Thailand is the Best Golfing Destination in
Asia, according to Asia Golf
Monthly Awards (April 2001).
Golf is one of the most popular sports in
Thailand. It arrived here a century ago and was quickly taken up by the
elite and fashionable. Among the first sponsors of the game were the Armed
Forces and government institutions, which built and continue to own some
of the finest courses in the country.
Below are highlights
of one of the Golf Tour Packages offered.
Early morning visit to the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple. Then
take the expressway to the Robert Trent Jones Jr-designed Green Valley
Country Club for lunch and an afternoon round. Evening at leisure, or
try shopping at one of the many malls that stay open until 10 pm.
Early round at the Scottish link-style Bangsai Country Club. In the evening,
learn something about Thai culture with a dinner of traditional Thai dishes
accompanied by a classical dance performance.
Discover the Thai life with a cruise along the Chao Phraya River to the
former Siamese capital of Ayutthaya, with lunch on board. Stop first at
Bang Pa-in summer palace, then on to Ayutthaya to see some of the fascinating
ruins of this World Heritage Site. Have fun in the evening in one of the
city's many Irish pubs.
Early round at the Arnold Palmer-designed Bangpoo Country Club. In the
evening try shopping at the popular night stalls along Silom and Convent
roads, where lively bars and discos help end an eventful day.
Early visit to the Floating Market at Damnoen Saduak about 100 kilometres
from Bangkok. Then on to the Rose Garden Country Resort for lunch, followed
by one of the best cultural shows in Thailand, with elephants, dancing,
and many traditional ceremonies. Stay overnight.
Early round at the Rose Garden Golf Club, rated one of the world's top
30 resort courses full of flowers and birds. The clubhouse serves excellent
Thai and Japanese Food. Return to Bangkok for dinner at one of the well-known
seafood restaurants on the river.
Finish your tour with a game at the Robert McFarland-designed Thanont
Golf View & Sports Club. In the evening, relax over Thai dinner and
noisy jazz/ blues performances at one of Bangkok's many popular music
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