A combination of the very high standard of course design, service, facilities, weather, environment and above low course fees make Thailand a golfing paradise
Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) December 3, 2008
Golfers in Thailand are truly spoiled in every respect from the cost of playing to the caddy service to the overall standard of the greens, the weather, the facilities and ultimate choice with over 200 courses to play.
Thailand In Style has explored all regions of Thailand and created a shortlist of golf courses in Thailand each designed by world-renowned names in the sport and providing a truly special experience for golfers of all standards.
"Golf is an extremely popular pastime among local Thais and visitors to Thailand alike" says Miguel Cunat, CEO of Thailand In Style, "A combination of the very high standard of course design, service, facilities, weather, environment and above low course fees make Thailand a golfing paradise".
Golf In Style - Central Thailand
Thai Country Club
Designed by Denis Griffiths to US PGA International standards, the Thai Country Club is a magnet for Bangkok's golfing elite. Just 45 minutes by car from downtown Bangkok, the Thai Country Club is a consistent award winner:
- Voted best clubhouse in Asia 2000-2007 - by Asian Golf Monthly
- Signature Hole #6 - Voted best Par-Three in Asia 2001 - 2006
- Voted best course in Thailand 2001 - 2007
Owned by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels group, the legendary clubhouse is managed by the Peninsula with service standards matching those found at Bangkok's Peninsula Hotel.
Little more than an hours drive North East of Bangkok is Kirimaya, a championship golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus located on the edge of Khao Yai National Park. Meaning "'illusion of mountain", Kirimaya is set in the hills with panoramic views of mountains and lush forest. The climate at this altitude is also significantly cooler making it a refreshing destination and bolt-hole for a long weekend of golf staying at the Kirimaya Resort, complete with its luxurious tented accommodation.
Royal Hua Hin
The Grand Dame of golf courses in Thailand, the Royal Hua Hin opened in 1924 and is the oldest golf course in Thailand. Located behind the landmark colonial-style railway station in Hua Hin, a seaside town frequented by Royals and Bangkok's high society, the Royal Hua Hin, originally known as Hua Hin Railway Golf Course, was designed by a Scottish railway engineer.
As well as breathtaking views over the Gulf of Thailand, the course offers challenging tee shots facing natural elevated terrain and jungle surroundings. Directly south of Bangkok, the Royal Hua Hin is a welcome member of Thailand In Style's golf collection offering clients a prime golfing experience in Thailand's quintessential seaside resort town.
Golf In Style - Southern Thailand
Santiburi Samui Country Club
Koh Samui's only full-sized, championship golf course which surely must also rate as one of the world's most scenic with panoramic views across the Gulf of Thailand and the island of Koh Phang Ngan on the horizon.
The course is located high up in the hills of the island, each hole having a different altitude and unique set of challenges. The winding fairways cut through coconut groves and cliffs, traversing mountain creeks and mountainous slopes. Santiburi Samui Country Club is a unique and challenging golf course and its location is breathtaking.
"One of the Best I've ever played on" Tiger Woods, 1998 Jonny Walker Classic
A premier golf course in the region, winner of several prominent awards including the "Asian and Pacific Golf Course of the Year 1999" (Hertz International Golf Travel Awards) and host to several prestigious tournaments, the Blue Canyon in Phuket is quite simply one of Asia's most sought-after golf destinations.
Consisting of two courses both designed by Architect Yoshikazu Kato natural woodlands and topography are utilized to create narrow tree-lined fairways, landing areas and doglegs that are guaranteed to tax even the most proficient golfer.
Golf In Style - Northern Thailand
Royal Chiang Mai
A scenic 30 minutes from Chiang Mai by car, the Royal Chiang Mai is set amongst wooded hills and refreshed by cool mountain streams. More an outing for the entire family, the Royal Chiang Mai offers several additional recreational facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, massage and bicycle hire.
Opened in 1996, the signature and notorious Par 4, 440 yard 4th hole which is played off the back tees and is uphill all the way, is the hole that can make or break ones round. With 94 bunkers and more than its fair share of lakes and streams, the Royal Chiang Mai has the ingredients to offer a challenging day to all levels of golfers and being in such close proximity to Chiang Mai and the diversity of activities in the surrounding area, plenty of choice for non golfers exist as well.
Thailand In Style consults with clients to create bespoke golf tours in Thailand incorporating as many courses and regions required to satiate the appetite of the golfer. Thailand In Style delivers an end-to-end service complete with transfers to and from each course and recommends specific rooms in conveniently located, hand-picked boutique hotels. The result is a diverse, rounded and challenging golf experience featuring world-class greens and fairways.
For further information refer to http://www.thailandinstyle.com
About Thailand In Style
Thailand In Style is a Thailand based travel design company that specializes in offering travel consultation and services for clients visiting Thailand and Indochina. Thailand In Style hand-selects Boutique Hotels and Villas in Thailand and offers a full portfolio of concierge style services including chauffeured cars, expert guides and a wealth of local travel advise all designed to ensure that guests can sit back and derive maximum satisfaction from their time whilst in Thailand. Thailand In Style provides interesting alternatives and "out of the box" ideas which provide a conversational currency long after the holiday itself has finished.