Golfasian Sweeps the Board at World Golf Awards

BANGKOK, Thailand (November 3, 2018) – Asia’s largest golf tour operator, Golfasian, has once again swept the board at the World Golf Awards, scooping a quartet of honors at this year’s event. The Thailand-based firm, a market leader in golf tourism in Asia since its inception in 1997, has been a star performer at previous installments of the WGA. Last year, it took first prize in three categories at the prestigious event, held annually at the La Manga Club in …

Hua Hin Wins Asia’s Best Golf Destination – Again!

Hua Hin, Thailand, 25 October 2018 — For the second year running, Hua Hin in Thailand has won the International Association of Golf Tour Operators Award for Golf Destination of the Year in Asia. The award carries enormous weight as it is voted for by specialist golf tour operators who are IAGTO members. Awards like these are well-deserved for the Tourism Authority of Thailand who have invested significantly to attract golf visitors to the Kingdom and inspired investment in golf …

Course Conditioning Key Factor for Golfing Tourists

Singapore, October 8 2018 — Underlining the increasingly key role played by golf course superintendents, course conditioning is the single most important factor in the decision-making process of golfing tourists. That is among the main findings from a survey jointly conducted by the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) and Golfasian, one of the region’s foremost golf tour operators. Based on the responses of more than 100 Golfasian clients who have taken golfing trips in the past three months, course design ranked second behind …

AccorHotels Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship Returns to Danang for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Highlighting Central Vietnam as a popular golfing and cultural destination DANANG, Vietnam (September 9, 2018) — AccorHotels, Golfasian & Go Golfing Travel announce the return of the AccorHotels Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship in Danang for the fourth consecutive year from 9 to 15 September 2018. The week-long tournament gives more than a hundred amateur golfers the opportunity to enjoy a game of golf, mingle at social events and experience the cultural charms of Danang, Hoi An, the ancient capital of …

Golfasian Makes Choosing a Golf Vacation Simple with New Asia Golf Guide

BANGKOK, Thailand (August 6, 2018) — GOLFASIAN has made it easier for golfers to identify a dream playing vacation in Southeast Asia with its inaugural Asia Golf Guide. One of the world’s most enticing destinations for golf, Southeast Asia offers a wealth of outstanding layouts as well as sumptuous resorts, unforgettable landscapes and rich and varied culture. The handy new guide, which is available online, at tourism industry events and golf lounges offers a succinct overview of golfing possibilities in …

Magic Happens at the Centara World Masters

Hua Hin, Thailand, 22 June 2018 — Billed as the biggest and richest tournament for club golfers in all of Asia and again attracting 500 plus players from 27 countries, sharing in US$50,000 in prizes, the Centara World Masters Golf Championship has rightly earned this tagline. While the numbers are impressive, talking to the players you come to understand this event has a certain magic that makes it both unique and compelling. Maria Kohut from Melbourne Australia says this event …

Golfers Tee-Off at Asia’s Largest Golf Tournament

Hua Hin, Thailand, 9 June 2018 — Don’t be surprised if you see an unusually high number of golf bags at Bangkok airport this weekend. Golfers from all over the world, almost 600 from 24 countries in fact, are converging on Hua Hin in Thailand for the biggest tournament for club golfers in all of Asia. The fifth installment of the Centara World Masters Golf Championship runs 10 to 15 June 2018. This week-long celebration of golf, entertainment and fun …

Shangri-La Chiang Mai 2 Ball Golf Championship Puts Northern Thailand in the Spotlight

Chiang Mai, Thailand, 23 May 2018 — The Shangri-La Chiang Mai 2 Ball Golf Championship is a must play event for golfers wanting the best of everything. Golfers will experience Thailand’s rich culture, tantalising food, luxury spas and generous hospitality. Chiang Mai’s mountainous terrain and valleys has enabled renowned golf course designers to build breathtakingly beautiful golf resorts. Just as impressive as the courses is the pampering you get from the knowledgeable and well-trained caddies. The Shangri-La Chiang Mai Golf Championship is a …

New Events Have Golfers Teeing Off in Thailand

Golfasian and Go Golfing, arguably the two biggest golf tour operators in the Asia Pacific region, today announced they will expand their event portfolio to six annual tournaments in Thailand and Vietnam. These events will attract more than 1,700 golfers for an average stay of 10 nights. Now, that’s big business in the world of golf tourism. These industry trendsetters are breaking new ground with the launch of a Golf Week exclusively for singles and solo travellers in Pattaya in …

A New, Fun & Intimate Golf Week For Golfers

Hua Hin, Thailand, 2 April 2018 — Hua Hin, Thailand’s best golf destination, is to host a new and exciting golf week for club golfers aged 35 and over. Following on from the success of the Centara World Masters Golf Championship which will be celebrating its 5th successful year in 2018, tournament organisers Go Golfing and Golfasian have combined to bring a second Amateur Golf Tournament to the region – The Amari Hua Hin Golf Week, October 21 -27 2018. Go Golfing’s, managing director, Peter …

Singles Golf Week – It’s New, Fun & Coming Soon to Pattaya!

Pattaya, Thailand 21 February 2018 — Thailand’s famed holiday playground of Pattaya will host a week of golf, fun and entertainment for singles from 16 to 22 September 2018. Open to all singles, you don’t have to be off single figures, you just have to be single! Australian based Go Golfing started hosting golfing get-togethers for singles more than 10 years ago. Founder, Peter McCarthy, arranged the events as an alternative to online dating or trying your luck in clubs …

Golfasian Bags Triple Whammy of Honors At World Golf Awards

BANGKOK, Thailand (November 26, 2017) — GOLFASIAN has continued its hot streak at the World Golf Awards, picking up top honors in three categories at the 2017 event. The company, Asia’s largest golf tour operator, was one of the big winners at the gala ceremony, held this year at the La Manga Club in southern Spain. Golfasian was named Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator 2017 for Vietnam and Thailand, titles it has held now for four consecutive years. The operator …

Rakuten and Golfasian to Strengthen Collaboration in the Golf & Travel Sectors

Tokyo & Bangkok, November 16, 2017– Rakuten, Inc. and Golfasian Co., Ltd. today announced that the two companies have reached an agreement to strengthen existing collaborations in the golf and travel sectors. Based on this agreement, both companies will work to increase referrals of tourists traveling between Thailand and Japan to play golf, and expand their services by harnessing both companies’ knowledge and expertise in the golf and travel sectors. As part of the collaboration agreement, Rakuten GORA customers will be able to make …

2018 Centara World Masters – Entries Now Open!

Hua Hin, Thailand, 4 September 2017 — Registrations are officially open for Thailand’s Most Enjoyed Week of Golf! Even though the event was recently launched on 1st of September the event has seen a record number of entries in comparison to previous years. Golfers were quick to rate the fourth annual Centara World Masters Golf Championship hosted in Hua Hin as the best-organised event ever so it came as no surprise to tournament organisers the moment entries started sweeping in. …

AccorHotels Vietnam World Masters – The Biggest Ever

Danang, Vietnam 14 August 2017 — The third annual AccorHotels Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship welcomes over 160 participants to Danang in Central Vietnam from 13 to 19 August 2017. This year’s tournament is the biggest ever and will bring together golfers and non-playing partners for the ultimate event and Vietnam golf holiday experience. The event is open to male and female golfers aged 35 plus and competition is played in divisions based on age and golf handicap. The event is supported …

TAT Los Angeles Famtrip Participants at Thai Country Club in Bangkok.

Thailand – The World’s Best Golf Destination?

Boasting over 250 golf courses, the Kingdom of Thailand is hands down a primetime destination for golf enthusiasts looking to spend a nice vacation in South-East Asia. The Tourism Authority of Thailand hosted the Thailand Golf Travel Mart in 2017 at Khao Yai National Park which marked its importance as a top destination. Khao Yai is situated hardly two hours north of Bangkok in the Nakhon Ratchasima Province. Tour operators such as Golfasian that specialize in fully organized golfing holiday …

Sneak Peak of Golf’s Newest & Best Travel Website

Bangkok, Thailand, 6 June 2017 — Golfasian, Asia’s largest & most popular inbound golf tour operator has launched a brand new website (https://www.golfasian.com/) to enhance global golf traveler’s online experience. “Over 50% of our website visitors are using either a mobile phone or tablet, making it an absolutely necessity to have a fully mobile responsive website that is informative, appealing and fast-loading at the same time,” said Pascal Orczech, Golfasian’s Director of Business Development. “With offerings in over 75 destinations …

Golfasian Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Bangkok, Thailand, 8 May 2017 — GOLFASIAN, the largest and most successful dedicated inbound golf tourism operator in Southeast Asia, marks two decades of triumph as it celebrates its 20th anniversary this April. Launched in 1997 as an adjunct to a golf guide to Thailand, the company has expanded remarkably since its humble beginnings. Since those early days, the company has established itself as one of Asia’s major golfing success stories. In addition to organizing golf events and bespoke itineraries in the region …

Siam Country Club Plantation Course in Pattaya

Thailand’s Biggest Golf Destination Now Directly Serviced by Asia’s Largest Golf Tour Operator

Pattaya, Thailand 17 January 2017 – Golfasian (Golfasian Co., Ltd.), Asia’s leading golf tour operator recently acquired Pattaya based Solar Golf (Firhill Co. Ltd). In an effort to strengthen its UK market share and to expand its operational excellence in Pattaya, Golfasian (www.golfasian.com) has recently acquired Solar Golf. From the sleepy fishing village and R&R center of American GI’s during Vietnam War in the 1970s to the largest concentration of golf courses in one destination in Asia today, Pattaya has …

Mark Siegel receiving the Asia Pacific Golf Tourism Pioneer Award at the 2016 Asian Golf Awards

Golfasian Records A Rare Double Albatross

BANGKOK, Thailand (November 13, 2016) — Hua Hin, Thailand; Algarve, Portugal Golfasian, Asia’s largest golf tour operator handling over 12,500 golfers annually has been awarded the Asia Pacific Golf Tourism Pioneer, Thailand’s Best Golf Tour Operator & Vietnam’s Best Golf Tour Operator. Asian Golf Awards In recognition of providing golfers the best golf travel experience in the industry and nothing less, Golfasian has been singled out by the Asia Pacific Golf Group as a pioneer in golf tourism at the …

Golf Tourism in Thailand Back on Course Already

Kingdom quick to recover (again) from latest seemingly unplayable lie HUA HIN, Thailand (Sept. 1, 2016) – Brussels. Istanbul. Nice. Hua Hin. Barely a month goes by these days when some part of the world or another doesn’t suffer a blow by extremists bent on this or that. The travel warnings sound. Governments issue statements. And no one knows quite what to do. But when it comes to Thailand, a country that has experienced its share of disruptions over the …

Accor Vietnam World Masters to Bring More Golfers to Danang

September 1, 2016 Danang, Vietnam — Back by popular demand, the second annual Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship will return to Danang in Central Vietnam from 4 to 10 September 2016. The 2016 event is attracting over 100 golfers from Australia, China, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam. The Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship brings together golfers and non-playing partners for the ultimate event and golf holiday experience. The event is open to male and female …

2016 Centara World Masters - The Best Week of My Life

2016 Centara World Masters – The Best Week of My Life

Golfers have been quick to rate the third annual Centara World Masters Golf Championship hosted in Hua Hin as the best ever. Playing in the tournament for the first time, Victor Danko from Australia declared it was the best week of his life. At 71 years of age, Victor is a member of Bayview Golf Club in Sydney and plays off a credible handicap of 10. He scored 136 points for the 4 rounds of stableford competition and finished in …

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Golfasian Targets Thai Golfers for Vietnam

Danang, Vietnam, 1 June 2016 — Since the launch last May of Bangkok Airways’ direct flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Danang, leading golf tour operator Golfasian has just announced a number of special golf vacations to Vietnam. With four world class golf courses designed by the likes of Faldo, Norman, Montgomerie and Donald, Danang, also known as the Golf Coast Vietnam, has a fabulous coastline, excellent hotels, superb cuisine and the historic Hoi An village to visit. Mark Siegel CEO at …

World Long Drive Champion Gives Golf Clinics for Amari Pattaya & Hua Hin Amateur Golf Weeks

World Long Drive Champion Gives Golf Clinics for Amari Pattaya & Hua Hin Amateur Golf Weeks

Hua Hin, Thailand, 25 February 2015 — The Amari Pattaya and Amari Hua Hin Golf weeks held in two beach side resorts of Thailand have been an overwhelming success with a sellout in Pattaya, and close to record numbers in Hua Hin this 2016 season. An added bonus for players attending this year is the inclusion of an exhibition by the 2013 World Long Driver Champion, Stephen Kennedy from Australia. Stephen has been competing in the REMAX WORLD LONG DRIVER …

Third 72-hole Amateur Tournament in Asia

Third 72-hole Amateur Tournament in Asia

Bangkok, January 21 — The growing appeal of amateur golf tournaments in Asia has resulted in a third 72-hole, multi-course event – to be held in Pattaya, Thailand in June – being announced by pioneers of the concept, Golfasian and Go Golfing. The new tournament, the Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort 2-Ball Golf Championship, will be held in the popular Thai resort destination from June 19-25, immediately following Asia’s first and largest amateur golf event, the Centara World Masters in Hua …

Golfasian Shines in Asian Golf Tourism

Golfasian Shines in Asian Golf Tourism

Bangkok, Thailand 26 November 2015 — Golfasian Co. Ltd., South-East Asia’s leading inbound golf tour operator, has reported a 14 percent boost in customers for the 12-months ending October 31 and a 24.5 percent increase in forward bookings for the year ahead. The increase has been fueled by innovative marketing strategies, including private tailor-made familiarization trips for overseas golf tour operators, road shows on behalf of national tourist boards, establishment of marketing consortiums with golf courses and hotels, and self-development …

Accor Vietnam World Masters - Back By Popular Demand

Accor Vietnam World Masters – Back By Popular Demand

Danang, Vietnam, 10 November 2015 — Back by popular demand, the second annual Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship will return to Danang in Central Vietnam from 4 to 10 September 2016. The inaugural event held in September 2015 attracted golfers from Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong and host nation Vietnam. Featuring 4 rounds of tournament golf, welcome and presentation dinners with live entertainment, nightly 19th hole happy hours and tours to world heritage sites, …

World Golf Awards - Golfasian, Thailand's Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator 2015

World Golf Awards – Golfasian, Thailand’s Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator 2015

Bangkok, Thailand 12 November 2015 – Golfasian (www.golfasian.com), Asia’s largest pure play golf tour operator has won the “2015 Thailand’s Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator” award at the second annual World Golf Awards held at the Conrad Hotel in the Algarve, Portugal. This is Golfasian’s second award in a row after winning the 2014 Asia’s Best Golf Tour Operator of the Year award. The world-wide voting process included industry experts, senior executives and professionals from within the golf, travel, and …

Amari Hosts Asia Golf Tournaments in Pattaya and Hua Hin in March 2016

Amari Hosts Asia Golf Tournaments in Pattaya and Hua Hin in March 2016

Hua Hin, Thailand, 2 November 2015 — Almost 100 club golfers from 10 countries are expected to participate at the Amari Pattaya Golf Week on 6-12 March 2016 and the Amari Hua Hin Golf Week on 13-19 March 2016. These two week-long tournaments for all golfers (with and without handicaps), include four rounds of golf at Championship venues and nightly social and entertainment events. Also catering to the needs of non-golfers and travelling companions, a series of tours to the …