Travelling to Asia has become more lucrative for lovers of the beautiful game of golf! The exotic Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia are known for their splendid natural beauty and landscapes. Adding to that, these wonderful countries are also home to some of the most scenic golf courses in the world. Some of the prominent courses in this region have been designed by golf legends and extraordinary architects like Nick Faldo, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.
Luxury travellers and leisure seekers have an interesting option to explore Asia by combining golf games at world class golf resorts in the South East Asian countries. Enjoy short city breaks that will allow you to play leisurely rounds of golf with caddies, golf carts, professional golf experts and hassle-free private transports. You can also opt for side excursions or sightseeing tours in the beautiful Asian cities of Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok and Bali and admire the city’s cultural highlights.
Golf in Singapore
The small island nation of Singapore is one of the leading economic centres of Asia. Once a part of the British colonial empire, Singapore has made a successful transition from a small, sleepy fishing village into a powerful country-state. Despite the lack of land area, Singapore has some of the best golf courses including like the Raffles Country Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Want to play golf in a vintage golf resort, you have the Warren Golf & Country Club, established way back in 1962 by a British Army Brigadier. Then, there is the Sentosa Golf Club, Serapong Course, part of the famous Resorts World Sentosa, a highly-famed luxury, entertainment and family friendly zone of Singapore.
Golf in Thailand
Thailand boasts of a rich culture and landscapes that truly makes the country an exotic travel destination. Thailand’s golf courses reflect the country’s scenic landscapes and cultural elements. Thailand’s capital Bangkok is the ideal place to start your golf sojourn of Asia. Bangkok’s golf courses are well known like the Lam Luk Ka Club, one of the hosts of the Thailand PGA Championships. Golf courses in Chiang Mai reflect the natural landscapes comprising of natural rainforests, mountains and beautiful lakes. The scenic cities of Pattaya, Phuket and Hua Hin are known for adding the elements of windy sea breeze, virgin coasts of the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, alongwith rocky cliffs, craggy mountains to its golf courses.
Golf in Malaysia
Malaysia represents the microcosm of the entire Southeast Asian region. This multi-cultural country has a delightful street food scene, shopping, plethora of attractions and exciting destinations like Langkawi and Genting Highlands. Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is an exciting city with some of the world’s most futuristic and contemporary architecture. This vibrant city also boasts of three world class and scenic golf courses – the Templer Park Country Club, Glenmarie Golf & Country Club and Saujana Golf & Country Club. You get to play at all the three golf courses and enjoy the facilities and services of international standards at the three respective clubhouses. You can also club sightseeing opportunities in between your golf tour and have a memorable holiday in Malaysia.
Golf in Indonesia
Indonesia lies at a critical juncture of South East Asia – at the main shipping lanes of the Malacca Straits. Indonesia is steadily increasing its travel offerings while maintaining its already established tourism centres like the scenic island of Bali, at the same time. This amazing island has one of the most exotic cultures and landscapes. Bali is all about lush green forests, stunning beaches, splendid sunsets, exciting nightlife and plenty of serenity. The island also has three stunning golf courses, that appear to be a part of the landscape of this island, itself. However, Bali is not the only golf destination of Indonesia; even Jakarta, the country’s capital, also has a fair share of scenic golf courses dotted with clubhouses and facilities of international standards.
Golf in Vietnam
Vietnam is taking rapid strides in every field and is one of the most exciting countries to visit in 2017. Vietnam’s landscapes are famed all over the world – be it the sleepy and misty villages of the Mekong Delta or the stunning Ha Long Bay. This amazing country is blessed with scenic coastal cities, colonial era heritages, wonderful food scene, shopping markets and plenty of natural landscapes. Golf in Vietnam reflects the country’s culture and landscapes as well. The cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang have some of the best courses that incorporate the Vietnamese landscape elements of sea, coasts, hills, rice farms fused with delightful golf greens, designed by legendary architects like Nick Faldo, Ahn Moon Hwan, etc.
Golf in Cambodia
Cambodia still resembles a lost land despite opening to international tourists and visitors. This country is renowned for its landscapes, exotic temples and interesting cities of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. The golf courses of these two cities are very-well maintained after being designed by renowned golf architects and designers. Enjoy golf at Siem Reap and Phnom Penh and have a different golfing experience in the country. You can also combine sightseeing tours and golf games in Cambodia as well. You also have an option of enjoying Cambodia at a slower pace by opting for an extended golf tour package that includes staying in a luxury hotel, private transfer, sightseeing tours and other golf facilities.