Category Archives: Asia Golf

Thai Caddies getting smart

Caddies are all part of the fun of taking a golf vacation in Thailand and now it seems at last the golf clubs are realizing they deserve to be dressed elegantly as well. In the past, caddies often had to rely on the club’s owners to order their uniforms. Not being fashion very conscious, they would just buy the fabric and get a local to make up their uniforms. Let’s face it even the prettiest caddies can look drab in some of the old fashion outfits that they were forced to wear. Most caddies ha...

Have you played these new Bangkok courses yet

Just when we thought the recession would see the end of new courses opening in Bangkok up pops four new courses. Some of you may have visited Stonehill which hosted the LIV Bangkok event last year. Siam Country Club Bangkok Another new arrival was Siam Country Club Bangkok. However without much fanfare to new clubs have also appeared, namely Phoenix Golf Golf Bangkok and Flora Ville Golf & Country Club. Flora Ville Sounds like the same team from Phoenix Gold Pattaya are behind this Bangkok...

Steeped in Tradition

Golfers like tradition, and who has dreamed of playing St Andrews in Scotland, arguably the home of golf. Well as the British empire expanded across the world during the 19th Century, the Scots were being employed to build new factories, bridges and railroads, and in their spare time, decided that Asia could do with a few of its own golf courses. Now according to the records, the oldest course built-in South-East Asia was The Royal Calcutta Golf Club back in 1829. Apparently, it was the oldest a...

Asia Tops the World

Amazingly according to recent statistics, golf in Asia is on the rise with 205 new courses in various stages of design and construction. This more than any other continent. Asia Leads the Way in New Courses It means that 32% of all new undertakings currently identified worldwide, are taking place here in Asia. According to a recent survey by the R & A in 2018, there were 33,161 golf courses in 208 of the world’s 245 countries. Asia currently boasts 4,570 golf facilities, 14% of the total cou...