Reliable weather, unbeatable hospitality, diversity and low green fees make Thailand one of the top golf tour destinations. There is a huge choice in all main tourist areas, from bustling Bangkok and Pattaya, to cool Chiang Mai, sunny Phuket and the other islands. Top courses have been designed by the pros and include sublime water features, well equipped clubhouses and sometimes quality accommodation.
Bangkok has the most choice for a golf tour, with dozens of courses in and around the city, such as the highly rated Thai Country Club with its two 18-holers. Bangkok is the natural golfing choice, since it is easy to get to (with two international airports), has numerous luxury hotels, amazing shopping, exotic entertainment and wellness options. We can arrange golf tours go from all main hotels.
Nearby Pattaya is also popular, with more than 20 high class 18-hole courses to choose from. This golf destination is as exotic as they come, home to a naughty nightlife and the cheapest hotels in the country. Some of Pattaya’s courses are famous, including the picturesque, Jack Nicklaus-designed Laem Chabang Golf Club, 30 minutes from town.
Phuket is one of Asia’s top holiday destinations, with tropical beaches faced by five-star resorts and internationally renowned seafood restaurants. A mountainous island, it presents the keen golfer with undulating terrain, terraced greens and is easy to access, courtesy of an international airport. Notable Phuket courses include Mission Hills and the spectacular Red Mountain.
Hua Hin lies somewhat between Pattaya and Phuket along golfing lines, with easy to access courses from this popular retirement and royal holiday resort. More laidback than Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket, both Hua Hin and Cha Am have many golf courses within reach, such as the Springfield, Majestic Creek and Banyan courses.
Koh Samui and Koh Chang have fewer golfing options, since their geographies are mountainous and don’t allow it. They are, nonetheless, peaceful and beautiful places to visit, with dazzling white beaches and clean waters. Samui’s Santiburi Country Club is the most famous.
Chiang Mai is one of Thailand’s favourite destinations and its golfing prowess is right up there with Pattaya. The Rose of the North is noted for its scenery, old town and enviable winter climate and is also easy to access. It boasts the likes of Summit Green, Alpine and the Highlands clubs; all striking championship courses that accept non-members and are available on tour package.
For those who cannot get to Chiang Mai, or fancy a break from Bangkok, Khao Yai is a great golfing alternative. Home to Thailand’s largest national park, it has several noted courses within reach of the park and the capital.
Bespoke Travel can set up the ultimate golfing holiday, whether a day on the course, golf package or extended holiday. We specialise in designing tailor made holidays and have a keen eye on Thailand’s golf scene in particular. Let us take the sting out of the booking process by arranging your booking, transport and accommodation.