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Leaders from Five Countries in Centara World Masters

Players from five countries are leading 13 separate divisions after two days play in the Centara World Masters Golf Championship being played at four courses in Hua Hin Thailand.The amateur tournament, the largest of its kind......

Great Opening Day at Centara World Masters in Thailand

Centara and Coca-Cola Sponsors

The opening day of the Centara World Masters was played on Monday in mild, overcast conditions at Banyan and Imperial Lake View golf clubs in the Hua Hin area of Thailand. The field of more than 450 players started the......

Centara World Masters Begins in Thailand

More than 500 golfers representing 23 countries have arrived in Thailand for the inaugural Centara World Masters Golf Championship, starting in Hua Hin today (Sunday). The sell-out event is a welcome boon to Thailand’s......

Waterside Course Hosts First Tournament

Siam Country Club Waterside

Bangkok, March 31 -- The first competitive event played at Siam Country Club's Waterside course near Pattaya, Thailand, has underscored just how good is Asia's newest golf course. The Pattaya Amateur Week tournament in......

Visiting Thailand: Bangkok Returns to Normal

Thai Country Club in Bangkok

By Paul Myers Bangkok, March 4, 2014- The swathe of negative headlines about safety in Bangkok that has swamped international media in the past three months should now disappear as protestors dismantle barricades in key parts......

Leading Brands Join Centara World Masters Golf Championship

Bangkok, December 16, 2013 -- TaylorMade-Adidas Golf has become the fifth major sponsor of Asia's largest amateur event for club golfers, to be held in Hua Hin, Thailand next June. The Centara World Masters Golf Championship -......

Hua Hin Named Golf Destination of the Year

Hua Hin's Lord Mayor, Khun Nopporn Vuttikul, receiving the Golf Destination of the Year Asia/Australasia 2014 Award.

Costa Daurauda, Spain, 15 November 2013 -- Hua Hin, the laid-back seaside town on the Gulf of Thailand that has been The Thai Royal Family's holiday headquarters for more than 80 years, now has another claim to fame: Asia and......

Lotus Valley Joins Golf In A Kingdom

Lotus Valley Golf Resort - Hole 18

Bangkok, Thailand, October 01, 2013 -- Lotus Valley Golf Resort near Bangkok has become the lucky 13th member of Thailand's prestigious Golf In A Kingdom marketing collective. Formed five years ago, Golf In A Kingdom,......

Asia's Amateur Golf Weeks Begin in October

Bangkok, September 18, 2013 - The first of the new season's Golfasian Amateur Week tournaments in South East Asia kicks off in Thailand next month. Seven amateur events will be held in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam ......

Tony Meechai to Promote Golf Tourism to Thailand

Tony Meechai - Golfasian Ambassador

Bangkok, September 03, 2013 - US PGA Professional Tony Meechai, one of Thailand's best-known and most successful golf teachers, has been appointed an official ambassador for Golfasian, Asia's leading dedicated inbound golf ......

Golfasian Gears Up For Asian Golf Tourism Boom

Golfasian Amateur Golf Week in Phuket

Bangkok, June 18, 2013 - As international golf tourism to South-East Asia accelerates, the region's leading dedicated golf tour operator is gearing up for its biggest year ever. "We're expecting double-digit growth again......

Golf In A Kingdom Launched Internationally

Golf in a Kingdom Launch

Bangkok, May 9 -- The international launch of Golf In A Kingdom has given further emphasis to Thailand’s status as a leader in global golf tourism. Attended by tour operators and media from around the world, as well as Golf......

Golf In a Kingdom Helps Thailand To Tourism Success

Siam Country Club Plantation Course, Club House

Bangkok, April 23 - Thailand's emergence as a major force in global golf tourism will be further enhanced next week with the international launch of Golf In A Kingdom, a collection of the country's best golf clubs, hotels and......

Danang Shapes Up As Asia’s New Phuket

Danang, Vietnam, March 27 -- Is Danang the new Phuket? This is the question tourism operators on Vietnam's Central Coast and travel experts internationally are pondering as domestic and foreign tourism to the area......

Thailand Poised to Become Top Golf Tourism Destination

Banyan Golf Club

Bangkok, February 26 -- Thailand will become the world's leading golf tourism destination within three years if current growth trends continue. Thai golf tourism is riding on the back of a tourism explosion to the kingdom,......

Golf In A Kingdom Helps Thailand to Top Golf Award

Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Resort & Spa

Bangkok, December 20 -- Five members of Thailand's Golf In A Kingdom group scored a cluster of major local and regional awards at the annual Asia Pacific Golf Summit in Brunei last week. In doing so, they substantially helped......

Family Thais in Golf Development

At a time when golf course development is the domain mostly of multinational companies, three Thai families are showing that an important place remains for private family investment and management in the game that is sweeping......

GolfAsian Hires Two Key Executives

Boyd Barker - General Manager, Golfasian

October 2, 2013 BANGKOK, Thailand - Golfasian, the largest pure-play golf tour operator in South East Asia, announced today that it has hired Boyd Barker to serve as the company's General Manager. The company has seen strong......

MBK Courses Join Golf in a Kingdom

MBK Courses Join Golf in a Kingdom

Bangkok, September 18, 2012-- Two of the top-rated golf courses on Phuket and one of Bangkok's leading public access courses have joined Thailand's prestigious Golf In A Kingdom destination-marketing program. Loch Palm Golf Club......

Three New Members Join Golf In A Kingdom

Three New Members Join Golf In A Kingdom

Bangkok, August 27 -- Asia's largest and most successful golf tourism destination marketing program, Golf In A Kingdom, is expanding with the addition of three new prestige members. The program - which promotes Thailand's......

Thai People a "Secret Weapon" for Golf Tourism

Thai Country Club Caddies

Bangkok, July 25 -- Thailand will remain Asia's market leader in golf tourism because other countries can't match the kingdom's "secret weapon" – the Thai people and especially golf course caddies – according to the......

Chiang Mai 5 Star Golf Holiday Magic

The Chedi Chiang Mai - Riverside Pool Terrace

Chiang Mai (July 18, 2012) - If you are used to the frenetic pace of busy Bangkok, then you are definitely in for a treat when you arrive in Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. The fifty minute flight from Bangkok is really over......

Golf Leaders in Thailand Join Forces with Asia Pacific Golf Group to Agree on Golf in a Kingdom's Future Media Plan

Golf in a Kingdom Members at Banyan - The Resort

Hua Hin (June 18, 2012) - Banyan, The Resort, located in the royal town of Hua Hin made the perfect setting for Thailand golf industry leaders to join together and enjoy their exquisite hospitality. The 5-course welcome dinner......

Emirates Flights Boost Vietnam Golf Tourism

Montgomerie Links Vietnam

Danang, Vietnam, June 14 -- The growing attraction of Vietnam as Asia's most exciting new golf tourism destination has been enhanced by the launch of daily Emirates flights from Dubai to Ho Chi Minh City. The new service,......

Tussle for Title of Best Golf Course in Vietnam

The 10th hole at Danang Golf Club, Vietnam

Danang, Vietnam, May 9, 2012 -- A friendly, but earnest tussle has emerged between two courses located side by side on Vietnam's central coast for the mantle of best golf course in Vietnam. Last December at the Asia Pacific Golf......

Golf in a Kingdom Turns Out In Force At Asian Golf Travel Conference

Banyan Golf Club, Hua Hin

Premier Thai courses & luxury hotels make major showing at Asian Golf Tourism Convention KUALA LUMPUR (April 22, 2012) - In a bid to showcase Thailand' s premier golf courses and luxury resorts to the world's golf tour......

Golf Tourism Exploding in Asia

Sutera Harbour, Malaysia

Bangkok, March 29, 2012 -- Growth sectors in tourism - domestic and international - are hard to find these days. Business and financial uncertainty, the ongoing fallout from Europe and America's economic woes and faltering......

Tour Companies Team Up to Promote Golf in Malaysia

Bangkok, March 27, 2012 --- Golfasian, South-East Asia's leading dedicated inbound golf tour operator is expanding its involvement in Malaysia through a joint venture with Diethelm Travel Malaysia, one of the country's most......

Asian Golf Tourism Specialist Posts Record Increases

Golfasian's Thailand Golf Week golfers at Chiang Mai Highlands Golf and Spa

South-East Asia'a leading inbound golf tourism company has reported a record year and is planning further expansion in 2012, including additional staff and new destinations....

Golf Greats Team Up in Vietnam

Danang Golf Club - Hole 16

DANANG, Vietnam (February 14, 2012) -- They were the fiercest of rivals on the golf course, now three greats of the modern era of golf - Colin Montgomerie, Greg Norman and Sir Nick Faldo - have come together to promote golf......

Golfasian Leads the Way in Golf Tourism

Thai Country Club Hole #6

From an inauspicious beginning under a reluctant original owner, US-raised businessman Mark Siegel has developed Golfasian into the leading dedicated inbound golf tourism operator in South-East Asia. ...

Golf In A Kingdom Adds New Resort Members

Veranda Resort & Spa, Chiang Mai

Bangkok, January 18 -- Thailand's prestigious Golf In A Kingdom destination-marketing program has two new resort members: Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort on the holiday island of Phuket and Veranda Resort & Spa, which......

Black Mountain Par-3 Course Opens

Black Mountain Par 3 Hole 1

Hua Hin, Thailand, December 12 - Whatever you have seen, heard or think about par-3 golf courses, it's time to reconsider. Long ridiculed as an undignified version of the game suited only to children and novices, acclaimed US......

Danang Golf Club Shows Way of Future

Danang Golf Club's 16th hole

Danang, Vietnam, December 6, 2011 -- The design philosophy behind a Vietnam golf course named in November as the best new layout in Asia/Pacific could be a template for the future, according to Australian golf course architect,......

Golfasian Welcomes VIPs to Red Mountain in Phuket

Golfasian Phuket Manager Mr. Ian Morgan today welcomed VIP guests to The Red Mountain Golf Club to celebrate the first flight from Copenhagen to Phuket. The direct service will be three times a week and will bring many more......

Thailand Wins Another Golf Tourism Award

Siam Country Club, Plantation Course

The Thai resort city of Pattaya, 150 kilometres south-east of Bangkok, has been named by the International Association of Golf Tourism Operators (IAGTO) as the best golf destination in Asia and Australasia for 2012....

Black Mountain Named Best Golf Course in Thailand

Best golf course in Thailand, Black Mountain Golf Club, Hua Hin

Bangkok, November 9, 2011 -- Only four years after it opened near Hua Hin, a popular seaside resort 200 kilometers south of Bangkok, Black Mountain Golf Club has been named the best golf course in Thailand and the best......

Danang, Vietnam is Asia's Emerging Golf Destination

The signature 12th hole at The Montgomerie Links golf course

Vietnam's Central Coast is set to become the new focus of Asian golf tourism with the launch of a destination-marketing group to promote golf in the region....

Golf In A Kingdom Members Scoop Thailand Golf Awards

Best golf course in Thailand, Black Mountain Golf Club, Hua Hin

Thailand's top three golf courses in the 2011 Asian Golf Monthly awards are all members of the prestigious Golf In A Kingdom destination-marketing program, while another has been named best-maintained course and Thailand itself......

Montgomerie Links Named Vietnam's Best Golf Course

Colin Montgomerie tees off at the course he designed near Danang

The Montgomerie Links near Danang has picked up its second major award in a month, re-affirming its status as Vietnam's best golf course....

Golf Tourism Shows Its Resilience

Peter Walton, chief executive of IAGTO, London

Bangkok, October 27, 2011 - Golf is one of few international tourism sectors continuing to grow despite global economic uncertainty, according to the chief executive of the International Association of Golf Tourism Operators,......

Anantara Riverside Resort & Spa to Open in Bangkok

Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa deluxe riverfront room

Bangkok, October 26, 2011 - Ten years after the first Anantara resort opened - in Hua Hin - Thailand's 10th Anantara property will appear alongside Bangkok's River of Kings, the Chaophraya, on November 1. Titled the Anantara......

Hilton Phuket Arcadia to Open Refurbished Wing

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa

Bangkok, October 11, 2011 - Phuket's largest resort, the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa on Karon Beach, is re-opening 128 of its newly refurbished deluxe-plus rooms on November 1 in time for what may be the island's......

Thai Country Club Links with Overseas Golf Clubs

Thai Country Club

Bangkok, September 27, 2011 - Thailand's premier golf club, Thai Country Club (TCC) near Bangkok, has entered into reciprocal agreements with three international golf clubs in Asia-Pacific. Avondale Golf Club in Sydney,......

Thailand Golf Tourism Heads Towards $US2 Billion

Siam Country Club Plantation Course in Pattaya, Thailand

Bangkok, September 20, 2011 - Led by growth from Australia and Europe, the value of foreign golf tourism to Thailand may reach 60 billion baht or $US2 billion in 2012 for the first time. Based on a Tourism Authority of Thailand......

The St. Regis Bangkok Joins Golf in a Kingdom

The St. egis Bangkok

Bangkok, September 7, 2011-- Bangkok's newest luxury five-star hotel, The St. Regis Bangkok, has joined Golf in a Kingdom: The Thai Golf Experience, a marketing co-operative comprising Thailand's finest golf courses, resorts......

Thailand a New Focus for Hawaiian Golfers

Banyan Golf Club

Bangkok, August 24, 2011 - It may seem like taking coals to Newcastle or selling ice-cream to the Eskimos, but Hawaiians are coming to Thailand to play golf. Just like their counterparts in Scotland, Ireland, the US mainland......

15 Year Old Teenage Holidaymaker Wins Major Thai Golf Tournament

Oscar Odestal

Oscar Odestal a 15 year old from Sweden, beat 107 adults to win the 2nd Annual Hyatt Open at Banyan Golf Club in Thailand last weekend. In Hua Hin on a family holiday, the 15-year-old phenom played Banyan GC as if it were as......

Survey by Tourism Authority of Thailand Promotes Golf Destinations

Rancho Charnvee Country Club

BANGKOK, Thailand July 12, 2011 -- Golf Tourism represents the largest sports-related travel market in the World. There are over 50 million golf tourists travelling around the world enjoying their golf vacations on some of......

Amateurs to Experience Playing on Real Team Championship

Black Mountain Golf Club

BANGKOK, Thailand June 9, 2011 -- The 1st Thailand Team Amateur Championship will take place at Hua Hin in Thailand, from November 26th - December 3rd 2011. This new concept is designed to give amateur golfers a chance......

The Late Great Seve Ballesteros Created the Royal Trophy

Seve Ballesteros - Royal Trophy

Bangkok, Thailand May 10, 2011 -- Golfing great and Captain of the European side, Seve Ballesteros, who sadly died recently in Spain, was also a great supporter of golf here in Thailand. Seve personally wrote a letter to His......

Matteo Manessero Loves Asia!

Matteo Manessero at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club

Bangkok, Thailand April 19, 2011 -- 2011 has been a wonderful year for Matteo Manassero, the Italian wonder kid, and it's still only April. He has already played in the States, the Middle East, Europe and in Asia, and has just......

Major Golf Promotion Kicks Off in Thailand

Thailand Golf Fam Trip

Bangkok, Thailand March 30, 2011 -- A group of golf industry journalists from the United States and Europe, along with a group of Teaching Professional Golfers from the United States, are participating in a major Fam-Trip to......

TAT Steps Up Promotions for Golf in a Kingdom

Black Mountain Golf Course Hua Hin

Bangkok, March 23, 2011 — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is to adopt a high-profile presence at the North America Golf Tourism Convention to be organised by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators......

Golf in Thailand Offers the Best Value by 29 Percent

Muang Kaew Golf Club

BANGKOK, Thailand March 01, 2011 -- The average round of golf was 29 percent lower in Thailand than a similar number of clubs surveyed across six different countries, according to a recent survey. Golf is often known......

Thailand Island has Record Arrivals!

Loch Palm Golf Club - Phuket

PHUKET, February 1, 2011 -- Phuket passenger traffic smashed all previous records with 3.5 million arrivals during 2010 - or 22% growth over the previous year - with new markets such as Russia and China emerging as the major......

Tinidee Lodge Now Serving Golf Crowd on Phuket

Tinidee Hotel@Phuket

PHUKET, Thailand (21 December 2010) - The Tinidee Hotel@Phuket has opened its doors on a strategic piece of real estate located equidistant from the clubhouses at Loch Palm Golf Club and Red Mountain Golf Club. Phuket's first......

Thais Land Trophies, Tiger and Tributes

Royal Trophy 2011 at Black Mountain Golf Club, Hua Hin, Thailand

HUA HIN, Thailand (16 November 2010) - Thailand further bolstered its reputation as the epicenter of Asian golf with the early November visit of Tiger Woods, the award of The Royal Trophy to Black Mountain Golf Club, and a haul......

Red Mountain, Loch Palm, Riverdale join Golf in a Kingdom

Red Mountain Phuket Golf Course

PHUKET, Thailand - Three of Thailand's top golf resort venues have joined the country's high-profile marketing cooperative, Golf in a Kingdom: The Thai Golf Experience, while a fourth member course has agreed to host another......

Hilton Hotels Joins Thai Golf Consortium

Millennium Hilton Bangkok

BANGKOK - The most recognized name in hospitality, Hilton Hotels, has joined the Thai marketing cooperative Golf in a Kingdom: The Thai Golf Experience (www.golfinakingdom.com). As new hotel partners, Hilton properties across......

Indochina's Leading Golf Tour Operator Aims To Draw Amateur Golfers To Thailand

Indochina's Leading Golf Tour Operator Aims To Draw Amateur Golfers To Thailand

BANGKOK August 19, 2010 - Golfasian (www.golfasian.com) is launching a 4 event amateur golf series for 2011 for golfers from around the world. The events will be marketed and sold via Golfasian's global network of golf tour......

Thai Tourism Steadies, Readies Itself for Bounce-Back

Thailand Tours

BANGKOK - Two weeks after a sense of calm and normalcy replaced political tensions on the streets of Bangkok, the Thai travel and tourism industry is pursuing a measured renewal of Asia's most vigorous tourist market. While the......

Golf in Malaysia - The Unseen Golf Destination - with Golfasian

Malaysia Golf Holidays

BANGKOK (June 7, 2010) - Leading Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia Golf Tour Operator Golfasian is now presenting golf holiday makers with the opportunity to Golf in Malaysia. "During the recent months we have received an......

Thailand's Tourism Sector Continues to Function Despite Political Turbulence

Thailand Golf Tour Packages & Thailand Golf Holidays

Thailand's tourism sector continues to function despite political turbulence, a brace of cancelled travel plans and worries from investors and ASEAN officials alike. Heads of state across ASEAN called for peaceful, political...

Golfasian to Debut Series of Golf Tournaments in Phuket

Golfasian to Debut Series of Golf Tournaments in Phuket - Golfasian, the leading Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia golf tour operator, is pleased to announce an annual schedule of four tournaments per year to be held around...

Golfasian is Official Golf Tour Operator of the Southeast Asia/India Golf Merchandise Exposition 2010

Golfasian is the exposition's official Golf Tour Operator, handling pre- and post-event golf holidays and sightseeing excursions, and accommodation arrangements in Bangkok, Hua Hin, Pattaya and beyond. Book early to take...

New Golf Show Born In Asia

It is official - the booming Asian golf market is set to gain another golf show - this time it is The Southeast Asia/India Golf Merchandise Exposition. This new event is a response to the golf industry's call to provide a......

Thailand Feted for Golf, Travel Allure

BANGKOK, Thailand - Golf and travel industry experts from Hong Kong to Malaga to London to Kuala Lumpur have singled out Thailand as Asia's premier golf and holiday destination, several of them citing "Golf in a Kingdom: The Thai...

Amid Thai tourist slump, tour operator Golfasian posts 23% annual increase

BANGKOK, Thailand - Golfasian Co. Ltd., Southeast Asia's leading golf tour operator, has reported a 23% increase in turnover for the 12-month period ending November 2009. This boost in golf holiday traffic runs counter to the...

Golfasian Endeavoring New Golf Destinations

BANGKOK (October 8, 2009) - Golfasian, the leading Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia golf tour operator is expanding its reach to offer a wider range of destinations and golf tours for its clients and partners. "Golfasian is the...

Thailand woos foreign golfers with sun, sand traps

BANGKOK (Reuters Life!) - Glittering temples, bargain-filled markets, stunning beaches and verdant golf courses: for an increasing number of visitors, Thailand is the ideal recession-friendly holiday destination, down to a...

Thailand Extends Royal Invitation to Golfers Worldwide

BANGKOK (June 24, 2009) - In an bid to tell world golfers what Asian golfers already know, the golf establishment in Thailand has launched 'Golf in a Kingdom: The Thai Golf Experience', a cooperative itinerary that matches the...

Cambodia Golf Courses Aim To Hit Tourists

September 30, 2008 Phnom Penh (dpa) - Cambodia's efforts to attract high-end tourists by developing a world class golfing scene in the space of just a few years appears to have paid off, with a major regional golf tour company...

Vietnam, Thailand, & Cambodia Golf Tour Operator Golfasian To Exhibit at 2008 IGTM

Bangkok, Thailand September 22, 2008 Indochina's largest dedicated golf tour operator, Golfasian will exhibit at the 2008 IGTM November 11-14, 2008 in Marbella Spain. In addition to meeting with key partners and golf agents from...

Meeting With Golfasian at the IGTM in Spain

Why not meet with Golfasian and the IGTM in Spain? Established in 1997, Golfasian is the only IAGTO member specializing in Indochina golf tours and have been recognized as the Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia golf experts! We...

Golfasian aims for 16,000+ rounds of golf per year in Vietnam by 2013

SAIGON, Vietnam - The Ho Chi Minh Golf Trail, just a year old but already Asia's most talked about golfing itinerary, has retained Indochina's largest golf tour operator, Golfasian, as the Trail's official tour operator...

GolfAsian Joins HoChi Minh Golf Trail (October 2008)

SAIGON, Vietnam - The Ho Chi Minh Golf Trail, just a year old but already Asia's most talked about golfing itinerary, has retained Indochina's largest golf tour operator, GolfAsian, as the Trail's official tour operator...

Thailand Golf Tour Operator, Golfasian, Registers Record Business Growth, Expands Operations, and Announces New Positions

Bangkok, Thailand July 24, 2007 -- Golfasian, a leading Thailand golf tour operator, has expanded its Bangkok operations following a significant 126% increase year-to-date and has established permanent presence in Hua Hin,...

Golfasian Records Significant Business Growth and Expands Operations

Bangkok, Thailand August 30, 2006 -- Golfasian one of Thailand's leading golf tour operators, has expanded its operations following a significant 89% increase in business over the last two years and serving the 5000th...