SGA International

The 2018 SGA International (March 3 to 10) –  Pattaya, Thailand

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In 2012, Social Golf Australia (SGA) founded our first event held outside Australia: The SGA International. SGA staff attend and host the event each year and in 2018 SGA National Operations Manager Robbie O’Donnell and SGA Group Partnerships Manager Richard Mitchell will personally host this superb event. It is the highlight of our annual event schedule and we are looking forward to another great tournament again this year. To see the results from past events, scroll to the bottom of this page for links to results pages from previous years.

Click here for the SGA International online
booking page to register your interest


Our number of participants has grown steadily each year and in 2016 we had a group of 46 golfers as well as 16 non-golfing partners making our group more than 60. In 2018 we are returning to Pattaya and the tournament again includes four competition rounds of stableford over seven days and optional practice rounds on the rest days for the golf tragics who want to sample more of the superb golf courses in the area. The package for our players and accompanying guests also includes an official welcome function before the tournament and our presentation dinner with trophies and awards for the best scores throughout the week.

We have included some a new golf course in 2018 to add some variety to the event: we have added in the superb Khao Kheow Golf Club and Siam Plantation and Laem Chabang both have 27 holes so we will play the nines at those two courses that we did not play in 2017. We are planning to return again to the magnificent Siam Country Club Old Course, however at the time of our planning, the negotiations had not been completed between Siam CC and the LPGA. If the LPGA Honda Classic is scheduled to conflict with our event, we will adjust by including the Siam CC Waterside Course instead.

2018 Event Itinerary

 

Day 1 - Saturday March 3, 2018

 

Depart your Capital City (or transfer from Kanchanaburi)

 

Arrive Bangkok. Transfer to your hotel in Pattaya

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Day 2 - Sunday March 4, 2018

 

Free day
 

Optional extra round of golf
 

7pm - Welcome Dinner


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Day 3 - Monday March 5, 2018

 

First Round - Khao Kheow Golf Club

 

Set in a valley, this course features elevation changes between holes and provides a great contrast to some of the other courses in the region. Typical of Pete Dye’s design style, careful shot-making is required to navigate the cooling breeze that sweeps through the valley and the numerous large ponds, bunkers and hills that surround the well-manicured fairways. Many greens are undulating which makes precise putting a key to scoring well. Khao Kheow Country Club’s special emphasis on green maintenance insures high quality putting surfaces year-round.


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Day 4 - Tuesday March 6, 2018

 

Second Round - Siam Country Club, Plantation Course

 

This course was designed by the well-known Arizona-based, Schmidt & Curley Design Inc and opened in March 2008. This was the 2nd Siam CC course completed and is a 27-hole layout. The Plantation name was given in the honour of the historic Sugar Cane, Tapioca and Pineapple plantations in the area with each set of 9-holes is named accordingly. Siam CC has since built the Waterside Course so the facility features three magnificent courses and there is a 4th course being planned.


 

Day 5 - Wednesday March 7, 2018

 

Free Day - Optional Round at Royal Gems Dream Arena.

 

This incredible golfing mecca is a replica golf course. The front 9 features nine of the great golf holes of the world such as the Road Hole, the Church Pews & the Postage Stamp. The second 9 is a replica of the back nine at Augusta National Golf Club – home of the US Masters. We have limited tee times so we are making them available as an Early Bird booking offer – pay your $500 deposit by October 30 and get the first option at booking a round on this very exclusive golf course for a once in a lifetime golfing experience.


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Day 6 - Thursday March 8, 2018

 

Third Round - Siam Country Club, Old Course

 

Siam Country Club - Old Course. This course was the first privately-owned course in Thailand and has been the host of the LPGA’s Honda Classic since 2007. A course sharing its terrain with fruit trees, creeks, lakes and 101 sand traps ready to snatch up an errant shot, it is always a great test of golf. One of the highest-ranked golf courses in Asia, this magnificent 18 hole layout is always very popular with our golfers.


 

Day 7 - Friday March 9, 2018

 

Fourth Round - Laem Chabang International Country Club

 

Laem Chabang was designed by the great Jack Nicklaus and features 27-holes with three very distinct 9-hole layouts. The Mountain Nine, the Lake Nine and the Valley Nine offer three superb golfing experiences and some of the most stunning views you will see on a golf course. A true golfers’ course that has hosted over a dozen professional events in the past 20 years, it has been a staple at the SGA International.



 

 

 

Day 8 - Saturday March 10, 2018

 

 

Transfer to airport for flight home.

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The Hotel - The Sabai Resort in Pattaya

Sabai in Thai means comfortable, easy, happy, peaceful and to be free of care. The hotel embraces all this and more and features 239 rooms located in 16 acres of landscaped gardens. The architecture is a contemporary Thai resort style and the resort boasts full amenities and facilities. The resort is divided into three distinct zones: The Lobby Pool, Ruen-Thai Paradise and The Villa Zone. Each zone has its own large outdoor swimming pool and separate children's pool. Sabai Resort is conveniently situated in Pattaya Second Road, near to the Central Festival Shopping Centre and within walking distance of Pattaya Beach and the major nightlife areas.

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With its convenient location, guests have easy access to the famous seaside, entertainment spots and city amenities that vibrant Pattaya has to offer. All spacious and stylish guestrooms feature contemporary Thai interiors and modern amenities on a par with international standards. Sabai Resort provides excellent facilities within the property and the three outdoor swimming pools are in beautiful surroundings and feature sun decks, a poolside bar serving tropical refreshments and light snacks. There is also a snooker table and a modern karaoke room, Sabai Boutique Karaoke. Noted for its gracious Thai hospitality and friendly staff, Sabai Resort also provides a wide variety of services and convenience to guests and features a range of grades of rooms, so there is a room to suit your requirements and your budget.


 

The 2018 Package

  • 7 night's accommodation including breakfast daily at the Sabai Resort, Pattaya
  • 4 tournament rounds of golf (72 holes) at 4 different golf courses with caddie & cart at each golf course
  • 2 Group dinner parties with free flow soft drinks, wine and beer
  • Tournament scoring and daily leader boards
  • Daily and overall prizes for top scores in grades and overall
  • Welcome gifts including golf and event souvenirs
  • Event personally hosted by Robbie O’Donnell & Richard Mitchell from SGA
  • All private transfers from hotel to golf courses
  • Airport transfers in Thailand (arrival and departure)
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Room upgrades available, please contact us for pricing and availability
  • Package pricing (all prices in Australian dollars):

Twin Share – $1,650
Single Room – $1,950
Golfer & non-golfing partner – $2,250

Note that package details can be varied to suit your preference (e.g. extra nights’ accommodation or accommodation and/or airfares for non-golfing partners). Extra nights are $55 per person for twin-share or Golfer & non-golfing partner and $100 per person for a single room. Upgrades to other hotels and/or resorts in the area are possible – prices on application with SGA. To discuss tailoring the package to suit your needs, contact Matthew Pitt or Robbie O'Donnell from SGA. Contact details are listed below.

* Prices in Australian $ are based on Thai Baht exchange rate of 25 Baht in May 2017. Exchange rate variations in excess of 5% may require an adjustment to the entry price.
 

Information & Inquiries

Contact Mathew Pitt at Social Golf Australia
Office 03 5433 3213 Mobile 0425 742 501
Email matt (at) socialgolfcc.com.au

Contact Robbie O'Donnell at Social Golf Australia
Office 1300 724 638 Mobile 0439 144 256
Email nsw (at) sgatour.com.au

 

Bookings & Payments - Due January 12, 2018

Entry in the event is subject to accepting the SGA International Terms & Conditions of entry. To secure your place, a $500 deposit is required and full payments are due by Friday January 12, 2018. Bookings and payments are made directly to SGA. To enter, go to the SGA International Online Booking page and complete the details. Once you have completed the online booking, we will contact you with booking confirmation and payment information. Payment can be made by direct deposit or by credit card over the phone (please note: credit card payments to SGA attract a 2% surcharge). Note that payments for the land package for the SGA International are made to Social Golf Australia and payments for airfares are made privately.

Bank: Bendigo Bank
Account: Social Golf Australia
BSB: 633000
Account No: 130203821
 


 

2018 Early Bird Booking Offer – Deposits

Book and pay a $500 deposit by October 31, 2017 and receive three great benefits:

  1. Your choice of our two room types – The Ruen Thai Paradise Poolside Rooms or The Sunset Villas
  2. The exclusive option to book an extra round at the Dream Arena course at Royal Gems Golf City*
  3. Secure your place on the trip as we have already expanded our reservations and we may book out.

*This superb golf course features a front-nine consisting of replicas of 9 iconic holes from around the world (including 17th hole island green at TPC Sawgrass and the Road Hole at St Andrews) and a back-nine replica of holes 10-18 at Augusta National including the daunting ‘Amen Corner’. The opportunity to play this amazing course is not to be missed and with only 16 tee times available, places will be allocated on a first in, best dressed basis or when the tee times are all allocated. Extra cost for this round on our Thursday rest day is $250 for golf and transfers.
 

2018 Early Bird Booking Offer – Full Payments

Book and pay in full before October 31, 2017 and receive the above deposit early bird benefits, as well as over $200 of gifts from our valued event partners.
 

SGA International Event Partners

Sincere thanks to our event partners for their great support: Australian Golf Digest, RJ Golf Apparel and Set FORE Hire.


 

Win Free Entry into the SGA International

Every year, one lucky golfer attending the SGA Championships on the Gold Coast (held in late August every year) will win free entry (including airfares*) to the SGA International valued at over $2400**. The prize takes the total prize pool for the SGA Championships to over $25,000 and promises to make the presentation dinner an exciting night when one lucky golfer will be drawn to win the Thailand trip. Entries for the SGA Championships close at the end of July, so check out the SGA Championships page for details.

* Includes airfares but not departure tax.
** Twin share package, actual value dependent on cost of airfares.

Click here for the SGA International onlinebooking page


 

Event History

Click here for the results page from the 2017 SGA International.
Click here for the results page from the 2016 SGA International.
Click here for the results page from the 2015 SGA International.
Click here for the results page from the 2014 SGA International. (Coming soon)
Click here for the results page from the 2013 SGA International. (Coming soon)
Click here for the results page from the 2012 SGA International.