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27/03 - 2017
Golf Events
Everyone likes a good time, right, experiencing new cultures, playing on the best golf courses known to man. Well, I've something to tell you, so do we. So much so that we've been organizing and holding our own "tournaments" for some time now, and as time has rolled on, these tournaments have turned out to … Read More Read More The post Just Do It, The Golfing Way appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
27/03 - 2017
Golf Advice
Bobby Jones said "The best exercise for golfers is golfing" and I know what he means. In general it's a pastime which involves getting out in the fresh air, walking for several hours and loosening up with some aerobic "swinging"...gotta be good for you right? Unless you are doing it for a living or it's … Read More Read More The post Play until you're Old and Grey? Nagging Golf Injuries - Ignore at your Peril appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
27/03 - 2017
Pattaya Golf
Make sure it's clean, free of moths and it still fits you! Then you'll be ready with all the other green-jacketed brigade as next month sees the 80th US Masters. It's always held, same time every year, during the first full week of April and it's the first of the years Majors. The US' Jack … Read More Read More The post Is it at the dry cleaners?!! appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
23/03 - 2017
Golfer Testimonials
I am Sally Chappell, a mature Lady golfer. I live in Leeds England, and have been a member of Rawdon Golf and Lawn Tennis club for 14 years.  My handicap is 26, which I consider not bad as our course is a very challenging one, hilly with lots of trees.  My friend Elizabeth Leach and … Read More Read More The post Thailand Golf Vacations – A Lady’s View appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
20/03 - 2017
Golf Travel
When people think of Thailand, and its paradise beaches, most think of the southern Islands, coconut trees, lying in a hammock swaying in the breeze, watching the sun go down with a cocktail in hand. Well, Phuket is all of that, and so much more. Phuket is one of those southern islands, surrounded by the … Read More Read More The post Sand, Sea............And A Seven Iron appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
16/03 - 2017
Bangkok Golf
Choosing the right hotel is always a trying task, and with the enormous number of promotions, deals and programs out there, it can be downright overwhelming. It doesn’t help that these days most hotels have Websites full of tantalizing photos and slick promotional information that make you believe you’ll be bathed in luxury as soon … Read More Read More The post There's A Giant In Bangkok appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
13/03 - 2017
Bangkok Golf
Bangkok has always been a favourite for travellers around the globe; it's the heart of Asia after all. Packed full of great shopping, the best street food ever (I can vouch for this) and a hugely diverse cultural heritage, Bangkok is THE go to city. Hotels are plentiful, all priced very competitively to suit your … Read More Read More The post GOLF - IN THE BEST CITY ON EARTH appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
21/02 - 2017
Golfer Testimonials
Hi, my name is Wayne, that's me second from the right. I'm from Figtree in New South Wales, Australia. I've played golf for almost 30 years and am a member of Port Kembla Golf Club which is a short distance south of town on a beautiful spit of land bordered to the west and east … Read More Read More The post Thailand Golf Tours – Great Getaways appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
12/02 - 2017
Thailand Golf
In all likelihood it could spoil that day…it’s certainly not helping. A common question from clients intending to travel with Golfasian is; "While I'm there, will the greens have been aerated?" Showing up to a golf course only to discover that it has recently undergone an aerification process is never a good thing. Clients have, … Read More Read More The post Green Aerification...Spoiling My Golf Trip? appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
23/01 - 2017
Golfer Testimonials
My name is John Billington. I live in Aukland, New Zealand, which is the largest and most populace area in the country. I am a member of Titirangi Golf Club, a course designed by Alastair McKenzie on his trip south to design Royal Melbourne. I have played golf in most continents and especially on the … Read More Read More The post Golfing Thailand as a Single appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
23/12 - 2016
Golfer Testimonials
My name is Catherine Capozzi, and I'm from the golfer heaven state of Arizona in the US. Now, I live with my husband in India. Despite growing up in a place renowned for golf, I can't say I'm very good at the sport: we don't belong to any golf club, and the extent of our … Read More Read More The post Golf in Myanmar appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
21/12 - 2016
Other Golf Destinations
Vietnam is a truly bad choice for your next golf holiday destination. Here’s why. Note: Please don’t tell your friends. 1) The golf courses in the north of the country are plain ugly: Chi Linh Star Golf & Country Club 2) …and in the center: BRG Da Nang Golf Resort 3) …as well as in … Read More Read More The post 8 Reasons Why You Should Never Choose Vietnam as Your Next Golf Holiday Destination appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
22/11 - 2016
Golfer Testimonials
Hi, my name is Gary. I am an Australian, originally from New South Wales, but now very comfortably domiciled in Perth, Western Australia with a wife of 35 years marriage and two grown up kids! I have played golf since my father stuck a golf club in my hands when I was about 10 years … Read More Read More The post Thailand Golf, Off the Beaten Track – A Golf Group’s Tale appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
24/10 - 2016
Interesting Thailand Golf Snippits
Thailand's caddies are one of its unique selling points generally because they work with an easy smile and just like the rest of Thailand's renowned service industry just want you to enjoy yourself. But we golfers are far more demanding than just requiring a smile, we want Steve Williams on the bag. Therefore, that can't … Read More Read More The post Good Caddy, Not so Good…Some Answers Why appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
24/10 - 2016
Golfer Testimonials
Hi, my name is Willy Ma.   I was born in Hong Kong and moved to Canada to finish high school.  I then attended college in the US and made Los Angeles my permanent residence.   I am a member at Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank, Los Angeles, California founded in 1924: Bing Crosby was … Read More Read More The post Amazing Asia Golf Double-Header: Vietnam & Thailand Combined appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
3/10 - 2016
Chiang Mai Golf
My name is Tim Spriggs, an Englishman who lives and works in Singapore. For the past couple of years a group of friends and I have undertaken a short golf tour elsewhere in Asia, last year in Danang Vietnam and this year in Thailand. Whilst we play in Singapore, membership is prohibitively expensive so travelling … Read More Read More The post Group’s Long Weekend Golf in Chiang Mai appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
16/09 - 2016
Chiang Mai Golf
Having moved to the area of Chiang Mai I am reminded how beautiful the place is, full of culture and fabulous to explore. Thailand’s most mountainous region (albeit “mini-mountains”) it supplies fabulous opportunities for great golf. Additionally, unlike Bangkok which tends to be hot all year round, Chiang Mai has a genuine “winter” period (end … Read More Read More The post Fabulous Chiang Mai, a Great Golf Destination appeared first on Thailand Golf... [Read More...]
12/09 - 2016
Thailand Golf
For some of us golfers it’s a dream, certainly for me. I’m sitting on the balcony of my rented condominium looking out over beautiful Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Resort in the north of Thailand, my new home. Am savouring the view but also having to pinch myself and acknowledge how lucky I am. It won’t be … Read More Read More The post Living on a Golf Course in Thailand appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
29/08 - 2016
Golfer Testimonials
Hi, my name is Tony Spanjers. As you can see from the photo we were a group of sixteen, made up of "Captains and Presidents", Captains being Orange and Presidents being blue. We played a two ball match play stableford format with Captains prevailing on this particular trip. We are all from Perth, Western Australia … Read More Read More The post Our Best Hua Hin Golf Holiday appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
28/07 - 2016
Golfer Testimonials
My name is Graham Cater, an Aussie who plays Southport Golf Club on the Gold Coast of Australia. It is there I hone my skills and test my mental strength to ready me for our annual Thailand Golf Tour. Playing golf in Thailand is not just about the game it is an exotic experience that … Read More Read More The post A Big Fan of Golfasian appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
25/07 - 2016
Thailand Golf Courses and Playing Conditions
We are aware that Thailand's tropical climate has a rainy season (Apr-Nov, see http://www.thailandgolfzone.com/thailands-rainy-season-how-does-it-affect-our-golf) and the remaining months enjoy hot and predominantly dry weather throughout, resulting in a tourist "high season" especially in respect of golfing visitors. The 4 main golf areas, Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and Chiang Mai all have to manage their water in … Read More Read More The post Drought - A Golf Course's Greatest... [Read More...]
19/05 - 2016
Golfer Testimonials
Hi my name is Paul Keefe. My wife and I live in Montreal in Canada. I am 72 and have been a Member of a golf club for 50 years. My current club of 33 years is Royal Montreal. We have 45 holes and our claim to fame is we are the oldest golf club in … Read More Read More The post Your Views…Hua Hin appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
2/05 - 2016
Golfer Testimonials
Hi, my name is Craig Philpott. I am from the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. I travelled to Hua Hin with 4 mates from Nudgee Golf Club in Brisbane.  I have played golf for approximately 30 years. My handicap is 4 at the moment. I am a member of Nudgee Golf Club in Brisbane. Nudgee is … Read More Read More The post Your Views on Golf in Hua Hin appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
11/04 - 2016
Interesting Thailand Golf Snippits
It seems like the golf architect Pirapon Namatra (Ope) of Golf East listened quite a lot to Tina Turner's famous song 'Break every rule' when he designed Nikanti Golf Club, Asia's first 18 hole, par 72 golf course comprising three six-hole layouts each with two par-threes, two par-fours and two par-fives. Thailand's 291st golf course was … Read More Read More The post What makes Nikanti Golf Club an unusual golf course? appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
4/04 - 2016
Thailand Golf Holidays and Vacations
Golfasian, Thailand's largest Inbound Golf Tour Operator, has been bringing clients to Thailand for amateur tournament golf since 2012. In the following year, for their Amateur Golf Weeks the venues were expanded to include Cambodia and Vietnam. Although the company has been providing Asia golf packages to clients throughout the world since the late 1990s, … Read More Read More The post Amateur Weeks – Spice up your Golf Vacation appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
29/03 - 2016
Interesting Thailand Golf Snippits
The Gary Roger Baird-designed Royal Gems Golf City's life and operations did not start smoothly (in the 1960s and early 1970s Baird worked as a senior architect with Robert Trent Jones). Right after the opening in 2011, it suffered significant flooding in December. However, they were able to reopen the golf club in 2012. Royal … Read More Read More The post What makes Asia's 1st replica golf course unique? appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
22/03 - 2016
Golfer Testimonials
  Hi, my name is Joe. I started playing golf in 1992 as a club member at Amstel Golf Club, but am now playing off a 10 handicap at Drouin Golf and Country Club at Drouin Victoria in Australia. The Drouin course is predominately couch fairways set amongst a picnic day racecourse, quite picturesque. My … Read More Read More The post Your Holidays in Focus appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
16/03 - 2016
Golf Events
It seems like we are looking forward a very busy month in June. The next tournament, the Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort 2-Ball Golf Championship ,will be held between June 19-25. Unlike the Centara World Masters Championship, the Pattaya event will be played in 2-ball format for each of 4 rounds, adding a new dimension to the concept. … Read More Read More The post What is like an ultimate golf championship in Pattaya? appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
10/03 - 2016
Golf Events
How do you decide on which amateur golf championship is worth to participate? Based on the positive responses from golfers from 23 countries who played in the first Centara World Masters Golf Championship in 2015, I can strongly recommend to you to come and play this year. The Centara World Masters Golf Championship is Asia's largest and richest … Read More Read More The post 7 reasons to play on the Centara World Masters Championship appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
10/02 - 2016
Thailand Golf Holidays and Vacations
My name is Steve Hall.  I am originally from England but migrated to Australia just over 8 years ago.  We live on the beautiful South West Coast of Australia in a small place called Australind, approximately 2 hours South of Perth.   Here we are fortunate to be able to enjoy the outdoor life; lovely beaches, … Read More Read More The post Thailand Golf Trips – Not Just for Golfers appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
18/01 - 2016
Golfer Testimonials
My name is Aki Mustonen. My father, who accompanied me on this very special father/son trip is Timo. We come from Finland; Dad lives in Helsinki and I live and work in Beijing. My father started playing golf in Finland at the age of 35. Once my sister and I arrived he stopped playing but … Read More Read More The post The perfect Father/Son golf trip – Hua Hin appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
18/01 - 2016
Travel
The popularity of golf has skyrocketed across the world with several unexpected countries emerging as world-class golfing hubs. While the sport was previously confined to the shores of Europe and North America, the modern game has taken a turn towards the Orient with Asia emerging as a key travel scene for golf lovers. Paying tribute … Read More Read More The post Worry-Free At The Golf Tee: Enriching A Well Protected Golf Lifestyle With Travel Insurance appeared first on Thailand... [Read More...]
8/01 - 2016
Golf Events
There are a slew of great amateur Thailand golf tournaments to participate in during the spring/summer of 2016. Some of the best tournaments are those located in southeastern Asian countries like Thailand & Vietnam. If you don’t mind a little traveling, you can enjoy some of the best golf experiences often at a rather low … Read More Read More The post Great Thailand Golf Tournaments to Participate in During Spring/Summer of 2016 appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
21/12 - 2015
Golfer Testimonials
Hi, my name is Bob Wood. I am from the Sunshine Coast, just north of Brisbane in Australia. I have played golf for over 50 years but have become more serious in recent years after my retirement from Secondary School teaching. I play off a handicap of between 6 & 8, depending on the benevolence of … Read More Read More The post Thailand Golf Holiday Experiences appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
17/12 - 2015
Thailand Golf Holidays and Vacations
Having reviewed the superb Chiang Mai Highlands golf course recently, I just got back from another short trip to Chiang Mai, this time with visitors doing the tourist “bit”. Courtesy of blogs like this, for those of you who are novices to Thailand in respect of golf I’m guessing the destinations most familiar to you will be Pattaya, … Read More Read More The post Surprising Chiang Mai appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
15/12 - 2015
Thailand Golf Holidays and Vacations
When you contemplate booking your next golf holiday, the superior courses of Thailand are beckoning to you to come experience some of the best golfing in Asia. Thailand, known as the Land of Smiles, features excellent golf courses dotting the kingdom, and none of them is more in demand than those of Phuket. Thailand’s largest … Read More Read More The post Golfing on the Enchanting Island of Phuket appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
11/12 - 2015
Thai Culture and Thailand Country Information
For the true golf aficionado, distance means nothing unless it pertains to judging which club to grab from your golf bag to make that sweet shot on the back nine. As such, the world is your oyster when it comes to locating the next great golfing destination, and Thailand is the pearl you will find … Read More Read More The post Top 3 Reasons to Golf in Thailand appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
3/11 - 2015
Thailand Golf Courses and Playing Conditions
This month I was invited by the General Manager, Derek Schade, to review Chiang Mai Highlands’ new nine holes which opened to the public on November 1st. Derek had only taken up his post at Highlands recently after a successful period running Lotus Valley Golf Resort. There was a "return of the prodigal son" element … Read More Read More The post Chiang Mai Highlands – Just got better appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
23/09 - 2015
Interesting Thailand Golf Snippits
Last Sunday I turned up to play alone at Lam Lukka and was sensibly paired by the starter with 2 Thai gentlemen. After a few polite introductions we completed the first 3 holes and at the first drinks stop started a more involved conversation. This was about the differences between being a member of a … Read More Read More The post Golf Club membership in England versus Thailand appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
21/09 - 2015
Golfer Testimonials
My name is Steve Madden and I live in Sydney, Australia. I have played golf since I was a young boy, however it's only in the last 4-5 years that I have had time to play on a regular basis. My current GA handicap is 13 and I am a member of Pennant Hills Golf … Read More Read More The post Your Views of Golf in Thailand appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
31/08 - 2015
Thailand Golf Playing Tips
Of all the variables that determine a golf ball’s performance compression may be the most mysterious. You’ll know it as a number on the ball, usually 90 or 100. If you see slow motion videos of balls impacting the club face you’ll see it as the ball deforming or “mushing”. The ball launches as this … Read More Read More The post Which golf ball should I play in Thailand? appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
13/08 - 2015
Interesting Thailand Golf Snippits
Two things have happened to me in the past several days, neither of them very good and both I regret. First I became frustrated that a Golfasian client wasn't appreciating Thailand golf for what it is, an overall experience rather than the ultimate golf environment, like say Myrtle Beach in the States. Then stupidly I … Read More Read More The post Is Thailand Golf Good for the Blood Pressure? appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
23/07 - 2015
Interesting Thailand Golf Snippits
It's all relative, but we've all had that "banner" golf round, when everything clicks...when we're "in the zone". It may be scoring less than a hundred for the first time or breaking par, but all of us had to keep going right to the 18th to reach that milestone, keep the concentration, the rhythm and … Read More Read More The post Don't get carried away appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
2/07 - 2015
Interesting Thailand Golf Snippits
By Ian Morgan –  Golfasian’s Hua Hin & Phuket Manager Having played golf all around Thailand over the last 11 years, there are very few areas I haven't seen. So living in Hua Hin it's amazing I have never taken the road north to look at Kanchanaburi and the surrounding area. The main attraction was to … Read More Read More The post My Kanchanaburi Adventure appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
20/06 - 2015
Golfer Testimonials
My name is David Rendall. I recently travelled to Thailand with a golfing party of 12, the majority from Scotland & Ireland, however a couple of our group are based in Dubai and Thailand. Most of the guys are members of the same golf club, Pumpherston, which is 10 miles from Edinburgh. Pumpherston is a … Read More Read More The post What do you think about golf in Thailand? appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
23/05 - 2015
Interesting Thailand Golf Snippits
I can't remember when I lost my first tee traumas. I remember having them; feeling super conscious about people watching and living in fear of a top, shank, massive slice (probably) or a huge pull. But they've gone, not because I'm a superb golfer but rather I have definitely gained in confidence since those days … Read More Read More The post The Opening Tee Shot – Some trickier than others appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
22/04 - 2015
Interesting Thailand Golf Snippits
Every commercial organisation is looking for an edge, something different, unique; golf tourism is no different. The stock formula has worked for decades because the market has very identifiable requirements with a few adjustments around the fringes, namely the location, style and class of the offering which therefore dictates the price. Historically, the USA and … Read More Read More The post Is Innovation in Thailand Golf Tourism Possible? appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
17/04 - 2015
Thailand Golf Courses and Playing Conditions
Undoubtedly Thailand golf is gaining in profile and quality thanks to a growing golf tourism market and increased television exposure of tournaments such as the Thailand Classic (Black Mountain) and Thailand Championship (Amata Spring). These 2 courses compare with some of the best in the world but understandably with that comes a price premium. I … Read More Read More The post Pattaya Golf – Take the rough with the smooth appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
9/04 - 2015
Thailand Golf Courses and Playing Conditions
Thailand’s rainy season runs from approximately May to November when it gives way to the cool season ending in the particular hot and humid month of April. Both terms are slightly misleading (we will deal with rainy) given Thailand has a tropical climate so temperatures are generally high throughout the year although the high ground in the … Read More Read More The post Thailand’s rainy season – How does it affect our golf? appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]
30/03 - 2015
Interesting Thailand Golf Snippits
Thailand is a truly bad choice for your next golf holiday destination. Here’s why. Note: Please don’t tell your friends. 1) The golf courses in the north of the country are plain ugly: Alpine Golf Resort in Chiang Mai 2) …and in the center: Thai Country Club in Bangkok 3) …as well as in the … Read More Read More The post 10 Reasons Why You Should Never Choose Thailand as Your Next Golf Holiday Destination appeared first on Thailand Golf Zone. [Read More...]