Happy City Golf Resort Update

Happy City Golf Resort now provides Northern Thailand golfers 3 international standard Chiang Rai golf courses; the other two being Santiburi Chiang Rai and Waterford Valley. Happy City boasts a total of 29 holes, with 2 of those closed as ‘maintenance holes’ on any given day. Five sets of tees offer challenges for every level […]

After Hours Thailand Golf

Here is a new story from Davy, previously the number one golf retailer in Southern California and now a converted Thai golf addict. When the phone rang it was a Thailand golf buddy all excited to tell me he had a game set up with some movers and shakers that were coming to town; and […]

Airlines For A Thailand Golf Holiday

Not a day goes by where Thailand golf travelers ask me the best way to get to their Thailand golf destination. These days for international flights into and out of Thailand, I am partial to the carries from the Middle East for several reasons.  Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar all have convenient flight schedules from practically […]

Jack Nicklaus In Thailand

As with everything Jack has done in golf, one name stands out among them all: the Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus, perhaps the greatest player of all time and now one of golf’s design gurus. Nicklaus’s 18 Major victories remains unchallenged, as does his name on more than 300 courses around the world that were designed […]

Make All 4 Footers When Golfing In Thailand

When you golf in Thailand you can complain about slow greens, grainy surfaces, poor caddies, and whatever you can think of to blame for poor putting. However, none of these are likely to be the cause for Thailand golf putting woes. Where you putt from is the key to how well you putt. The closer […]

Know Your Thailand Golf Tour Driver

Everyone knows that great golf, fantastic culture, and a comfortable resort are all key ingredients of a successful Thailand golf trip. However, the importance of a qualified driver who doubles as a friendly tour guide is often overlooked. I’ve had the opportunity to meet several godsends as well as some more goofy type drivers during […]

10 Best Thailand Golf Courses (10 of 10)

Here is the final one of my top 10 Thailand golf courses. Thai Country Club, Bangkok Owned and operated by Peninsula Hotels and the only golf course in the Peninsula portfolio, Thai Country Club on Bangkok’s outskirts opened in 1996 and has hosted six Asian tour events including the Asian Honda Classic in 1997 (won […]

10 Best Thailand Golf Courses (9 of 10)

Here is the ninth (actually 2) of my top 10 Thailand golf courses. Siam Country Club, Pattaya In 2007, Schmidt-Curley redesigned Siam Country Club’s Old Course that was designed by Isao Mazumi and originally laid out in 1970. It was the first privately owned course in Thailand was the first Thai course to ever host […]

10 Best Thailand Golf Courses (8 of 10)

Here is the eighth of my top 10 Thailand golf courses. Santiburi Chiang Rai Country Club, Chiang Rai One of the world’s great golf designers, Robert Trent Jones Jr, designed Santiburi Country Club, 7km from Chiang Rai in northern Thailand. One of five courses in his Thai portfolio, it is also his best. Established in […]

10 Best Thailand Golf Courses (7 of 10)

Here is the seventh of my top 10 Thailand golf courses. Red Mountain Golf Club, Phuket Red Mountain, near Phuket’s main tourist location of Patong, is one of the most dramatic courses in Thailand. Opened in 2008, the 6900-yard sister property to nearby Loch Palm Golf Club winds its way through a stunning former tin […]