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Banyan Tree Phuket Joins Golf In A Kingdom

Banyan Tree Phuket Joins Golf In A Kingdom

Paul Myers

June 18th, 2015

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Phuket, Thailand, June 18 — Banyan Tree Phuket is the latest resort member of Thailand’s popular Golf In A Kingdom collective. The luxury all-pool-villa resort in the Laguna Phuket resort complex in north-western Phuket, is adjacent to Laguna Phuket Golf Club, which joined Golf In […]

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 […]

Thongchai’s Thai Practice Regime Pays Off

Thongchai’s Thai Practice Regime Pays Off

Paul Myers

July 8th, 2014

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Hua Hin, Thailand, July 8 — Thailand’s top ranked golfer, Thongchai Jaidee, who finished equal second in last week’s Alstom de France Open after winning the Nordea Masters in Sweden a month earlier, attributes his success in Europe this season to a practice regime that […]

Centara World Masters Plans Bigger Event in 2015

Centara World Masters Plans Bigger Event in 2015

Paul Myers

June 22nd, 2014

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Hua Hin, Thailand, June 23 — The success of the inaugural Centara World Masters Golf Championship, a week-long tournament played last week in Hua Hin, Thailand, has prompted its organisers to plan an expanded event for 2015. The tournament, for male and female club golfers […]

Players from five countries lead Centara World Masters

Paul Myers

June 18th, 2014

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Players from five countries are leading 13 separate divisions after two days play in the Centara World Masters Golf Championship being played at four courses in Hua Hin Thailand. The amateur tournament, the largest of its kind ever held in Asia, has attracted more than […]

Centara World Masters Begins in Thailand

Paul Myers

June 15th, 2014

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More than 500 golfers representing 23 countries have arrived in Thailand for the inaugural Centara World Masters Golf Championship, starting in Hua Hin today (Sunday). The sell-out event is a welcome boon to Thailand’s tourism which has seen many events and conferences cancelled in recent months. […]

Siam CC Plans Hotel, Golf Academy

Siam CC Plans Hotel, Golf Academy

Paul Myers

April 19th, 2014

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Already firmly established as Thailand’s largest and most successful golf complex, Siam Country Club near Pattaya has two further major projects on the drawing board – an on-site hotel-cum-golf lodge and a US-style golf school, with dormitory-accommodation for aspiring young golfers. Siam Country Club’s managing […]

Visiting Thailand: Bangkok Returns to Normal

Visiting Thailand: Bangkok Returns to Normal

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March 4th, 2014

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By Paul Myers Bangkok, March 4, 2014 – The swathe of negative headlines about safety in Bangkok that has swamped international media in the past three months should now disappear as protestors dismantle barricades in key parts of the city. Despite the impression that Bangkok […]

Banyan Celebrates 5 Years of Success

Banyan Celebrates 5 Years of Success

Paul Myers

March 3rd, 2014

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Hua Hin, Thailand, March 3 — It may have seemed a bold step at the time. But the vision of a group of businessmen from the Netherlands to build a golf resort near Hua Hin, which opened five years ago, has been one of the […]

Siam CC Waterside Course to Open in May

Siam CC Waterside Course to Open in May

Paul Myers

February 24th, 2014

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Pattaya, Thailand, Feb 24 — When Siam Country Club’s new Waterside course officially opens to visitors in May, the golf complex near Pattaya will become the largest in Thailand with 63 holes and an expected 120,000 golfers playing its three courses during the next year. […]

Red Mountain Named Top Course in Thailand

Red Mountain Named Top Course in Thailand

Paul Myers

February 19th, 2014

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Bangkok, Feb 19 — Red Mountain, the newest of eight golf courses on the island of Phuket, has turned the table on several more high profile layouts by being named best course in Thailand in the latest Planet Golf rankings. Opened in 2007 and designed […]

Major Brands Join Centara World Masters

Major Brands Join Centara World Masters

Paul Myers

December 16th, 2013

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Bangkok, Dec 16 — TaylorMade-adidas Golf has become the fifth major sponsor of Asia’s largest amateur event for club golfers, to be held in Hua Hin, Thailand next June. The Centara World Masters Golf Championship – from 15 to 21 June, 2014 – is expected […]

Black Mountain To Host 2014 King’s Cup

Black Mountain To Host 2014 King’s Cup

Paul Myers

December 2nd, 2013

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Bangkok, Dec 2 — Black Mountain, Thailand’s number one golf course for the past three years in a row, will host the fourth edition of the King’s Cup, an Asian Tour event, in January 2014. The $US1 million tournament, from January 16-19, will be the […]

Hua Hin Named Golf Destination of the Year

Hua Hin Named Golf Destination of the Year

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November 14th, 2013

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Costa Daurauda, Spain, 15 November 2013 — Hua Hin, the laid-back seaside town on the Gulf of Thailand that has been The Thai Royal Family’s holiday headquarters for more than 80 years, now has another claim to fame: Asia and Australasia’s 2014 Golf Destination of […]

Lotus Valley Joins Golf In A Kingdom

Lotus Valley Joins Golf In A Kingdom

Paul Myers

October 3rd, 2013

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Bangkok, October 2 — Lotus Valley Golf Resort near Bangkok has become the lucky 13th member of Thailand’s prestigious Golf In A Kingdom marketing collective. Formed five years ago, Golf In A Kingdom, “The Thai Golf Experience”, has grown to 24 members, comprising 13 of […]

Golf In a Kingdom Helps Thailand To Tourism Success

Golf In a Kingdom Helps Thailand To Tourism Success

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April 23rd, 2013

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Bangkok, April 23 – Thailand’s emergence as a major force in global golf tourism will be further enhanced next week with the international launch of Golf In A Kingdom, a collection of the country’s best golf clubs, hotels and resorts. Established five years ago, Golf […]

Golf In A Kingdom Helps Thailand to Top Golf Award

Golf In A Kingdom Helps Thailand to Top Golf Award

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December 20th, 2012

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Bangkok, December 20 — Five members of Thailand’s Golf In A Kingdom group scored a cluster of major local and regional awards at the annual Asia Pacific Golf Summit in Brunei last week. In doing so, they substantially helped Thailand being named Asia Pacific’s golf […]

Thai People a “Secret Weapon” for Golf Tourism

Thai People a “Secret Weapon” for Golf Tourism

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August 1st, 2012

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Bangkok, July 25 — Thailand will remain Asia’s market leader in golf tourism because other countries can’t match the kingdom’s “secret weapon” – the Thai people and especially golf course caddies – according to the largest dedicated inbound golf tourism operator in the region. Mark […]

Golf In A Kingdom Adds New Resort Members

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January 18th, 2012

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Bangkok, January 18 — Thailand’s prestigious Golf In A Kingdom destination-marketing program has two new resort members: Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort on the holiday island of Phuket and Veranda Resort & Spa, which operates twin properties at Cha-am near Hua Hin and at Chiang […]

Black Mountain Par-3 Course Open

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December 12th, 2011

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Hua Hin, Thailand, December 12 – Whatever you have seen, heard or think about par-3 golf courses, it’s time to reconsider. Long ridiculed as an undignified version of the game suited only to children and novices, acclaimed US golf writer Joe Passov wrote earlier this […]

Thailand Wins Another Golf Tourism Award

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November 18th, 2011

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Bangkok, November 18 — Like a well-weighted putt, golf tourism in Thailand is on a roll. At its annual marketing showcase at Belek, Turkey, this week, golf tourism’s global organisation, the International Association of Golf Tourism Operators (IAGTO), named the resort city of Pattaya as […]

Black Mountain Named Best Golf Course in Thailand

Black Mountain Named Best Golf Course in Thailand

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November 10th, 2011

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Bangkok, November 9, 2011 — Only four years after it opened near Hua Hin, a popular seaside resort 200 kilometers south of Bangkok, Black Mountain Golf Club has been named the best golf course in Thailand and the best championship course in Asia/Pacific. The awards […]

Golf In A Kingdom Members Scoop Thailand Golf Awards

Golf In A Kingdom Members Scoop Thailand Golf Awards

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November 8th, 2011

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Bangkok, November 8, 2011 – Members of the prestigious Golf In A Kingdom destination-marketing program were named the top three courses in Thailand at last week’s Asian Golf Summit in Pattaya. Black Mountain Golf Club, Hua Hin was declared best course in Thailand and the […]

Golf Tourism Shows Its Resilience

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October 31st, 2011

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Bangkok, October 27, 2011 – Golf is one of few international tourism sectors continuing to grow despite global economic uncertainty, according to the chief executive of the International Association of Golf Tourism Operators, Peter Walton Addressing members of Thailand’s Golf In A Kingdom destination marketing […]

Thai Country Club Links with Overseas Golf Clubs

Thai Country Club Links with Overseas Golf Clubs

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September 27th, 2011

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Bangkok, September 27, 2011 – Thailand’s premier golf club, Thai Country Club (TCC) near Bangkok, has entered into reciprocal agreements with three international golf clubs in Asia-Pacific. Avondale Golf Club in Sydney, Australia has joined Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Malaysia’s capital city […]

Thailand Golf Tourism Heads Towards $US2 Billion

Thailand Golf Tourism Heads Towards $US2 Billion

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September 20th, 2011

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Bangkok, September 20, 2011 – Led by growth from Australia and Europe, the value of foreign golf tourism to Thailand may reach 60 billion baht or $US2 billion in 2012 for the first time. Based on a Tourism Authority of Thailand forecast for a record […]