Thailand had become the " Golf Capital of Asia ". And its popularity has increased with new courses continue to be built with the help of some of the world's top golf course designers. Championship courses, competing with the best around the world, have been designed by the legends of the game. Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Seve Ballestreos, Isao Aoki, Greg Norman and Nick Faido, all have contributed their special talents to building some of the best courses in the world. One of the most fascinating aspects of golfing in Thailand is the broad diversity of locations and environments, in which the courses are situated. From the urban excitement of Bangkok and the seaside charms of Pattaya and the eastern seaboard, to the island paradise of Phuket in the south, or the verdant hills of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai in the north, Thailand offers a veritable tapestry of golfing delights.