Peppered with over 200 golf courses, Thailand has established a reputation for itself as one of Asia’s leading golfing destinations. If you're heading for the tropical fairways, make sure you're kitted out with the latest gear to make the most of the tee to green experience.
Thailand’s tropical climate, stunning scenery and first class hospitality services all combine to make the Kingdom one of Asia’s top destinations for golfers. The country’s golfing heritage goes back to 1923, when King Vajiravudh developed an interest in the sport and agreed to the construction of the Royal Hua Hin Golf Course. Since then, Thailand has become a golfer’s paradise with famous courses studded across the country in destinations from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Phuket, Hua Hin and Koh Samui.
Many of the courses across Thailand were designed by top international golfing stars, including the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo; as such the courses feature exciting layouts with numerous challenges and hazards, not to mention incredible views. Many of the world’s leading golfers visit the Land of Smiles to take part in tournaments, including the famous Johnnie Walker Classic. Holidaymakers that visit Thailand in search of its best golf courses need to make sure they are on top of their game, as well as up to speed when it comes to their golfing gear.
Keep your hat on
The BB straw gold hat is a must for golfers who want to sport a classic style when they are out on the fairways. In the balmy climate of Thailand, it is also important for golfers who are out in the sun all day to protect themselves from its rays. The Brooks Brothers hat features a three inch brim and green band detail, in addition to a DriLex polyester to wick perspiration from the skin.
Time to tee off
This smart Alfred Dunhill pouch contains three professional Callaway golf balls in addition to two maple tees. Crafted from Chassis leather, the case is also resistant to water and abrasion and features a carabineer clip so it can be attached to the owner’s belt loop or bag for convenience.
Pure and simple
Made by chic London-based golf-wear designer Ukko, the “Berwick” black polo shirt is perfect for golfers that want to showcase a more modern style, and break away from traditional argyle prints. Comprising 96 percent cotton and four percent elastane, the breathable material is great for staying cool when the afternoon temperature is soaring.
Bag it up
Golfers teeing off at one of Thailand’s world class golf courses will want to make sure they are carrying their golf clubs in the most stylish fashion. The Brooks Brothers oxford golf club bag features a nine inch opening and a total of five full length dividers so each club is easily accessible. The bag also features high-quality vinyl trims with gold hardwar, and removable padded shoulder straps for added comfort.
Dunhill’s Golf Accessories Set is packed with practical necessities for golfers planning to be on the course all day. Crafted from stainless steel, the set’s multi-tasking tool can be utilised as either a pitch repairer, a club face cleaner or a golf shoe stud spanner. This handy set comes packed in a stylish Alfred Dunhill case made of Chassis leather.
by MAX VEE