One of my favorite destinations in Thailand and one of Golfasian’s most popular would have to be Pattaya. A place that has everything you could ever need as a golf tourist.
Only a short 90 minute drive from the Bangkok International Airport the area features 20 golf courses, many of which have hosted professional events and/or been designed by famous golf course architects. Pattaya’s golf courses are located within 30-40 minutes from the city center which makes getting to/from the courses very convenient. The area also includes many fantastic beach resorts and accommodations to fit every style of travel and budget.
Apart from the great golf, there are many non-golf activities I like in Pattaya and the surrounding areas. Its famous nightlife is a draw card for many golf tourists. My favorite activity, when I am not golfing, is taking a cruise to one of the offshore islands and lazing on the beach. Other attractions of interest are thes Nong Nuch Tropical Gardens, a local winery, the famous lady boy cabaret shows, and numerous temples and floating markets.