539 Premium: A Unique 18 Hole Golf Course in Three 6-Hole Loops…in Thailand! with Mark Siegel


539 Premium: Our guest this week is Mark Siegel of Golf Asia, a golf travel agency that designs golf tours throughout Asia. This time we talk about the Nikanti Golf Club which is an hour outside of Bangkok, Thailand. Nikanti is the first course I’m aware of that has a layout of 18 holes that are designed as 3×6 vs 2×9. We often complain that golf takes too long, but wouldn’t it be great if you could choose to play just 6, 12, or the full 18 holes?

Their website says that “Nikanti Golf Club challenges the ordinary and sets a new standard in style and substance in golf in Thailand.”

Ever wonder how all that detailed yardage information finds their way to your GPS unit and mobile apps? I came across a guy who works for BestApproach.com while he was mapping out a course in my neighborhood. So I grabbed my phone and shot a short interview with him about exactly what he was doing. Enjoy!