Asia Championship Tour

 Cambodia & Thailand

March 17th – 28th

Play 8 rounds of golf in Cambodia & Thailand on some of Asia’s on best championship courseS

The best of Asia golf tour is designed for the real golf enthusiast, eight rounds of golf on some of the best championship course in Asia and play two tournaments. Just like playing the on the pro tour for 12 days, you will have your own caddy and cart for every round. The first tournament is Siem Reap Cambodia followed the Thailand Golf Classic in Hua Hin. Accommodation is at 5-star hotels throughout. Sokha Angkor Resort in Siem Reap Cambodia, Hilton Resort & Spa in Hua Hin and Westin Grande Hotel in Bangkok.

The tour kicks off on the 17th of March in Siem Reap, Cambodia and is limited to 36 golfers.

There are many destinations around the world where you can stay at a nice hotel and play golf for a week on good courses. However; there are very few exotic destinations that offer “world class golf courses” , luxury 5 star accommodation, amazing food and all in an area bursting with culture and history with Angkor Wat world heritage sites near by.

The Golf Courses in Cambodia

There are not many golf courses in Cambodia however the next 4 days we will play three rounds on two of Asia’s best, Phokeethra Country Club venue for the Johnnie Walker Classic and Angkor Resort Championship course, one of Nick Faldo’s finest designs, you won’t be disappointed.

Golf professional Richard Ellis will be on tour playing with the group, so plenty of free tips for those in need of a swing fix or slight tune up.​

To Thailand

After 4 nights in Cambodia it’s time for part two of the Asian golf adventure with a flight to Thailand’s capital Bangkok.

On arrival at Bangkok Airport competitors will be met and transfer by coach down the motorway about 2 ½  hours south of Bangkok to Hua Hin which is a former fishing village on the Gulf of Thailand and home to the Thai Royal family. Accommodation has been reserved at the five-star Hilton Resort & Spa for the next 6 nights.

These days Hua Hin is a thriving town with great waterfront accommodation, numerous restaurants and has become a fantastic golf destination with 6 championship courses, including two world class layouts, both voted the best in Asia over the past 9 years Banyan Resort and Black Mountain, Black Mountain is the venue for a European tour event. 

The Thailand Golf Classic is an annual tournament. This year it will be played over 4 rounds on four of Asia’s finest courses, this is an individual and team’s tournament, invitations are for teams of (4 players) to compete. The event is limited to the first 9 teams entered (36 players), for those people who don’t have a team and wish to enter individually the organisers will endeavor to place you into a team for the team’s event.

All competitors will stay at the beautiful Hua Hin Hilton Resort & Spa for 6 nights during the tournament then onto the Westin Grande Hotel in Bangkok for one night. As many people will have traveled for more than 12 hours to get to Thailand, day one is a rest day with an opportunity to have a look around the local area before the tournament starts.

The Thailand Golf Classic tournament will take place March 23, 24 25 & 26th the first round will be played at excellent Majestic Creek Country Club , round two at the Jack Nicklaus designed Royal Springfield, third round at Banyan Country Club and final round at Black Mountain. After four rounds of competition on fantastic golf courses it will time to present the prizes at the tournament dinner.
The next morning, we travel back towards Bangkok and a round at one of Asia’s best new course “Nikanti” we played this course the last three years, it’s amazing. After golf and dinner, we make our way the Westin Grande Hotel in Bangkok city for our final night in Thailand.

Competitions


As with most golf tours there will be a fair number of side bets taking place. There will be separate competition for every round on the tour and to give everyone a chance of winning we will adopt a special handicapping procedure.

Handicaps-  Everyone will play the first round of the tour on their normal club handicap, after each round players will be re-handicapped down or up depending on their previous day’s score. The maximum handicap movement will be 2 strokes a day. 

The betting fund (prize pool) there will be prize pool set up with all players expected to put in (500 Bhat) $20 a day. Daily prize money will be for first, second and third stableford and the best gross. 

Calcutta   There will be a Calcutta held in conjunction with final round at Nikanti Country Club. The format for the Calcutta will be a team’s ball best ball stableford. Once the draw is completed the teams will be auctioned.

The tournament will be run by Richard Ellis and his Pacific Golf Management team. Pacific Golf has over 25 years in golf event management and organises some of the largest pro-am and amateur tournaments in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. 

If you enjoy playing world class golf courses in a competitive tournament environment, top class accommodation, a few side bets and having a great time -- then enter today or better still get three of your friends or club members to enter as well and make up a team.

If you would like to join the 2020 tour contact us today and enter as an individual or better still, arrange a group of 4 players (your team). richard@pacificgolf.co.nz phone +64 21989996

The Full Tour Package March 17th – 28th  Includes  


  • 4 night’s accommodation at Sokha Angkor Resort & Spa Siem Reap Cambodia
  • 6 night’s accommodation at the Hilton Resort & Spa Hua Hin
  • 1 night’s accommodation at the Westin Grande Hotel Bangkok
  • Buffet breakfast every day
  • 8 Rounds of golf at championship courses, including your own caddy & cart 
  • Welcome cocktail function in Siem Reap 
  • Entry into the Thailand Teams Golf Classic tournament.
  • Welcome cocktail party at the Hilton Resort & Spa in Hua Hin 
  • On course lunch & drink at all courses in Thailand
  • Tournament prize presentation dinner & drinks at Prime Steak House, Hua Hin
  • Tournament players gift pack 
  • All ground transfers, from airports to hotels and golf courses 
  • Richard Ellis tournament and tour director

Cost Twin Share -  $AUD4108.00 -- $NZ4335.00         

Cost to upgrade to single room for 11 nights  $AUD1161.00 -- $NZ1223.00

  • Cost is based on exchange rates as follow $1NZ= $USD.65 = $1NZ = $AUD.95   - 20Thai Bhat equals $1NZ the cost could change due to currency fluctuations.
  • Cost is based on a minimum of 16 participants 
  • Depending on your passport, Visa’s may be necessary for Cambodia and or Thailand.  

 

Cambodia -Thailand Tour Itinerary 2020


 

Tuesday 17th March

Arrive Siem Reap airport, once clearing customs please make your way to the arrivals area and look for the Pacific Golf Sign with your name on it where you will be met then transferred to Sokha Angkor Resort Hotel where accommodation has been reserved for the next 4 nights, breakfast is included daily 

6.00pm meet in the Champa Bar for welcome drinks

 

 

Wednesday 18th March

Buffet Breakfast in the Lotus restaurant

9.00am please be ready to depart hotel for Angkor Golf Club for today’s round , tee times  
from 10.00am

 

 

Thursday 19th March

Buffet Breakfast in the Lotus restaurant

9.00am Please be ready in the foyer area with you clubs to depart the hotel for        Phokeethra Golf Course for today’s round tee times from 10.00am

 

 

Friday 20th March 

 

Buffet Breakfast in the Lotus restaurant

9.00am please be ready to depart hotel for Angkor Golf Club for today’s round , tee times  
from 10.00am

 

 

Saturday 21st March

Buffet Breakfast in the Lotus restaurant 

7.20am Please be ready with your luggage at reception area for departure to Siem Reap Airport for the flight to Bangkok

9.50am PG924 departs for Bangkok, suggested flight to Bangkok

On arrival in Bangkok after clearing Customs please make your way to the meeting area at exit door # 3 where you will be met by our ground transport operator, look for the  Pacific Golf Management sign.

Transfer to the Hilton Hotel Hua Hin which is around two and half to three hours drive from Bangkok Airport.

Accommodation is reserved for the next 6 nights and includes daily buffet breakfast.

 

 

Sunday 22nd  March

 

Buffet Breakfast at the Market Place Restaurant on the ground floor.

Rest day, or optional round of golf at Black Mountain

6.00pm – 7.00pm Welcome cocktail function

Pool bar area near the beach at the Hilton.

Monday 23rd March

Buffet Breakfast at the Market Place Restaurant.

8.30am Transfer to Majestic Creek golf course for round 1 of the Thailand Golf Classic
Tee times from 9.00am 

2.00pm Transfer back to the Hilton

6.00pm Drinks at the Hilton in the garden bar near the Tug Boat bar, optional.

Tuesday 24th March

Buffet Breakfast at the Market Place Restaurant.

 8.30am Transfer to Royal Springfield golf course for round 2 of the Thailand Golf Classic
Tee times from 9.00am                

 2.00pm Transfer back to the Hilton

 6.00pm Drinks at the Hilton in the garden bar near the Tug Boat bar, optional.

Wednesday 25th March

Buffet Breakfast at the Market Place Restaurant.

8.30am Please be ready with your clubs at the arrivals area for a transfer to Banyan Golf Resort for round 3 of the Thailand Golf Classic, tee times from 9.00am.                 

2.00pm Transfer back to the Hilton

6:00pm Drinks at the Hilton in the garden bar near the Tug Boat bar, optional

Thursday 26th March

Buffet Breakfast at the Market Place Restaurant.

8.30am Transfer to Black Mountain for round 4 of the Thailand Golf Classic tee times from 9.00am                

2.00pm Transfer back to the Hilton 

6.30- 7.00pm Drinks at Prime Steak House, across the road from the Hotel

7.00 – 8.30pm Dinner, Prize presentation & more drinks at Prime Steak House  

 

Friday 27th March

Buffet Breakfast at the Market Place Restaurant

8.30am depart Hilton, please be ready with all your luggage for a transfer to Nikanti Country Club Bangkok. Tee times from 11.30am.

Early buffet dinner at the golf course after golf then transfer to the Westin Hotel

Saturday 28th March

Buffet Breakfast at Taste Restaurant

Transfer to Bangkok Airport for your flight home.

Flight Arrivals at Siem Reap

On arrival at the airport after clearing immigration, customs and collecting your luggage please make your way to the Arrivals area. There will be people holding up signs, your driver will be holding a Pacific Golf Logo sign, with your name on it, he will organise for your transport to the Hotel. 

Golf Courses in Siem Reap

We will be playing three rounds in Siem Reap, the first and third rounds will be played at the Nick Faldo designed Angkor Golf Resort, Faldo has done some of his best work here, you will love this course. The second round will be played at the championship course that hosted the Asia Johnnie Walker Classic Phokeethra Country Club.

The Golf Competition & Prizes in Siem Reap

The tournament is a stableford competition, there will a daily prize. As with many of our tours there will be a daily betting pool $US10 entry per day- 1st 2nd & 3rd 

Handicaps

We will have a slope handicap chart available for round one. After each round player’s will be re-handicapped down or up depending on their day’s score.

Anyone playing within 2 strokes of their handicap, there will be no change for the next round. 

Score three better or worse than your handicap and your handicap for the next round will be plus or minus one stroke. Score four or more strokes “better or worse” will result in, minus or plus 2 strokes for their next round.

The maximum handicap movement will be 2 strokes a day.

This system starts again in each country.

Caddies

International golf courses in Vietnam and Cambodia like most Asian countries provide caddies and carts for all players. (Which is included in your tour cost)

Please be aware caddies are normally clothed, fed and in some cases housed by the golf course. However, they only receive a very small portion of the caddy fee charged by the course, so the only money they really make is from tips. The normal tip at a top end course is $US12 – $15 is a round (they do a great job as you will find out)

It is also customary to tip the drive and tour driver / guide around $4 a day 

Arrival in Bangkok / Thailand Tournament

When you arrive at Bangkok Airport, please clear immigration then collect your bags, once you exit the customs area make your way to the meeting area at EXIT DOOR where you will be met by our ground operator, look for the Pacific Golf Sign. The transfer to the Hilton Hotel in Hua Hin will take about 2 ½  to 3 hours

Hilton Hotel & Spa Hua Hin

Your accommodation has been reserved for six nights and full buffet breakfast is included daily at the Market Place restaurant on the ground floor. The hotel has a number of bars and restaurants and there are many good restaurants nearby. 

Our meeting place for evening drinks at 6.00pm is the Garden bar area near the Tug Boat Restaurant, by the street.

If you need laundry done, I suggest you take it to one of shops at the back of the hotel, very good prices.

Welcome Cocktail Function and Tournament dinner 

The welcome cocktail function will be held in the Garden area by the beach 6.00 to 7.00pm on the 22nd of March (beer, wine, soft drinks and canapes)

Nightly drinks, most people will get together for an evening drink around 6pm before heading out to dinner, if you are interested this will be at the garden bar area near the Tug Boat restaurant on the street side of the hotel.

The tournament dinner will be held at Prime Steak House, which is located across the road from the garden bar.    6.30- 7.00pm drinks then dinner will be served 7.00-8.30pm. It will be a 3-course set menu with a choice of Steak or   Salmon for the main course, beer and few different red and white wines included.

Handicaps

We will have a slope handicap chart available for round one of the tournament.  After each round player’s will be re-handicapped down or up depending on their day’s score.

Anyone playing within 2 strokes of their handicap, there will be no change for the next round. 

Score three better or worse than your handicap and your handicap for the next round will be plus or minus one stroke. Score four or more strokes “better or worse” will result in, minus or plus 2 strokes for their next round.

The maximum handicap movement will be 2 strokes a day.

The Golf Courses in Thailand

All the golf course we play in Thailand are first class. Banyan was voting the best new course in Asia in 2010, Black Mountain now has 27 holes and once again was vote best course in Asia for 2016, Royal

Springfield is an excellent 27-hole Jack Nicklaus design and host many top professional and amateur tournaments & Majestic Creek is a 27 Hole course in the hills just out of Hua Hin.

Nikanti is a fantastic new course in Bangkok we played this course twice before , 6 par 3’s, 6 par 4’s & 6 par 5’s, if you didn’t know better you would think this was a Pete Dye design, also has one of the best club houses you will see anywhere.

After 9 holes at each of the course in Thailand you will receive a sandwich and drink and at Nikanti a buffet after golf.

The Tournament

The tournament will be played over 4 rounds, round one at Majestic Creek ,round two at Royal Springfield ,round three at Banyan Country Club and the final round at Black Mountain. There will be a Calcutta on the last round in Thailand at Nikanti in Bangkok.

The main event is the Team’s competition

There will also be an individual stableford competition, with daily and overall prizes and a gross competition for players with 9 handicap or less.

Team’s event will be played as follows

1/ Each team will be made up of 4 players A, B, C, and D

2/ Round one the team will all play together and this round will be a best ball stableford competition.

3/ For the next 3 rounds , Two of your team members will play together each day, (with two players from another team.)

4/ The team members will rotate partners each day, so all team members will have a different playing partner each round.

 

The competition for rounds 2, 3 & 4 will be the pair’s best ball stableford (best score on each hole from one player)​

The team’s score will be the total of the two pair’s best ball score 

Eg    Players A & B = 44 points
          Players C & D = 46 points

Team Total for the round is  90 points.  And so on for the final three rounds.

The winners will be the team with higiest number of points for the 4 rounds. 

The Betting Fund

As with most golf tours there will be a fair number of side bets taking place. 

There will be a prize pool set up with all players expected to put in (500 Baht) each day. 

The daily prize money will be split as follows 40% first, 30% second and 20% third stableford and 10% best gross. 

Calcutta   

There will be a Calcutta held in conjunction with the round at Nikanti

The format for the Calcutta will be a “team’s”,  4 ball stableford ( best score on the hole)

All players will be required to put in “500 Baht” to enter the Calcutta.

Teams of 4 players will be drawn out of the hat during pre- dinner drinks at tournament dinner, then teams will be auctioned off. Teams who don’t buy themselves in the Calcutta will have an option to buy a 50% stake from the team owner. (Before play starts)

The Calcutta prize pool will be distributed 60% winner, 40% for 2nd    

Caddies

International golf courses in Thailand like most Asian countries provide caddies and carts for all players. (Which is included in your tour cost)
Please be aware caddies are housed and fed by the golf course, but receive very little of the caddy fee charged by the course, the only money they make is from tips.

The normal tip is around  500 Baht a round (they do a great job as you will find out) 

Westin Hotel Bangkok

The final stop on this year’s tour is one at the Westin Hotel in Bangkok. One of the city’s best 5-star hotels and the buffet breakfast is the best in Asia at Taste restaurant which is located on the reception level.

MARCH 28th

Everyone will be homeward bound today. Please make sure you’re ready in the arrivals area on the ground floor with your bags ready for you transfer to Bangkok Airport.

 

BOOKING CONDITIONS

ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM