5 Luxury Asian Golf resorts off-the-beaten-track

Alpine Golf Resort Thailand

Step off the beaten track and discover five of the best luxury Asian golf resorts you may never have heard of!

Golf course with no bunkers is best in Asia-Pacific

Els Club Teluk Datai Malaysia

A golf course with no bunkers, redesigned by four time Major Champion Ernie Els, has been voted the best in the Asia-Pacific region at a prestigious property awards. The Els Club Teluk Datai in Malaysia has been named the region’s ‘Best Golf Course’ at the 2014 Asia-Pacific Property Awards. Els’ rainforest golf course We recently … Read moreGolf course with no bunkers is best in Asia-Pacific

Thailand on course to become world’s top golf destination

Banyan Golf Resort, Hua Hin, is one of Thailand's most popular golf resort

A leading golf tour operator has predicted that Thailand will become the world’s leading golf tourism destination by 2016 if the current rate of growth in golf holidays continues. Thai golf tourism is riding on the back of a tourism explosion to the kingdom, with total foreign arrivals doubling in the past seven years to … Read moreThailand on course to become world’s top golf destination

Asia’s Top-10 Play and Stay Golf Resorts

Paul Myers reviews the best stay and play golf resorts in Asia

Paul Myers is an Asia travel expert based in Bangkok, Thailand and publishes Asian Travel Media News. He rounds up his Top-10 play and stay golf resorts for Global Golfer; from the world’s biggest super club at Mission Hills China – with its 10 golf courses – to Vietnam’s newest golf resort at Laguna Lang … Read moreAsia’s Top-10 Play and Stay Golf Resorts

Sunset Swing in the Seychelles

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles launches the Sunset Golf Experience turning the Indian Ocean into a driving range

The Seychelles isn’t one of the first places to spring to mind when booking a golf break, more like a honeymoon or a scuba diving trip. There’s not even a full 18 holes of golf to tempt you to check your clubs onto the plane – the golf course on the mainland island of Mahe … Read moreSunset Swing in the Seychelles

New Faldo course opens in Vietnam

New Faldo golf course in Vietnam

A new coastal resort golf course, designed by six-time major winner Sir Nick Faldo, has opened for play on Vietnam’s Central Coast. The Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club is the newest golf course in Vietnam, a country recently voted golf destination of the year for Asia and Australasia at the IAGTO (International Association of Golf … Read moreNew Faldo course opens in Vietnam

Volcanoes and Vistas – Bali Handara Golf

Beautiful Bali Handara Golf Course Chris Hogben

For golfers seeking to play a round or two whilst visiting the idyllic island of Bali, the coastal courses of New Kuta and Nirwana Bali are a good bet, but Chris Hogben ventured off the beaten track and discovered a hidden gem at Bali Handara. Bali Handara is the highest mountain golf course in Indonesia … Read moreVolcanoes and Vistas – Bali Handara Golf

Indonesia’s Lonely Links – New Kuta Golf

Cliff-top golf course at New Kuta Golf Bali Indonesia

New Kuta Golf is Indonesia’s only links golf course. Danny Bowerin travelled to Bali to tackle the ‘Tiger’ tees at this cliff-top resort and savour sensational sunsets at its 19th hole. Located on the southern tip of Bali Island and perched above a limestone cliff overlooking stunning Dreamland and Balangan Beach, New Kuta was the … Read moreIndonesia’s Lonely Links – New Kuta Golf

First golf facility for former Soviet State

Golf in progress at Azerbaijan

Work has started on the first-ever golf facility to be built in Azerbaijan. The Republic of Azerbaijan is the biggest country in the Caucasus region, at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, and is bordered by Russia, Armenia and Iran. While it was the first Muslim majority country to hold opera, theatre and … Read moreFirst golf facility for former Soviet State

First golf course to open on Maldives

Birdseye view of water villas on the Maldives Indian Ocean

The first golf course on the Maldives is to open later this month. Hong Kong based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific’s leading hotel group, has announced that a 9-hole golf course will open near to its resort on the southern end of Villingili Island on March 27. The course is built on a 19 … Read moreFirst golf course to open on Maldives

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