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Golfing in Thailand ( all about it )

Meeting to the recent needs of an average of 400,000 foreign golfers coming to the Kingdom annually, golf in Thailand has turned into a huge local industry with new courses constantly being churned out. Golf alone is annually bringing an income of eight billion Baht into the local economy. The amount of golf currently being played in Thai is so colossal that the country has rightly been given the nickname ‘The Golf Capital of Asia’. Thailand offers over 200  courses which are rated as of the highest world standard. Many of them have been designed and created by some of the classic names in the golfing world such as Nick Faldo, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Gary Player, and Greg Norman.

So, why  is Thailand so popular for golf?

There is an abundance of reasons why  golf in Thailand has become so huge. First, if you compare the cost to most golfing countries in the world, Thailand’s golf courses offer membership and course fees at absolute minimal. The general low cost of vacationing in Thailand itself, making the country ideal for cost-efficiency minded tourists.

Thailand is great value for the greenback, especially in regards to accommodation, golfing, shopping and dining.

Weather : Thailand has three different seasons. They are: hot season: March – May, Rainy season: June – October, Cool season: November – February. The best time to visit Thailand is during the cool season but anytime of the year is great. The climate, at most times of the year is hot and humid, Thailand’s hot lightly-breezed weather is just about ideal for golfers who do not have a fascination for wind and cold.

Golf Course’s : Many of the golf courses in Thailand have been designed by top names in the game such as Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Greg Norman and they are located in delightful locations.

Geographical Diversity : Golf courses in Thailand are situated in a numerous different locations such as in the mountains or at the sea. Many of these courses can also boast beautiful surroundings, nestled in the misty mountains of the north, parked next to exotic white-sandy beaches or on the fringe of idyllic waterfalls.

Infrastructure: The Tourism Authority of Thailand fully supports golfing in Thailand and so the guaranteed standard is high.

Accommodation: Five-star accommodation in Thailand is far cheap than anything in a developed Western country. Thailand is well-appreciated around the globe as a haven for an excellent array of 4 and 5 star hotels, again available for a fraction of the cost of what you would pay  in a developed country.

Thai People: Thais are known the world over for their friendly  laid-back and friendly nature.