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Welcome Welcome to Destination Golf Asian Golf Guide 2019 In preparation for this guide the team at Destination Golf has been working hard for 3-years to get to this point, so it is my pleasure to present the first edition of Destination Golf Asia, featuring 49 memorable golf courses across 10 Asian countries, which you can play in 2019. Asian golf has been booming across the last 10-years, with new courses popping up near main cities or tourism hubs. Its tropical courses are often ranked as some of the finest in the World. Iconic names in golf like Nicklaus, Player, Norman, Els, Singh, Faldo have put their name to course designs, adding to their calibre, while in some cases, leading golf management companies are driving customer service expectations to a whole new level. As for choice, pick a parkland or links setting where you can play along the costal edge of powerful seas, up high on cliff peaks or across rolling mountain tops, among million year old rainforests, coconut palm plantations, rice paddy fields, or next to World Heritage sites. The PGA European and Asian Tour’s regularly visit, with professional golfers always full of admiration for the quality on offer. Delight in a Golf & Culture Tour, join an Amateur Golf Tournament, or simply enjoy a new golfing experience – and don’t forget your camera! Enjoy Asia, and the memorable golf vacation that it takes you on. Dermot Dermot Synnott Publisher, Destination Golf Media Ltd. YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GOLFING IN PORTUGAL 2018/19 YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GOLFING IN SCOTLAND 2018 SCOTLAND SPAIN’S TOP 100 YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GOLFING IN SPAIN 2018/2019 SCOTLAND’S TOP 100 2018 2018 & 2019 ASIA Destination Golf Media Ltd PUBLISHER: Dermot Synnott EDITOR: Kevin Markham DIGITAL EDITOR: Karl Doyle MARKETING MANAGER: Kathy Synnott COMMERCIAL MANAGER: Dane Galligan CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Kris Byers ACCOUNTS: Darren Maguire CONTRIBUTORS: Zenta Thomas, Sam Sakocius, Peter Ellegard, Golf Asian, Dragon Rock, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, IAGTO. FRONT COVER Spring City - Mountain Course, China INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES Albert Ferrer (Spain) Francisco Pinto Leite (Portugal) Ronald Montesano (USA) Peter Barnes (UK) Gene Oberto (Sweden) Gianni Attanasio (Italy) David Cooney (China) Maarten Hageman (Netherlands) Benjamin Oosterveer (Morocco) Kevin Markham (Ireland) Declan Crowe (Malaysia) Wayne Morden (Canada) Lee Owen (Australia) Pall Sveinsson (Iceland) Dewi Merckx (Belgium) Ru Macdonald (Scotland) Zenta Thomas (Asia) David Doyle (Spain) John Cockayne (South Africa) YOUR ULTIMATE GLOBAL GOLF GUIDE 2019 YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GOLFING IN EUROPE 2018 EUROPE’S TOP 100 STAY & PLAY RESORTS YOUR ULTIMATE GLOBAL GOLF GUIDE 2019 Copyright 2019 Destination Golf Media Ltd. All rights reserved. While every effort has been made to maintain integrity and accuracy, the publishers cannot be held responsible for any errors, inconvenience or legal proceedings of any kind arising from information, content, advice or advertisements contained herein. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical photocopying, recording or otherwise with prior permission of the publishers. 2