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The Official Opening of Katathong Golf Resort & Spa

Kiosk at Kata Thong Golf Course

With Khao Lak’s 2014-2015 high season in full swing, swings of a different kind grabbed the spotlight as the prestigious new Katathong Golf Resort and Spa officially opened to the public.

After years of building and meticulous planning owner Khun Somkiat Ratanarungsiwat and his family shared the launch of this excellent new sporting facility with a host of localVIPs as well as members of Thailand’s golfing elite.

Local and national media were also out in force to witness this historic day – with the lucky date of February 9th specially chosen by Khun Somkiat for it’s traditionally auspicious advantages.

Here’s how the day unfolded…

traditional Buddhist blessing of the venue

The day starts early with a traditional Buddhist blessing of the venue, attended by owner K’ Somkiat Ratanarungsiwat along with his family and close friends and relatives.

 

Kiosk at Kata Thong Golf Course

Shortly afterwards, the first car loads of VIP golfers and guests begin to arrive and gather on the course.

 

Katathong owner Khun Somkiat

Katathong owner Khun Somkiat

 

VIP guests at Kata Thong

Recognising the importance of the new golf course as a major draw for visitors to the region,VIP guests included the Governor of Phang Nga province Prayoon Rattanaseni (6th from left) and the Head of Phang Nga ProvinceTAT Office Khun Ladawan Chuychart (4th from left)

 

The Governor of Phang Nga Khun Payonrat Rattanaseni is invited to open the course

The Governor of Phang Nga Khun Payonrat Rattanaseni is invited to open the course by teeing off from Katathongʼs signature hole, Hole 10. Approaching the task with genuine enthusiasm, the Governor blasts his drive out over the water…other VIPs follow him, and the legend of Katathong begins.

 

Hole 10 reflects the setting sun

As the last of the VIP golfers finish their game, the small lake by Hole 10 reflects the setting sun over the ‘The Valley of Dreams’.

 

variety of stalls serving up the best cuisine from the region

Guests are treated to a variety of stalls serving up the best cuisine from the region.

 

Traditional Thai Dancing by local children

The evening entertainment includes live music plus charming Traditional Thai Dancing by local children.

 

the Katathong team

Finally the Katathong team can relax – at the end of a perfect day.

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