Getaways Blog

22 June 2015

2015 Thailand Open

I recently visited Thailand as a guest of Golfasian … the leading golf tour operator in South East Asia and now a partner of International Golf Specialists.


I completed site inspections of a number of high quality golf courses, however one that really impressed was the Plantation Course at Siam Country Club in Pattaya. This course has just hosted the 2015 Thailand Open, won by South Korean professional, Kim Kyungtae ended a frustrating three-year wait for victory. Kim claimed the Thailand Open after a thrilling head-to-head battle with his young compatriot Wang Jeung hun.

Plantation Course at Siam Country Club in Pattaya

Kim, better known as “KT”, shot a seven-under-par 65 on the Plantation Course at Siam Country Club to beat Wang by three shots and finish with an impressive winning total of 21 under. Wang fired a 67 in the US$1 million event jointly-sanctioned by OneAsia and the Japan Golf Tour Organisation.

Australian Josh Younger, the leader at the start of the day, returned a 73 to claim sole possession of third place four shots further back.

There is some many great golfing events being staged around the world, it is sometimes difficult to keep up with the results. This week is the start of the 2015 US Open Championship and will be the 115th U.S. Open, scheduled to be played June 18–21 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington, southwest of Tacoma on the shore of Puget Sound.


There are 6 Australians in the field … Adam Scott, Jason Day, John Senden, Marcus Fraser, Marc Leishman and Geoff Ogilvy. Let’s hope the Aussies give a good account of themselves at the very challenging Chambers Bay course.

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