Getaways Blog

22 September 2016

Thailand Golf Travel 2016

Next week my wife Sally & I head off to Thailand to host a special golf tour to some very interesting parts of Thailand. We are looking forward to leaving Perth’s colder temperatures and enjoying a warmer climate for the 12 days of the tour.

Our group of 22 start in Bangkok for a few days, and apart from the famous shopping and sightseeing, the golfers have the thrill of playing Thai Country Club, one of the most exclusive private golf clubs in the country.

After Bangkok, we head west to the Kanchanaburi District, staying at the magnificant 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.

We next take a 2 hour drive to the south, where we will be visiting the town of Hua Hin, the King’s favourite summer residence which is located on the Gulf of Thailand. This is one of the most popular tourist towns in Thailand, and a welcome relief from the hectic pace and humidity of Bangkok. We will be staying at the Marriott Resort & Spa, the newest and most luxurious hotels in Hua Hin and a wonderful & relaxing base for our group.

Hua Hin is where the group gets to play two of the best golf courses in Asia. Black Mountain and Banyan are regarded as the most memorable golf experiences in Thailand, and both host famous professional golf tournaments each year as well as many keen amateur golfers wanting to tick these beauties off their “bucket lists”.

Other attractions while in Hua Hin are a visit to the famous Night Markets; an island tour in traditional Thai fishing boat, and also a trip to a local winery for lunch and an elephant ride around the grape vines.

Many of our group have been on golf tours with International Golf Specialists (IGS) before, and I’m sure we will be having a “great golf experience” in Thailand. IGS host regular golf tours to Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Mauritius and New Zealand, with details and dates listed on the company’s website.

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.