Nestled in southern Thailand and recognised for its globally appealing integrated resorts and golf course, Laguna Phuket, Asia’s premier island destination, hosted a ‘Master Golf Clinic’ with the participation of Jeev Milkha Singh, one of the best-known golfers in India. The event, held on August 7, was organised to exhibit Laguna Phuket’s diversified resort activities and golf facilities that cater to the expanding bleisure segment in India and to entice both business travellers and recreational golfers to book the integrated experience offered at the resort.
According to a press release, at the day-long event, Singh demonstrated an impressive array of shots and offered game instruction tips to the golf and sports participants, following which, a round-table conversation and Q&A was held with select media to discuss the facets of golf that can be experienced at Laguna Phuket. Additionally, the participants and media were exposed to the destination’s varied services including Thai and Asia-fusion meals, spa treatments, conservational activities, and wellbeing classes, to get a first-hand holistic stay experience.
The press statement goes on to say that Singh has been a regular and valued guest at Laguna Phuket owing to his past and ongoing associations. He has played two big Asian Tour events at Laguna Golf Phuket, the Thailand Open in 2009 and the 2021 Laguna Phuket Championship that carried prize money of USD 1.5 million.
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Singh is enthusiastic about the potential of Indian market for golf tourism in Thailand. “Golf as a sport has a huge potential in India and has always been popular amongst the business segment but now, we even have the younger generation expressing their enthusiasm. Thailand is just a short-flight away and the direct connectivity that Phuket has with key metro cities, will enable more golfers to visit frequently. Laguna Phuket serves as an ideal destination for golfers and their families as it is a holistic spot to enjoy golf as well as other holidaying activities that transforms the trip into a perfect family vacation. I look forward to seeing more Indians the next time I am around at Laguna Phuket and collaborate for more golf events in the future,” says Singh.
“Jeev Milkha Singh has been a maestro in golf for Indians and we feel elated to have worked with him in the past and have hosted him in Laguna Phuket. As we venture into the Indian market, we are certain that the Golf Clinic and other such collaborations will be instrumental in enhancing Laguna Phuket as a desired golf destination for the growing business segment and golfers’ population in India as it has something in store for everyone. Jeev has always been a special guest and we hope to work closely with him in the future to strengthen our foothold in the Indian market and capitalise on the increasing traffic to Phuket,” says Ravi Chandran, CEO, Laguna Resorts & Hotels, while talking of the event and Laguna Phuket’s strategic expansion in the Indian golf and bleisure segment.
Owing to its playable yet challenging 18-hole golf course layout which measures just under 6,800 yards, and situated in the heart of Laguna Phuket, Laguna Golf Phuket has won the accolade of “Thailand’s Best Golf Course” by World Golf Awards. Its scenic surrounding environment, comprising lush greenery, white sandy beaches, and natural lagoons, makes it a golf paradise.