What makes a destination perfect for practicing golf?
We could say that what attracts a golfer the most is the green of a good golf course. In addition to calmness, relax and the runaway sensation forgetting any worries. On the other hand, many people choose their golf destination based on competing with other golfers or relatives. Even there are some who make their decisions looking for a good 19th hole, in other words, what they can do after finishing the golf course.
Which are the best golf destinations?
Thailand is a traditional and good gastronomy country with unbelievable scenery. It has become, for many people, an ideal place to go on vacations, visiting temples such as Emerald Buddha and Wat Pho both in Bangkok or beaches such as Ko Samui and Maya.
Furthermore, there are 260 courses. Thailand is becoming one of the most favorite destinations for golf lovers and the reference in golf tourism.
The courses are high quality and details are very well taken care of. Interactions with nature are common due to their locations and the wandering of wild animals around the courses. A group of monkeys might steal the ball from an unlucky swing.
These are the most valuable courses in Thailand:
The Black Mountain Golf Club
Golf Digest magazine selected it as one of the top 100 courses outside the US and, in 2014, it held the Thailand Classic, in other words, the first tournament of the European Series played in Thailand.
In 2017 it received the award called Best Asian Golf Resort by Golf Digest. It is located 25 minutes West from Huan Hin in valley surrounded by high black granite mountains. In 2009 and 2010, it was selected to held one of the events of the PGA Tour in Asia and, in 2011, the Asia vs Europe Royal Trophy took place.
You cannot miss the oldest course, the Royal Hua Hin Club. It offers great holes surrounded by wild jungle and wonderful views over the Thailand Gulf.
Mexico, the land coated by the sun, the sea breeze and the swinging palm trees. Moreover, we know Mexico for the margaritas, the mariachis and mole sauce. Visitors have named Mexico as one of the best places to go on vacations.
The coastal golf courses have a special charm so teeing off there is a special experience. The rocky and green surroundings and the link style holes are just some the reasons that make the PGA level course Libitú Golf Club stand out the international golf scene.
Thanks to its bunkers and crossing winds, the Libitú course can challenge the most experienced golfers while getting on contact with nature. It is a course with a Mexican touch.
There is another place that cannot be missed, the Playa Paraiso Golf Club , where can be found the house of the prestigious course designer P.B. Dye, with its hills, its Paspalum weed carpeted slopes and continuous obstacles.
On the other side of the ocean, we cannot forget to mention the fabulous courses that can be found in Andalucia, an incredible land.
And always, with a very warm weather which allows golfers to find the perfect place to improve their drives and swings.
In the Real Novo Sancti Petri Golf Club, surrounded by ponds, palm trees, oak trees and the best views of La Barrosa beach and the Atlantic Ocean. The complex has participated in the golfenvironment.org OnCourse®, which awards the commitment with the environment.
In addition to its 36 holes divided into two pair 72 courses. Novo Sancti Petri offers a 8000 sq meter driving range and wide variety of American style obstacles.
Finally, it is also very important to mention the Real Club Valderrama as it is one of the best golg clubs in Spain. The course is in excellence shape. The Volvo Master takes place there. Valderrama is one of the most desirable courses in Europe.
Photos via: wanapgolf.com
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