Khun Suwit Ruengroongrueng, as the President of the Petchaburi – Prachuap Khirikhan Golf Association, has confirmed with Hua Hin Today arrangements for the 15th Annual Hua Hin Cha-Am Golf festival 2016 during the months of August and September. Major golf courses in Hua Hin will offer very special green fees during these 2 months. Green Fees of 1,000 THB and Caddie Fees of 300 THB will apply to most of the golf courses from 1st August until 30th September.
However the full pricing details, including golf carts are yet to be confirmed. Additionally, there will be a weekly (Sunday) tournament at one of golf courses culminating in a winners’ tournament to complete the Festival. During 2015 the golf courses involved were Black Mountain, Banyan, Royal Springfield, Imperial Lakeview, Royal Hua Hin, Palm Hills, Majestic Creek, Kraeng Krachan, The Eagle Milford and Suanson/Sea Pines. This year The Eagle Milford is an unlikely participant, however there may also be one more surprise addition. Before too long more information will become available at www. ppgathailand. com. Khun Suwit commented that final arrangements will follow meetings of the PPGA Members soon to convened.
The Hua Hin Cha-Am Golf Festival is a great opportunity to become familiar with some of the best golf courses in Thailand and for visiting golfers to enjoy some real bargains. The so-called ‘low season’ maybe during the wet season but our region’s climate poses few restrictions to those ‘in the know’. August and September may be during the European summer, so that enticing travellers who prefer to escape long winter months poses some difficulties, However southern hemisphere golfers are very different. The marketing opportunities to these countries are obvious, particularly ‘golf mad’ Australia and New Zealand. These countries are obvious targets to put ‘low season’ golf on the map.