• Overview

    Welcome to Bangkok; cultural phenomenon, shopping heaven and tourist treasure, one of the most cosmopolitan, contrasting and, above all, compelling of Asian cities.  A steamy, pulsating, yet smiling metropolis of more than ten million people, which is intense at first, but addictive as anything.

    Come and find your niche among dazzling temples, hotels of every breed and size, eclectic markets, gleaming palaces, ritzy shopping malls, a famous nightlife and the many things in between.

    Bangkok

    David Short

     

  • Itinerary

    Saturday 22nd February

    Welcome to the City of Angels
    Set on the banks of the grand Chao Phraya River, the Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa is a thriving oasis offering a unique way to experience the City of Angels. Situated on 11 riverside acres of verdant gardens, the Anantara Bangkok
    Riverside Resort & Spa seamlessly blends the thrill of urban living with the serene charms of tropical luxury. Imparted with Thai tradition and legendary Anantara service, this exotic Bangkok resort offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of the busy metropolis. Take in the sunset from the edge of the pier and watch as the river life unfolds before your eyes. Indulge in pampering spa treatments set in the
    tranquil environment of your own private garden.
    Enjoy unforgettable meals at any of the 10 bars or restaurants, each offering individual delicacies.
    Discover a new entertainment and lifestyle complex at Asiatique night market, Bangkok’s latest landmark for shopping and nightlife, which is directly
    across the river.Anantara BangkokOvernight: The Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa, Bangkok (5 star)

    Sunday 23rd February

    Suwan Golf & Country Club
    The Suwan Golf & Country Club is in the countryside west of Bangkok. The drive from Bangkok goes through several rural villages that add to the course’s uniqueness. Surrounding fruit orchards, rice fields, palm trees, and lotus ponds gives the Club a tropical-Thai character which is always appreciated by visitors.
    The course has already won several best in Asia awards despite being opened only a few years. In 2009 and again in 2010 the Asian Tour International tournament was held at Suwan and then in 2011, the OneAsia circuit selected Suwan as the venue for the prestigious Thailand Open. The golf course’s hilly and challenging layout makes every hole have its own unique character. Fairways give many uneven lies and many of the greens are well bunkered. More than most other Thailand golf courses there are many holes with significant elevation changes where level fairways  play up to built-up and well-guarded greens. There’s plenty of movement requiring more than just a cursory read of the line to be successful at putting.
    Playing at over 7100 yards water or out-ofbounds comes come in to play on most holes, putting shot making accuracy at a premium. The appealing attributes require golf course strategy on nearly every hole. Suwan is not a golf course where merely hitting it down the middle on the tee shot is always the correct way to play. There are doglegs that tempt golfers to cut the corners and for those who do there are big rewards, but severe penalties for the failed attempt. The bunkering was more than just of the penal variety. At times, like many of the streams or ponds found on the course, the sand punishes the overzealous player, at other times, is serves to deceive the golfer.
    Overnight: The Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa, Bangkok (5 star)

    Monday 24th February

    Exploring the City of Angels
    Bangkok is a city that truly has something for everyone; a vibrant energy coursing through the streets that can provide excitement and intrigue at every corner. Edging the River of Kings, Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa is just moments away from some of the capital’s most iconic riverside attractions, including the Grand Palace, Temple of Dawn and age old life of the canal maze. The resort’s complimentary shuttle boat service transports guests to the Asiatique lifestyle complex located opposite, and also to Saphan Taksin sky train station which connects to the whole city, meaning that wider cultural highlights, as well as
    cosmopolitan shopping, dining and entertainment areas, are all within easy reach. Our tour today will take us to the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, a long tailed boat ride along the waterways of Bangkok and a City sight-seeing tour along Ratchadumnoen Road (The Royal’s Way). Once the tour is over, it is highly recommended that we explore the plethora of luxury shopping malls, or indeed the
    street markets that abound the City.
    Overnight: The Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa, Bangkok (5 star)

    Tuesday 25th February

    The Alpine Golf & Sports Club
    The Alpine Golf & Sports Club is one of Thailand’s top rated courses, and one of the best in Asia. The layout was the venue for the 2000 Johnnie Walker Classic PGA tournament won by Tiger Woods and again hosted the same event in 2004. In addition to the superb layout, the course is extremely well maintained and features lightning fast greens and undulating fairways. Large stately trees, bushes and shrubs flourish within the undulating parkland layout. In fact, it is hard to imagine that Alpine was originally created from flat rice paddy fields. The changing elevations are more characteristic of courses in Chiang Mai, Hua Hin or Phuket, instead of Bangkok.
    In addition to significant elevation changes and a wonderfully rolling undulating design, water is also much in evidence, along with beach-style bunkers, which most notably protect the front of the par-3 3rd and 12th holes. This is not a Bangkok
    golf course for the faint-heated. Some of the drives require straight shots to avoid winding up in the jungle lining many of the holes. Finding the often water-protected greens is also no mean achievement. The 7th and 11th holes for example, are both played to what in essence are island greens, connected to each other by a small sliver of land. With these relatively small putting surfaces to aim at, one is left mesmerized to discover that Tiger Woods actually eagled the 555-yard par- 5 7th on his way to winning the 2000 Johnnie Walker Classic. Alpine is clearly a layout that will test the best, but also one that is full of wonderfully picturesque holes and lots of lush vegetation.
    Overnight: The Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa, Bangkok (5 star)

    Wednesday 26th February

    Homeward bound
    So our Asia tour draws to a close. From the beaches and jungles of Langkawi to the rich cultural experience of Cambodia, to the glitz and glamour of Pattaya and finally to the mesmeric charm of Bangkok, an experience that I hope will live long in the memory. We shall return in 2015 and head back to an old favourite, Hainan Island
    in China.

  • Booking Procedure

    To book a place or places on any of the David Short Golf events, please just use the Enquire Now button and complete the Online Enquiry form.

    Iain and his team will then book your place(s) and send your confirmation details within 24 hours. With the initial confirmation details, will come a request for a deposit, which is £50.00 per person for UK events, £150.00 per person for European overseas events and £250.00 per person for longer haul holidays.

    Two months prior to the commencement of each event, you will be sent an invoice for the balance of your booking, with an acknowledgement of the payment once received. Two weeks prior to commencement of the event itself, you will be sent a Travel Pack, which will include the contact details for David or Barney, the transport arrangements where applicable, the itinerary for the event, contact details for the accommodation, as well as the names of the other members attending the event.

    David or Barney will then meet you on the day of arrival.

    Please feel free to contact Iain at any time with any queries or amendments that you may have.

Price Per Person

Price Per Golfer: £ 995.00


Single Room Supplement(per night): £48.00

Notes on the Prices:

Package Includes:

• 4 night’s bed & breakfast at Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa,
Bangkok (5 star)
• 2 rounds of golf
• 1 caddie per golfer per round
• 1 buggy per golfer at Alpine Golf (compulsory for this course)
• 1 private half day sightseeing tour including all admission fees
• Airport transfers
• Golf transfers
• Fully guided and/or golf hotline staffed throughout trip by English and Thai
speaking service personnel
• All local taxes and service charges


Package excludes:

• Golf buggy at Suwan Golf & Country Club (can be hired on arrival if
required)
• Travel visas and any associated costs
• Domestic or International airfare and any related fees
• Personal items, meals, drinks, rental equipment and gratuities

FLIGHT INFORMATION – BANGKOK ARRIVALS
When booking your flights, please book them so that you fly into and out of Bangkok Airport.