Thailand has become a mecca for golfers. That is because the country has focused on the construction of a number of championship courses. Golfers can arrange a trip about any time of the year as the country is warm most of the time. So, if you love to play golf, Thailand is one country you will want to visit.
Hua Hin: A Golf Getaway
Without a doubt, one of the best areas for golf play is Hua Hin, which is home to several great golf courses. The former fishing village is about two hours south of Bangkok. The area also boasts many of the globe’s premier chains of hotels as well as boutique properties. Several independent hotels serve various preferences and budgets.
Springfield is considered one of the country’s best-maintained links. The large Jack Nicklaus-designed course is always spectacular to view. The layout of the land and the clubhouse make this golfing experience first-rate. The course is also the home of the Heartland Golf School so if you are a beginning golfer, this is one of the courses you must add to your travel itinerary.
Most golfers who visit Springfield say that the course features a beautiful layout, highlights great greens, and boasts both great maintenance and professional management. It also features excellent practice facilities, helpful caddies, and great food. Golfers state that you want to try to make birdie on the ninth hole. It is one of the most challenging parts of the course.
The Banyan Golf Club
When it comes to golf holidays in Thailand, you also will appreciate the new course known as The Banyan Golf Club. This particular course features 18 holes. Not only will you enjoy golfing on the links, you will appreciate the outstanding ocean and mountain views. Some golfing experts herald the course as the best layout in the Hua Hin area, if not the entire country of Thailand.
However, that being said, the course has been called a bit quirky too. It offers six tee boxes, permitting a player to choose his or her own skill level while facing about every imaginable hazard. The Zoysia fairways, however, make golfing a pleasure, if challenging. The course will no doubt get better as time goes on.
Other Notes about The Facilities
Golfing experts rave about the practice facilities at the Banyan Golf Club, where the range balls are added into the green fees. A pub at the course is a nice place to visit when the sun begins to set. However, the only drawback is the one player to one cart policy. You don’t want to leave the course until you get to the 12th hole, which is an uphill challenge.
If you drive to Hua Hin from Bangkok, you might also want to detour to Dragon Hills. The 18-hole course features a natural setting that is loaded with challenges. However, the links are in great shape. Whilst the food is not the best and the clubhouse needs upgrading, it is a good stopping-off point on a Thailand golf holiday.