Make Golf Your Post-Lockdown Passion with Beginners’ Lessons at Banyan Golf Club, Hua Hin

Discover a choice of expert-led intensive courses at the Banyan Golf Academy, including two-hour and three-day options, and embrace the great outdoors with a rewarding new pastime

Banyan Golf Club offers a choice of golf lessons with award-winning coach and PGA pro, John Wither

Hua Hin, Thailand, 23 July 2020 – Banyan Golf Club, Hua Hin, the award-winning 18-hole championship course nestled between the mountains and the sea on Thailand’s glittering gulf coast, in inviting Thai residents and potential travellers to discover their new post-lockdown passion with a choice of professionally-led golf tutorials.

Designed by Thailand’s number one golf architect, Pirapon Namatra, Banyan Golf Club is a spectacular par-72 course featuring undulating fairways, manicured greens and a variety of different tee boxes, to make it fun, enjoyable and challenging for golfers of all levels. The signature 15th hole provides panoramic views across the Gulf of Thailand to Singtoh Island. It is no surprise therefore, that the course won the “Best Golf Club Experience in Asia Pacific” award in 2019 and was named on the Rolex “World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses” list in 2012.

This makes Banyan Golf Club the perfect place to learn the joy of golf, and the Banyan Golf Academy is now offering a choice of lessons for beginners. Led by John Wither, an award-winning coach and PGA pro from St. Andrews in Scotland, guests will be able to learn all of the sport’s secrets, from the basics of grip, stance and swing, to advanced techniques like chipping and putting.

The two-hour “Introduction to Golf” programme is designed to equip beginners with the basic skills and knowledge they need. After a welcome drink at the golf club, students will be given a summary of golf rules and etiquette, a tour of the course and facilities, a short game session, and coaching on the driving range. The lesson concludes with a video analysis and refreshments. Priced at THB 3,500 for singles or THB 4,500 per couple, this is a great way to quickly pick up a new pastime.

Alternatively, the “Play Golf in 3 Days” package will give guests the confidence to play golf in just three sessions! Having learnt the sport’s fundamentals on the first day, students will spend Day Two perfecting their swing and using different clubs. Then on Day Three, golfers will tee-off for their first nine holes. Each day will end with a debriefing and video analysis, followed by refreshments. Upon completion of the course, players will be given a certificate and a handicap profile. This comprehensive package is priced at THB 14,900 for singles and THB 21,900 for couples, including green fees, equipment rental, carts and caddies.

Banyan Golf Club is a spectacular par-72 course featuring undulating fairways and manicured greens

Seeking a soothing massage or body scrub? Highly-trained therapists at the Banyan Village spa can provide a full range of treatments in the comfort of guest villas or at the spa itself. Or how about a family meal without the hassle of cooking? Guests are able to order delivery or visit an extensive list of restaurant partners courtesy of the Banyan Privilege card, which provides discounts ranging from 10% up to 50%. Guests are given complimentary membership upon check-in, with partners covering the full list of activities in Hua Hin. See full details here: https://www.banyanthailand.com/privilege-program-list/

When families are not soaking up the serene ambience, they have a wide range of ways to unwind. Jump on a bicycle which are for rent at Banyan Village and explore the countryside, brush up your tennis game at True Arena, try popular water sports such as kite surfing or sailing, visit the historical Summer Palace, head to Vana Nava Water Park, just five minutes from Banyan Village, or savour Thailand’s finest wines at Hua Hin Hills vineyard.

Alternatively, residents can tee-off at the award-winning Banyan Golf Club, an 18-hole championship course created by Thailand’s number one golf architect, Pirapon Namatra. Seasoned golfers will love this scenic par-72 layout, which features undulating fairways, manicured greens and a series of sand and water challenges. The signature 15th hole, an elevated par-3, offers spectacular sea views towards Singtoh Island.

The villas are close to the Banyan Golf Club & Academy where guests of all ages and ability levels are most welcome

“As Thailand emerges from lockdown, there has never been a better opportunity to break out of your old routine and learn a new skill, surrounded by nature. Golf lets you spend time outdoors, get fit and breathe in the fresh air, while also mastering one of the world’s oldest and noblest sports. Banyan Golf Club and Banyan Golf Academy will set you on the journey to an exciting and rewarding new life as a golfer,” said Mr. Stacey Walton, General Manager of Banyan Golf Club.

Guests who want to combine their golfing lessons with a long-stay vacation can take advantage of a new accommodation offer at Banyan Thailand, Hua Hin. Under the “Extended Family Escapes” package, they can rent a private pool villa at Banyan Village for only THB 25,000 per month, allowing families to escape the city and unwind in space and style. They can either stay throughout the rental period, visit the villa multiple times, or invite family and friends to use it while they are back to Bangkok. For more information and reservations, please email sales@banyanthailand.com, call 032-538-888 or visit www.banyanthailand.com.

Tenants who rent a villa will receive the Banyan Privilege Card to maximise their stay, offering access to exclusive benefits and discounts at Privilege Partners, from local restaurants, beach clubs and water parks to sports facilities and medical centres. Members will also enjoy 10% off the “Introduction to Golf” and “Play Golf in 3 Days” packages!

Banyan Golf Club is an active social hub that hosts a full calendar of major tournaments, signature contests and fun events, including its Power Tee competitions, Golf & Wine Dinners, The Banyan Masters, Banyan Pineapple Pairs, Banyan Ryder Cup, Club Championships and many more. The heart and soul of club life is Mulligan’s Bar – a meeting place for golfers before and after their game, with walls adorned with pin flags from major tournaments, autographs from top golfers, and a “Wall of Fame” for players who have achieved a hole-in-one. Mulligan’s is also the only golf bar in Thailand serving premium draught beers and ciders such as Peroni and Magners, along with Scotch whiskies and Habanos Cuban cigars.

Having reopened its doors following the global pandemic, Banyan Golf Club has implemented a series of enhanced health and hygiene procedures, in line with official guidance. Developed in partnership with the Be Well Medical Centre and PPGA, these new protocols will ensure the safety of all golfers and staff members.

To embark on an enjoyable new hobby at Banyan Golf Club, Hua Hin, please email reservations@banyanthailand.com, call 03-261-6200 or visit www.banyanthailand.com/hua-hin-golf.

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About Banyan Thailand, Hua Hin

Stylish, spacious and sophisticated, Banyan Thailand, Hua Hin is a spectacular residential resort development nestled between the mountains and the sea near Thailand’s glittering gulf coast. Just 2.5 hours’ drive from Bangkok and 10 minutes from Hua Hin, our luxurious low-rise villas come fully equipped with the latest fixtures and facilities. Investors can OWN their unique private residence in this exclusive community, RENT one of our spacious two-bedroom pool villas for an extended vacation, DINE at an exceptional restaurant with stunning sunset views, or PLAY at the world-renowned Banyan Golf Club, an 18-hole championship course created by Thailand’s number one golf course architect, Pirapon Namatra. To learn more, please visit www.banyanthailand.com.

About Banyan Golf Club, Hua Hin

Opened in 2008, Banyan Golf Club, Hua Hin, Thailand offers golfers a world-class 18-hole championship golfing experience and dining facilities to be enjoyed by every player and visitor. The unique contemporary Thai style designed clubhouse features luxurious changing rooms, exclusive club suite accommodation, Mulligan’s Pub and Terrace Restaurant. All is perfectly complimented by 5-star service. Spectacular sunset views of the Burmese mountains from the clubhouse make it an even more memorable experience for everyone to enjoy.

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