Swaying coconut trees, stunning beaches, lush rainforest and scenic mountains, this is Thailand in a nutshell. But it is also a country of beautiful temples, exotic food, a strong culture and top-notch golf courses. People don’t often think about golf when they consider Thailand as a destination, but there are some magnificent award-winning courses scattered throughout the country.
In the hilly north, along the Andaman Sea, in fashionable cities and along the Gulf coast, all of these locations have a number of excellent golf courses. They are all surrounded by stunning landscapes, close to countless accommodation options and in areas that offer a variety of other attractions. If you are thinking about booking a golfing holiday why not go to Thailand. If you still aren’t sure here are five reasons to book a golfing holiday in Thailand.
Thailand is a beautiful country with much to offer, including over 80 golf courses. If you want to golf in the mountains, near the sea or even in a city it is possible in Thailand. Some of the most popular destinations is the country have numerous courses where you can tee off, including Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Hua Hin. No matter what surroundings you prefer there is a golf course close by.
If you are a city person and want to enjoy the best cuisine, shopping and nightlife that the country has to offer than Bangkok is the perfect place for your golfing holiday. If you want to spend time on a beautiful beach in a luxurious resort than book a holiday in Phuket. Hua Hin is where Thailand’s elite go to unwind and play a round of golf, while those that are into history and culture will love Chiang Mai. If you are an outdoor lover than you should golf in the spectacular Khao Yai National Park. Then there is the infamous Pattaya, which is also a good place for a round of golf.
In addition to location, there is also a great selection of golf courses in Thailand. This means that you don’t have to stick to just one course or area, as it is easy to traverse the country and enjoy a number of golf courses.
Do a bit of research and read about the best courses in Thailand, choose which ones are most appealing to you and then start planning your holiday. If you are too busy to do this on your own there are a number of websites that will send you all of the information that you need and book your golfing holiday for you.
Golfing in Thailand is quite cheap compared to many other golf destinations. Green fees, caddy fees, cart fees and rental fees are all much cheaper than you would expect to pay elsewhere. In fact, you can spend an entire day at one of the country’s best golf courses for a fraction of the price that you pay for a day at a course in your own country. Look into booking a golf holiday online, as you will probably find some fantastic package deals that could end up saving you quite a bit of money.
Thailand has a rich culture and long history and this can be seen across the entire country. Whether you are on an island, in a city or in the mountains you will be surrounded by Thai culture. This could be something as simple as a wai (tradition Thai greeting) or as complex as a wedding; that is if you are lucky enough to be invited to one.
A great way to get a glimpse into Thailand’s history and culture is to visit a temple. These are found pretty much everywhere, though some of the best can be seen in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. If you are in Chiang Mai it is also possible to visit a hill tribe, while if you are in Phuket you can take a boat trip to visit an indigenous island village.
Thailand’s tropical climate means that you can visit and play golf year round. The great thing is that different parts of the country have different weather patterns, so when it is pouring rain in Chiang May it may be sunny in Hua Hin. In the hot and sticky months of March, April and May you will find cooler temperatures by the sea. What this means is that you can choose the best time of year for you and still and experience great golfing weather.
There is no reason why anyone should not book a golfing holiday in Thailand. Whether you are a beginner or a pro there is a course that is suitable for you. As well, with the scenic surroundings, affordable prices, great culture and excellent climate it makes perfect sense to vacation in Thailand. Have you considered a golfing holiday in campervan? We can now offer rv rental in germany and the usa
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