One of the most popular destinations in Thailand, Pattaya is conveniently close to the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok at less than a 2-hour drive. Although renowned for its raunchy nightlife, there are several attractions on offer to the discerning tourist that include sailing, scuba diving, snorkelling etc.
A distinct advantage of being a popular destination for all nationalities is that one is never too far away from food that goes with your palate. Added to it the comfort and ease of getting around; it really is a convenient place to go to. With a good supply of supporting infrastructure including hotels of varying budgets, transportation, a holiday in Pattaya is as affordable as it can get.
Golf in Pattaya has become a key ingredient in the mix that this destination has to offer, with several world class championship golf courses by renowned designers accessible and within a short drive from the heart of the city.
The beauty of all this is that one can really pick and choose to stay at good resorts and golf options based on a budget and if there are non-golfers accompanying, there is plenty for them to see and do while the golfers are at it.
Other destinations in Thailand…
Bangkok The city of angels continues to cast its spell on any tourist, be it a first time visitor or a returning one. The streets of Bangkok are always alive and enticing – with the multiple avenues of street shopping, kerbside food, bars and nightlife. There is plenty to see and be bowled over by, especially on the banks of the Chao Phraya River – including The Grand Palace and The Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
Bangkok and its surrounds are blessed with an outstanding golf infrastructure. There are close to a whopping 70 golf courses in and around Bangkok. The quality and condition of the golf course usually is a good determinant of the green fees charged, so it is not a bad idea to plan based on a budget, or simply play the best there is! Golf in Bangkok has a lot to offer.
Hua Hin remains unspoilt when one compares it to other Thailand destinations. Only a three-hour drive from Bangkok, Hua Hin was discovered by a king in the early 1920s and still commands the respect of royalty amongst locals. With a perfect 4 miles long beach, great seafood, idyllic resorts and some nearby natural sights, it makes for the ideal rejuvenation destination. The Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park has limestone peaks running along the shore of the Gulf of Thailand interspersed with two beaches. And the highlight, right within the town is the famous night market, a great place to shop for knick-knacks.
It is the golf that has dramatically transformed Hua Hin. The Black Mountain Golf Club and The Banyan Golf Club are already destinations by themselves, amongst a host of high-quality golf courses, which combined with the idyllic town, would give no reason to leave once there. It has already happened!
Phuket/ Chiang Mai
Phuket & Chiang Mai are also great places to visit for golf/leisure in Thailand. Both the destinations are just one flight away from Bangkok. Check out few exciting packages on our page Phuket/Chiang Mai
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