This country is allowing foreign visitors through special golf quarantine packages

Blue Star Golf Course is just one of six resorts offering quarantine and play options for foreign visitors.

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Just because the coronavirus has clamped down on tourism doesn’t mean that will last forever. Golf trips must be made, after all. And thanks to one Asian country, they’ll be some of the first things allowed to happen … and soon.

Thailand has put forth a plan for six of its golf courses to become quarantine centers for visitors to the country. While you wait out your mandatory, two-week time frame, play these courses to make life a little bit easier. Seems obvious, no?

“Thailand remains a golfer’s paradise even during the Covid-19 pandemic,” the local tourism authority said. “With fewer players on the links, it is now easier to book tee times, and the pace of play is much faster than ever with less wear and tear over the last year as well.”

Three of the golf resorts where foreigners will be able to stay and play are located in Kanchanaburi, about 80 miles west of Bangkok. Two others are sprinkled around the capital area while one is located further north and inland in Chiang Mai:

How doable would a Thailand golf trip be for Americans? Plausible, at least. Despite constant concerns about the coronavirus, Thailand believes it can maintain high-levels of quarantine health standards at the resorts.

In order for visitors to make the trip, they will need to inquire about visa applications at a Thai embassy in their country of origin. Prospective travelers will also need medical and travel insurance, as well as a Certificate of Entry.

But if golf travel calls, will some people answer? Undoubtedly. According to the tourism authority, a number of the resorts are offering quarantine packages with discounted rates. It might be the best golf trip your money can buy right now.

Sean Zak

Golf.com Editor

A senior editor for GOLF.com, Zak joined the GOLF staff three weeks after college graduation. He is the utility infielder of the brand, spanning digital, print and video. His main duty is as a host for various GOLF.com video properties and its award-winning podcasts. When the Masters comes around, be sure to tune in to hear him and fellow staffers recount the most memorable tournaments in Augusta National history on A Pod Unlike Any Other.