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Nine-hole Additions to Thailand’s Top Courses

Nine-hole Additions to Thailand’s Top Courses

Paul Myers

February 2nd, 2016

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Bangkok, February 2 — New nine-hole additions at three of Thailand’s leading golf courses and the launch of an amateur 2-ball tournament in Pattaya headline a tantalising menu for golf tourists visiting the Kingdom in 2016. Two of the new nine-hole layouts – at Chiangmai […]

Third 72-hole Amateur Golf Tournament in Asia

Third 72-hole Amateur Golf Tournament in Asia

Paul Myers

January 20th, 2016

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Bangkok, January 21 — The growing appeal of amateur golf tournaments in Asia has resulted in a third 72-hole, multi-course event – to be held in Pattaya, Thailand in June – being announced by pioneers of the concept, Golfasian and Go Golfing. The new tournament, […]

Sir Nick Faldo to Host Amateur Tournament in Vietnam

Sir Nick Faldo to Host Amateur Tournament in Vietnam

Paul Myers

July 30th, 2015

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Lang Co, Vietnam, July 30 – Sir Nick Faldo, newly-appointed as brand ambassador for Laguna Lang Co in Central Vietnam, is partnering with the acclaimed golf resort in a series of new amateur golf tournaments, including the inaugural Laguna Golf Classic in November. As home […]

Laguna Phuket Joins Golf in a Kingdom

Laguna Phuket Joins Golf in a Kingdom

Paul Myers

May 12th, 2015

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Bangkok, May 12 — Newly-revamped Laguna Phuket Golf Club, which re-opened in January after an 18-month makeover by acclaimed designer Paul Jansen, has joined Thailand’s Golf In A Kingdom collective. The par 71, 6719-yard eco-friendly layout has been hailed as one of Asia’s leading resort […]

Nine reasons to play golf in Thailand

Nine reasons to play golf in Thailand

Paul Myers

May 23rd, 2014

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Nine, or gao in the Thai language, is considered a lucky number in Thailand. Which is also auspicious for golfers, since nine holes constitute half a round. Golf is one of the fastest-growing participation sports in the kingdom, with many young people, men and women […]

The Success Formula for Pay-for-Play Golf

The Success Formula for Pay-for-Play Golf

Paul Myers

March 31st, 2014

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What Prasertchai Phornprapha (Khun Chai as he is known), the managing director of Siam Country Club near Pattaya, Thailand, lacks in physical size he more than makes up for in vision, tenacity and belief in the region as a world-class golf destination. For the past […]

Loch Palm Gets Nod of Approval

Loch Palm Gets Nod of Approval

Paul Myers

February 20th, 2014

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Bangkok, Feb 20 — Is Loch Palm one of the most under-rated golf courses in Thailand? Dutch golfers Marius Koen and Peter Kloeppers think so. And so does Mark Siegel, the owner of leading Thai inbound golf tourism company, Golfasian, who says he enjoys Loch […]

Hua Hin To Host Centara World Masters Tournament

Hua Hin To Host Centara World Masters Tournament

Paul Myers

November 20th, 2013

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Hua Hin, November 19 — Hua Hin, named last week as 2014 golf destination of the year for Asia and Australasia, is to host its own version of the world’s largest and most successful amateur tournament for club golfers aged 35 and over. The Centara […]

Black Mountain Again Named Best Course in Thailand

Black Mountain Again Named Best Course in Thailand

Paul Myers

November 13th, 2013

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Hua Hin, Thailand, Nov 12 – As it nears the end of just its seventh year since opening in April 2007, Black Mountain Golf Club near Hua Hin has confirmed its status as Thailand’s best course and one of the great championship layouts in Asia. […]

Go Beyond Bangkok To See The Real Thailand

Go Beyond Bangkok To See The Real Thailand

Paul Myers

September 22nd, 2013

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Sixteen million or 73 percent of the expected 22 million people who visit Thailand this year will spend more than one night in Bangkok. The Thai capital – now the most visited city in the world ahead of London, New York and Paris according to […]

Clubhouse Tells Everything About A Golf Course

Clubhouse Tells Everything About A Golf Course

Paul Myers

July 24th, 2013

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By Paul Myers What does a clubhouse tell you about a golf course? A lot? Something? Or not much at all? There are probably as many views on this question as there are clubs in a golf bag. But I would argue strongly for the […]

Bangkok stopover: where to play golf

Bangkok stopover: where to play golf

Paul Myers

July 22nd, 2013

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Avid golfers who travel to and within Asia on business or pleasure have a common dilemma: where to play golf when you have a day two to spare? And even if you’re so inclined, is it worth the hassle? In some cities, the answer is […]

Thailand: World’s Hottest Golf Destination

Thailand: World’s Hottest Golf Destination

Paul Myers

July 19th, 2013

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Like a well-weighted putt or a perfect chip-and-run, golf tourism to Thailand is on a roll. Already one of the world’s four major golf tourism destinations – along with Spain, the British Isles and the US – Thailand has become Asia’s golf holiday market of […]