GOLFING AND ACCOMODATION PACKAGES IN UDONTHANI
Enjoy Low Cost Golf and Accommodation Holidays in Udon Thani. (Issan)
Come over to Thailand and join us in the Land of Sunshine and Smiles for “Low Cost Golf and Accommodation” in Issan country. Bring your friends, partners and wives to Udon Thani, which is in the North East of Thailand next to Nong Khai and close to the border of Laos, great for duty free shopping . Your holiday starts when we pick you up at Udon Thani International Airport with a private VIP air-conditioned mini bus to take you to your Hotel. Transport to the golf courses around Udon Thani and Nong Khai includes a VIP mini-bus or taxis. Golf fees, accommodation and food are very low priced, great if you are on a tight budget. The package includes a choice of hotels or apartments for your accommodation.
There are five 9 hole golf courses within easy reach around Udon Thani. They are certainly not PGA standard, but given the cost and condition, they draw very good praises. All are usually well maintained and have good friendly caddies, some of which speak a little English. Thailand has three seasons, Hot, Wet and Cold. From May till September it is the rainy season and the majority of the courses get rather sodden because of poor drainage. Weekend golf can be rather busy with the locals because they are generally very slow as they like to play in 5, 6 or 7 ball groups. They will rarely let anybody play through.
The five 9 hole courses are – Wings 23, Nong Samrong, Nong Khai, Sri Thani and 18k.
Wings 23 is the one close to the airport, five minutes after you arrive you could be golfing, as it is on the way into town. Well looked after and prices vary from 350 baht to 420 baht, plus caddy tip (200 baht). It is in very good condition with a variety of water holes, dog legs and par threes (2).!!!!! There are no buggies at this course. There is a practice area and driving range also.
Nong Samrong Golf Course
Nong Samrong is the Army course in the northern area of Udon just off the Nong Khai Road. Again well looked after and it has generated a large following of farangs, as the course is the shortest of the four and very flat, BUT a lot more water holes. (everyone).!!! Prices vary from 260 baht to 400 baht plus caddy tip (200 baht). There are no buggies at this course. There is a practice area and driving range also.
Sri Thani Forest Golf Course
Sri Thani Forest Golf Course is 15 minutes out of town on the Khon Kaen Road. It is well maintain but often over watered, especially around the greens. There are more varieties of holes here with undulating terrain. Prices are slightly higher here from 350- to 470 baht on week days, plus caddy tip (200 baht). Buggies extra. There is a practice putting / chipping area and a driving range.
18K Golf Course
The 18k golf course gets it’s name because it is 18km out of town and it is the least played of the others as it is very hilly terrain with very difficult holes, but exciting to play. Not that well maintained with some tee boxes in need of repair. This course is very busy in the rainy season as it has good drainage and is always playable. Prices range from 350 baht to 420 baht plus 200 baht caddy tip.
Nong Khai Golf Course is east of Nong Khai (approximately 5 kilometers.) on the Phonsi Sai road. Look out for a Big Golf Ball (about 150 cm diameter) on the right hand side before the Technical College. It is also a 9 hole course with some alternative tees to vary some holes. Very enjoyable to play and is in very good condition. Caddies are not very good. Greens are good, fairway are hard and dry due to hot spell. Again would be an alternate to play in rainy season as there are good drainages points. There are trees for overhead cover. Par 66 with yardage of 6000 yards. Green Fees are 210 baht, same price 7 days a week and 52 weeks a year. BARGAIN worth a visit. The maintenance staff are rebuilding more tees and improving the rough in some areas. Clubhouse facilities are reasonable with restaurant, changing room, shower etc.
Victory Park and Ubonrat Dam Golf Courses could be included in your package, there will be an adjustment in the price.