Golf in Cambodia
Golf holidays to CambodiaA magical country where Asia’s past and present collide, Cambodia offers a hint of romance for those looking to avoid the over commercialisation that has blighted countries such as neighbouring Thailand. It’s currently a tourist hotspot, mainly thanks to the undeniable majesty of the temples at Angkor and the surrounding ruins of an ancient civilisation that once ruled over much of Southeast Asia, but a growing number of golf courses mean that many now see a Cambodia golf holiday as a viable alternative to the more traditional golfing destinations such as Thailand.
Capital Phnom Penh is an intoxicating assault on the senses where you can serenely cruise the Mekong or roll the dice in the casino; try local delicacies from street stalls or dine in high end restaurants; immerse yourself in the painful history of the killing fields or simply browse the plentiful markets for curios. Siem Reap, just a few kilometres from Angkor, has been revitalised by the influx of tourists and backpackers, and its drinking and dining scene are up there with the best of the region. If it’s adventure you’re after, you’re in luck. The south coast is fringed with deserted tropical islands, and the Cardamom Mountains offer a vast wilderness where those on ecotours can catch a glimpse of a wealth of wildlife. The epic waterfalls and crater lakes of the wild north, home to Cambodia’s ethnic minorities, feel a world apart, and through it all runs the Mekong River, in whose waters you can occasionally glimpse dolphins. Golf is a relatively new phenomenon in Cambodia, whose first golf course wasn’t opened until the mid-90s, but as foreign investment comes in, it is well on the road to becoming a major destination for golfers. Join one of our Cambodia Golf Tours to enjoy a round of golf surrounded by the cool hills or tea plantations or alternatively head down to the fringes of the South China Sea in this country of over 200 golf courses. Top names like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Greg Norman and Max Wexler have all brought out the best features of the local environment whilst incorporating their own unique styles and features when designing golf courses in Malaysia. While there are decent courses near Phnom Penh, golfers are best advised to head to Siem Reap which boasts three excellent courses, and in the Nick Faldo-designed Angkor Golf Resort, one of the very best golf courses in Asia. With a chance to take in the spectacular sights of a unique country while getting in a few rounds at generally very reasonable green fees, a golf holiday in Cambodia makes for an unusual but unforgettable choice.