The recently concluded TGTM 2019 (Thailand Golf Travel Mart), where 116 top golf tour operators from 24 countries and 97 sellers participated, was the fifth edition of the show organised in the kingdom’s Northern capital — Chiang Mai & Lamphun and is a vital part of an ongoing strategy of the Tourism Authority of Thailand to further develop a very important source of high-spending, long-staying customer segment.
To help you plan a Golf Holiday in Thailand, where you can enjoy the ultimate experience of teeing off at the most stunning and Exclusive Golf Courses In Thailand plus all the amazing shopping, beaches, sight-seeing, and food that the country offers.
Black Mountain, Hua Hin: Black Mountain Golf Club is an exclusive golf community ten kilometres west of the quaint city of Hua Hin, Thailand. It was the first course in Thailand to be included in US Golf Digest’s list of the Best 100 Courses Outside the United States. Today, Black Mountain Golf Club is a flourishing community as well as the largest employer of the region. With a popular restaurant, spa, wakeboard park, water park, and numerous recreational activities, it is a desirable travel destination for visitors of every kind.
Chee Chan Golf Resort, Pattaya: Chee Chan Golf Resort offers golfers the chance to play on one of the finest modern courses in Asia. A perfect golf setting overlooking the famed Khao Chee Chan Buddha and providing 360 panoramic views of the course and nearby resort cities of Pattaya and Jomtien. An iconic perspective, with sweeping views of Khao Chee Chan, temples, lakes and mountains and glimpses of the ocean in the near distance all adding to the experience. The land and the surrounding environment gives the player a sense of space that is not easily duplicated elsewhere in the world
Kirimaya Golf Resort Spa Khao Yai: At Kirimaya stargaze, watch wildlife up close, traverse nature trails or relish the challenge of a Jack Nicklaus golf course. Discover new culinary adventures with a vineyard tour. Enhance your wellness at the MAYA Spa, seek mental quietude through our Asian therapies or simply laze by the pool.
Alpine Golf Club, Bangkok Region: Created originally from flat rice paddy fields to a hilly and undulating layout, Alpine Golf Club is Thailand’s finest golf courses. The course was designed by one of the world’s most renowned architects Mr. Ron M. Garl. Once he set feet on the 770-rai flat open land of Today’s Alpine Golf Club, the architect’s vision was to build Thailand’s one and only man-made hilly championship golf course. The course designer came up with carrying out the impossible task of building grass-covered hills on the vast flatlands, topped by hundreds of hand-picked trees and refined with high-grade sand. All these were aimed to introduce golfers to many unexpected golf challenges at Alpine Golf Club.
Thai Country Club, Bangkok Region: The Thai Country Club was developed as one of the finest golf clubs in Asia and opened to the golfing world in December 1996. The golf course was designed to United States Golf Association specifications by Dennis Griffiths, the then President of the world-renowned American Society of Golf Course Architects. The design adapts from everyday casual play up to a very tough challenge for the finest players in the world. The 7,097-yards course was first seriously tested during the 1997 Asian Honda Classic won by Tiger Woods. This picturesque course is renowned for its immaculate conditions, a neo-classic design and its variety of holes, along with an abundance of water as well as fauna and flora – offering a constant challenge and hours of pleasure.
Nikanti Golf Club, Bangkok Region: At no other destination in Asia can be found such a truly distinctive all-inclusive golf experience. From tee to green – as well as from the meals that go straight from chef’s kitchen to the dining table; and the hospitality that peaks during exceptional private events – the Nikanti Golf Club aces every pleasure.
Chiang Mai Highlands Golf and Spa Resort, Chiang Mai: Set in the foot-hills east of Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Highlands Golf and Spa Resort features a magnificent 27-hole championship golf course, providing golfers with the additional pleasure of magnificent mountain views at every hole.
Designed by award-winning architects Schmidt-Curley Golf Design, in its infancy, Chiang Mai Highlands was heralded by Asian Golf Monthly as one of the Best New Courses in Asia and is now regularly voted among the top 10 courses to play in Thailand. Chiang Mai Highlands Golf and Spa Resort has since attracted more awards including Best Value Golf Experience, Top 3 ranked Course in Thailand, and a nomination for Best Golf Resort in Asia by The 2015 Asian Golf Awards. With 19 Private Resort Villas, The Spa at Chiang Mai Highlands, condominiums plus a tasteful housing development, Chiang Mai Highlands has become the premier golf holiday destination in the north of Thailand. The combination of first-class facilities, friendly Lanna Thai service, and world-class championship golf with immaculate playing conditions has earned Chiang Mai Highlands Golf and Spa Resort a reputation for delivering a legendary golf experience.
Red Mountain Golf Club, Phuket: Winding its way through a truly dramatic 1400 rai former tin mine site in the heart of Phuket, Red Mountain is surely one of Asia’s most exciting new courses. The course has been cleverly routed to take advantage of a huge variety of landforms and dizzying elevation changes. Scars left from the tin mine era have been imaginatively incorporated into the overall scheme, creating a unique character at the same time as establishing an indelible link with an important era in the Island’s past. Designer Jon Morrow and co-designer Al Tikkanen, have created a highly strategic and challenging 6,900 yard layout to complement the shorter and gentler old Loch Palm Course. While the course is undoubtedly challenging, numerous risk and reward options create a fun playing environment, an exhilarating test of golf and a breathtaking scenic tour around a course destined to become a golfing landmark in the region.
The Thai Golf Pass
The Thai Golf Pass is the first-ever loyalty programme for any country and it is a unique initiative by Tourism Authority of Thailand, New Delhi Office. It offers a seamless golf experience exclusive to Thailand with amazing rewards on the redemption of loyalty points and fully automatic and user-friendly online programme which brings all the suppliers under one platform. For details visit: (www.thaigolfpass.com)