Golf in Thailand
If you are a lover of golf, Thailand is the perfect destination for your next vacation. Expert players or novices can benefit, at reasonable prices, of spectacular paths in a natural setting that has no equal in the world. Golf is practiced in Thailand since over a century. The first tournament was played at the Royal Bangkok Sports Club in 1905. Most of the golf courses currently present in Thailand were built during the great economic boom in '80s, thanks to the consequent well-being. Some of the world's greatest names of golf have been invited in Thailand to design the perfect paths using the best herbs and the latest techniques, among them the best known are Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones Jr, Pete Dye and Nick Faldo. The results are some of the most interesting Golf Clubs in Asia with modern facilities, memorable holes and a modern maintenance to keep them in conditions of high class.
Club Houses & Caddies
The Club Houses are top class and well built, many of these are in typical Thai architectural style, to provide at beginning and at the end of the game the maximum comfort to players. The facilities include high-class restaurants, with Thai and International cuisine, luxury bar and post-tournament rooms with services comparable to five-star hotels. Caddies are one of the many secret weapons of the golf courses in Thailand. Caddies are mainly women, they know everything about the course, they wear a perfect uniform, they usually smile and they are able to read greens seriously better than you are. Try to remember the tip, always welcome in Thailand. Usually the average tip is 300 Baht, if your caddy was especially good for you can give 500 Baht.
Best Golf destinations in Thailand
It is possible play golf almost anywhere in Thailand. Nowadays, there are more than 200 courses located throughout the country. This number is expected to grow up to 250 with the new golf courses currently under construction. Thailand has 5 main golf destinations: Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Phuket and Chiang Mai. Bangkok has the highest number of golf courses of any destination in Thailand. There are at least 60 golf courses located within one hour drive from the Bangkok's downtown. The Chonburi-Pattaya district, just two hours from the capital, is home to more than 30 golf courses. The seaside town of Hua Hin is located at the same distance from Bangkok, and also it has many beautiful courses surrounded by green landscapes. Phuket Island, known as the Pearl of the Andaman, has many golf courses located between the hills and the sea in a unique landscape. Chiang Mai has many golf clubs at the foot of the highest and most beautiful mountains of Thailand. Chiang Rai, Pathum Thani, Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon, Tak, Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi, Songkhla and every other major city or tourist destination has golf courses, with courses for every player, for those who want to combine the holiday whit a classic golfing experience in Thailand. The destination diversities and the vast choice of golf courses are key factors to attract the largest number of golf enthusiasts that coming in Thailand to play this sport. Today, even the most exclusive golf clubs in Thailand give the possibility to non-members to play on their paths with Daily Green Passes. Golf packages are becoming more frequent and Thailand is increasingly becoming an ideal destination for travellers looking for great locations, great prices and great services.
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