Hua Hin, Thailand – has been voted as 2014’s Golf Destination of the Year for Asia & Australia in the prestigious annual awards held by the global golf tourism organization, IAGTO (International Association of golf Tour Operators).The announcement at the IAGTO Awards Gala Dinner on the final day of the International Golf Travel Market, the golf tourism industry’s annual global trade show, at the historic Tarragona Place De Tores, Tarragona, Costa Daurada, Spain particularly recognized winning golf destinations around the world including Hua Hin – the western region of Thailand where golfers can enjoy all year round at world class golf courses each with a unique designed. Hua Hin’s courses comprise;
Black MountainKaeng Krachan Country Club & ResortPalm Hills Golf Club & ResidenceRoyal Hua Hin Golf CourseSawang Resort & Golf ClubSea Pine Golf Course (Royal Thai Army Sports Center Suanson Pradipat)Springfield Royal Country ClubThe Banyan Golf Golf ClubThe Eagle Millford Golf ClubThe Imperial Lakeview Resort & Golf ClubThe Majestic Creek Golf & Resort
Hua Hin/Cha-Am Golf Association was formed by 10 of those courses in 2002, as a non-profit organization with objective of promoting golf and other activities as well as tourism in the area. “The Hua Hin/Cha-Am Golf Festival”, started by the association 12 years ago and continuously managed in cooperation with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, is an established event taking place during August and September which is now well-known by golfers both within Thailand and abroad.
“With various world-class golf courses, golfing in Hua Hin is being recognized as one of Thailand’s premier golf destination” says Chairman of Hua Hin/Cha-Am Golf Association – Suvit Reanroongruang, together with being a town host Asian Tour 2010 and Royal Trophy 2011 at Black Mountain, then Hua Hin is increasingly more popular”.“Golfers from around the world are amazed at the quality of golf available in Hua Hin/Cha-Am, which can be combined to make a relaxing stay with the beautiful nearby beaches, seaside hotels and spa resorts offering rejuvenating treatments. Visitors can also enjoy the area’s historic sites and monuments, Royal Palace, art and crafts centers, mountains, national parks and waterfalls” says The Lord Mayor, Hua Hin Town – Nopporn Vuttikul“Witnessed the rising of golf tourism in Thailand, TAT has been harvesting many destinations such as Hua Hin to become the best golf destinations in the world, with its features, Hua Hin gives the significant tourism factors among the finest golf course, superb hotels and resort, the variety of international cuisines, the rich in historic sites and natural resources. This award not only recognizes Hua Hin as the Best Destination of the Year but also as a paradise for golfers from all over the world.” say the Executive Director of Europe, Africa and Middle East Region Department, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) – Tanes Petsuwan.
VISITOR INFORMATIONHua Hin, one of Thailand’s premier beach resort towns on the Gulf of Thailand, is less than 200 km south of Bangkok and just a two-hour drive away, making it one of the most popular weekend getaway destinations for city residents and visitors.Hua Hin features a beautiful sand beach, golf with numerous renowned courses, seafood restaurants, a lively night market and inland activities.