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Thai Country Club, one of Thailand's most well known golf clubs, is a host to the Asian Tour and where Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh have won events among others. The course plays mostly flat with artificial mounding on most holes, as well as hundreds of tropical trees and loads of water hazards, some of which are hidden behind mounds.
Thailand is southeast Asia's most popular golf destination for a variety of reasons. For starters, it's a country that has a rich history in golf and has over 300 courses, ranging from posh new resorts to government-built local clubs. Around 2 million Thais play golf themselves, so they know how to handle the game.
A good first or last stop on a Thailand golfing trip, Muang Kaew Golf Club in Bangkok plays long and tight as it winds through low-lying woods full of water hazards. You'll enjoy the caddies, who provide massages on the golf course.
One of Thailand's newest championship courses, Black Mountain Golf Club is named for the black rocks that reside on the mountains surrounding the course, which opened in 2007 and is always kept in pristine condition. Brandon Tucker gives us a closer look at Black Mountain Golf Club in this photo gallery.
Thailand's female caddies are a big reason why the country is such a popular golf destination - one with a higher repeat-visitor rate than anywhere else in the region. Your caddie experience in Thailand will be far different - and far less expensive - than anywhere in the Western world of golf. The round will come with a bushel full of foreign nuances you won't come close to enjoying back home, so enjoy the ride.
Thailand ranks as Southeast Asia's most popular golf destination, thanks to its exotic sights and hundreds of beautiful courses, from the highlands of the North to Phuket in the South and areas around Bangkok, Hua Hin and Pattaya. To help plan your trip, consider these answers to some frequently asked golf and travel questions ...