Thailand is known for its tropical beaches, luxurious royal palaces, ancient ruins along with a fascinating history and unique culture that includes delicious Thai food. It is also known for providing some of the best golf experiences in the east. And like the food, Thai golf courses are full of spice and the Land of Smiles gloriously lives up to its reputation for providing the creme-de-la-creme of golf in South Asia.
Boasting more than 250 golf courses, several designed by international maestros, the diversity of the courses remain a key reason for Thailand’s popularity. One day you can experience a super challenging parkland layout of palm tree-lined fairways with well-guarded greens, and the next day enjoy 5 star resort-style services. To this, add the friendly faces of the ever smiling caddies whose engaging service will leave you feeling warm, refreshed, and relaxed.
Varied destinations mark the country, each with a generous sprinkling of top notch golf courses for every style, skill and tastes. In the northern highlands are Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai where you can breathe fresh mountainous air. The central region is dominated by the glitzy capital of Bangkok, while the beach towns of Pattaya and regal Hua Hin lie within a 2.5 hour drive on either side of it along the Gulf of Siam. Finally, an hour’s flight down south takes you to the pearl of Andaman Sea, the famed laid back island of Phuket boasting some of the most luxurious resorts in Asia.
The best time to visit Thailand is between November and March when the temperatures are lower and rainfall is also less. March to May remains hot and the monsoon comes between June and October but this is the low season rates and thin crowds.