Play is underway in the 2015 Hua Hin and Cha-Am Golf Festival after a colourful opening ceremony heralding the first weekly competition day at the Majestic Creek Country Club on 2nd August.
The opening ceremony featured Thai dancing and music with golf clubs being the dancers’ chosen accessory. In attendance was the Phetchaburi Governor, Khun Montien Thongnit (he’s a golfer!), with the Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khirikhan Golf Course Association Chairman Khun Suwit Reanrogruang and Board Members. The Tourism Authority of Thailand was represented by the local and regional Directors. Many more VIPs, including media stars, joined the full field of golfers ready to tee-off. TAT Governor Thawatchai Arunyik said, “The Hua Hin/Cha-am Golf Festival has been held successfully for several years now to promote golf and other sports that tourists can enjoy in Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan.
As the event has become better known by sportsmen and women internationally, it has become much anticipated by local businesses, which enjoy a boost of visitors during what has traditionally been the province’s low season.” However very few non-Thai golfers were in attendance; with the exception of local golf tour operators and management staff from the golf courses involved. Marketing of this important event outside of the country may still need to be in need of development to achieve the Festival’s promotional aims. During the festival, the 10 participating golf courses are offering special promotions at 1,000 Baht and 1,800 Baht per person per round. The prices will vary from course to course. For more information about the Golf Festival visit http://www.ppgathailand. com/golf-festival-2015/
The remaining weekly golf competition days are as follows:
Sun 06th Sept 2015 Banyan Golf course Tee off 11.00 hrs.Price at 2400 baht/person with green fee, caddy fees, dinner and prize. Contact. http://www.banyanestatehuahin. com/Golf/index.php
Sun 13th Sept 2015 Springfield Tee off 11.00 hrs. Price at 1600 baht/person with green fee, caddy fees, dinner and prize. Contact . http://www.springfieldresort.com Sun 20th Sept 2015 Khaeng krachan Golf course Tee off 11.00 hrs. Price at 1600 baht/person with green fee, caddy fees, dinner and prize. Contact. (032)427596, (032)459318
Sun 27th Sept 2015 Eagle Milford Golf course Tee off 11.00 hrs. Price at 1600 baht/ person with green fee, caddy fees, dinner and prize. Contact. http://www.milford. co.th/
Sun 04th Oct 2015 Final round and closing ceremony (only the winner of each course earlier) Palm hills Tee off 11.00 hrs. Price complimentary with green fee, caddy fees, dinner and prize. Contact. http://www. palmhills-golf.com