As soon as you are sure which dates you wish to travel, we would advise you to make your reservation. During traditionally busy periods (Christmas, New Year, Easter and National Holidays), we would book as early as possible. To obtain the lowest domestic airfares if any must be book within 30 days or more in advance. To get the best tee times, good hotels you are also advised to book everything in advance.
Thailand enjoys a tropical climate with various seasons ranging from the generally hotter March to June period, followed by the intermident rainy period of July to October and then the cooler November to February period. Temperatures in Thailand range from 35 oC in April to 20 oC in December. The climate in Northern Thailand is much cooler than the Central Plains and the South.
Play is possible almost any time of the year, even in the rainy parts of the year when downpours are usually short-lived and rarely bring a game to a complete halt. Thailand is blessed with an average of 12 hours of daylight throughout the year, from 6.30 am to 6.30 pm. As the temperature is cooler in the morning and late afternoon, it is popular to tee-off early or late in the day, avoiding the strong midday sun.
Green fees in Thailand, even on weekends, are reasonable. Green fees in Phuket, Koh Samui and at top world class clubs are generally higher than other places in Thailand. However, the very top courses are still less than one would expect to pay at a resort course in other parts of the World.
Yes, most clubs offer this service. On rental are clubs, umbrellas and shoes. The latter ones are, however, mostly available in smaller Asian sizes. Pro shops, many golf shops and department stores offer equipment at very good prices.
No, but if you have to break a round and cannot continue - which is rarely the case - most clubs will generously offer you a discount or a free reservation on another day. This is however up to the discretion of the club.
Transportation differs quite a bit throughout Thailand so we include transfers in all of our rates to control the quality and ensure visitors have a good time. Public transportation is good in the tourist areas of all major cities with subways, overhead trains in Bangkok and taxis of varying styles available in outlying cities.
Caddies are one of the more enjoyable aspects of the Thai golf experience and mandatory at all courses. Your smiling, helpful caddie will likely be able to communicate with you in some limited English capacity. Tipping is expected and appreciated and generally in the 300 Baht range per caddie per round. Additional caddies are available for hire for carrying your chair or holding an umbrella to keep you out of the sun.
Golf in Thailand is also played in accordance with the R&A and USPGA rules. Thais and other Asians approach the game however very relaxed - the main aim is to have fun. On weekdays clubs permit flights up to 6 players.There are no halfway houses but after every third hole you will find a kind of bar offering drinks and food. Unless the flight in front of you ask you to play through it is very impolite to do so. In general Asian golfers are very polite and friendly and many of them speak good English - it is fun to join them.