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Bangkok, September 27, 2011 – Thailand’s premier golf club, Thai Country Club (TCC) near Bangkok, has entered into reciprocal agreements with three international golf clubs in Asia-Pacific. Avondale Golf Club in Sydney, Australia has joined Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Malaysia’s capital city and The Montgomerie Links at Danang, Vietnam in the reciprocal program. General manager, T.W. Hughes, says the agreements with the international partners aim to give TCC members the opportunity to play first-class courses in locations that have direct flights or can be easily accessed from Bangkok. Designed by former president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, Denis Griffiths, Thai Country Club opened in 1996 and the following year hosted the Asian Honda Classic, won by Tiger Woods in his second season as a professional. The club, renowned for its course conditioning and elegant pink clubhouse, is owned by Phataraprasit Group and Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, which operates the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong and its sister property in Bangkok. TCC is a member of Golf in a Kingdom: The Thai Golf Experience. In 2010, it was named by Asian Golf Monthly as Thailand’s best golf course and first runner-up in Asia. T.W. Hughes says TCC is now in the best condition for years. “During the high season visitors will experience new levels of course preparation and service,” he reports. Thai Country Club also has reciprocal arrangements with Butterfields, a private members’ club in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Bankers’ Club. Opened in 1926 on Sydney’s prestigious Upper North Shore, Avondale Golf Club was designed by the acclaimed architect and golfer Eric Apperly, after whom an Under-23 amateur competition is named. The course has been enhanced by Australian golf course architect, Ross Watson, and is now ranked in the top 100 courses in Australia by Australian Golf Digest. Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, eight kilometres from the CBD in Bukit Kiara, opened in 1991 and is regarded as Kuala Lumpur’s premier course. The Montgomerie Links, designed by Colin Montgomerie, became the first golf course on Vietnam’s Central Coast near Danang when it opened in 2009. It was joined a year later by the adjacent Danang Golf Club, designed by Greg Norman, while a third course designed by Sir Nick Faldo is due to open north of Danang in late 2012 or early 2013. For more information on Golf in a Kingdom, visit or to play Thai Country Club as an international visitor, visit —————————————————————————————————— For more information, contact: Paul Myers, Asian Travel Media, Bangkok Email: Tel: +66 (0) 84 125 1894
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