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Thailand-ThaiCountryClub Thailand - Thai County Club Thai Country Club was developed as one of the finest golf clubs in Asia and opened to the golfing world in December 1996. The golf course was designed to USGA specs by Dennis Griffiths. The design adapts from everyday casual play up to a very tough challenge for the finest players in the world. The 7,097-yards course was first seriously tested during the 1997 Asian Honda Classic won by Tiger Woods. This picturesque course is renowned for its immaculate conditions, a neo-classic design and its variety of holes, along with an abundance of water as well as fauna and flora – offering a constant challenge and hours of pleasure. Thailand - Thana City Conveniently located 25 minutes from downtown Bangkok at kilometer 14 on the Bangna-Trad highway, Thana City Country Club was built in 1993. Thana City Country Club has been completely redeveloped and rebranded in 2018 to provide families, couples and individuals with a complete range of athletic, recreational and lifestyle facilities. The 7,008 yard, par 72 the Greg Norman-designed course is set in beautifully landscaped surroundings and features fast greens, strategically placed bunkers as well as natural lakes and streams. Excellent drainage allows for play throughout the year. The golf facilities are comprehensive and second to none. In addition to the golf course there is a world class driving range, putting green, a short-game practice are and a golf academy that is recognized throughout the region as one of Thailand’s best golf training centers. The athletic and lifestyle facilities are similarly top-drawer and include a luxurious clubhouse and comprehensive, multiple-sports facilities. 30 Thailand - Alpine Golf Club Located in Northern Bangkok, this lush Championship 18-hole golf course which plays to a par-72 of 7100 yards, offers a great test of ability and shot-making shills. Regarded as one of Thailand’s finest golf courses with over 21 years of mature tree-lined fairways and beautiful lakes, the course was created from lands of flat rice paddy fields and to a hilly and undulating layout. The course was designed by one of the world’s most renowned architects Mr. Ron M. Garl. Once he set feet on the 770-rai flat open land, the architect’s vision was to build Thailand’s one and only man-made hilly championship golf course. Thailand - Nikanti Golf Club Just 35 kilometers west of Bangkok, Nikanti is perhaps Asia’s first 18-hole, par-72 course comprising three six-hole layouts, each individual layout consisting of two par threes, two par fours and two par fives. Designed by Pirapon Namatra the course allows for starts at three different points on the course in addition to flexibility in number of holes played. Measuring 6,789 yards from the back tees, Nikanti is certainly challenging even for scratch golfers. Yet whatever a golfer’s handicap, everyone will enjoy Nikanti’s comprehensive approach to golfing pleasure. All- inclusive rates include: green fee; golf cart with GPS technology; caddie fee; and meals before, during and after each round. Golfers also enjoy unparalleled service and convenience every step of the way. A smooth flow is ensured from moment of arrival, to check-in at the Pro Shop, within spacious and fully equipped changing rooms, at the staging/waiting area, and then on to tee-off for the start of a thoroughly enjoyable round.