Hua Hin, Thailand, 7 October 2015 — In two short years, the Centara World Masters Golf Championship in Thailand, has become the biggest tournament for club golfers in Asia. The inaugural tournament attracted 400 golfers and the latest installment in June 2015 attracted a sell-out field of 600 golfers from 23 countries. No other amateur golf tournament attracts golfers from more countries.
The Centara World Masters Golf Championship is a week-long celebration of golf, social and entertainment events in the popular seaside resort town of Hua Hin in Thailand. The event is open to all male and female golfers over the age of 35. Competition is played in 15 divisions based on age and handicap and drawing golfers of a similar age and handicap together is among the event’s great traditions.
Hua Hin, about 2.5 hours south of Bangkok, was awarded Asia’s Best Golf Destination in 2014 and serves up a winning combination for tournament participants. Golfers play Black Mountain, Banyan, Springfield and Majestic Creek – all quality resort course layouts where carts and caddies are standard. Black Mountain is ranked the number one course in Asia and hosts the annual (insert pro tournament here). Banyan was voted (insert award here). Thailand is known as the ‘land of smiles’ and the well-trained and friendly caddies enhance this reputation.
Hua Hin also has an abundance of ideally located accommodations from luxury to more budget options. Host hotel for the tournament is the Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin. Established in the 1920’s, the resort has modern luxuries while retaining its bygone age of elegance. Taking full advantage of Centara’s beachfront location, the opening night welcome dinner and gala presentation dinners are hosted around the resort pool with the beach and ocean as a stunning backdrop.
Golfers gather each night during the tournament for 19th Hole festivities where tempting Thai cuisine and Chang beer flows and daily golf winners are celebrated.
The tournament also boasts US$30,000 in golf prizes and lucky prize draws for luxury golfing holidays including an all-expenses paid trip to return to the Centara World Masters.
The tournament package is packed with value and personalised touches like a caddy bib, personalised with the players name and country flag. This event has all the trappings and services usually reserved for touring professionals. Centara World Masters participants have been in high praise of the event experience and value.
“On behalf of my husband and I, we would like to congratulate you on another wonderful event. We enjoyed the games, the on course challenges and meeting new friends from around the world. The team were amazing in organising the transport and getting everyone off to a great start at each course. We had a wonderful time and will be back next year. Have a great year.” — Christine and Michael Marks
The tournament is co-hosted by Australian-based Go Golfing and Golfasian who look after more golfers in Thailand than any other tour operator. The seamless co-ordination of flights, accommodation, transfers and event logistics for 600 plus golfers is among the events notable achievements. In addition to Centara Hotels and Resorts, reputable companies including TaylorMade, Coca-Cola, Tourism Authority of Thailand and beers supplied by Chang are proudly contributing to the future success of the tournament.
The third annual Centara World Masters Golf Championship returns to Hua Hin, Thailand, from 12 to 18 June 2016. For complete event information and to book visit www.thailandworldmasters.com