours South of Perth. Here we are fortunate to be able to enjoy the […]
The perfect Father/Son golf trip – Hua Hin
by Thailand Golf Tour on January 18, 2016 at 10:47 am
My name is Aki Mustonen. My father, who accompanied me on this very special father/son trip is Timo. We come from Finland; Dad lives in Helsinki and I live and work in Beijing. My father started playing golf in Finland at the age of 35. Once my sister and I arrived he stopped playing but once I […]
Worry-Free At The Golf Tee: Enriching A Well...
by Thailand Golf Tour on January 18, 2016 at 10:21 am
The popularity of golf has skyrocketed across the world with several unexpected countries emerging as world-class golfing hubs. While the sport was previously confined to the shores of Europe and North America, the modern game has taken a turn towards the Orient with Asia emerging as a key travel […]
Great Thailand Golf Tournaments to Participate in...
by Thailand Golf Tour on January 8, 2016 at 5:08 am
There are a slew of great amateur Thailand golf tournaments to participate in during the spring/summer of 2016. Some of the best tournaments are those located in southeastern Asian countries like Thailand & Vietnam. If you don’t mind a little traveling, you can enjoy some of the best golf […]
Thailand Golf Holiday Experiences
by Thailand Golf Tour on December 21, 2015 at 11:15 am
Hi, my name is Bob Wood. I am from the Sunshine Coast, just north of Brisbane in Australia. I have played golf for over 50 years but have become more serious in recent years after my retirement from Secondary School teaching. I play off a handicap of between 6 & 8, depending on the […]
Surprising Chiang Mai
by Thailand Golf Tour on December 17, 2015 at 3:32 am
Having reviewed the superb Chiang Mai Highlands golf course recently, I just got back from another short trip to Chiang Mai, this time with visitors doing the tourist “bit”. Courtesy of blogs like this, for those of you who are novices to Thailand in respect of golf […]
Golfing on the Enchanting Island of Phuket
by Thailand Golf Tour on December 15, 2015 at 4:58 am
When you contemplate booking your next golf holiday, the superior courses of Thailand are beckoning to you to come experience some of the best golfing in Asia. Thailand, known as the Land of Smiles, features excellent golf courses dotting the kingdom, and none of them is more in demand than those […]
Top 3 Reasons to Golf in Thailand
by Thailand Golf Tour on December 11, 2015 at 3:35 am
For the true golf aficionado, distance means nothing unless it pertains to judging which club to grab from your golf bag to make that sweet shot on the back nine. As such, the world is your oyster when it comes to locating the next great golfing destination, and Thailand is the pearl you will find […]
Chiang Mai Highlands – Just got better
by Thailand Golf Tour on November 3, 2015 at 3:27 am
This month I was invited by the General Manager, Derek Schade, to review Chiang Mai Highlands’ new nine holes which opened to the public on November 1st. Derek had only taken up his post at Highlands recently after a successful period running Lotus Valley Golf Resort. There was a […]
Golf Club membership in England versus Thailand
by Thailand Golf Tour on September 23, 2015 at 7:20 am
Last Sunday I turned up to play alone at Lam Lukka and was sensibly paired by the starter with 2 Thai gentlemen. After a few polite introductions we completed the first 3 holes and at the first drinks stop started a more involved conversation. This was about the differences between being a member […]
Your Views of Golf in Thailand
by Thailand Golf Tour on September 21, 2015 at 6:42 am
My name is Steve Madden and I live in Sydney, Australia. I have played golf since I was a young boy, however it’s only in the last 4-5 years that I have had time to play on a regular basis. My current GA handicap is 13 and I am a member of Pennant Hills Golf Club in Sydney. With its roots […]
Which golf ball should I play in Thailand?
by Thailand Golf Tour on August 31, 2015 at 9:23 am
Of all the variables that determine a golf ball’s performance compression may be the most mysterious. You’ll know it as a number on the ball, usually 90 or 100. If you see slow motion videos of balls impacting the club face you’ll see it as the ball deforming or […]
Is Thailand Golf Good for the Blood Pressure?
by Thailand Golf Tour on August 13, 2015 at 8:01 am
Two things have happened to me in the past several days, neither of them very good and both I regret. First I became frustrated that a Golfasian client wasn’t appreciating Thailand golf for what it is, an overall experience rather than the ultimate golf environment, like say Myrtle Beach in […]
Don’t get carried away
by Thailand Golf Tour on July 23, 2015 at 5:28 am
It’s all relative, but we’ve all had that “banner” golf round, when everything clicks…when we’re “in the zone”. It may be scoring less than a hundred for the first time or breaking par, but all of us had to keep going right to the 18th to reach that […]
My Kanchanaburi Adventure
by Thailand Golf Tour on July 2, 2015 at 3:36 am
By Ian Morgan – Golfasian’s Hua Hin & Phuket Manager Having played golf all around Thailand over the last 11 years, there are very few areas I haven’t seen. So living in Hua Hin it’s amazing I have never taken the road north to look at Kanchanaburi and the […]
What do you think about golf in Thailand?
by Thailand Golf Tour on June 20, 2015 at 8:46 am
My name is David Rendall. I recently travelled to Thailand with a golfing party of 12, the majority from Scotland & Ireland, however a couple of our group are based in Dubai and Thailand. Pumpherston GC 16th Most of the guys are members of the same golf club, Pumpherston, which is 10 miles from […]
The Opening Tee Shot – Some trickier than others
by Thailand Golf Tour on May 23, 2015 at 5:26 am
I can’t remember when I lost my first tee traumas. I remember having them; feeling super conscious about people watching and living in fear of a top, shank, massive slice (probably) or a huge pull. But they’ve gone, not because I’m a superb golfer but rather I have definitely […]
Is Innovation in Thailand Golf Tourism Possible?
by Thailand Golf Tour on April 22, 2015 at 10:59 am
Every commercial organisation is looking for an edge, something different, unique; golf tourism is no different. The stock formula has worked for decades because the market has very identifiable requirements with a few adjustments around the fringes, namely the location, style and class of the […]
Pattaya Golf – Take the rough with the smooth
by Thailand Golf Tour on April 17, 2015 at 7:39 am
Undoubtedly Thailand golf is gaining in profile and quality thanks to a growing golf tourism market and increased television exposure of tournaments such as the Thailand Classic (Black Mountain) and Thailand Championship (Amata Spring). These 2 courses compare with some of the best in the world but […]
Thailand’s rainy season – How does it affect...
by Thailand Golf Tour on April 9, 2015 at 4:27 am
Thailand’s rainy season runs from approximately May to November when it gives way to the cool season ending in the particular hot and humid month of April. Both terms are slightly misleading (we will deal with rainy) given Thailand has a tropical climate so temperatures are […]
10 Reasons Why You Should Never Choose Thailand...
by Thailand Golf Tour on March 30, 2015 at 3:47 am
Thailand is a truly bad choice for your next golf holiday destination. Here’s why. Note: Please don’t tell your friends. 1) The golf courses in the north of the country are plain ugly: Alpine Golf Resort in Chiang Mai 2) …and in the center: Thai Country Club in Bangkok 3) […]
2014 New Thailand Golf Courses
by Thailand Golf Holiday on November 23, 2014 at 3:16 am
Oftentimes I get asked about the supply and demand of the Thai golf courses. While I am no expert about the economics of golf courses and the Thai golf industry is some 20-30 years old, new golf courses are still coming online at a rate of around 5 per year. Some of these projects are completely […]
Laguna Phuket Golf Club Update
by Thailand Golf Holiday on July 31, 2014 at 12:30 am
The recently redesigned Laguna Phuket Golf Club is both a strategic and memorable golf experience. The redesign by golf course architect Paul Jansen has highlighted the character of the existing property making for a memorable golf experience. Golfers are now asked to think their way around the […]
Siam Country Club, Waterside – Comparison With...
by Thailand Golf Holiday on June 10, 2014 at 1:07 am
Most golfers in Pattaya agree that the Siam Country Club Old Course and Siam Country Club Plantation Course are the two best golf courses in Pattaya. However, if there are any complaints about the two courses, it is that they are both quite difficult for high handicap golfers. Around the greens it […]
Is Koh Samui Golf For Real?
by Thailand Golf Holiday on May 15, 2014 at 3:54 am
Major golf destinations share several things in common. They include, 1. Three or more golf courses of international standard 2. A range of golf resorts to accommodate all levels of price and luxury 3. Easy to get to/from 4. […]
Will Khao Yai become Thailand’s Newest Golf...
by Thailand Golf Holiday on March 25, 2014 at 12:22 am
Khao Yai, relatively unknown outside of Thailand golfers, is a mere 2 hours from Bangkok and is the home of Thailand’s second largest national park. Will this area develop into a full-fledged golf destination for tourists? The short answer is maybe and here are the reasons why and why […]
2 Phuket Golf Courses Are Sisters
by Thailand Golf Holiday on February 19, 2014 at 1:42 am
Although sister courses, the only thing in common about Loch Palm Golf Club and Red Mountain Golf Club is the common drive way entrance and pedigree. Owned by MBK (the same company who owns the famous Bangkok shopping center), each of these two Phuket golf courses presents itself to the visiting […]
Pattana Golf Resort
by Thailand Golf Holiday on February 10, 2014 at 11:25 pm
It is very rare these days that I get to play a new course in my own backyard. Therefore, when my golfing buddies suggested playing at Pattana Golf Resort in Pattaya, I jumped at the change with much excitement. Pattana is a bit out of the way as getting to the course involved around a 1 hour drive […]
Where To Golf In Thailand – A City Or A Resort?
by Thailand Golf Holiday on January 6, 2014 at 6:10 pm
Thailand has 5 main golf destinations, two are cities (Bangkok and Chiang Mai) and three are beach resorts (Hua Hin, Pattaya, and Phuket). Bangkok is home to over 10 million residents. However, it’s safe to say that Bangkok has the most golf courses of any destination in Thailand. There are […]
Golf Holiday Destination Thailand
by Thailand Golf Holiday on December 25, 2013 at 11:54 pm
Why golf in Thailand? Thailand is probably the most spectacular golfing destination in the world, the beauty of her golf courses expresses it all. We have lush greenery year round with palm trees and every other type of tropical flora and flowers creating a feast for the […]
Thailand Golf Resorts Offer Unlimited Golf...
by Thailand Golf Holiday on November 28, 2013 at 2:45 am
Mission Hills Phuket Nowadays golf resorts like Mission Hills Phuket and Bangkok Golf Club are offering unlimited golf holiday packages. These golf vacations are nothing new, but in fact they may be only a ploy to lure visitors to less than ideal courses. Think about it, there are only 12 hours of […]
Thailand Golf Fried Eggs (Kai Dao)
by Thailand Golf Holiday on November 4, 2013 at 5:41 pm
Thailand golf courses are notorious for having soft sand. Many of the budget courses here use normal beach sand to fill their bunkers. This powdery and fluffy sand tends to promote many fried eggs or as the caddies call them in Thai “kai dao” because of the circular splash pattern […]
Golf’s Great Legends In Thailand
by Thailand Golf Holiday on October 22, 2013 at 2:03 am
Wherever and whenever you play golf in Thailand, you’ll find courses designed by some of the best golfers, including Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Peter Thomson, Greg Norman, and Arnold Palmer. Jack Nicklaus is the great who left his mark the most in Thailand. Six Thailand courses are Jack […]
Let These Asian Golf Courses Be the Judge Off...
by Thailand Golf Holiday on October 8, 2013 at 5:14 pm
Blue Canyon Country Club, Phuket As the name suggests, Blue Canyon Country Club is built on the edge of the canyon. The club features two courses; both carefully blend in the natural surroundings to give the courses their unique character. A feature of the course is its tough and stubborn […]
Will Thailand Become The World´s Biggest Golf...
by Thailand Golf Holiday on September 16, 2013 at 6:57 pm
Lately Thailand golf tourism has skyrocketed to an estimated 750,000 arrivals in 2012, up 50% over the past three years. This is worth an estimated US$2 billion in revenue to the Kingdom. There is no doubt that Thai golf tourism is riding on the back of a general tourism explosion, with total […]
Golf In Turkey Versus Golf In Thailand
by Thailand Golf Holiday on September 4, 2013 at 12:49 am
Here are my rankings on the golfing in these 2 countries on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being best. Quality (30%) Turkey (8): Golf in Turkey is well-developed, especially the area around Belek (Antalya). There are some 15 golf courses to choose from here, all being located only 30 minutes from the main […]
Golf In Singapore Versus Golf In Thailand
by Thailand Golf Holiday on August 27, 2013 at 4:31 am
Here are my rankings on the golfing in these 2 countries on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being best. Quality (30%) Singapore (8): For a small island state Singapore has allocated land for close to 30 golf courses. The quality ranges from good at course like Orchid and Raffles to world-class at Laguna […]
Golf In Russia Versus Golf In Thailand
by Thailand Golf Holiday on August 19, 2013 at 6:07 pm
Here are my rankings on the golfing in these 2 countries on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being best. Quality (30%) Russia (5): There are only 20 golf courses in Russia and most are located in and around Moscow. The best golf club is the Jack Nicklaus designed Tseleevo Golf and Polo Club. The inaugural […]
Golf In Qatar Versus Golf In Thailand
by Thailand Golf Holiday on July 30, 2013 at 12:56 am
Here are my rankings on the golfing in these 2 countries on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being best. Quality (30%)Qatar (7): There is only 1 golf course in Qatar and since 1998 Doha Golf Club has hosted a European and Asian Tour event; the Qatar Masters. The quality of Doha Golf Club somewhat […]
Golf In Portugal Versus Golf In Thailand
by Thailand Golf Holiday on July 18, 2013 at 8:03 am
Here are my rankings on the golfing in these 2 countries on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being best. Quality (30%) Portugal (9): Even though there are only 70 golf courses Portugal is one of Europe’s best golf destinations. The Algarve region is the most famous golfing area and the best […]
Golf In New Zealand Versus Golf In Thailand
by Thailand Golf Holiday on June 25, 2013 at 2:48 am
Here are my rankings on the golfing in these 2 countries on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being best. Quality (30%)New Zealand (10): With over 400 golf courses, New Zealand is a golfer’s paradise. My 2 favorite New Zealand golf courses are Cape Kidnappers and Paraparaumu Beach, both of which rival […]
Golf In Malaysia Versus Golf In Thailand
by Thailand Golf Holiday on June 11, 2013 at 1:03 am
Here are my rankings on the golfing in these 2 countries on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being best. Quality (30%)Malaysia (5): Golf in Malaysia ranges from merely average to PGA quality. The best Malaysia golf courses are all located in the capital of Kuala Lumpur. Access is mostly private, but […]
Golf In Laos Versus Golf In Thailand
by Thailand Golf Holiday on May 28, 2013 at 8:45 am
Here are my rankings on the golfing in these 2 countries on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being best. Quality (30%)Laos (5): Laos is behind other neighboring countries with only 7 golf courses open for play. Most Laos golf courses are in the capital Vientiane and are only average in quality. […]
Golf In Korea Versus Golf In Thailand
by Thailand Golf Holiday on May 21, 2013 at 8:56 pm
Here are my rankings on the golfing in these 2 countries on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being best. Quality (30%):Korea (7): Korea is a mountainous country with around 200 golf courses scattered from North to South. However the best golf courses are located on Cheju Island, sometimes called […]
Golf In Japan Versus Golf In Thailand
by Thailand Golf Holiday on May 13, 2013 at 5:08 am
Here are my rankings on the golfing in these 2 countries on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being best. Quality (30%)Japan (7): The country has over 2,400 golf courses from North to South. Unfortunately, the best clubs are private, so make sure you call ahead to see if unaccompanied visitors are allowed. […]
Golf In Ireland Versus Golf In Thailand
by Thailand Golf Holiday on April 29, 2013 at 8:29 pm
Here are my rankings on the golfing in these 2 countries on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being best. Quality (30%)Ireland (9): The country is home to some of the world's best golf courses. Most all are pure links courses. The best Irish golf courses include K Club (Ryder Cup), and the incredible Druids […]
Golf In Hong Kong Versus Golf In Thailand
by Thailand Golf Holiday on April 9, 2013 at 12:41 am
Here are my rankings on the golfing in these 2 countries on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being best. Quality (30%)Hong Kong (6): There are some excellent golf courses in Hong Kong; many with great views over the surrounding South China Sea. The only public golf course is also one of the islands best. […]
Golf In Germany Versus Golf In Thailand
by Thailand Golf Holiday on April 2, 2013 at 6:52 pm
Here are my rankings on the golfing in these 2 countries on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being best. Quality (30%)Germany (6): Since the 1980’s many new golf courses have been built and the golf in Germany has flourished. There are now more than 600 German golf courses across the country […]
Golf In France Versus Golf In Thailand
by Thailand Golf Holiday on March 26, 2013 at 1:59 am
Here are my rankings on the golfing in these 2 countries on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being best. Quality (30%)France (8): Excellent golf courses are found in almost every area of France. The most popular areas for golf holidays are Le Touquet in the north, Paris and its surroundings, and Biarritz […]
Golf In Egypt Versus Golf In Thailand
by Thailand Golf Holiday on March 19, 2013 at 3:44 am
Here are my rankings on the golfing in these 2 countries on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being best. Quality (30%) Egypt (6): Golf in the Egypt is widespread, especially in the resort areas such as Taba and Sharm El-Sheikh. Additionally, the Gary Player course at Soma Bay Resort is a sure standout. A […]