Getaways Blog

25 October 2016

2016 Thailand Golf Tour Part 2

Part 2 Click here for Part 1

Day 3 our group travel west for 2 hours to the Kanchanburi District where we played Grand Prix Golf Club. The Club is currently hosting an international junior golf tournament and the course was in magnificent condition. Grand Prix is like a stadium golf course with lots of elevation changes and severe mounding to challenge the very best golfers. Lots of water carries and the greens were running at 12 on the stimpmeter, so scoring was difficult. Grand Prix is a memorable championship golf course and one for the “bucket list”!

While visiting Kanchanaburi, we stayed at the magnificent Dheva Mantra Resort & Spa, located on the famous River Kwai. What a beautiful hotel resort, designed in Indian colonial style, with beautiful gardens and located adjacent to the River Kwai. One night we went into Kanchanaburi and had dinner at a floating restaurant famous for its local Thai cuisine.

While in Kanchanaburi, the group also visited the # 1 local tourist excursion: the Burma Railway, River Kwai Bridge, Hellfire Pass & JEATH War Museum tour. An emotional and poignant tour that honours and & commemorates the Allied POW’s who were held captive during WWII, and while Thailand was under the rule of the Japanese Army.

Day 5 we headed off to Hua Hin via a round of golf at Royal Ratchaburi Golf Club. We had been told to look out for the local monkeys who are known to souvenir golf balls that stray from the fairways!

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Grand Prix Golf Course Grand Prix Golf Course - 1

Grand Prix Golf Course 2Grand Prix Golf Course - 2

2016 Thailand Golf Tour Part 2 Obligatory team shot

Poolside Poolside - 1

Poolside 2 Poolside - 2

View from the bridge The Burma Railway