If you are a golf nut and fancy booking somewhere tropical abroad for a golfing holiday, you may wish to consider trying Thailand. There are an estimated 250 golf courses throughout the country, and some of them are highly challenging. You can enjoy some fantastic golf and a tropical holiday simultaneously, and there are many excellent destinations you can consider for your golfing holiday. Below are some options you can choose for your holiday that will stretch your golf game and ensure you have a fantastic holiday in the Land of Smiles.
Red Mountain Golf Club, Phuket
Phuket is a popular holiday destination for many visitors to Thailand, and it also has some fantastic golf courses you can enjoy while you are there. You can book a golf package to Phuket that takes in the Red Mountain Golf Club, which is situated in the middle of the island. It is an 18-hole par 72 course, and it has some truly memorable holes, such as the downhill 17th hole. If you are looking for a golf course to stretch your skills and push your game, this may be the ideal course for you.
Banyan Golf Club, Hua Hin
Hua Hin is another excellent destination if you are looking for a golfing holiday in Thailand, and there are many courses available, such as the Banyan Golf Club. It takes around three hours to drive to Hua Hin from Bangkok, so it is easy to get to, and you can get a taxi directly from the airport. You can enjoy some spectacular views as you wander around the 18 holes, and Asian Golf awarded the course the prestigious Order of Zenith in 2018.
Siam Country Club Plantation Course, Pattaya
Pattaya is another holiday destination that sees lots of visitors every year, and there are plenty of golf courses available, including the Siam Country Club Plantation Course. The course is a 27-hole championship course that formerly hosted the Thailand Open in 2015 and the 2009 US LPGA. You can experience Asia’s first triple green on the 4th, 7th, and 9th holes, and the course can play as long as 7,495 yards.
Santiburi Samui Country Club, Koh Samui
Another beautiful island you can visit is Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand, and here you can experience the beautiful Santiburi Samui Country Club. It is a picturesque course built on the hillside of the north of the island, and it is a challenging 18-hole championship course. You will get spectacular views of the beaches and ocean, waterfalls, and lush tropical jungle as you play, and it is one of the most unique golf courses you will find in Thailand.