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Cambodia Golf – Siem Reap Gateway to Angkor

Hi, my name is Philip Crowther. I am British, originally from the Great Yarmouth area of Norfolk and took up golf about 20 years ago while in my early forties. I predominantly played on seaside links golf courses in the UK and have worked and played golf in many locations around the world. Sadly, old age and lack of playing opportunities have slipped me back to a 28 handicapper these days. The Winner Although I have played in many locations around Asia, this was my first golfing visit to Cambodi...

Thailand Golf – Golfasian Regulars

Pacific Golf Club, Carindale Hi, my name is Bill Donovan. I have played golf seriously for 34 years. My current handicap is 10 and I am a member of Pacific Golf Club at Carindale in Brisbane. Pacific is an 18-hole championship golf course in a parkland setting, with water on 16 of the holes. It is a very challenging layout. This is my 6th trip to Thailand and my 3rd trip to Hua Hin. Our group, 6 males all from pacific Golf club, have been to Hua Hin 3 times, Pattaya twice and once to Chiang Mai....

Thailand Golf – Courses that might “Suit Your Eye”?

The picture at the head of this article is of Tiger Woods after one of his 8 victories at the Arnold Palmer Invitational played at Bay Hill. The phrase “This course really suits his eye” is mostly used by golf commentators on US television networks about professional golfers on the Tour. They are almost always referring to a player who is returning to a tournament venue as the defending champion. The premise is, this player has won here fairly recently and is therefore filled with positive memor...

Golfing Thailand as a Single

Titirangi Golf Club My name is John Billington. I live in Aukland, New Zealand, which is the largest and most populace area in the country. I am a member of Titirangi Golf Club, a course designed by Alastair McKenzie on his trip south to design Royal Melbourne. I have played golf in most continents and especially on the McKenzie courses in California (including Cypress Point). I was a scratch handicapper but at 66 years I am now playing off a respectable 7. I have been travelling to Europe for s...

Golf in Myanmar

My name is Catherine Capozzi, and I’m from the golfer heaven state of Arizona in the US. Now, I live with my husband in India. Despite growing up in a place renowned for golf, I can’t say I’m very good at the sport: we don’t belong to any golf club, and the extent of our practice involves playing 9-hole courses around sunset at a discount. Nonetheless, my husband and I have made a concerted effort to improve our swing every time we go back to visit Arizona in the winter. And in this case, we dec...

A Big Fan of Golfasian

My name is Graham Cater, an Aussie who plays Southport Golf Club on the Gold Coast of Australia. It is there I hone my skills and test my mental strength to ready me for our annual Thailand Golf Tour. Playing golf in Thailand is not just about the game it is an exotic experience that has left me with the most wonderful memories from the Land of Smiles. Now I don’t always play well and I have been known to miss the odd easy putt but nothing can stop the enjoyment I get playing on some of the best...

Thailand Golf Fried Eggs (Kai Dao)

Thailand golf courses are notorious for having soft sand. Many of the budget courses here use normal beach sand to fill their bunkers. This powdery and fluffy sand tends to promote many fried eggs or as the caddies call them in Thai “kai dao” because of the circular splash pattern created around the ball in the sand. When you look at it from the top, it looks like a yolk sitting in the middle of a fried egg. Don’t panic if you find yourself with a fried egg at a Thailand golf course. The s...

Golf In Malaysia Versus Golf In Thailand

Here are my rankings on the golfing in these 2 countries on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being best. Quality (30%)Malaysia (5):  Golf in Malaysia ranges from merely average to PGA quality. The best Malaysia golf courses are all located in the capital of Kuala Lumpur. Access is mostly private, but some weekday visitors are allowed at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club and Saujana Golf & Country Club; both of which have hosted PGA and LPGA events, respectively. Thailand (7): Thailand golf c...

Perfect Swing Asia At Thana City Golf & Sports Club

Thana City is a longtime favorite of mine and Greg Norman’s only Thailand golf course. Over the last 2 years this Bangkok golf course has been on a massive upgrade campaign under the management of Absolute Golf Services. This regeneration is continuing and the latest project is the renovation of the former Ledbetter Academy at the driving range and practice facilities. Nowadays, PGA Member and Bangkok resident Andrew Knott moved-in and  his Golf Performance Coaching academy, Perfect Swing ...

Thai Golf After The Meeting

With positive signs that the global economy is at last showing signs of improvement, many companies are now scheduling overseas trips again, which means sending their staff back on the road and the Thai capital is again flooded with businessmen. But with a close eye on the bottom line costs, travel budgets are tight and gone are the chances of grabbing a few extra nights in Bangkok to fit in a couple of rounds of golf with the local VP or sales agents! In Thailand golf and business however are ...

Smiling Caddies, Sunshine, and Thailand Golf

Living in Thailand perhaps we take for granted the pleasures of playing a round of golf. In most of Europe and the USA, snow has put a damper on all hopes for that post New Year round with your golf buddies. Can’t get the car out of the deep drifts!!! Here in Thailand we are experiencing our own winter weather…. a beautiful 25 degrees centigrade with a cool breeze! How about those dreaded rush our traffic jams or clogged city roads? No panic with the traffic to get to the course on time in...

Thailand Tee Off Experiment

Despite my driver being a new Cobra ZL equipped with modern technological advancements, I kept it in my bag for my last 3 rounds played at Thai Country (Bangkok), Black Mountain (Hua Hin), and Amata Spring (Bangkok). Instead I used my 3-wood off the tee even though my 3-wood is four inches shorter than my driver and has four degrees more loft. What do you think the results were? With a distance advantage of 30 yards with my driver you would think that my long game would have been pressured and ...

Thailand Golfers Undeterred By Thai Political Unrest

Thailand golfers and golf holidaymakers continue to play despite political turbulence, an Icelandic Volcano shutting down most flights from Europe, a brace of canceled travel plans and worries from skittish Asian golfers alike. Contrary to BBC, CNN, and other news reports, which tend to sensationalize events, the real fact is 99 percent of the country and 100% of the Thailand golf courses are operating as normal. Even more important, my own company, Golfasian has some 100 golfers in Thailand a...

Thai Golf after the meeting!

With positive signs that the global economy is at last showing signs of improvement, many companies are now scheduling overseas trips to Thailand again But with a close eye on the bottom line costs, Thailand travel budgets are tight and gone are the chances of grabbing a few extra nights at the Oriental in Bangkok to fit in a couple of rounds with the local VP or Sales agents! Golf and business in Thailand however are still a great way of clinching that business deal or renewing contacts and T...

Stick It Close From The Rough Around The Thailand Greens

Every Thailand golfer lands in the rough sooner or late, especially on courses with narrow fairways such as Amata Spring in Bangkok or Santiburi in Samui or courses with rough between the fairway and green such as Bangpra in Pattaya. If the ball is near the green, the shot is very important, as a good chip will save par and a poor one will almost seal a bogey, or worse. To score low, I always try to knock it close from the really deep stuff. Knocking it close from there chops one or two strok...

How I Avoided Three-Putting Golfing In Thailand?

Can you believe it? Over the past 2 weeks I played Thai Country Club twice, and Banyan Golf Club and Black Mountain Golf Club once each without a single three-putt. Here are the two steps how I did it. 1. Three years ago I took some lessons form an Australian golf professional in Bangkok. At that time he insisted that I go for every green every chance I had, as a lay-up shot would never get the ball in the hole. After following his advice ever since and thinking about it some more, I decide...

6 Thailand Golf Picks That Are “Twice As Nice” (Part 2 of 2)

Here are the final 3 picks for playing the best “Twice As Nice” Thailand golf courses. Two are Pattaya golf courses and the final one is a Phuket golf course. 4. Siam Country Club is situated just 10 minutes from Pattaya.  The original Siam Country Club, built in 1971, is now called Siam Country Club Old Course, after a two- year renovation.  A traditional shot-makers layout, this is one of the more well known tracks in Thailand and hosted the 2007 LPGA Honda Thailand upon re-openin...

Asian PGA Tour a Frequent Visitor to Thailand in 2009 (part 2 of

Here are the Thailand professional golf events scheduled for 2009. Increasing parity between golfers from Asian and Europe was quite evident as well during The Royal Trophy held Jan 09 – 11 at Bangkok’s Amata Spring Country Club.  In a format very similar to The Ryder Cup, The Royal Trophy matches Asia against Europe.  The event was the brainchild of Seve Ballesteros with the perpetual trophy graciously donated by His Majesty The King of Thailand.  During the first two editio...

A Dozen Reasons For A Golf Holiday In Thailand (Part 4 of 4)

Here is the final segment of the 12 reasons for a Thailand golf holiday article. 10. Accommodation. I know of no other place, be it for golf or not, that has a better selection and offers a better value of accommodations than Thailand, Even 3-star hotels are generally clean and comfortable with good facilities and represent great values. You have a wide choice according to your budget, from stunning 5 star resorts to small Thai style beach bungalows, and everything in between. 11. Tuition and ...

A Dozen Reasons For A Golf Holiday In Thailand (Part 3 of 4)

Continuing my 12 Reasons for a Golfing Holiday in Thailand, the first six of which were in the last 2 posts, here are the next three: 7.    Food. These days most people know how delicious Thai food can be and for many golfers in Thailand, enjoying local food is an important feature of their holiday. Nor need the food be highly spiced – it is surprising how many Thais do not eat very hot food. It is said that Thais live to eat, not eat to live and, in addition to local food, yo...

Beginners Golf in Bangkok

Golf can be a daunting game for even the most experienced (not necessarily good) golfers in Thailand.  Luckily Bangkok is an ideal place for beginning golfers in Thailand to tee it up. With the helpful caddies at all Thailand golf courses, beginning golfers are able to play with experienced assistance at their side for the whole round.  For example, golfers in Thailand sometimes forget the basic things that a new golfer struggles with, for example finding the next hole, observing b...

How To Golf At Amata Spring Country Club?

I often get asked about golf at Amata Spring Country Club. Located halfway between Bangkok and Pattaya, Amata Spring is currently closed to visitors. However, there are 2 ways to get on for those on a Thailand golf holiday and wanting to play.First a little history and update about the golf course. Amata Spring Country Club was opened in 2005 and up until now kept as a private member’s only golf club.  The course was designed by Schmidt-Curley Golf Design from the USA and was initially a...

Clubhouses of Thailand Golf Courses

The next few posts will feature my favorite Thailand golf clubhouses, which go a long way towards making your Thailand golfing holiday so memorable. First, my opinion on what makes up a great Thailand golf clubhouse: –    Friendly reception and efficient check-in–    Well stocked and fairly priced Pro Shop–    Spacious, air-conditioned locker rooms–    Golf shoe cleaning service–    Clean, modern showers, with freshl...

Most Spectacular Thailand Golf Course

Planning a golf Thailand holiday often involves deciding on the best type of courses to include. As part of the golf package planning I often get to discuss with those interested in a golf Thailand vacation about each course. So it is no coincidence when recently a Phuket golf tour operator and I sat down for a few Singha’s to discuss our views on the golf courses in Thailand. We went round and around debating which is the best or most difficult Thailand golf course and ultimately could not dec...

Hua Hin Golf Update

This week I had the pleasure of playing the Hua Hin golf courses. In general, Hua Hin is seeing less golf visitors due to the resurgence of Phuket as the number one Thailand golf destination. Hua Hin golf clubs, resorts, and golf travel operators have all experienced a slowdown this past season. This week despite the Hua Hin Jazz Festival being in town, Hua Hin was relatively quiet. That being said, the golf courses, costs, and weather conditions are all favor some excellent golf. Specifially, ...

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Over the years the amount of enthusiastic golfers wanting to sample a golf in thailand have grown astoundingly in number. With the top quality destinations and range of Thailand golfing holidays it is easy to see the reasons behind these high in demand golf packages. Today golf enthusiasts fly the world over looking for a round of golf, however, once they have experienced the superb luxury of our golf holidays Thailand, they want to return continually as many do! In that case, one could consider...

Fall in Love With Thailand’s Many Courses With a Timeshare

With its varied landscape, ideal climate and lush natural surroundings, Thailand is home to some of the world’s most beautiful, and challenging golf courses. As such, it’s become an increasingly popular vacation destination for the avid golfer who’s looking for a change of scenery. Many vacationers to the area find they love golfing in Thailand so much that they’d like to return year after year. Unfortunately, securing accommodation in such a coveted vacation destination...