Category Archives: Thai Culture and Thailand Country Information

Nighttime activities, will they influence my golf in Thailand? (P

For anyone who has not visited Thailand previously, then the simple answer to this question is a definite yes! For those that are familiar with Thailand then you will know exactly what I am talking about. There is no hiding the fact that Thailand is popular with many visiting tourists, primarily male, for the unbelievable nightlife and availability of beautiful Thai girls for company. This is something that is unique to Thailand, and whilst variations occur in other Asian destinations, you will...

Thailand Security Update (Part 2 of 2)

In this second and final part of my post I will cover 2 specific topics that you may have come across in the news lately.Theses topics are the recent political demonstrations, with regards to the removal of the prime minister, and the ongoing conflict in the extreme southern region of the country. The political situation is of no worry to any prospective visitor to Thailand, and all demonstrations have been of a very peaceful and democratic in nature. Many people in Thailand are unhappy with th...

Thailand Security Update (Part 1 of 2)

In recent times, you may have heard, or read, various different reports with regards to security in Thailand. The political events in Thailand have reached the world news and give an image of the country that may be more sensationalism than reality. As such, I have taken the liberty of explaining the situation as well as a more general view of security and safety in Thailand. I would like to highlight that this is my totally independent and unbiased opinion, and its purpose, is to simply give ...

10 Best Reasons to Come to Thailand to Play Golf (Part 3 of 3)

Here are the last 3 of my best reasons to take a golf holiday in Thailand. 8. The food. From local Thai dishes to those with other Asian influences it is truly amazing. There is such a variety in choice with the local cuisine I find I am constantly changing my favourite dishes! In addition, there is a huge selection of international cuisine for those who prefer a bit of something closer to home. 9. The culture & customs. Thailand is a unique country with its own identity unrivalled in any o...

10 Best Reasons to Come to Thailand to Play Golf (Part 2 of 3)

Here are the next 4 great reasons to choose Thailand as your most favored golf holiday destination. 4. The locations. Thailand is a beautiful country and offers a number of totally different destinations to play golf. From the bustling capital of Bangkok, to the beautiful mountainous countryside of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. From the stunning beaches in Phuket and Koh Samui, to the bright lights and amazing nightlife of Pattaya. From the quieter seaside town of Hua Hin, to the waterfalls and st...

10 Best Reasons to Come to Thailand to Play Golf (Part 1 of 3)

As an expatriate living and working in Thailand, I cannot think of many better places to come and play golf. I have been fortunate to play golf all over the world including the most popular golf tourist destinations, such as the United States, Scotland, Spain, Caribbean, and Mexico. I have also played in several other Asian countries, like China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, and Australia, but still find Thailand a pretty difficult experience to beat. Over the next few days I will exp...

Myths and Facts About Playing Golf in Thailand (Part 2)

Here is the second half of "strange facts about Thailand golf". I hope you enjoy reading the post and find a few things of interest. Please also let me know your experiences and comments. Also, can anyone recognize this beach? A copy of the soon to be published 2007 Thailand golf map awaits the first person who can correctly identify it by submitting a comment to this post. Now on to the Myths and Facts. Myth – The courses are of inferior quality. Thailand hosts many championship stan...

Myths and Facts About Playing Golf in Thailand (Part 1)

There is no doubt that many people have many misconceptions about Thailand as a golf travel destination. Over the years, Thailand has developed a reputation for many of the wrong reasons, and only those who have visited, realize what a wonderful and beautiful country it is, with so much to offer the golfing traveler. Thailand is now by far the leading travel destination in South East Asia, and is now regarded as one of the leading tourist destinations in the world. With regards golf, it has rec...

Golf Caddies of Thailand (Part 1)

  Over the next 2 days I will be writing about an amazing aspect of golfing in Thailand, namely the caddies. I often speak about this with friends and we all have the same conclusion, playing golf with a Thai caddie adds a whole new dimension to the game of golf and is a MUST experience for all golfers. What can I say? For anyone who has not played golf in Thailand before, then the famous Thai caddies will be without doubt one of the unique and wonderful experiences of your golf holiday. Ho...

Golf Festival or County Fair

Wouldn’t it be neat to be the first on your block to attend world’s first and only golf festival? August will mark the first golf festival that I have ever heard of. That is, not only in Thailand, but anywhere! You ask what exactly is a golf festival, so did I when I first found out about it, and I even living here in Thailand where it is being held. I know that you are now dying to know about the festival and you can find out exactly all about the golf festival as described by the T...

Thailand Seaside Golf Destinations : Which is best? (Part 4 of 4)

Hua Hin & Cha Am The Hua Hin and Cha Am area is located on the western side of the Gulf of Thailand, and is approximately a three hour drive from Bangkok. Thailand’s original beach resort, it now sports a selection of 7 excellent golf courses and is a much quieter destination that Phuket or Pattaya, although is particularly popular with visiting Eurpoean tourists during the cool season from November to February. Although Hua Hin still retains the intimacy of a village, it has successfully i...

Great Golf in Thailand

When is the perfect time of year to play? I often get asked about the best time of year to play golf in Thailand so I thought to share my experience on this topic. Without doubt, the best time of year for golf is from November through January. This is the cool and dry season, with average temperatures only around 20 degrees centigrade. On the other hand, this is also the peak season for visiting tourists. As such, one should be prepared for busy golf courses and it is a must to plan your holiday...

Thailand Golf Blog Introduction

Sawasdee krap (Greetings) From Thailand! Since this is my first post, I thought to take this opportunity to introduce all readers to the Thailand Golf Blog. It is my intent to share my, and other peoples, valuable knowledge and expert information about playing golf and golf travel in Thailand. I will be writing on such topics as my day to day golf experiences, prior tours and travels I have made throughout Thailand, useful golf tips which have helped me improved my game and other related subjec...