Best Thailand Golf Holiday Destination Ideas and Recommendations

21 Dec 2018

When it comes to finding a golf holiday destination that merges sun, style, a modern vacation environment, and quality golf courses, Thailand really is a premier location. Thailand is first and foremost one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world and literally has something for everyone. Couple that with its eclectic golf course options and you have one of the world’s best golf holiday destinations.

Did you ever think of organizing a golf holiday across a few different locations in Thailand?

Let us give you some information in regards to putting together multiple tier golf holidays in Thailand with the main emphasis on:

- Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga

- Bangkok & Pattaya

- Bangkok, Pattaya and Hua Hin

At Thailand Golf Deals, we want to give you some valuable information on how you can make the most from your Thailand golf holiday and where are the best places in Thailand to play golf while at the same time having the holiday of a lifetime.

Playing Golf in Southern Thailand at Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga

When you see those picturesque postcard type photos that showcase the stunning tropical beaches and clear blue oceans in Thailand, they are usually from Southern Thailand. The three most prominent holiday destinations in Southern Thailand are Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga. You can organize a golf holiday that combines a few days in each location to get more from your Thailand golf holiday experience.

Not only are these three regions the best in terms of beaches, bars, hotels and holiday style amenities, but also have some top-notch golf courses. You can combine a golf holiday between the three destinations if you desire to get the best of both worlds. Here is a breakdown of each destination:

Golf Holidays in Phuket

Perhaps the most famous holiday destination in Thailand, outside of Bangkok, is Phuket Island. Known for its palm-fringed beaches, crystal blue waters, 5-star resorts, and cool nightlife scene, Phuket is one of the most desirable holiday destinations in the world. When it comes to playing golf in Phuket, there is a myriad of choices.

Some of the most popular places to holiday in Phuket are Patong, Karon, Kata, Nai Harn, Kamala, Surin and Rawai.

When it comes to golf courses, Red Mountain GC and The Canyon Course at Blue Canyon are the two championship courses on the island. Other courses such as Mission Hills Phuket, Laguna Phuket Golf Club, Loch Palm Golf Club and Phuket Country Club offer a more forgiving round, while still being a challenge.

Nobody merges a first-rate holiday destination and top-notch tropical golf quite like Phuket.

Phang Nga Golf Holidays

Located approximately a 2-hour drive from Phuket Island, Phang Nga is located on the way to Krabi and is quite possibly the most beautiful place in Thailand. Famous as the home of Phang Nga Bay and the even more famous James Bond Island, when you see stunning photos of limestone karsts jutting out of see-through waters, they are usually taken in Phang Nga.

Phang Nga is basically a peaceful fishing town and is not so exciting in terms of modern holiday amenities, but it is a great place to use a hub to visit outlying islands such as James Bond and Phi Phi.

Although Phang Nga might not have a vast choice of golf course options, the main course in the region is the Katathong Golf Resort and it is simply stunning. The course is relatively new but has a modern tropical layout with some really challenging holes.

Krabi Golf Holidays

Krabi is one of the main tourist areas in Southern Thailand and is the place you normally go to book a holiday to Phi Phi island or to relax amidst the stunning Tropicana. Krabi is approximately a 4-hour drive from Phuket and actually has its own international airport. The region is known for its dreamy beaches and 5-star holiday amenities.

The best areas to stay for a golf holiday in the region are Krabi Town and the beautiful Ao Nang. The small tourist town of Ao Nang is home to lots of high-end resorts such as Centara and other branded hotels, and also has a great choice of Western-style restaurants and beer bars that are ideal for foreign tourists. This is the most highly recommended place to star for you Krabi golf holiday experience.

When it comes to Krabi golf course options we would suggest that you play the newly established Hula Hula Golf Club, which is a very convenient and affordable golf course and ideal if you are staying in Ao Nang.

If you want to book a Thailand golf holiday in Southern Thailand, combining golf courses in Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi, it really is a great expense.

Playing Golf in Bangkok, Pattaya and Hua Hin

If you want a Thailand golf holiday experience that is very convenient and affordable merging world-class holiday destinations, combining golf holiday experiences across Bangkok, Pattaya and Hua Hin is a great move.

As Bangkok and Pattaya are just a 2-hour drive from each other, it makes complete sense to combine the two. However, if you are also looking to add a different element to your Thai golf holiday experience, a three-pronged golf holiday across Bangkok-Pattaya and the seaside town of Hua Hin is also a very interesting idea.

Pattaya and Hua Hin are now linked together by a new ferry link, which is a great way to merge the two destinations together for a golf holiday. We can even book your tickets for you.

Here is our rundown of booking golf holidays across these three popular Thai golf holiday locations:

World-Class Pattaya Golf

Pattaya is perhaps the most exciting holiday destination in Thailand, known for its great nightlife scene and affordable prices. Playing golf in Pattaya can also be very affordable. With over 20 courses within a 45-minute drive of the city, Pattaya has the highest concentration of golf courses of any region in Thailand.

Alongside the vast golf course options in the Pattaya region, it is also one of the most interesting holiday destinations in Thailand. Located on the Eastern Seaboard in Central-Eastern Thailand, Pattaya sits right on the Gulf of Thailand and merges a tropical atmosphere with some of the most immense party-style holiday options.

Pattaya has more bars than Las Vegas and is home to hundreds of international-style restaurants, numerous beaches and a wide variety of hotels and resorts to cater to all budgets and needs. Pattaya is also one of the most affordable places to holiday in Thailand.

From the 5-star championship courses at Siam Country Club and Leam Chabang, to the more affordable options such as Rayong Green Valley and Pleasant Valley Golf & Country Club, and everything in between, Pattaya is the ultimate golf holiday destination in Thailand. Couple this together with affordable accommodations, restaurants and nightlife prices, and Pattaya really is a special place to play golf.

With so many golf options in Pattaya, this is the perfect destination to merge with other places such as Bangkok and Hua Hin.

Bangkok Golf Holidays

Bangkok is one of the most visited cities in the world and is somewhere you must visit at some point in your life. Not only does Bangkok have everything you would expect from a world-class city, but also has some top-notch golf course options within a 45-minute drive of downtown.

Some of the most popular places to stay in Bangkok are along Sukhumvit Road towards the Soi 5 area or over towards Patpong Market and Khaosan Road. If you are looking to enjoy a spot of partying while you are here on your golf holiday, we would suggest the Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy areas of the city, although the aforementioned Khaosan Road is great for bargains.

Within a short drive of Bangkok, there are some top-notch golf courses you need to play. The Thai Country Club, Bangkok Golf Club, Riverdale Golf Club, and the Royal Golf and Country Club are some of the best. Other notable recommended Bangkok golf courses include Thana City Country Club, Lam Luk Ka GC, and the Alpine Golf Club Bangkok.

Bangkok is a place where you can party the night away, but by day can play some of the best golf courses in Thailand.

If you have a two-week golf holiday planned and wanted to play golf in the most convenient areas, merging a golf holiday between Pattaya and Bangkok is the ideal choice. You get to explore the stunning city atmosphere of Bangkok with the beachside yet commercial holiday style environment of Pattaya.

Hua Hin Golf Holiday Options

Not so many people outside of regular Thailand holiday visitors know about the Thai seaside town of Hua Hin. Located just a 4-hour drive south of Bangkok between the city and Koh Samui, this quaint beachside area is growing into a very popular alternative to some of the more trodden holiday paths in Thailand. And the best thing is… the region is home to some stunning courses.

 Hua Hin itself sits on the Gulf of Thailand and is home to a wide variety of top-notch resorts, lots of Western shopping and dining options and a cosmopolitan holiday atmosphere. The town was once predominantly a place where Bangkok residents would come for the weekend to get away from the city, but over the past 10-years has attracted more international tourists, which now makes it a popular tourist destination with Westerners.

The Hua Hin and Cha-am areas are home to some of Thailand’s best golf courses such as Black Mountain Golf Club and the Banyan Golf Club. The main mid-range golf courses in the region are the Lake View Resort & Golf Club, Majestic Creek Country Club and Palm Hills GC. The stunning countryside that surrounds the town of Hua Hin makes this one of the best places in Thailand for a scenic round of golf.

Merging a two-tier golf holiday between Bangkok and Hua Hin makes perfect sense if you want to mix a city experience with a quaint Thai seaside vibe, a golf holiday in both Bangkok and Hua Hin is a real treat.

Other Thailand Golf Options to Consider

If you are looking to do something completely different, you could merge one of the above golf holiday locations with Chiang Mai. Although it would be a plane ride from Pattaya, Bangkok, Phuket to Chiang Mai, this is another option you need to consider. Please see more about playing golf in Chiang Mai below:

Beautiful Rounds of Golf in Chiang Mai

One of the most up and coming regions in Thailand for golf holidays in the northern Thai region of Chiang Mai. Known as the arts and cultural center of the Kingdom and for its stunning countryside and mountainous backdrops, Chiang Mai is such a beautiful holiday location.

We have recently launched a website devoted to golf in Chiang Mai that offers some of the most affordable green fees. Come to Chiang Mai to enjoy first-rate courses such as the Chiang Mai Inthanon Golf Club and Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Club, both of which are perched on mountainsides and offer some of the most spectacular golf course views in Thailand.

The city itself is known as a cool place for artists and those who enjoy culture. The trendy bars and museums make Chiang Mai one of the most unique places in Thailand for a holiday.

There are so many choices when it comes to playing golf in Thailand. You are not limited or restrained to a single location. You could visit any one of the multiple locations above to play golf and have a fantastic time. It’s up to you to decide what you are looking for.