Is it Safe to Play Golf in Thailand?

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Golfers wondering whether it is still safe to head to Thailand on a golfing holiday following the recent military coup have been advised to pack up their clubs and head for the fairways by a local expert.

golf-thailandWhile the political turmoil has made headlines around the world, is advising that the fairways are still open, safe and in full swing for any international visitors wishing to practice their strokes in the stunning South East Asian destination.

Golfsavers managing director, David Pettigrew said, “For those of us who live and work in Thailand it has been a total non-event and outside of Bangkok we have not seen any military personnel or evidence of an increased police presence. Even in Bangkok the military takeover has been very low-key and their presence has only been seen near the former demonstration sites which have now been disbanded.”

While it is advisable to avoid heavily populated areas such as the capital city of Bangkok, popular golf resorts such as Pattaya, Hua Hin, Chiang Mai and Phuket remain safe and trouble free.

Tourism is the backbone of the Thai economy and understandably, Tourism Council of Thailand President, Piyaman Tejapaibul is doing everything he can to maintain the country’s enchanting appeal to international visitors. The curfew is gradually being lifted in many popular tourist hotspots across the country and while holidaymakers are still advised to exercise extreme caution, Thailand and its golfing greens are very much open for business.

As well as being safe for tourists, Thailand’s weather is now cooling which makes it the ideal time to hit the links. The courses are relatively empty and the green fees exceptionally low - perfect for those wishing to work on their handicaps in private!

With scheduled to launch its exciting new online golf holiday and tee time booking service this coming July, the time has never been better to start thinking about a golf holiday to the ‘Land of Smiles’. The friendly locals, gorgeous scenery and first-rate fairways are guaranteed to make it an unforgettable experience.

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