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Thailand Golf Tournaments

Golf Tour Management

Golf Tour Management

In the recent months golfers who come to Thailand as a group on a golf tour are demanding a more sophisticated golf tour package. At Golfasian we specialize in providing our golf tour clients with a golf tour management programme that's second to none.

The example tournament below illustrates a typical Golfasian managed golf tournament and how it operates.

Golf Tours in Thailand

Thailand has developed as one of the Worlds best all year round golf locations, the main contributory factors are, an excellent climate, the superb golf courses, the clubhouse facilities, the standard of hotel accommodation and last but by no means least the favorable exchange rate.

Add to this all the non-golf activities that golfers look upon as an integral part of their holiday, the excellent food, the fabulous nightlife, the spectacular scenery, the golden beaches and the sheer value for money of life in Thailand, who could ask for more.

Golfasia - Example Managed Golf Tour

Date: 2006 / 2007
Number of Golfers: 16-60
Practice Rounds: 2
Tournament Rounds: 4

Includes:

  • Hotel accommodation in Bangkok and Pattaya incl. breakfast
  • Green fees, Caddy fees and Golf Carts (1 cart per golfer) at all courses
  • Transfers by VIP luxury air-conditioned coach for duration of tour.
  • After golf buffet at all courses, dinners, tours and evening entertainment at all venues.
  • Final day Gala Presentation Awards dinner at appropriate location.
  • Providing of appropriate Thai ceramic golf trophies for all winners and runners-up.
  • Tournament organization and administration throughout the tour.

Example Itinerary

Day 1. Saturday

Arrive Bangkok International Airport, meet on arrival and transfer to Bangkok hotel and check-in, in the evening dinner and entertainment programme.

Day 2. Sunday

After breakfast around 10.00 transfer to Alpine Golf & Sports Club, play 18-hole practice round. After golf buffet lunch at clubhouse, after lunch transfer to hotel, in the evening dinner and entertainment programme.

Day 3. Monday

After breakfast around 10.00 transfer to Alpine Golf & Sports Club, play first tournament round 18-holes. After golf buffet lunch at clubhouse, after lunch transfer to hotel, in the evening dinner and entertainment programme

Day 4. Tuesday

After breakfast around 10.00 transfer to Alpine Golf & Sports Club, play second tournament round 18-holes. After golf buffet lunch at clubhouse, after lunch transfer to hotel, in the evening dinner and entertainment programme

Day 5. Wednesday

After breakfast check out of hotel around 10.00, transfer to Laem Chabang International Country Club for 18 hole practice round. After golf buffet lunch at clubhouse, after lunch transfer to Pattaya hotel and check in, in the evening dinner and entertainment programme

Day 6. Thursday

After breakfast around 10.00 transfer to Laem Chabang International Country Club, play third tournament round 18-holes. After golf buffet lunch at clubhouse, after lunch transfer to hotel, in the evening dinner and entertainment programme

Day 7. Friday

After breakfast around 10.00 transfer to Laem Chabang International Country Club, play fourth tournament round 18-holes. After golf buffet lunch at clubhouse, after lunch transfer to hotel, in the evening dinner presentation awards ceremony at appropriate venue..

Day 8. Thursday

After breakfast, check out of hotel and transfer to Bangkok airport for return flights.

Tournament Format

The tournament will be played to the stableford format with 10 flights teeing off consecutively from holes 1 and 10 at both courses, the winner of the tournament will be the player who has recorded the highest number of stableford points over the 72 holes played, if there is a tie the winner will be calculated on a count-back.

Normally at tournaments of this size I would recommend that as well as First, Second and Third prizes for the stableford tournament, there should be a nearest the pin hole on the front and a longest drive on the back with the opposite on the second day. . The nearest the pin holes would be the shortest par 3's on the front and back nine and the longest drive at the straightest par 5's.

Team Prize

The team prize will be awarded to the group playing together who have the lowest net score over the 72 holes played, this will be based on the best ball net score recorded at each hole with full handicaps.

Tournament Administration

Golfasian will take care of all tournament organization and administration prior to and during the event. The client to provide a list of players names and their golf handicaps one week prior to the event and to advise of player groupings and teams 1-5 (Front Nine) and 6-10 (Back Nine) for tournament days one week prior to the event.

Once we have all the information we will prepare a tournament roster of all the participating players in our USGA golf software programme, this software will provide tournament results stableford and team results net or points within 30 minutes of the tournament end.

Golfasian will provide a tournament briefing document that will be given to all players on arrival at their Bangkok hotel, this document will advise of the tournament format and rules, the players tee off times, playing partners and the hole at which his group will start.

The document will also advise of the holes for the Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive awards on all 4 days if indeed there are any. Golfasian will be responsible for the provision of markers for Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive holes at all courses if required.

Scorecards will be exchanged at the first tee and each player will be responsible for recording their partners gross score, at the end of the round cards should be signed and countersigned then passed to the tournament operations desk located in the clubhouse to have their stableford points recorded.

Tournament results will be available in print out form every evening approximately 30mins after the tournament ends.