The popular game, Golf, is believed to have originated in Scotland in the 15th century. The game is also called as ‘club and ball’ sport. This is one of the few games, which do not require leveled ground like those needed for football, hockey and such other games. In fact, one of the salient features of Golf is that it is always played on a ground that is ‘arranged in progression’. This is one of the few games that are being played in almost every country across the globe. The Bangkok Post in its edition on September 19, 2016 has pointed out that BTS holding, a popular real estate agency in Bangkok, holds an 18-hole Bangkok golf course on Bang Na-Trat road. This golf course earns an annual income of about 200 million Baht.
Golf courses of international standards:
This underlines the popularity of Golf in Bangkok. In fact, Bangkok.com in one of its recent editions has pointed out that many world class standard golf courses are located very close to the city center. These golf courses are laid at par with international standards, and several popular golf events are played in these courses. These golf courses have become very popular among tourists and also among other sports enthusiasts.
Club house attached:
Interestingly, in Bangkok, golf courses have become a part and parcel of the process of urbanization. Further, the golf courses have a club house attached bar and continental restaurants. The ever smiling service of the staff in the clubs and restaurants makes you feel absolutely homely. The club house located in the midst of the wonderful scenic golf course makes the Bangkok golf course an ideal place to relax and rejuvenate.
According to a paper published in the Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research 24 (4): 1449-1456, 2016, golf courses in Thailand are ranked 7th in the world and 1st in Asia. The report points out that golf courses in Thailand have also contributed to the economic development of the country. The report attributes the success of every Bangkok golf course to effective management, customer (player) oriented service, quality of the golf ground and so on.