Three New Members Join Golf In A Kingdom
Bangkok (PRWEB) August 29, 2012
Asia’s largest and most effective golf tourism destination advertising and marketing program, Golf In A Kingdom, is expanding with the addition of 3 new prestige members.
The program – which promotes Thailand’s top golf courses, hotels and resorts – now includes the Jack Nicklaus-created Laem Chabang International Country Club close to Pattaya, Suwan Golf and Nation Club outdoors Bangkok and The Chedi, one particular of the top hotels in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand.
The additions bring the quantity of golf course members in Golf In A Kingdom to nine and the quantity of hotels and resorts to 12. Member properties are located in all Thailand’s top golf destinations: Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Phuket and Chiang Mai.
With the Tourism Authority of Thailand also a major member of Golf In A Kingdom and strongly promoting inbound golf tourism, Thailand’s quantity a single position as the major golf destination in Asia is set to stay intact properly into the future.
“Thailand has accomplished everything appropriate in promoting the country’s great golf assets and golf tourism experiences,” says Golf In A Kingdom founder, Mark Siegel.
“Thailand provides a comprehensive package of excellent courses and infrastructure, with fun, entertainment and service. This year up to 600,000 foreign golfers are expected to visit Thailand and they will invest an estimated 60 billion baht ($ US2 billion) in the nation alone, so the figures speak for themselves.
“The ongoing good results of Golf In A Kingdom right after nearly 5 years shows how highly the plan is regarded and how essential golf tourism is to Thailand.”
Laem Chabang, a 27-hole complicated that opened in 1992, is 30 kilometers from Pattaya and 110km from Bangkok. The separate Mountain, Lake and Valley nine-hole layouts are among a lot more than 300 golf courses in play worldwide that the 18-occasions Majors winner developed or has been involved via his firm, Nicklaus Design.
Each nine-hole course at Laem Chabang is a close-to-nature expertise that is visually spectacular and often challenging. The Valley nine in distinct, at 3619 yards, is 200 yards longer than the Lake and Mountain nines. It characteristics water on numerous holes and demands precision shot producing off the tee and into greens that are properly guarded by water and sand.
The Mountain course begins as a jungle-like encounter, prior to opening up to wider fairways and excellent fast greens.
Laem Chabang has hosted quite a few championship events, like the 2001 Volvo Classic and the 2002 Thai Senior Open.
Suwan Golf & Country Club opened in 2005 and has hosted 5 professional tournaments – the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Thailand Open and Asian Tour events in 2009 and 2010.
The challenging layout, 45 minutes’ drive west of Bangkok, plays to 7100 yards from the championship tees and has water in play on all but three holes. Always presented in exceptional situation, the Paspalum fairways and Bermuda greens are amongst the very best in the Bangkok area.
Suwan is a semi-private club that caters for visiting international and neighborhood players at very competitive rates. There are 20 rooms in on-website hotel-style accommodation.
Managing director Pongsak Pongsakorn says Suwan supplies visitors a regional Thai golf encounter that is distinct to western destinations. “The atmosphere on the course and in the clubhouse reflects Thai style and culture.”
He hopes Suwan’s membership in Golf In A Kingdom will aid develop Thai golf tourism in Europe, North America and other markets.
The Chedi, Chiang Mai’s only 5-star hotel along the Mae Ping River, is in a compound-style setting near the center of town. Set behind a bamboo-clad wall, the restaurant location of the 84-space home was after the British Consulate.
Common manager Stefan Noll says Chiang Mai is a ideal place for golf tourism. “Courses are not overly crowded, are very high quality and are reasonably priced. As a high-end hotel, The Chedi caters for inbound golfers who can come leave Chiang Mai without getting to go back via Bangkok.”
The hotel’s leading 3 external markets are the United States, Thailand and the United Kingdom, with Australia, Germany and Switzerland also strongly represented.
Golf course members of Golf In A Kingdom are: Banyan Golf Club and Black Mountain Golf Club near Hua Hin, Siam Country Club’s Old Course and Plantation Course and Laem Chabang near Pattaya, Thai Nation Club and Muang Kaew Golf Club in Bangkok, and Chiang Mai Highlands at Chiang Mai.
Hotel and resort members are: Banyan Resort, Hilton Hua Hin Resort and Veranda Resort & Spa in Hua Hin and Cha-am Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort and Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa on Phuket Veranda Resort & Spa and The Chedi at Chiang Mai Millennium Hilton and The St Regis, Bangkok.
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