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Welcome to the April issue of the Asian Golf Insider, the source for news-breaking information about golf in Asia. Also, unique golf-playing tips for South East Asia's tropical environment and our latest tournament offers are all parts of this newsletter.

With international travel restrictions easing worldwide, we hope you are in good spirits. It's been an encouraging first quarter of 2022 as Asian countries are racing to reopen borders, allow travel, and facilitate golf tourism. For some, it's a gradual reopening with travel restrictions phasing out over the next few months, while for others, it's an open door.

One of the main takeaways, as we head into April, is that quarantine-free travel is now widely possible! That's right! Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore are now open for fully vaccinated travelers, requiring no quarantine. Check our website for the latest information entry procedures.

On the events side, international golf tournaments restarted in March with a successful Amari Hua Hin Skins event. Now preparations are underway for more international golf tournaments, while the Centara World Masters will be the largest post-covid tournament in Asia. Be sure to book your slots now!

The entire Golfasian team looks forward to working with you on upcoming golf travels. As governments allow cross-border travel, your individual or group curated golf travel experience will be ready to go and you that much closer to your dreams.

We can't wait to welcome you back to Southeast Asia. Until the next month, happy golfing!

Mark Siegel, Managing Director

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Regions Open: Full country
Entry Restrictions: Fully vaccinated travelers must take an RT-PCR test on entry and a self-ATK test on day 5
Local Travel Possible: Yes
Quarantine Required: None

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Regions Open: Full country
Entry Restrictions: Fully vaccinated travelers must take a negative RT-PCR test 72 hours before departure
Local Travel Possible: Yes
Quarantine Required: None

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Regions Open: Full country
Entry Restrictions: Fully vaccinated travelers must take an RT-PCR test 2 days before departure and a RTK-Ag test within 24 hr on arrival
Local Travel Possible: Yes
Quarantine Required: None

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Regions Open: Full country
Entry Restrictions: For fully vaccinated travelers no testing is required
Local Travel Possible: Yes
Quarantine Required: None

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Regions Open: Full country
Entry Restrictions: Fully vaccinated travelers must take a PCR or professionally administered ART test two days before departure
Local Travel Possible: Yes
Quarantine Required: None

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Regions Open: Full country
Entry Restrictions: Fully vaccinated travelers will need to show a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure and take an RT-PCR test on arrival
Local Travel Possible: Yes
Quarantine Required: None

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The Centara World Masters is fast approaching! The action will kick off in Hua Hin in a little over a month, and as always, the golf courses are world class and the program packed. It’s certainly shaping up as a grand return in 2022 for Asia's biggest and richest tournament for club golfers. Host destination Hua Hin is one of Thailand’s premier beach resort getaways and provides a picturesque seaside backdrop for all the fun and entertainment both on and off the course.

We’ve also spiced up this year’s event with a team championship. Recruit five or more friends, and you’ll be in with a chance to win big prizes and bragging rights! As always, amazing golf, socializing and entertainment awaits, with the beachfront Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas – the event’s title sponsor and host hotel – a stunning setting for the week's festivities. More information and registration details here.


lfasian Major Events:
Centara World Masters 2022 8 - 14 May 2022 Hua Hin, Thailand
AVANI Pattaya 2 Ball Golf Championship 2022 15 - 21 May 2022 Pattaya, Thailand
Phuket Golf Challenge 27 - 31 Jul. 2022 Phuket, Thailand
Mercure Pattaya Men’s Open Golf Week 2022 4 - 10 Sep. 2022 Pattaya, Thailand
AccorHotels Vietnam World Masters 2022 11 - 17 Sep. 2022 Danang, Vietnam

Pattaya has over 30 golf courses of which all are accessible to Pattaya golf visitors. Many of the Pattaya golf courses are laid out over rolling hillsides, offer challenging playing conditions, and have world-class facilities.

The best Pattaya golf clubs include Siam Country Club, Chee Chan, and Laem Chabang. Everything imaginable while on golf holiday is on offer in Pattaya – top beach resorts, world-renowned entertainment, sightseeing, and loads of fun. After golf, why not enjoy a scrumptious dinner, have a relaxing Thai massage, and explore the exciting nightlife in exotic Pattaya – the resort which never sleeps?

To book your tailored travel package and find out more information, please email us.

Siam Country Club Old Course is one of the more famous Thailand golf courses. Originally designed by Japanese architect Ichisuke Izumi, Siam Country Club was just the country's second course when it opened in 1970. In those days, heavily contoured greens, large overhanging trees, and gentle bunkering characterized the course.

The Old Course was closed in 2006-2007 for a complete renovation by Americans Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley. The original routing was, for the most part, kept intact, while all aspects of the course were modernized and brought up to international championship levels. Upgrades to the original out-and-back parallel holes included curved fairways, new water hazards, high lipped bunkers, and relocated greens. New greenside bunker complexes added the legendary Siam undulating putting surfaces.

The AVANI Pattaya Resort, host of the Honda LPGA Tournament 2022, has endless options for golfers in a central location. The free-form swimming pool with swim-up bar and extensive gardens give the feel of a tropical oasis in the heart of town. F&B outlets are usually good for a 5-star golf resort. The Irish Pub & Sports Bar is an ideal meeting place before venturing out into the night. Explore Pattaya and stay at one of the best centrally located golf resorts in town.

GOLF, SUN, BEACH AND NIGHTLIFE: Phuket rolls out the welcome mat for UK golfers
As Chan Vyas notes, the chance to play some golf and catch a bit of sunshine in Thailand is always welcomed. Of course, being able to travel again in 2022 ramps the excitement up an additional notch, with Phuket providing all the right ingredients for a good time both on and off the course.

Chan and his UK tour group landed in Phuket earlier this year, enjoying what he describes as “one wonderful trip, excellent challenging courses and social life”. Indeed, as Thailand continues to welcome back tourists, Chan points to the all-round vacation experience on offer. [Read the full trip review]

Once again, Golfasian has been nominated for the 2022 World Golf Awards.

If you have travelled with us before and appreciate our service, please be so kind and cast your vote by clicking the following links below. Every single vote counts and we thank you very much in advance.

Asia's Best Golf Tour Operator
Thailand's Best Golf Tour Operator
Vietnam's Best Golf Tour Operator
Indonesia' Best Golf Tour Operator

Golfasian has partnered with Fenix XCell to bring you polos that don't just look good on the golf course. Premium materials and eye-catching designs make the Fenix XCell range suitable to wear while out and about, and a good option for a range of social events. Keep comfortable too, with high-quality fabrics enabling air flow and drawing heat away from the body. Check out the new Fenix XCell 2022 Collection here


Golfasian has been SHA + (Safety & Health Administration Plus) accredited by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. As Thailand is slowly preparing to re-open its borders for international golf travelers, an initiative by the Tourism Authority of Thailand has provided a selected number of tour operators and DMCs who underwent stringent safety & health checks with the SHA +(Safety & Health Administration Plus) accreditation.


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