Golfing Getaways Blog

18 October 2016

2016 Thailand Golf Tour Part 1

I have just completed our very first hosted golf tour to Thailand with 20 keen golfers from around Australia. We had 10 nights in some very interesting parts of Thailand, including Bangkok, Kanchanaburi to the west and Hua Hin to the south. The group stayed in 5-star hotel resorts and played some of the best golf courses in the Kingdom, including Black Mountain, voted the best golf course in Thailand and South East Asia.

The golf tour was arranged by Golfasian, a Bangkok-based golf travel company, and the largest inbound golf tour operator in South East Asia. Our first round of golf was at the very exclusive Thai Country Club, the venue of previous US PGA & European PGA tournaments. Past winners have been Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and renowned local Thai professional golfer, Thongchai Jaidee.

Thai Country Club is a private members club, and we were very fortunate to have Mark Siegal, Managing Director of Golfasian join our golf group for the day at his club. The golf course is tight for driving, with many lakes & ponds protecting large, fast-running greens. With punishing rough, our group’s scores were not particularly impressive, however, the golf experience was, and we agreed that a return to Thai Country Club into the future is a must!

While the golfers were battling it out at Thai Country Club, the six non-golfers were enjoying a hosted excursion to the Grand Palace, a Chao Praya River cruise, lunch at an authentic Thai riverside restaurant, and finally shopping at MBK, the largest shopping mall in Thailand.

After Bangkok, we head west to the Kanchanaburi District, staying at the magnificent Dheva Mantra Resort & Spa, located on the famous River Kwai. We have golf rounds at the impressive Grand Prix Golf Club and the “hidden gem”, Royal Ratchaburi Golf Club, complete with resident monkeys & amazing bird life. While in Kanchanaburi, the group will be visiting the #1 local tourist excursion the River Kwai Bridge, Hellfire Pass & JEATH War Museum tour.

For more information about a great golfing experience in Thailand and other golfing destinations, contact the team at International Golf Specialists for a tailored and memorable golfing holiday.

2016 Thailand Golf Tour Part 1 View from our balcony overlooking the Watery Par 3 at TCC

2016 Thailand Golf Tour Part 1Stylish golf swing of host GA

2016 Thailand Golf Tour Part 1

2016 Thailand Golf Tour Part 1

2016 Thailand Golf Tour Part 1Group shot – 2016 Thailand Golf Tour