Category Archives: Thailand Golf Resorts and Hotel

Thailand Hotels: Accomodation Selection Factors (Part 2 of 2)

For beach resorts such as Pattaya, Hua Hin and Phuket, then there is a huge choice of accommodation available. In Phuket in particular, there are many stunning resorts located on the shore of the many beautiful beaches, which can be a totally idyllic and relaxing way to spend your holiday. Obviously, they are at the higher end of the price scale, and equivalent properties away from the beach will be less expensive. Luxury beach resorts such as the Laguna Phuket shown at left with it’s ex...

Thailand Hotels: Accomodation Selection Factors (Part 1 of 2)

  For those people considering a visit to Thailand then there is a wonderful and very expansive choice of hotel accommodation available. From international 5-star hotels in the heart of Bangkok, to stunning resorts with private beaches and spa facilities, to more basic beach style bungalows and traditionally styled Thai hotels, incorporating the culture and architecture of this amazing country, you are certainly spoiled for choice! Selecting a suitable hotel for you vacation is extremely im...

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...

Playing Golf in Thailand on a VERY Limited Budget (Part 3 of 3)

Another all together different low cost golf holiday option is to consider staying at one the many golf resorts which are located throughout Thailand. Many of these resorts host excellent courses, with both hotel and apartments for rent at the course. Some will have additional facilities such as a swimming pool, fitness and spa’s, and for the standard available, the prices tend to be more favorable then traditional  hotels located in the in the vicinity. Other advantages include specially ...

Playing Golf in Thailand on a VERY Limited Budget (Part 2 of 3)

For the more budget conscious golf traveler, Thailand can provide much more economical alternatives for you, by simply looking outside the more popular tourist locations. Here are 2 relatively unknown golf destinations to consider. Many of the courses located north of Bangkok, in Nakorn Ratchasima province, the location of Thailand’s largest national park (Khao Yai), can provide golf for some amazingly low prices, $10 US dollars per round on the weekdays. A couple of these courses that I like i...

Playing Golf in Thailand on a VERY Limited Budget (Part 1 of 3)

Playing golf in Thailand is a wonderful experience, from the excellent and challenging courses, to the fantastic hotel accommodations, everything adds up to a very memorable experience. Whilst Thailand offers great value for money for a golfing holiday, I do appreciate that many visitors are concerned about the potential cost of a golf vacation, and may be looking for a low cost option. In view of this, I hope the following post will serve as a guideline on how to visit on a limited budget, yet...

Phuket or Koh Samui – A Comparison of 2 Beach Resorts for a Golf ...

the web site.This is the continuation about Phuket and comparison to Samui as  golf holiday destination. In Phuket in the evening there are many choices for dining and entertainment especially in the lively town of Patong where selections range from beer bars to live music, and shows. The restaurants provide a massive choice from local seafood to 5 star international cuisines. There is an abundance of night markets and there are modern shopping malls, selling all brand name products. Withou...

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...

Thailand Golf Holiday and Travel Budgets (Part 2)

In this second part of “Thailand Golf Holiday Travel Budgets” I will give some examples of typical costs for golf holidays. These costs are approximate and will vary depending on time of the year. I have included the top and best golf courses in each area along with private transportation to and from each of the courses. Examples of such packages including accommodation golf and transport are as follows. In Bangkok, a one week stay at a nice 4–star accommodation in a central location, together w...

Thailand Golf Holiday and Travel Budgets (Part 1)

For anyone considering a golf holiday in Thailand, it is important to know the potential costs of your whole package in order to help you budget accordingly. In order to help you with this, I have detailed below some information including the choice and costs of hotels, golf & transport, and additional expenses you will likely incur during your visit. When selecting your holiday the most important aspect for most people is their accommodation. If they are traveling a long distance from hom...

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...

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...

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...