Category Archives: Thailand Golf Related Activities (Nightlife, Spas, Sightseeing)

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 2)

Here is the continuation of the post I started yesterday. Caddies are very knowledgeable about the rules of golf, and quite amazingly, after only a few shots they can club you extremely accurately. The more experienced ones are a fantastic assistance on the greens, being very accurate with their assessment of the speed and line of your putt. They will mark and clean your ball on the green, leaving you only to put the ball in the hole. Remember; do not blame them if you miss as it means you have...

Thailand Golf Driving Ranges

Here is a topic you hardly hear anything about because most people are so busy playing golf they do not think they can also get in some practice when on holiday. Well there really are some great choices and here are a few ideas. For anyone looking to spend a bit of time working on their golf game in Thailand then you will certainly not be spoiled for choice of driving ranges to visit. In Bangkok alone, there are over 80 within a 20 km radius of the city centre, but I would warn that with the in...

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 3 of 4)

Pattaya The resort of Pattaya is located south east of Bangkok, less than a 2-hour drive from the airport.  The region hosts the greatest variety and highest density of the finest championship golf courses in Thailand, and is a paradise for a golf holiday. Originally, Pattaya was a quiet fishing town with idyllic beaches. However, this soon became the destination for American troops on R&R during the Vietnam War, and a multitude of bars, neon lights and shows quickly appeared. This ...

Thailand Seaside Golf Destinations : Which is best? (Part 2 of 4)

Phuket Golf in Phuket is a great experience for those wanting to combine their holiday with relaxation at some of the world’s best beaches. Phuket is known internationally as one of the most exotic destinations in Southeast Asia. With its endless white beaches, cooling blue lagoons and tropical mountainous interior, it provides a stunning and ideal backdrop for a golf holiday. From basic beach front bungalows, to stunning world-class resort hotels with sumptuous spa facilities, Phuket offers a...

Thailand Seaside Golf Destinations : Which is best? (Part 1 of 4)

I often get asked by friends and clients alike to questions about the 3 main seaside Thailand golf destinations, Phuket, Hua Hin and Pattaya. The most frequent question fro those who have never been to the seaside resorts are which city is best for them? Therefore I thought I would write about this topic over the next few days and try to share my views together with some good overall information that I have been able to gather from various sources and web sites. For those wishing a golfing holid...

Thailand Golf Holiday: What City is best?

I often get asked about which city is best for playing golf and vacationing in Thailand. Depending on your preferences, there are a number of choices where you can base yourself for a unique golf holiday. First there is the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. Staying here will allow you to choose from  25 championship golf courses and also take advantage of all of great infrastructure that you would expect in a  major capital city. There is some amazing shopping, tourist attractions and wid...