Golf & Gastronomy

Golf & Gastronomy

golfasianThailand boasts more than 250 golf courses, with most courses designed with water features and strategically positioned bunkers, getting out of the back 9 near par is always a difficult challenge.

Destination diversity and the vast choice of golf courses located throughout the country are key factors attracting the large numbers of visitors coming to play golf in Thailand.

Golf in Thailand is extremely well-priced and affordable, making it extremely popular for expats, foreign tourists and Thai nationals alike, and has emerged as a specialty of the tourist Town of Pattaya, featuring more than 20 golf courses under 40-minute drive from the city.

Almost all of the courses in Thailand are public courses, many of them are golf resorts with low cost public sports day pricing available. Whereas in many Western countries, golf is still deemed an elitist sport for the rich, and club membership fees are too expensive.

Thailand Golf courses such as Blue Canyon in PhuketBlack Mountain in Hua HinSiam Country Club in Pattaya and Chiang Mai Highlands are well able to compete against the very best courses internationally. Siam Country Club has played host to the LPGA Tour for the Honda Classic, won in 2009 by world number one Lorena Ochoa.

Playing golf in Thailand

Golf & GastronomyPlaying golf on Thailand’s perfectly manicured courses is like no other. Regardless of how you play, one thing is for sure, you’re going to be pampered! On arrival, caddies line the entrance to give you a traditional welcome before escorting you to your golf cart. Your caddie will make you feel like the star attraction of the day and whilst for most of us, this game isn’t easy, your caddie will ensure that you get all the help you need. With Covid-19 here to stay for the foreseeable future, has the ultimate golfing experience here in Thailand changed?

New restrictions due to Covid-19 are well and truly in effect here in Thailand but the golfing experience still remains one of the main attractions this beautiful country has to offer. Thanks to a high standard of safety and regulations in place which are followed to the tee by all golf courses to ensure that the risk of spreading Covid-19 is minimised, everything is in place for golfers to get out on the course and do what they love. From screening on arrival to social distancing in the clubhouse and on the course, there’s not many safer places to be other than out on the course. Check out our Covid-19 golf video of just what happens from your arrival to getting on the course here!

Golf Events

Golf & GastronomyAs a golf organiser in Thailand, Golfasian hosts over 70 golf events per year. With the new restrictions, Golfasian has adapted to organise golf events which adhere to Covid-19 regulations and have players’ safety established as a high priority. We offer the full golf event service to provide you with the best value and ensure that your #event is a success. That starts from arranging sponsors to preparing custom apparel and even organising specials such as ‘beat the pro’ for charity golf events. When it comes to the event itself, we are proud to be able to offer a range of features as part of our tournaments such as live-scoring, expert photographers to capture the best moments, goodie bags and more!

With established industry connections, we get our clients the best rates possible at top golf courses throughout Thailand which includes the likes of Black Mountain Golf Club, Banyan Country Club, Amata Spring Golf Club, Thai Country Club, Chee Chan Golf Resort and more.

Let our experienced hospitality team look after everything for you. All you need to do is let us know your requirements and we will get back to you with a free quotation. Contact us here!

Gastronomy

Golf & GastronomyThailand is world famous for its mouth-watering cuisine and for good reason. Whether you wish to dine in Michelin stared restaurants, indulge in authentic local northern or southern legendry dishes, or simple eat Guay Teow (Noodle Soup) from a local street vendor you are sure have to your taste buds tantalised.

Whilst in Bangkok you are spoilt for choice when it comes to world-renowned dining.  You can choose from one of many amazing fine dining establishments, feast in the world’s tallest alfresco venue and sip on your favourite cocktails with a birds eye view of the city skyline. China Town is the home of Michelin starred Jay Fai. Jay Fai has long been a street food icon, and for good reason — the begoggled chef’s signature crispy golden-brown crab omelets are simply unparalleled.

On every corner in Thailand you are sure to find all of the popular local dishes such as Tom Yam (spicy soup using the most popular Thai ingredients), Pad Thai (fried noodles with chicken, pork, beef or shrimp, Pad Krapow (rice based dish using spicy minced pork or chicken). However as you venue further north or south each area becomes slightly more defined in their local delicacies.

Chiang Mai is extremely famous for Khao Soi, a coconut curry noodle soup hailing from Northern Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos. It consists of noodles in a thick, rich coconut broth, and usually chicken or beef.

Golf & GastronomySouthern Thai food tends to be much hotter than Thai food from other regions of Thailand and being heavily influenced by flavours and spices used in Indonesia and Malaysia, it is known for its sharp and intense taste.
Sataw Pad Kapi Goong Sataw (stink beans) thrive in the southern region of Thailand, so it’s no surprise this ingredient features prominently on the menu of any southern-Thai restaurant. Sour and spicy flavours at play here make these dishes a more acquired taste.

hatever your taste buds you will not be disappointed when it comes to dining in Thailand. Ped (spicy) or Mai Ped (not spicy) will become your daily vocabulary and of course any dish will need to finished off with Mango sticky rice, a traditional Southeast Asian and South Asian dessert made with glutinous rice, fresh mango and coconut milk, and eaten with a spoon or the hands!