If you are looking to visit Asia as part of a golfing holiday then you should focus on one of three areas of Asia.
Malaysia, Thailand or Indonesia.
In whichever of the three countries mentioned you will find a host of exceptional golf courses, hotels and golf resorts that will take you breathe away and have you questioning why you ever considered other destinations for your golf break.
Thailand, at the heart of South East Asia, is an exotic location, which during the winter months can provide the perfect weather conditions for golf.
Couple the amazing golf courses throughout the country, from the mountainous north to the coastal courses of the south with the rich cultural history and amazing cuisine and you have yourself a perfect option for your golf holiday.
A few courses that simply has to go on the list of must play in Thailand are Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Chiang Mai Highlands course in the north of the country, Black Mountain Golf Club which is the pick of the golf courses in Hua Hin and Red Mountain close to Phuket.
Thailand is rich in both history and golf courses and is a delightful place to visit.
Onto Malaysia, split by the South China Sea, Malaysia falls into two distinctive sections, East and West and it is worth noting that the climate differs on each.
As with many Asian countries the culture and cuisines are a real hit and this is no different here.
Stay in the capital city and you will be able to see this for yourself. Golf courses are in high numbers with over 200 across the country so you are spoilt for choice.
Top course designers, including Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Greg Norman and the late Arnold Palmer have all constructed top quality championship golf courses here.
Of particular note is Kota Permai, rated as the best course in Malaysia in 2016 and it is a cracker.
Others worth a visit are; The Saujana in Kuala Lumpur, The Els Club Desaru which is spectacular and The Mines built on the world’s largest tin mine is truly amazing..
Finally, to Indonesia, offering a huge variety of both resort and urban holidays Indonesia is a somewhat unknown, but do not let this put you off. The service is second to none, golf courses in Indonesia are world class and the history and culture of the country is mind boggling. With around 150 golf courses to choose from, across the thousands of Indonesian Islands you will be sure to find something that you like.
The Nirwana Bali Golf Club, designed by Greg Norman is, well unbelievable. Quality pours from the fairways, it could easily be one of the best course anywhere in the world. Royal Jakarta is impressive, especially the championship layout of the West and South loops and the Damai Indah is another fantastic design.
Indonesia enjoys beautiful scenery and the golf courses have been designed to fit right in.
Whichever of the three locations you choose, you will not be disappointed, they are all worth a visit!