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Welcome to the July 2021 edition of Golfasian’s “The Asian Golf Insider”, your go-to source for the latest Asian golf travel insider news and updates.


Phuket, Thailand has finally opened its borders, The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched the pilot destination on 1 July, 2021. The government is expecting about 100,000 foreign tourists will travel to Phuket under the Phuket Sandbox Model during the third quarter of this year from July to September, kickstarting tourism again after a quiet patch.

Together with The Tourism Authority of Thailand, Golfasian has partnered with the fantastic golf courses, hotels, and resorts in Phuket to launch our Stay & Play packages. We have implemented the strictest safety procedures to ensure your personal safety while on holiday.

We also would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has voted for Golfasian so far in the World Golf Awards. We look to continue to be recognized again for the World's Best, Asia's Best, Thailand's Best, Vietnam's Best and Indonesia's Best Golf Tour Operator Awards. If you haven't already to cast your vote for us here: World Golf Awards

For updates on each country Covid-19 situation, please scroll down. This information will be updated weekly so you can check back for the latest news at

Stay safe and thank you all for the continued support,

Mark Siegel, Managing Director

Phuket is ready to welcome vaccinated travelers!


Asia’s largest golf tour operator, Golfasian has once again got you covered with all the information you need! 

Book your golf experience with us today!  

7 Night Stay at Four Points By Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort

4 Rounds at Blue Canyon Lake Course & Canyon Course, Laguna Phuket, and Red Mountain with Caddie and Golf Cart

All transfers (airport, land, golf course)

Rates Start Per Golfer

USD 650 (Twin Share) 

4 Night Stay @ Banyan Tree Phuket / Banyan Pool Villa

3 Rounds at Blue Canyon Canyon Course, Laguna Phuket, and Red Mountain with Caddie and Golf Cart

All transfers (airport, land, golf course)

Daily Massage or Thai Dinner for 2

Rates Start Per Golfer

USD 930 (Twin Share)


Golfasian has been SHA (Safety & Health Administration) accredited by the Tourism Authority of Thailand which is an initiative by the Tourism Authority of Thailand that has provided a selected number of tour operators and DMCs who underwent stringent safety & health checks with the SHA (Safety & Health Administration) accreditation. 

The stringent measures include a frequent deep cleaning of Golfasian vans before each service, drivers wearing masks and frequent washing of hands. All customers will be provided with masks and free hand sanitizer upon arrival. Temperature checks before entering the vans and before golf and sightseeing activities are now standard. 

We are also making use of QR codes for digital in-van golf guide brochures and provide touchless payment. Our drivers and the operations team are well trained on standardized safely protocols required by the government's strict guidelines

More than Just Golf!

 With a huge number of things to do on the Island why not take a look at the best things to do in Phuket when you're there!

Wat Chalong

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

The Phuket Big Buddha

Phang Nga Bay



Amazing Thailand Expat Golf Series Tournament 

23 July. 2021 Chonburi, Thailand - Siam Country Club, Old Course

Amazing Thailand Expat Golf Series Tournament 

14 Sep. 2021 Chonburi, Thailand - Amata Spring Country Club

Amari Hua Hin Skins Golf Week 

19 – 24 Mar. 2022 Hua Hin, Thailand

Centara World Masters 

8 – 14 May. 2022 Hua Hin, Thailand

AVANI Pattaya 2 Ball Golf Championship 

15 – 21 May. 2022 Pattaya, Thailand

Mercure Pattaya Men’s Open Golf Week 

4 – 10 Sep. 2022 Pattaya, Thailand

AccorHotels Vietnam World Masters 

11 – 17 Sep. 2022 Danang, Vietnam

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Laguna Golf Phuket

Laguna Golf Phuket features a resort golf course with pleasant breezes from the Andaman Sea. The Phuket golf course is not too demanding and reflects the natural beauty and tropical surroundings of Bang Tao Bay. 

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Banyan Tree Phuket

Designed for travellers in search of exceptional experiences and Luxury The Banyan Phuket is perfect. Get ready to indulge in the bespoke hospitality of your ultimate Phuket luxury villa experience.

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IAGTO speaks to Golfasian’s Mark Siegel about Thailand, Southeast Asia and diversifying during the pandemic for DMCs



Malaysia remains closed to international tourists and has extended its Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) until 1 August 2021.

A new wave of COVID infections has resulted in some lockdown restrictions across Malaysia. Currently, most golf courses are also closed.

Read The Full Update Here


Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced in a televised speech on June 16th plans to reopen its borders to international tourists in 120 days. With the reopening of Phuket to international travelers the Prime Minister also called on key tourist destinations to reopen sooner adding that travelers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 should be exempt from quarantine.

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A new wave of COVID has caused some new restrictions to be put in place with golf courses in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, and other areas closing. The latest community transmission cases have been reported from Ho Chi Minh City, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, and Ha Tinh.


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The Indonesian government has confirmed plans to open the country’s borders to international travellers in the middle of the year. Bali, Batam, and Bintan are scheduled to reopen first and final date is to be announced sometime in July

The Indonesian government is accelerating vaccination nationwide to create herd immunity as soon as possible. 

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