KOLKATA, 4 JULY 2022
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in association of its partners, Asia’s largest inbound tour operators -GolfAsian , Asia’s first and biggest online golfing -4 Moles, Thai Golf Pass along with several airlines operators have joined hands to promote Golf tourism and have come forward to lure Indian golfers with a host of special packages for the next three to four months.
Thailand emerged as Asia’s prime golfing destination and with new offers the kingdom’s rapidly growing popularity as a genuinely world class golfing gateway will get further boost as Golf Tourism to Thailand , will be on the rise further now.
Thai Smile, a subsidiary of Thai Airways has already announced an offer of an extra 5 kilogram baggage weight for Indian golfers travelling to Amazing Thailand Golf Paradise.
GolfAsian, in association with GO FIRST, brings an exclusive offer for all golfers travelling to Thailand on board GO FIRST. The golfers will get 50 percent off on sports equipment and excess baggage on the GO FIRST flight. The golf packages by GolfAsian for 3 Nights / 4 Days starting from THB 12,300. To book packages with GolfAsian the coupon code : ANRSDV should be used to travel to Pattaya and ACBWYW for travelling to Phuket should be used. The present booking period is upto 30 September 2022.
2 rounds of golf in Pattaya or 3 Rounds of Golf in Phuket (as per the itinerary),3 nights accommodation in Pattaya / Phuket (as per the itinerary), Daily breakfast, one caddie per golfer at each golf
course, Golf carts as mentioned in the itinerary, Golf bag valet service throughout the trip, all airport and golf course transfers, all transfers by private VIP high top touring van, free use of transportation until 20:00 each evening, free 2-hour Thai massage, free fast-track immigration on arrival, 24×7 golf hotline staffed by knowledgeable service personnel, daily drinking water, local knowledge, expertise, suggestions, and support throughout the trip, all taxes and compulsory service charges etc.
“Thai hospitality, value for money, and affordable luxury as the top three factors influencing their choice of Thailand as a premier golfing destination. Thailand’s proximity to India was another positive factor, as is the world-class quality and diverse scenic locations of golf courses throughout the country, from the beach resorts of the South to the mountains and valleys of the North,” says Anil Punjabi, chairman (east) of Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI).
Talking to The Travel and Tourism Times, Vachirachai Sirisumpan, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), New Delhi said that with more than 280 golf courses, nestled amidst the backdrop of
mountain, beaches and Thai architecture, professional caddies to world class hotels, spas, thai food, shopping and entertainments are the main reasons for the golfers to visit to the Land of Smile.
Last year Indian golfers rated Thailand as their favourite Golf Destination in a nationwide survey, he added.
Thai Golf Passport is the first ever golf travel loyalty program for any country launched by SLW- the leading golf management company under the aegis of TAT, New Delhi. The programmee offers Indian golfers a seamless golf experience in Thailand. Indian golfers can be part of this amazing reward programmee ,redeem points and get souvenirs etc whenever they tee off in Thailand.
The Centara World Masters Golf Championship took place at Hua Hin from 8 to 14 May this year and hundreds of top golfers assembled for tee off at the three award winning golf courses – Banyan Golf Club, Black Mountain Golf Club and Springfield Royal Country Club.
ALPINE Golf and Sports Club is one of Thailand’s top rated courses, and one of the best in Asia. The layout has been created by US leading golf course architect, Ronald Garl, and was the venue for the 2000 Johnnie Walker Classic PGA Tournament won by legendary golfer Tiger Woods and again hosted the event in 2004.
The 18 holes Alpine Golf Course makes up the best layout and most challenging golf course in Bangkok. In addition to the superb hole routing, this member’s only golf club’s maintenance is of the highest standards and features lightning fast greens and undulating fairways.
Large stately trees, bushes and shrubs flourish within the undulating parkland layout. In fact, it is hard to imagine that Alpine sprung up from flat rice paddy fields. The changing elevations are more characteristic of golf courses in Hua Hin or Phuket, instead of Bangkok. TAT has bagged Excellence Awards at TTF Kolkata.