Thai People a “Secret Weapon” for Golf Tourism

Golf in Thailand, golf in Pattaya, golf in the Kingdom, Golf holidays, golf trips, golf tours

Caddies at Thai Country Club in Bangkok © Richard Castka/

What makes golf in Thailand so special? It’s the people, says Mark Siegel, Thailand’s biggest dedicated inbound golf tourism operator. He continues, “Thai hospitality will keep the country on top of Asian golf tourism for the foreseeable future”.

Thailand will remain Asia’s market leader in golf tourism because other countries can’t match the Kingdom’s “secret weapon” – the Thai people, especially their golf course caddies.

Mark Siegel, whose company Golfasian will this year bring 6000 international golf tourists to south-east Asia, stated “the Kingdom would stay ahead of rival golf destinations because of the special way visitors are welcomed”.

Visiting golfers experience genuine Thai friendship in many ways, but especially with caddies, who really have fun and are extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the game of golf. They enjoy their work, It’s not an act, they are Thai golf’s secret weapon. Everyone who comes to Thailand to play golf goes home a winner.

The statistics seem to bear out this claim. This year, 600,000 golf tourists are expected to visit Thailand, an increase of more than 15 percent over 2011, making Thailand the world’s third most popular golf destination after the United States and the British Isles.

Members of Golf In A Kingdom are:

Banyan Resort & Golf, Hua Hin;

Black Mountain Golf Club, Hua Hin;

Muang Kaew Golf, Bangkok;

Laem Chabang International Country Club, Pattaya;

Thai Country Club, Bangkok;

Siam Country Club Old Course and Plantation Course, Pattaya.

For more information about playing golf in Thailand, visit or to inquire/make bookings for a golf trip, contact Golfasian phone toll free 1-866-550-2284

Golf in Thailand, golf in Pattaya, golf in the Kingdom, Golf holidays, golf trips, golf tours

Laem Chabang International Country Club, Pattaya, Thailand © Peter Corden

TOPICS: Courses, Courses and Travel, Destinations, Golf Travel, World Golf Tour

ABOUT: James Mason

James Mason is a contributing writer for Golf Monthly magazine, producing destination reviews, technical and equipment reviews and blogs. He was also part of the judging panel for the 2010 Top 100 courses in Great Britain and Ireland. James has written equipment reviews and technical features for Greenside magazine, destination features for Golf World and Going for Golf magazines and interviews for Middle East Golfer.

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