Exotic and Amazing Golf in Thailand

By: M. Siegel

Over 260 golf courses, white sand beaches, tropicalweather and friendly people make for an ideal golf vacation. Thailandgolf holidays also promise a great value, top playing conditions,fascinating culture and awesome service. This golf in Asia paradise isgrowing in popularity, particularly with golfers and couples lookingfor an exotic golf location. The green fees are inexpensive from awestern perspective. There is a wide range of courses, accommodations,destinations, sight seeing tours, and historical sights. The localcurrency is the Thai baht and there are golf courses in every majortourist destination. Golfers will find premier golf courses in Bangkok,Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Kanchanaburi (RiverKwai), and Samui island.

The golf courses range from PGAchampionship layouts to municipal courses run by the Thai governmentand military. Every golf club has a clubhouse which serves a widevariety of Thai and western food. Caddies are included at all golfcourses in Thailand and this makes for a fun way to enjoy golfing inThailand. For the more adventurous, golf side trips to Vietnam andCambodia are easily arranged from Thailand and these make excellentget-away golf vacation destinations. The capital city of Thailand, Bangkok, has over 60 golf courses to choose from. This makes Bangkokthe usual first stop on most Thailand golf tours. In addition togolfing, there are numerous markets, entertainment, and spas.It is an exciting blend of modern golf in a major capital city.Nightclubs, entertainment and restaurants give the city its after golfvibrancy.

The most popular golf courses are Thai Country Club,Alpine Golf Club, Navatanee Golf Club, and Royal Gems Golf Resort.Suwan Golf Club is a new course that rivals the others mentioned. Beachgolf resorts entice many visitors, particularly Phuket, Hua Hin, andPattaya. They caters to the golf holidaymakers tourists with numerouschampionship golf courses, hotels of all standards, shopping outletsand nightlife. Pattaya is also famous for its numerous go go bars andtherefore appeals mostly to single golfers. Phuket and Hua Hin are morescenic and tranquil, thus attracts golf visitors who prefer moreluxurious golf holidays. Thailand golf holidays can also appeal tonon-golfers. Golf resorts which have on site spa and massage centersmake for good choices for mixed groups of golfers and non-golfers.

Alsoresorts with water sports are well liked by golfers. Other activitiessuch as elephant trekking, scuba diving, rafting, and Thai cooking areall very popular. The largest island in Thailand is Phuket and it is acenter for golfers from around the world. Phuket Town is the largesttown and a great place to shop. There are market stalls, departmentstores, shopping malls and outlets for golf equipment, antiques, andcrafts. As usual on Thailand golf holidays, there are some premier golfcourses like Blue Canyon, Mission HillsFree Web Content, and Red Mountain on the island.

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