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Asian Golf Nation - August 2009

 
Dear Travel Partners & Golf Travelers,

 Welcome to the August 2009 edition of the "Asian Golf Travel Nation", the source for news breaking information about Asian Golf. In addition, unique golf playing tips for Indochina's tropical environment, announcements of golf travel promotions, and our latest subscription offer are all integral parts of today's newsletter.

Thank you for your continued support during the last few months which have tested not only Asia, but the whole of the golf travel industry. In some destinations, such as Phuket for example, I am pleased to tell you that business is going very well! Our amateur event is sold-out and we have already decided to run the event annually. Moreover, this summer, arrivals from several destinations such as North America, India, and Australia all continue to increase: a fantastic sign that there is a larger light at the end of the tunnel. We're in the midst of the low summer season and with that there are great promotions from the golf courses and hotels.

Anyone interested? Drop me an email and I will send you some details. If you do not agree that the deals on offer are not the best to date, then you trip is FREE! That is right, on me!

With that, I invite you to read on and hear what's new in golf around the region.

Thailand
*KirimayaKhao Yai: Here we go again with crazy named golf courses!!!
This time it is "MOON CITY" a new 27 hole golf course, just down the road from Voyage Panorama. The course is really coming along as of mid-July. Fifteen holes are ready to play and the other 3 will be finished in the next 3 or 4 months. The Thai owner also owns Lakewood Country Club in Bangkok so I expect course conditions and maintenance to be top notch. Stay tuned!

Hua Hin: All golf lovers are invited join in the fun during the Hua Hin Golf Festival. Promotional offers include US$25 green fees at all courses, except Black Mountain which is US$30, through the month of August and some of September. These are the lowest green fees of the year! We have several packages available for both value-minded golfers and those looking to combine a luxury resort with the great green fees.

Vietnam
*HaiphongDanang: Finally after three years construction the Montgomerie Links Vietnam is finished. How can a project possibly take that long? Who cares, hopefully, the old motto "great things take time to brew" can be applied here. I am still waiting for an invite from Jon and his crew there. They seem to be quiet shy about starting promotions, no idea why!

Haiphong: Yup another Vietnam golf destination in the making. Do Son Golf Resort, just outside of Haiphong, will be opening 18 holes at end of September. Haiphong is 65 miles east of Hanoi, near Halong Bay. The course designer is Pacific Coast Design who also did the excellent Black Mountain in Hua Hin. The golf resort's owner also owns Kings Island in Hanoi so it should be good! Once Do Son opens it will make a great stop for those on the way to/from Halong Bay, thus easing the logistics of the long Hanoi-Halong overland trip.

Cambodia
*Phokeethra Country ClubSiem Reap: Good reports continue to come back from Phokeethra Country Club. The Asian Tour Johnnie Walker Cambodian Open 2009 will be played at Phokeethra Country Club the 19 – 22 November 2009 and this year should be as good as the past two. We have arranged special packages to watch and play at the club after the event and lucky golfer or two may even get a chance to play in the pro-am. Let me know if you want the details.

Remember if you want to get regular updates about golf in Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia, then sign-up for uninterrupted email delivery of this newsletter. In addition, all persons signing up will automatically receive the latest "Thailand Golf Insider Tips" special report.

Also, GOLFASIAN have secured special deals with over 100 golf courses and 600 hotels in Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia to offer the very best promotions for the rest of 2009 and 2010. Please contact us for details and your request at info@golfasian.com

Until the next newsletter, start practicing and I hope to see YOU in the region this summer!

Mark Siegel
Managing Director

 

* Featured Resort - Woodlands Resort & Serviced Residences

oodlands Resort & Serviced ResidencesThe Woodlands Resort & Serviced Residences are sister properties that offer golfers a relaxed environment in their own private locale. Ideally located at the north end of Pattaya Beach, the Woodlands properties are surrounded by a peaceful environment away from the hustle and bustle of the city and at the same time within walking distance from shopping centers, supermarkets, restaurants, and beach.

The resort is constructed using traditional Thai architecture and feels more like a Thai village than a hotel. The residence is the first and only complex in Pattaya committed to provide a home away from home with chic, contemporary, comfortable and trendy living space.

Staff provide personal service and to ensure that the needs of residents are well catered for and all guests are treated as part of the Woodlands family. Both properties are excellent choices for any golfer visiting the Pattaya area.

* Featured Golf Course - Lam Luk Ka Country Club

Lam Luk Ka Country ClubLam Luk Ka Country Club offers the best 36 hole layout in all Bangkok and provides a very relaxing golf day. Both courses meander through Bangkok’s wetlands, where over 10,000 trees and waterways provide homes to over 100 species of birds and wildlife. In this very natural environment, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Bangkok, four relatively similar nine-hole loops are interchangeably used on any given day.

The large clubhouse provides every amenity for the golfer. After a round at Lam Luk Ka, golfers can relax and take a swim in the Olympic-sized swimming pool or enjoy a range of Thai or international culinary delights in the clubhouse restaurant.

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- Special - ONLY for Asian Golf Nation Subscribers!

Once again, we have created a surprise for all Asian Golf Nation subscribers.
As a subscriber you are entitled to book one of these two very special value packages. These packages are available ONLY to Asian Golf Nation subscribers.

Bangkok Royal 4 Luxury Golf Week - Starting at THB 37,000 - Click for more info! Great Golf + Great Value - Northern Thailand Golf Week - Starting at THB 19500 - Click for more info!
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Bangkok's Least Known Golf Course

Have you ever wondered what that golf course off to the side of the BTS smack in the middle Bangkok was?

Nestled in amongst the hustle and bustle of one of Southeast Asia's busiest cities is a hidden golf gem. The Royal Bangkok Sports Club (RBSC) is an anomaly in that, it is by far the most conveniently located golf course in Bangkok, yet might be the least well known.

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Other golf stories can be found at the Thailand Golf Zone where there are over 450 other original articles dealing exclusively with golf in Asia and golf travel.

I would love to hear about any golf tips that any of you may have developed for getting the maximum enjoyment from your golf trips, and can incorporate some in future articles. Therefore if you have any golf tips or suggestions you would like to share, please let me know by dropping me an email.

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RSS Expansion Of 'The Thai Golf Experience'

New Thai golf experience figures in upcoming Asian Tour event, too.

BANGKOK (July 28, 2009) - 'Golf in a Kingdom: The Thai Golf Experience' is just a month old but already having an impact. Another luxury property has joined and the region's top pro tour has again put a Kingdom track on its schedule.

Last week, the distinctive Woodlands Hotel & Resort and Woodlands Suites - a pair of related lodgings in Pattaya - became part of 'Golf in a Kingdom: The Thai Golf Experience (www.golfinakingdom.com), which launched in June as an itinerary and golf-travel resource that matches Thailand's top courses with its most desirable hotels.

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