Golf in Thailand

A long-distance love affair began when reading Peter Alliss eulogising about his round of golf at the Rose Garden. Several decades later I had the chance to follow in the great man's footsteps.

Chiangmai Highlands Golf and CC, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Golf in Thailand,

At the very heart of mainland South East Asia, welcome to a country of contrasts: tropical or cool depending on the region and time of year; remote hill country with beautiful scenery or vibrant, modern living in cities with ultra-dense populations (110 people per sq km). And of course, there are the beaches. Wherever you are, the welcome is always warm, and the golfing opportunities are abundant - day or night, in the serene mountainous settings of Chiang Mai or at the heart of bustling Bangkok. And who wouldn't want to play a group of nines entitled Sugar Cane, Tapioca and Pineapple? Read more... (opens in new tab)

James Mason is a senior contributor for Golf Monthly magazine and editor of and has producing destination and equipment reviews for Golf Monthly, Greenside, and Middle East Golfer magazines. He has also produced destination features for Golf World and Going for Golf magazines and interviews for Middle East Golfer and Qatar Airlines. James was captain of Coventry university golf team and now plays off a 5 handicap.