Why golf in Thailand? Thailand is probably the most spectacular golfing destination in the world, the beauty of her golf courses expresses it all. We have lush greenery year round with palm trees and every other type of tropical flora and flowers creating a feast for the eyes. Beautiful lakes and waterways, birds you’ve never seen before become a breathtaking walk in the park. Churchill was so wrong when he said “golf is a good walk spoiled” – he never played in Thailand!
The challenge of golfing in Thailand is also an important aspect and I promise that you can never get bored. Many of the courses are designed by the world’s most famous golf architects creating challenges that even the best golfers dream about. For all levels of golfers from their respective tee boxes the challenges abound. Even for the beginner it’s game on, but set up with wide enough fairways and safe passages around water.
Also great planning, as you get a refreshment kiosk twice every nine holes unlike other places where if you didn’t load up before the first tee you get one chance at the turn. Cold drinks, chicken legs, sticky rice, fresh tropical fruit, and sandwiches – a quick bite before you move on. Even a cold beer if you are so inclined. Some of the courses even have a cold moist towel right out of the fridge at each stop (now that is refreshing)! After your round the clubhouse restaurants provide some of the best Thai, Japanese and Western cuisine at reasonable prices.
A great part of the golfing experience in Thailand is the caddies. Honestly, how many golfers have had a caddie along with them during their round of golf. They are all women and speak a decent amount of English to make for good golf communication. They know the golf courses like the backs of their hands, reading your putt lines (even lining up the ball), telling you distances, which club to use, sometimes even a little coaching – but always full of positive encouragement. This makes for a great social golf day out with your added gallery and applause after your good shots.
Thailand has numerous courses that offer night golf with decent lighting, as many Thai’s prefer to stay out of the sun. It is a challenge in and of itself, but adding golf and romance to the mix. It is the perfect time to play with your partner on holiday. With warm weather, the stars above and perhaps a bottle of wine in your golf cart surely becomes a relaxed and romantic evening out. Definitely let this be one of your experiences when golfing in Thailand.
On a final note; Thailand enjoys the best weather regardless the time of year. Mid November thru March is optimal, where we have cooler and rain free days. Green fee and caddy fees are very economical for the quality of the courses you can enjoy. Come and experience the friendly hospitality of the Thai people and their superb golf courses. Hope to see you out here for one of your most memorable golfing holidays ever!
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