• Overview

    The Siem Reap province is located in the north west of Cambodia. It is the major tourist hub in Cambodia, as it is the closest city to the world famous temples of Angkor.

    The provincial capital is also called Siem Reap and is located on the shores of the Tonle Sap Lake, the greatest sweet water reserve in whole of South-East Asia.  The name of the city literally means ‘Siamese defeated’, referring to the victory of the Khmer Empire over the army of the Thai kingdom in the 17th century.

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  • Itinerary

    Thursday 13th February

    From lush islands to a cultural phenomenon
    We travel from the lush islands of Langkawi to the culturally unique city of Siem Reap.  The Tara Angkor Hotel is a stylish 4 star Hotel and is one of the jewels in Siem Reap’s accommodation sector.  The facilities include 206 magnificent rooms and suites, two Restaurants, a Lobby Bar, and a swimming pool with jacuzzi, fitness area and a sauna.  Furthermore, there are additional services and facilities which will ensure that our stay is pleasurable and memorable.Tara Angkor Hotel

    Overnight:     The Tara Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia (4 star)

    Friday 14th February

    The Siem Reap Booyoung Country Club
    The Siem Reap Booyoung Country Club was designed by Kentaro Sato, the well-known Japanese golf course designer. The course layout features generous palm lined fairways and with five sets of tees, is suitable all standards of golfer.  Both nines open with long par 5’s which is a bit unusual. Additionally, the toughest par 4’s are saved for holes 9 and 18, insuring that golfers keep their concentration through to the end of the front and back, respectively, to score well.  Other unique features of the Siem Reap Booyoung Country Club course are the meandering creeks that cross several of the holes and the excellent greenside bunkering, both which demand accurate shot making to score well. Several of the holes feature split fairways making for both aggressive and conservative approaches to the greens. On the other hand the fairways are wide and flat and the greens very large which balances out the course difficultly very nicely.  An excellent course to commence our golf experience in Cambodia.

    Siem Reap Booyoung Country Club

    Overnight:     The Tara Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia (4 star)

    Saturday 15th February

    Private Full Day Tour of Angkor Wat
    Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia.  It extends over approximately 400 square kilometres and consists of scores of temples, hydraulic structures (basins, dykes, reservoirs, canals) as well as communication routes. For several centuries Angkor was the centre of the Khmer Kingdom. With impressive monuments, several different ancient urban plans and large water reservoirs, the site is a unique concentration of features testifying to an exceptional civilization. Temples such as Angkor Wat, the Bayon, Preah Khan and Ta Prohm, exemplars of Khmer architecture, are closely linked to their geographical context as well as being imbued with symbolic significance. The architecture and layout of the successive capitals bear witness to a high level of social order and ranking within the Khmer Empire. Angkor is therefore a major site exemplifying cultural, religious and symbolic values, as well as containing high architectural, archaeological and artistic significance. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.  The park is inhabited, and many villages, some of whom the ancestors are dating back to the Angkor period, are scattered throughout the park. The population practices agriculture and more specifically rice cultivation.  We will spend the day in the company of a specialist tour guide who will take us on a private tour experiencing all of the wonders of this quite extraordinary region.  The day will include lunch.

    Overnight:     The Tara Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia (4 star)

    Sunday 16th February

    The Angkor Golf Resort
    The world class Faldo designed Angkor Golf Resort is the best golf course in Cambodia.  The six-time major winner Nick Faldo himself, received a blessing from local monks and then opened the golf course in December 2007, his first golf course in Cambodia.  The Siem Reap course is a fair test of golf for all players and requires thinking and strategy on every hole to score well. The greens have plenty of subtle undulations and they reward and encourage a variety of approach shots.  The final 3 holes make up some of the most challenging, but fun, holes on the course. The par-5 16th is a monster that is probably not reachable in two shots except for very long hitters. The angle of the green together with the water on the left of the hole, poses a real challenge for those wishing to get their approach shots close.  Hole 17 is the longest par 3 on the course and plays to a green guarded by water on the right side.  The 440 yard par 4 finishing hole is as good as they come and will certainly lead to some dramatic finishes, a Faldo signature! The hole is a slight dogleg to the left. However, water runs down the left side affecting both the tee shot and the approach. The best tee shot must challenge the water on the left to open up the approach into the green.  A fitting finale to our golf in Cambodia!Angkor Golf

    Overnight:     The Tara Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia (4 star)

    Monday 17th February

    Onwards to the Land of Smiles
    Thus Cambodia comes to a close and we head to the airport for the departures home or to head west to Thailand for the Pattaya Tour and the City of Angels (Bangkok) thereafter.

  • 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: £ 895.00


Single Room Supplement(per night): £25.00

Notes on the Prices:

Price Includes:

– 4 night’s bed & breakfast at the Tara Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap (4 star)

– 2 rounds of golf

– 1 caddie per golfer

– Golf buggies at the Siem Reap Booyoung Country Club

– Full day Angkor Wat sightseeing tour including lunch and all admission fees

– Airport transfers

– Golf transfers

– Fully guided and/or golf hotline staffed throughout trip by English and Khmer speaking service personnel

– All local taxes and service charges


Price Excludes:

Package excludes:

– Travel visas and any associated costs

– Domestic or International airfares

– Personal items, meals, drinks, rental equipment and gratuities

FLIGHT INFORMATION – SIEM REAP ARRIVALS

When booking your flights, please book them so that you fly into Siem Reap and depart from the City where you intend your participation on the tour to end (Siem Reap or Bangkok).  If you intend to travel to Thailand for one or both of the Pattaya and Bangkok tours there will be the need for a flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok.  We will book this flight on your behalf and add the cost to the price of the holiday.  We have not included the flight cost though within the holiday price, due to the likely individual requirements of each client travelling.