Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Golf in Thailand

Thailand’s is the well known for The best golf paradise in Asia. Nice golf course, Lovely weather, Beautiful sun shine, Sweet caddy (…GIRL!!), Luxury club house, Good food! Then what do you need more for your golf vacation? You need to know some more details for your golfing in Thailand.
First you need to prepare yourself for the weather in Thailand is quit hot. Thailand’s have 3 seasons are hot, hotter and …hottest!! Sorry, it is winter, rainy and summer. If you are coming from the other side of the world you might not use to with 30 – 37 degree depend on the part of country you are going to. You will sweat like waterfall. However the better way to do is you better have a bottle of drinking water with you & drink a little bit of water for all golfing day. At golf courses you can find drinking stand every 3 – 4 holes, it's very convenience and also you can leave wet towel around your neck is help.
Normally we will play 2 – 4 balls for each group. Tee off have Blue, White, Yellow, Red for each skill, but it does not mean all golf courses are the same, we will give you for the information in each golf courses in your program with pleasure.
Each golfer need to have at least 1 caddy on your game. She will taking care of you for all 18 holes, after golf you can give her some tip for thank you on her service, 200 – 300 Thai baht (Recommend)or you can give some more if you want too. I know you might think, you did pay for the caddy fee to the golf course why I need to pay tip for her? I just want to say it is the easy & nicest way to say thank you to the caddy who carry your golf bag, check line, keep her eyes on your ball (...I means “golf ball”), and take care of you for 3 – 5 hours, just only few hundred baht tip to say thank you is not much at all. Usually we will pay her after the game when you get back to club house.
Most of the golf course have “golf cart” or “buggies”, if it the first time for you in Thailand my suggestion is use it, and when you start use to with the weather then you can play on your own way. However some golf course golf cart are compulsory, some not allow to use in some course, some allow for 1 golfer per golf cart, some can have 2 golfers per 1 golf cart, etc. Then we will not put golf cart in to our packages except when we play with the golf course whose have golf cart compulsory. If you need extra please tell us in special request.

6 Tips For Golfing In Thailand When It Is Hot

I played golf in Thailand last week with an Australian golf group. After 15 holes several of the golfers felt so tired that they had to sit down and stop their rounds. That golf incident prompted me to write this post.

Playing in tropical climates such as Thailand creates special situations. You must watch out for dehydration and fatigue and in some more severe cases, heat exhaustion, else risk a poor round, or worse.

Here are a few tips perform at your best when golfing in Thailand :1.    Play in early in the morning when the temperature in Thailand is coolest
2.    Wear a golf hat, shorts, and light colored short sleeved shirt preferably made of the new generation of dry-fit fabrics.
3.    Bring a small towel to dry off sweat.
4.    Use 2 or 3 golf gloves and change every 3 or 4 holes
5.    Drink lots of water before and during the game. Avoid alcohol on the Thailand golf courses as it dehydrates the body. Eat only lightly on the course. Fresh fruits are always good.
6.    Use an umbrella for the sun and stay in the shade as much as possible when not hitting.

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