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IGS Golf Travel - Winter Edition


Our Winter weather is now with us with the first of the cold fronts arriving and bringing colder temperatures and heavy rains. Good for the farmers, but not so good for us golfers, and now is the time to be considering a golfing holiday to warmer climes!

This time of the year has me thinking about golf trips to Asia … Thailand and Vietnam in particular, but also Indonesia and Malaysia where the weather is warm and the golf fees are reasonably priced. Leave the thermals and winter gear behind and plan your next golf holiday through International Golf Specialists and escape the cold!

Bali Golf … Land of the Gods (golfing as well)!

Bali is a must visit destination for every Australian golf traveller. Easily accessible from all major cities, Bali offers incredible golf and many other activities for non-golfing travellers to enjoy.

Our Asian tour operator Golfasian has recently established an office and team in Bali to take advantage of the growing golfing fraternity that are making Bali a “must play” golfing destination. Through Golfasian, International Golf Specialists has access to special wholesaler rates at both the hotels and golf courses and now promote a variety of golf packages from 3 to 7 nights. We have carefully selected a range of hotels that will fit all budgets, from our lead-in 3-star hotel, Hotel Santika Siligita to the luxurious 5-star Bali Melia and the Bali National Golf Villas. All hotels are located in the up-market Nusa Dua district and are only a short drive to the main golf courses.

My business partner, Brendan Wright has recently visited Bali and played both the new Bukit Pandawa Golf Club and the leading golf course in Bali, Bali National Golf Club. They were both in excellent condition and truly memorable. Bali National Golf Club has been awarded the Best Golf Resort 2017 Indonesia by Golf Digest USA, and has just opened the David Leadbetter Golf Academy Bali as part of its golfing offerings.

Give Gary a call on 0409491081 for more details of our new golf packages to Bali or view our 3 night Bali Package from $1,050.

Exciting Singles Golf Tournament in Pattaya, Thailand!

At International Golf Specialists (IGS), we pride ourselves in offering interesting and affordable golfing experiences to popular destinations. There is no better golfing destination in Asia than Pattaya, Thailand and IGS has been offered a special opportunity to participate in a renowned golf tournament hosted by our exclusive Asian partner, Golfasian.

The 2018 Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort Singles Golf Week is an annual event hosted by Golfasian, and usually attracts around 100 golfers from around the world! This year, the event is staged the week of 16 – 22 September and involves many golfing & non-golfing activities including 4 rounds of golf at some of the best golf courses in Asia. Details on the link below.

This event is not one of IGS’s scheduled hosted tours, however having already booked two clients into this tournament, I have decided to join them as I believe the package represents great value with many inclusions not normally included in this type of amateur tournament. Now committed, I can offer a special group price to those interested in joining us in Pattaya in September. The group is limited to twelve in total, so I recommend you get in early if you want to participate in this event. Details and group prices are available on application.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA … a great golfing destination!

A recent Australian Golf Digest edition has rated Perth, Western Australia as one of the leading golfing destinations in Australia. The quality of the public-access and private golf clubs combined with superb weather, alfresco dining and a vibrant bar scene make Perth a “must visit” city for a relaxed and enjoyable golfing holiday. Perth is a year-round golfing destination, however Spring and Autumn offer the best weather and golf course playing conditions.

There are 4 Perth golf courses rated in the top 40 public access courses in Australia including Joondalup Country Club; Meadow Springs Country Club; Links Kennedy Bay and The Cut offer the keen golfer world-class facilities and memorable golf course design and conditioning. We have preferred accommodation and golf rates and tee times with these and other leading Perth courses and can tailor a golf package to suit your golfing requirements and budget.

Just contact us +61 (8) 9313 8643 or email and we will show you that International Golf Specialists creates “great golfing experiences”!

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