Most regional countries have but a handful of golf courses but Thailand boasts more than 250, including some of the most feted resort and tournament track.
Tens of thousands of golfers fly into Thailand every year just for the affordable golfing that is on offer. Most courses are designed with many water features and
strategically positioned bunkers. Destination diversity and the vast choice of golf courses located throughout the country are key factors attracting the large numbers
of visitors coming to play golf in Thailand.
Thailand is a great place to visit and play golf because of the diversity of locations making it ideal for preparing for that business meeting, or relaxing with a round after a
grueling team building session. The vast choice of courses available throughout the country is a major attraction not only for tourists but business travelers alike. There
are courses to suit every preference, from the tropical beach resorts in the south to mountainous surroundings in the north. A crucial element is that they are all in highly
accessible areas with fast and convenient door-to-door transfers possible within a few hours’ travel time.
The courses boast modern facilities that are designed to international standards and with an excellent infrastructure.
One of numerous recent plaudits given to the country has been an award by the World Golf Travel Agents Association (WGTAA) to Thailand as the best up and coming
destination for golf vacations.
Not to be overlooked is the weather. In the cool season from November to February, Thailand has superb climate. There are light breezes, almost constant sunshine,
perfect conditions for golf. Even in the summer months, when it does get quite warm, golfing conditions are still very tolerable.
Further strengthening the country’s reputation as a golfing hub is the hosting of a number of world class tournaments which have attracted leading players such as Tiger
Woods, Ernie Els and Colin Montgomerie.
The diverse nature of the country means golfers can test themselves in different playing conditions too. They can tee off close to a tropical jungle, putt next to a sandy
beach or drive down the fairway surrounded by soaring mountains.