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Why Siem Reap should be your next luxury golf vacation

Siem Reap in Cambodia is famed for temple tours and cultural experiences, it regularly ranks as one of the top global travel destinations, with ancient wonders like Angkor Wat drawing tourists from far and wide. But in addition to the UNESCO world heritage sites that surround Siem Reap, there are world class golf courses, and an impressive selection of luxury hotels and resorts to choose from. Each of them offering exquisite spa treatments to pamper your senses, and delectable Khmer cuisine to tickle your taste buds after eighteen holes on your chosen course. So if you wish to combine first rate golf courses, unique travel experiences and luxury lodgings, Siem Reap is the perfect option for your next luxury golf vacation.

Play a round at Angkor Golf Resort

Located just a few kilometres from the centre of Siem Reap, and not much further from the magnificent temples, Angkor Golf Resort is a golfing oasis in the Khmer countryside. The 18 hole championship course (which was designed by Sir Nick Faldo) offers over 7000 yards of meticulously landscaped terrain and is a captivating challenge for players of all levels. There are strategically placed water features on each of the 18 holes presenting a true test of skill and strategy, especially for those who draw the ball as water is present to the left of nearly all of the holes! The multi award winning Angkor Golf Resort stands as a premier golfing destination, where you can enjoy an exceptional golfing experience in the heart of Cambodia.

Stay the night at FCC Angkor by Avani

After an exhausting yet rewarding round at the nearby Angkor Golf Resort, you will be happy that you are staying at the iconic FCC Angkor by Avani. The luxurious comfort and warm hospitality will provide the perfect retreat during your golfing vacation. Located on the riverside in the centre of Siem Reap, you can immerse yourself in colonial elegance and modern sophistication, with spacious rooms and suites, delectable dining options, and personalised service. Relax at the poolside, indulge in a spa treatment, or enjoy a cold beer or two at Scribe whilst you discuss your missed putts and lost balls from earlier in the day…

Play a round at Phokeethra Country Club

For your next golfing adventure in Siem Reap, tee off at Phokeethra Country Club in the heart of the Cambodian countryside. This award winning championship course presents a challenging yet rewarding experience, with the lush green fairways, lakes, and strategically placed bunkers all combining to test golfers of all levels. Whether you’re a low handicapper or a new-to-the-game golfing enthusiast, Phokeethra Country Club offers a unique and extraordinary golfing experience in Cambodia. The team at Phokeethra Country Club are primarily recruited from the surrounding villages. By offering employment opportunities and associated training shows excellent social responsibility, whilst sustainability initiatives include solar panels and organic fertaliser which go some way to lessen their environmental impact.

Stay the night at Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra

After putting for par (hopefully) on the beautifully manicured 18th green at Phokeethra Country Club, your private car will have you back at the luxurious Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra in Siem Reap within 30 minutes. As the chosen resort for your Siem Reap luxury golfing vacation, you can retreat to the refined elegance of this luxury resort where French sophistication meets Khmer hospitality. Enjoy the tranquil spa, the stunning swimming pool, the exquisite dining and an attentive staff team who are always on hand to help. The combination of adventures on the fairways, and an indulgent luxury resort will create an unforgettable experience on your next Siem golfing vacation.

Siem Reap offers the perfect blend of luxury and adventure for your next golf vacation. Teeing off at world class courses like Angkor Golf Resort or Phokeethra Country Club, whilst staying at Angkor by Avani or Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra will deliver on all counts. Luxury accommodation and impeccable service to enjoy after a day on the fairways, with delectable Khmer cuisine, and rejuvenating spa treatments to further enhance your experience. Whatever you do, please don’t forget to explore the Angkor Wat and the ancient temple complex within the surrounding jungles during your trip. This will add cultural depth to your golfing vacation, making Siem Reap a truly unique destination for your next golfing getaway.

Paul Eyers

Paul Eyers is co-founder of Vegan Food Quest who write about luxury hotels and resorts in Southeast Asia with a focus on sustainable travel, eco travel and vegan travel. Currently based in Malaysia, Paul also writes about sporting events and some of the finest golf courses throughout the region.

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  1. With such a great choice of courses & hotels to stay in, it should definitely put Siem Reap on your golfing radar.
    Such a unique place to play & then unwind amongst the incredible temple ruins.

    1. Siem Reap is a very special place, and these world class golf course offer an excellent addition to any trip you are planning to explore the temples. Thanks for your comment Paul.

  2. Nicely done Paul! Cambodia is going from strength to strength as a destination and golf travel plays its part. Siem Reap has an undeniable charm, some amazing resorts and excellent golf.

    1. Thanks for your comment David. Indeed, Siem Reap is going from strength to strength post COVID, and i’m excited to see how the next few years develop in a place that is very close to my heart.

    1. Thanks for your comment Ben, not just these two courses, there are others too. very good courses, affordable, and in a country that has so much else to offer.

  3. I can’t even begin to think of how you’d go about designing a golf course to show off the local landscape whilst also making it a fair test for golfers.

    1. Thanks for your comment Max. Both of these golf courses do a great job to blend into the surrounding countryside, and they are also certainly a test for golfers of all levels.

  4. Putting for my par? As a golfer you have to believe. It should have read “putting for my birdie.”

    1. LOL the first draft said “putting for birdie” but i decided that might jinx my next round and i would end up with a double bogey on the 18th so i settled for a steady par…

  5. Away from all the controversy and shenanigans of the professional game, this all goes to show that golf is becoming an increasingly global game.

    1. I presume you’ve watched the Netflix series ‘Full Swing’ that covers much of the ongoing “shenanigans”? But golf is the same as lots of pro sport, if you remove the politics and remove the money, it’s a simple game that anyone can enjoy around the world…

  6. It’s getting to that stage of life where even driving home after 18 holes is becoming an effort.

    A golf break where you play 18, somebody else cooks you dinner and then you collapse into a hotel bedroom is becoming more and more appealing.

  7. I presume you’ve watched the Netflix series ‘Full Swing’ that covers much of the ongoing “shenanigans”? But golf is the same as lots of pro sport, if you remove the politics and remove the money, it’s a simple game that anyone can enjoy around the world…

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