Golf is an international game – there is hardly a country in the world without a golf course, and Myanmar is no exception. Many towns in Myanmar have at least one golf course if not more. Yangon is a city of many golf course, including Pun Hlaing Golf Course, an international standard course designed by Gary Player. So We are very pleased to introduce our Yangon golf tour program.
Bagan Golf Course is set among the centuries-old pagodas, while Ayetharyar Golf Course is beautifully land out in the shadow of the hazy blue mountains of southern Shan State. Many have heard of Mount Popa, but few know that there is a golf course nearly. The oldest course in the country is thought to be at Thayetmyo, inn central Myanmar. Said to have links with the famous St Andrews Golf Course, it turned 100 years just a few years back.
Yangon Golf Itinerary (4 Days/ 3 Nights)
Day 1 – Arrival Yangon
Arrive at Yangon International Airport in the evening and meet your tour guide before transferring to your hotel. Dinner and accommodation at Yangon Hotel.
Day 2 – Yangon (Pun Hlaing Golf Course)
Breakfast at hotel. This morning transfer to Pun Hlaing Golf Course for around. Billing itself as the “Pride of Myanmar” , it is considered the best golf course in the country. Situated across the Hlaing River from the city proper, the golf course offers great facilities and an excellent location that offers nice views of downtown Yangon, as well as the city’s rural outskirts.
The clubhouse features a local restaurant offering breakfast and lunch. Smart casual dress is required, including longer socks if you wear shorts. Jeans are not acceptable and men’s shirts mush have collars. Only soft spikes are allowed.
This course is not to be missed your round will include lunch in the clubhouse. In the afternoon, start your sightseeing with drive through the downtown area, full of colonial-era buildings, followed by a visit to Chinatown and the India quarter.
Then drive to Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake for a photo stop before enjoying sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, the ‘heart’ of Buddhist Myanmar. The Pagoda is believed to be 2500 Years old and is always full with people praying and making offerings, particularly on full moon and religious days. Afterwards, enjoy dinner with a Myanmar cultural show at Karaweik Palace Restaurant. Accommodation at Yangon Hotel.
Day 3 – Yangon (Golfing at Yangon City Golf Resort)
Breakfast at hotel then transfer to Yangon City Golf Resort. One of the best golf facilities in Myanmar, it was designed by the only Myanmar player to make the Asian Tour. The old course, built in 1994 is hilly with wide and open fairways and some water hazards. The silver course, added in 1996, has an abundance of water on 15 holes with nearly no fairway. A choice of four tees – rare in Myanmar – ensures the course is playable for golfers of all skill levels. The par-5 18th – a 527-yard dogleg with water hazards on both sides provides a final test before you reach the clubhouse with bar, restaurant, pro-shop and changing facilities.
A putting green and driving range are also available, along with a limited number carts. Jeans and t-shirts are not permitted. Enjoy lunch at the course and transfer back to your hotel in the afternoon. Later, continue your city sightseeing with a visit to Bogyoke (Scott) Market (closed on public holidays), which has a large selection of traditional handcrafts, and then visit the reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda.
Then continue to Botahtaung Pagoda, located close to the Yangon River and port area. An unusual feature of Botahtaung Pagoda is its hollow stupa, which features a hall of mirrors and a glass showcase with ancient relics. Transfer back to your hotel for refreshments before dinner. Enjoy a farewell dinner and accommodation at Yangon Hotel.
Day 4 – Yangon Departure
Breakfast at hotel before transferring to Yangon international Airport for your departure flight.