Though Golf tourism is quickly becoming synonymous with the region of South East Asia, one thing does put off prospective golfing enthusiast who genuinely wants to improve their game. A serious golf traveler does not want to waste time traveling the crowded cities of this region. Time is at a premium and when you travel half the world to experience the best golf that Asia has to offer. Travel from one course to the others can be considerable downer on your vacation.
Rather surprisingly, stay and play is a new concept for the Asian travelers. Most golf courses in and near major cities don’t offer extended accommodation, relying on nearby hotels to serve these needs. Thus resulting in time leakage, and we all know time is at a premium especially on vacation.
Danang Golf Club, Danang, Vietnam
Danang, the premier golf destination in Vietnam when it comes to the concept of play and stay. When it comes to extended stay golf travel, you will be hard pressed to find a better blend of courses, villas, and amenities. Set on a three-kilometre stretch of beach in a quiet secluded area, located about an hour’s commute from the local International Airport, the resorts will make you both tee off and put your feet up as you please and with extended stay and no time to waste on commute, you truly get to experience and embrace the culture of Vietnam. The course itself is not straight forward either, designed by Sir Nick Faldo, it features, rice paddies (yes, we are not kidding) as hazards along with the traditional sand bunkers, watch out for the gusts of winds, they often throw your approach play off.
Banyan Golf Club, Hua Hin
Banyan Golf Club is an award winning golf course, including the award for the best clubhouse in Asia Pacific at the 2012 Asia Pacific Golf Summit. Significant achievement, the course is one of the crown jewels of Asian golf circuit. The course is not a walk in the park by any means, and is located just 15 minutes from the empirical town of Hua Hin.
The indigenous and contemporary outlook of the club house is distinctly Thai and features world class changing rooms, 5 star accommodation, along with a Pub and a top notch restaurant overlooking the mountain. Banyan Resort’s private villas are located in a tranquil and secluded property and complements the course to the Tee.
Red Mountain/Loch Palm, Phuket
This is the worst kept secret in the world. The golf enthusiasts are well versed in Red Mountain golf course trivia. An otherwise wonderful experience is often a little tarnished by the extensive travel it takes to and from the course. However, that logistical discomfort has now been taken care of to a certain extent with the opening of Tinidée Hotel at Phuket’s Loch Palm course. With 30 superior and 15 deluxe rooms in four separate establishments, it provides privacy that other courses of similar stature simply can’t offer.
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