Thailand has introduced a list of state-approved golf resorts to give foreign golfers the opportunity to play golf in Thailand with prior agreements Gulf quarantine as an alternative local state quarantine option.
Thailand approved golf quarantine for overseas golfers in December 2020, and this list of six approved golf resorts is the result of rigorous audits that include reviewing the checklist and certifying the overall standard according to the criteria.
The six state-certified golf resorts for golf quarantine in Thailand include three in Kanchanaburi: Mida Golf Club, Evergreen Hills Golf Club and Blue Star Golf Course as well as one each in Nakhon Nayok: Artitaya Golf & Resort; Phetchaburi: Sawang Resort and Golf Club and Chiang Mai: Artitaya Chiang Mai Golf & Resort.
Which golf club is located west of Kanchanaburi and is a regular par 72 course that is laid out over 800 hectares and has several room types available. It has a driving range, practice areas and a swimming pool. Book on Booking.com
Evergreen Hills Golf Club, also in Kanchanaburi, has a 97-room resort, clubhouse, restaurant, driving range, tennis court and swimming pool. Book on Booking.com
Blue Star golf course, also in Kanchanaburi, is a 7,000-yard par 72 course with a choice of accommodations and room types, a clubhouse, driving range and practice areas.
Artitaya Golf & Resort in Nakhon Nayok has a challenging 18-hole layout supported by the resort, golf clubhouse and restaurant.
Sawang Resort and Golf Club in Phetchaburi is an 18-hole course of international quality with a hotel, restaurant, driving range, swimming pool, clubhouse and pro shop. Book on Hotels.com
Artitaya Chiang Mai Golf & Resort in Chiang Mai is an 18-hole course 7,329 meters long from the rear tees. It has a restaurant and a clubhouse.
Foreign golfers who wish to visit Thailand during this time are allowed to spend their two-week quarantine period in one of the six certified golf resorts and move around the resort and also play golf instead of just isolating themselves in their rooms.
However, golfers still need to make all arrival and entry arrangements, including a visa, which may include a Single Entry Tourist Visa (TR) or a Special Tourist Visa (STV); Health and travel insurance; and an entry permit, to name a few.
Thailand remains a golfer’s paradise even during the COVID-19 pandemic. With fewer players on the links, it’s now easier to book tee times and the pace of play is much faster than ever with less wear and tear over the past year.
Golf courses in Thailand are also keeping their value for money, and some are now offering special quarantine packages with discounted green fees and special amenities.