Thailand Golf Holidays

Thailand, the only South-east Asian nation never to have been colonized by European powers, is a constitutional monarchy whose current head of state is HM Bhumibol Adulyadej. H.M. He ascended the throne in 1946 and has since attained the distinction of being the world’s longest reigning monarch. The Royal Family loves the game of golf and Thailand has led the expansion of golf in Asia with winning Tour players and gorgeous designs around Phuket and along the seaside.

A unified Thai kingdom has existed since the mid 14th-Century and Thailand was known as Siam until 1939 when it officially became the Kingdom of Thailand. The economy of Thailand is the second largest in South-east Asia with exports including fish and rice, of which it is the largest exporter in the world, as well as textiles, rubber, automobiles, computers and other electronic appliances.

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Thailand is also one of the premier tourist destinations in the world with nearly 10% of GDP coming from tourism, so they know how to look after visitors, and the golf courses and resorts are brilliant in taking care of their guests.

The Thai language itself is challenging to master, but Thai people are happy to help foreigners learn a few words to help them get around. However, English is typically the common currency for cross-cultural conversation as Thailand hosts visitors from around the world.

Thailand is nearly the size of Spain and there are 65m citizens with about 7m living in the capital, Bangkok. Thailand has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 19 C to 38 C degrees. It is generally hot and humid: typical of its location within the tropics. You could divide Thailand into three seasons: “hot” season, rainy season, and “cool” season, though Thailand’s geography allows you to find ideal weather somewhere in the country throughout the year.

Thailand hotels are some of the finest in the world, whether they are five-star luxury spa retreats or quaint family-run beachfront bungalows. The best prices are during Thailand’s off-peak season (May to August), while the most expensive prices are typically during the cool season (December to February).  While Thailand’s seasons are generally divided into the hot season, cool season, and rainy season, in reality it’s relatively hot most of the year.

The weather in central, northern, and northeastern Thailand are mostly dry from November and May with the cool season from November to February and the hot season from March to May. The rest of the year is rainy season.

In Thailand’s inland provinces the seasons are clearly defined: between November and May the weather is mostly dry and the cool season and hot season occur from November to February and March to May respectively. The other inland season, the rainy season, lasts from May to November and is dominated by the southwest monsoon, during which time rainfall in most of Thailand is at its heaviest.

The southern, coastal region of Thailand really has only two seasons – rainy season and dry season. Fortunately, for those planning a beach holiday, Thailand’s two coasts have slightly different rainy seasons, allowing visitors to find sunny beaches nearly year round.

On the Andaman or west coast, where Phuket, Krabi, and the Phi Phi Islands lie, the southwest monsoon brings heavy storms from April to October, while on the Gulf of Thailand or east coast, where Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao lie, the most rain falls between September and December. Whenever you go, expect the warmest “land of smiles” hospitality.

The history of Thailand as we know it began when the Kingdoms of Lan Na and Sukhothai established highly-developed societies in the North and Central in the 13th- and 14th-Centuries. The Kingdom of Ayutthaya conquered neighbouring Sukhothai and dominated the region for the next several hundred years of Thai history. Then Burmese invaders occupied the Lan Na capital for several centuries and sacked Ayutthaya, forcing the central Thai kingdom to relocate farther south, establishing a new capital in Thon Buri near Bangkok.  In the late 18th-Century, the capital was moved across the Chao Phraya River, and the first of the current line of Kings, Rama I of the Chakri Dynasty, established the modern capital of Bangkok.

Most of the people are ethnically Thai, though peoples of Chinese, Indian, Malay, Mon, Khmer, Burmese, and Lao origin are also represented. 94.6% of Thais are Buddhist, 4.6% are Muslim and 0.7% Christian. Thai people are very respectful of the religious beliefs of others and are very open toward discussing their Buddhist values with visitors. In fact, there are many opportunities in Thailand to visit Buddhist temples to learn about or study Buddhism and perhaps to learn to meditate.

Thailand is a country with abundant natural resources, including a wide variety of flora and fauna, and distinct ecological zones.  There are over 100 Thailand national parks, including more than 20 marine parks.  If you’re interested in trekking, bird-watching or getting up close to exotic animals, you’re going to have a lot of fun.

   
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    Surin Beach, Phuket Golf Holidays

    Phuket Golf Holidays

    Halfway between the capitals of Thailand and Malaysia and off the west cost of Thailand, lies the beach and leisure destination of Phuket Island and our Phuket Golf Holidays.

    Phuket Island has a long history and remains dating back to A.D. 1025 indicate that the island’s present day name used to mean crystal mountain. …

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    Bangkok Golf Holidays

    Bangkok Golf Holidays

    Bangkok is the metropolis of Thailand. It leads the way as the centre of development and modernity in industry, commerce, economy, and transport. In addition to its unique culture and exquisite architecture, the city is full of charm, traditions, culture, archeological sites and exciting food choices.  No wonder, Travel …

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“Just a quick note to say that we have just got back from our trip to Thailand.

We had a fabulous time. The hotels were great and your representative did a great job. All the pickups were on time and we enjoyed the two golf courses. Black Mountain was in great condition with very fast greens. Banyon was in very good condition but a few of the greens were suffering a little from the heat

 

Thanks for all your help arranging our trip

Mr McElhiney”