Golf Holidays in Cambodia – a Brief Guide and Our Top Tips
The third leg of our Far East Asia Golfing Getaway, sees us visit Cambodia. As part of the winter sun stage of our 2019 schedule this promises to be a fascinating trip. In recent years, golf holidays in Cambodia have truly come into their own and now challenge other countries in the region as golfing destiantions. Significant investment in some top class golf facilities and hotels have seen the country become on one of the fastest developing golf venues in the region. The support of the prime minister who is a keen golfer himself has also helped!
Cambodia’s fast developing golf destinations
Golf holidays in Cambodia are focused around the two key areas of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
These venues are already popular tourist destinations for international travellers due to their proximity to places of cultural interest such as the UNESCO World Heritage destination of Angkor Wat.
Our courses at Phokeethra Country Club, home of the Johnnie Walker Calssic and 2019 Cambodian Open and the Nick Faldo designed Angkor Golf Resort are both amongst the best in region and are good risk and reward golf courses with generous fairways and testing bunker locations.
A brief guide to Phnom Penh
During our golf holidays in Cambodia we will be staying at the five star Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra which is the best hotel in Phnom Penh and a perfect base from which to roam around the city. Like most Asian cities getting around the city can be done using the local Cyclo’s or Tuk Tuk’s which can be arranged by the hotel and are a generally a safe way of transport. When out and about, as with all global cities you need to be aware of your surroundings and take the usual precautions especially at night, but issues within the tourist areas are quite rare.
What to See
Outside the hotel and the golf courses there is plenty to do and see in this bustling city. Top suggestions for places to visit during your stay in Phnom Penh include The Royal Palace, The Silver Pagoda and the Wat Phnom Buddhist Temple.
Where to Eat
If you have a taste for Asian food then Phnom Penh ranks among the top cities in South-East Asia for dining. Recommendations beyond the hotel restaurants include Khmer Surin which is arguably the best place to sample local Khmer food. Malis also comes highly rated for authentic Cambodian cuisine. If you prefer some western-style food you could try the Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC to locals) which is a bucket-list venue for many international visitors.
Find Out More
Hopefully this has given you a quick overview of what to expect during our golf holidays in Cambodia. If you would like further details you can download our brochure here. It promises to be a holiday packed with fascinating culture, luxury accommodation, excellent service and high quality golf.
We hope you’ll be able to join us on our golf holiday , if you have any questions or would like further information please let me know by calling +44 (0)208 191 7798 or email us here.
Next time we’ll take a closer look at the Vietnamese stage of our Far East Asia Getaway where we will be staying in Hoi An and playing our tournament golf over award winning courses designed by three of the most successful golfers in the World.