Almost 40 countries are expected to be represented at this year’s Centara World Masters Championship .
The 72-hole tournament is hosted at a quartet of Hua Hin resort courses – Black Mountain, Springfield, Imperial Lake View and Banyan Golf Club, a Golf Course Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
The tournament is a collaboration between Australian-based Go Golfing, who have been hosting World Masters Golf events around the world for 24 years, and Thailand-based Golfasian, a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation and a company that looks after more golfers travelling to Asia than any other golf tour operator.
The sixth instalment of the event from June 9-15 is a week-long celebration of golf, entertainment and fun, kicking-off with a glamorous dinner beachside at the iconic Centara Grand Beachfront Resort.
“We can’t wait to bring the sixth edition of the Centara World Masters to golfers from around the world. Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin is one of Asia’s leading heritage hotels and ideally situated close to all Hua Hin’s historic and prestigious golf courses. It is the perfect host venue for the tournament,” said Tom Thrussell, VP Brand, Marketing & Digital at Centara Hotels & Resorts.
He added: “Centara Hotels & Resorts has a wide association with golf, with properties located in all major golfing destinations across Thailand, as well other hotspots in Vietnam, Oman and Qatar. We look forward to welcoming guests to our famous Hua Hin resort and many other Centara hotels in the future.”
New this year, the optional home club competition has golfers excited. Tournament Director Mark Hawley said: “The home club competition is an added feature to this year’s tournament fun. All the scores are added together for members of the same club and the best scoring club will be crowned the winner on the final stage at Centara Grand. Currently we have over 50 clubs signed up to compete as a team this year.”
Since introducing this concept, the event has been witness to many new countries joining the competition, all eager to represent and claim their home club as one of the best on the world stage.
The event welcomes golfers of all skill levels. “It doesn’t matter what handicap participants play off, they will find a fair competition within any of the 15+ divisions split by age and handicap. This is one of the reasons why so many participants enjoy the World Masters format,” said Hawley.
The only entry requirement to attend the Centara World Masters is that you must be 35 years or older and have an official handicap to compete.
Thai Beverage, makers of Chang beer, are an event sponsor. More than 10,000 waters and 8,000 Chang beers are consumed at the golf courses and scheduled events. There’s also free wine at the nightly 19th Hole events.