Inside Golf Travel : Inside Golf Travel Jan 2018
5 January 2018 | INSIDE GOLF TRAVEL FREE GolF in Thailand GOLFERS heading to Thailand to enjoy the amazing variety of golf courses, food and sightseeing now have another incentive to pack their bags. Travel agent Gimme Golf is offering what all golfers want– Free golf. All tours over five days can include a free round of golf at one of the best courses in that area. If you choose Hua Hin it will be Banyan GC, the exciting new Siam Waterside in Pattaya and Loch Palm in Phuket. They have also included Chiang Mai into their 2018 program with a free round at Chiang Mai Highlands. Bonus rounds are courtesy of Thai Tourism and Gimme Golf --subject to availability and an allocation of 180 rounds. Steve Worner, Gimme Golf ’s managing director, points to Hua Hin as one of the best places in Thailand with three stunning resort courses and another four courses located within 30 minutes of your accommodation. All courses are well manicured with true greens and an assortment of tee-off areas to suit all levels of golfers. Hua Hin also has excellent nightlife with an array of fine seafood restaurants and lively bars, but the town is far quieter than Bangkok with many couples choosing Hua Hin over Pattaya and Phuket which also have quality golf courses. The new destination for 2018 in Thailand is Chiang Mai. Just over one hour’s flight North of Bangkok, return flights are normally well under $200. This new golfing area is easier to get around and offers two of the finest golf courses in Thailand, Alpine and Chiang Mai Highlands in the package. If you have been to Thailand before but not this area, do yourself a favour and try it. Packages start at under $900 for six nights’ accommodation and four rounds of golf with all transfers. As well as great golf there is an old town, shopping and some super restaurants along the river area. All accommodation offered in the packages is minimum four-stars with a five-star hotel chosen in all major cities as pricing is still well under what you pay in Australia. All clubhouses are modern and clean, with the pick of them being Black Mountain in Hua Hin where you can purchase a large bottle of Heineken after your round for around $3 and a tasty local Thai dish for under $5. Main season to travel to Thailand for Australians is May through to September to escape the Southern winter and cash-in on low season rates. The weather is still warm and if the rain decides to come through, it’s only likely to interrupt your round by 20 – 30 minutes. Thai airlines and Qantas can offer some great specials and, coupled with Gimme Golf ’s packages, pricing can be as low as under $1,700 if choosing Pattaya or Chiang Mai for an eight-day, four round golf holiday with return airfares. Steve notes that many of his groups upon return are asked for their general comments on the tour and the main feedback is on the wonderful service. The hotel staff, the drivers for course transfers, caddies and all golf staff. Just as important in the feedback is the high quality of golf courses--many guests are quite surprised at how good the golf is in Thailand. Gimme Golf is a licensed Travel agent with ATAS Accreditation and a member of Independent Travel Group. Airfares can be booked as part of your package. For more information and golf holidays throughout the world visit www.gimmegolf.com.au • Banyan GC International and domestic golf travel specialists Phone +61 3 9809 1022 email@example.com www.gimmegolf.com.au Thailand Super Specials 2018 Pat taya • 6 Night’s accommodation and daily buffet breakfast • 3 rounds of golf with carts and caddies each round • Siam Plantation, Siam Old and St Andrews • All private transfers airport, golf and hotel air conditioned modern van • English speaking driver and assistance throughout tour $1,030 4 Star Centara Hotel $1,230 5 Star Marriott Hotel Pattaya 1 Free round Siam WaterSide Hua Hin • 6 Night’s accommodation and daily buffet breakfast • 3 rounds of golf with carts and caddies each round • Black Mountain, Lakeview and Springfield • All private transfers airport, golf and hotel air conditioned modern van • English speaking driver and assistance throughout tour $1,060 4 Star Amari Hotel $1,230 5 Star Hilton Hotel Hua Hin 1 Free round Banyan GC PHuket • 6 Night’s accommodation and daily buffet breakfast • 3 rounds of golf with carts and caddies each round • Red Mountain, Blue Canyon and Laguna CC • All private transfers airport, golf and hotel air conditioned modern van • English speaking driver and assistance throughout tour $1,310 4 Star Swissotel Hotel $1,610 5 Star Amari PHuket 1 Free round LoCH PaLm GC CHiang Mai • 6 Night’s accommodation and daily buffet breakfast • 3 rounds of golf with carts and caddies each round • Alpine, Mae Jo and Royal Chang Mai • All private transfers airport, golf and hotel air conditioned modern van • English speaking driver and assistance throughout tour $875 4 Star Holiday Inn $1,175 5 Star Ratilanna Riverside CHanG mai 1 Free round CHianG mai HiGHLandS All tour prices above are based on minimum 4 golfers in double share rooms Low season from 7/5/2018 to 30/09/2018 but pricing can be provided for dates outside of this with different group sizes and single supplement. Surcharges apply for weekend golf in Pattaya and Chiang Mai. Gimme Golf provides bonus rounds at golf clubs in Pattaya, Hua Hin, Phuket and Chiang Mai until our allocation of 180 rounds is complete for 2018. Gimme Golf is a licensed Travel agent ATAS License No A11894 and airfares can be added to all packages as well as any holiday extensions or day tours.
Inside Golf Travel december 2017