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A Thai-Riffic Golf-Inspired Holiday You Will Never FORE Get

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 golf courses – giving you the chance to combine an exciting holiday with your favorite sport.
Combining The Best Of Both Worlds… In The Most Unique Places On Earth
Showcasing the rare opportunity to blend a holiday and sporting experience like no other, visitors to the region have an incredible selection of world-class golf courses to choose from… in the most unique places on earth.
Take A Golfcation In Chiang Mai
Many Chiang Mai golf courses bring this sport together with eclectic tourist attractions, so no one feels left out.
Chiang Mai houses a 27-hole course – The Lanna Golf Club. Offering spectacular views of the famous Doi Suthep temple and fringing the racetrack, this course makes it easy to enjoy a challenging day of golf. You can also explore other interests like horse racing without having to travel elsewhere.
Nestled against the framework of Thailand’s tallest mountain, Chiang Mai Inthanon Golf Course & Nature Resort is a relatively new course enclosed by tropical fruit orchards. Fresh mountain air and panoramic vistas make this an attractive golfing experience.
For the luxury adventurers keen on staying on the golf course, The Royal Chiang Mai Golf Club & Resort is the perfect solution. The backdrop encompasses some of the most unique natural scenery – within a valley – to make your golf holiday unforgettable.
Isaan’s Golfing Stunners
An underrated vacation destination in Thailand, Isaan is an off-the-beaten-track getaway with some stimulating golf courses and distinctive experiences if you’re willing to explore new regions.
The Singha Park Khon Kaen Golf Club provides a stern challenge for both novice and experienced golfers. Meandering through 9 lakes and engulfed with sand bunkers, natural stones, and native trees, take the time to enjoy the spectacular backdrop as you perfect your putt.
If you’re looking for an easy golf course with plenty of natural beauty, Dancoon Golf Club is an excellent choice. This regulation 18-hole golf club in Khon Kaen boasts generous fairways with reasonable undulations and slopes. End your day with a delicious Thai fare at the course restaurant.
Isaan golf courses have excellent layouts with different degrees of challenges, so you have the flexibility to choose one that most suits your style of stroke play.
Despite being best known for its pristine waters and unparalleled coast, Thailand brings much more to the table – especially for avid golfers who want to explore and experience more exotic and non-traditional destinations. Combine your love of golf and holiday with these fabulous golf holiday packages from Golf Asian and turn it into an experience you will never FORE get.

Thailand Golf Resorts and Hotel

Alpine Golf Resort Chiang Mai – Northern Thailand’s Most Funky Go...

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 gorgeous rocky backdrop that disappeared into a tranquil water garden teeming with vibrant colorful fish. Now, like most of you, I try to find the “wow” factor on each of my new adventures, and I was pleasan...

Thailand Golf Updates – Coming This Year Lotus Va

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...

Golfing Thailand as a Single

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 de...

Interesting Thailand Golf Snippits

Beating the Low Season Blues

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 kicked it off 15 years ago on 31 July, 2004.It has grown to be a very popular event, with courses offering heavily discounted green fees and hotels joining in to offer reduced room rates to entice golf...

Thailand Golf Updates – Coming This Year Lotus Va

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...

Thailand Golf – Golfasian Regulars

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 i...

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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 does not taste as good, the bed is not as comfortable, the sights and sounds all feel a little off. Yes, playing poorly affects us in many ways as we feel frustrated and wonder if this vacation was the right ide...

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Drain Putts In Thailand

If you can do only one thing to improve your enjoyment when golfing in Thailand, the making more putts would be what I suggest. Thailand golfers face more putts than any other shot. I have taken the time to master putting in Thailand and I was able to cut 3-4 stokes off my score in the process. Here is how I did it. 1. I think more about the speed than line on my putts. For example, when my caddie tells me inside right or inside left, I just putt to the center of the hole and make sure my speed ...

Tips On Playing Thai Country Club

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Siam Country Club Playing Tips

I had the good fortune of playing at Siam Country Club Plantation Course in Pattaya this week. A usual the course was in excellent condition and in fact just two weeks prior Siam Country Club Plantation Course was awarded the best conditioned course in Asia by the readers of Asia’s largest golf publication. In order to get maximum enjoyment and a good score at Siam Country Club Plantation Course I realized 4 very important points. 1.    Use your B-game: Why this sounds counterintuitive I found t...

Straight Driving For Thailand Golfing

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Make All 4 Footers When Golfing In Thailand

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Which Golf Ball Is Right for YOU When Golfing In Thailand?

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Thailand Golf Gloves

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How To Judge Green Speed Of Thailand Golf Courses

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My Thailand Short Game

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Thailand’s Soft Sand

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Are You A Thai Golf Swinger Or Hitter?

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Eliminates Bad Chips in Thailand

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My Take On Golf Carts At Thailand Golf Courses

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Chipping From Thick Grass Around The Greens In Thailand

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Thailand Golf Blog Reloaded

Have you seen the newest blog about golf in Thailand? Well it is not really new, just a sleeper that has woken up from a 2 year nap. Graham our new man in Phuket and ex-star of the Asian Tour is at the helm and with his expert advice, information, and insights about golf in Thailand the Thailand-Golf-Blog is sure to be a renewed hit. Take a look and of course feel free to comment.

Getting Out Of High Lipped Thailand Bunkers

Have you ever faced a high lipped greenside bunker like those at Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Club or worst yet one of those humongous fairway bunkers at Siam Country Club Plantation Course in Pattaya? Most Thailand golf holidaymakers in this situation open up there sand wedges, ht as hard as they can, and either skull the ball clear over the green or worse, leave the ball in the face of the bunker in an even more demanding uphill lie. In both cases the result is surely one of frustration. A gol...

Roughing It In Thailand Golf

The golf courses in Thailand have some very thick rough. For example, off the fairway at the Nicklaus designed Springfield Country Club in Hua Hin can wreak havoc for even the most accomplished golfers in Thailand. If you lie is near the green, the shot becomes even more critical as it can mean the difference between making a par, bogey or worse. To score low, you must know how to get it close from the really deep stuff. Blue Canyon in Phuket and Thai Country in Bangkok are two Thailand golf c...

Lagging It Close Golfing in Phuket and Hua Hin

My approach shots often stop 20 feet short of the hole when I play the hilly Phuket golf courses like Blue Canyon and Red Mountain or the new Banyan Golf Club in Hua Hin. These golf courses have many elevated greens compared to my relatively flat home Bangkok golf course, Thai Country Club.  Therefore, my lag putting becomes extremely important to achieve a good score and avoid three putting at these Thailand golf courses. I have found that good lag putting is a function of my ability t...

Become An Expert At Reading Thailand Golf Greens

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Thailand Golf Tips

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Three Ball Golf Thailand

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