Remote Lands Announces Extraordinary Golf Journeys to Asia
Exclusive access to Asia's most exotic and challenging courses
(NEW YORK, NY, August 2, 2007) - Remote Lands, Inc., America's only provider of luxury bespoke travel and private jet journeys focused exclusively on Asia, is pleased to announce tailor-made golf journeys to Asia. Travelers can play Asia's most exciting courses while enjoying insider connections that only Remote Lands offers. Private access to the region's finest courses, as well as the opportunity to learn and play with highly-regarded local golf professionals, is just part of Remote Lands' golf journeys. The company matches clients preferred destinations and desired level of play to the perfect courses and hotels, resorts or private villas, to create an unforgettable experience. While golf will be the focus of the journey, Remote Lands also provides unparalleled access to a wealth of cultural and culinary experiences in each destination to give travelers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local surroundings. Remote Lands' bespoke Asian golf journeys begin at approximately $1,500 per person per day, non-inclusive of international airfare, private jet charters, helicopters, and personal staff including chefs, trainers, instructors, and other professionals.
Golf experiences can be planned throughout Asia, including trips to China, Indonesia, India and Malaysia. Other noteworthy golf destinations include Vietnam, Burma, the Philippines, as well as Bhutan, location of the world's highest golf course. The Royal Thimpu Golf Club is the host of the Yak Open tournament which awards yak parts as prizes. Remote Lands can arrange for their clients to play golf at Bali's top-rated golf club, the Nirwana Bali Golf Club, or at the Handara Kosaido Country Club, where the course is located inside an extinct volcano. Golfers may play rounds at the largest golf club in the world, Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen, China. Mission Hills boasts 12 championship courses, each designed by noted golf professionals including Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Nick Faldo, and offers 216 holes in all. Players may also schedule a tee time at the Bangpoo Country Club, just outside Bangkok, Thailand for a round of golf on the Arnold Palmer-designed course. Golf can be played in the Vietnamese highlands, where the country's top-ranked club, the Dalat Palace Golf Club, is located. In the Philippines, Remote Lands can arrange for golfers to tee off on the Arnold Palmer-designed course at the Orchard Golf and Country Club in Cavite before enjoying dinner in the home of a Filipino golf champion.
Throughout each golf journey, travelers can enjoy an array of services and experiences such as dinners with local golf champions and coaches, rounds with the continent's best caddies or even be accompanied by a top international player or coach to play alongside them. Remote Lands can arrange for private tee times and even provide the opportunity for their clients to be the only people playing the course at a given time. Personalized golf clubs and wardrobes, as well as a golf cart of choice, are just a few of the special services Remote Lands can provide for their clients.
In addition to golf, Remote Lands immerses their clients in the most extraordinary of cultural experiences. These include a private dinner with a Balinese Prince and his family in their royal palace, including a performance by Balinese singers and dancers. After a long day of golf, guests can experience a tooth filing ceremony, an ancient ritual believed to ward off evil spirits and negative energy, in a rural Balinese village. Another option in Bali is witnessing fascinating Kecak fire dance performances (on hot coals, where the entranced dancer feels no pain) and a Sanghyang dance traditionally performed as an exorcism to promote peace and health within a village. In Thailand, golfers can spend an afternoon participating in the ordination ceremony of a young monk, followed by a dinner hosted by members of the Thai Royal Family in their home. Private cooking lessons in the homes of Vietnamese fishermen or attending a family celebration such as a wedding or religious ceremony are a few of the options available in Vietnam. Dinner with a prominent Bhutanese family can cap off a day of play on the world's highest golf course.
Remote Lands actively promotes socially responsible tourism and donates five percent of its profits directly to local charities in Asian countries for sustainable development tourism projects. The company's aim is to protect and enhance the geographical character of a place - its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and the well-being of its residents - and to help foster a sense of national identity and pride.
For inquiries or to make reservations, please call (646) 415 8092 or visit www.remotelands.com.
About Remote Lands
Remote Lands, Inc. is a midtown Manhattan-based provider of Asian luxury bespoke travel by private jet or commercial aircraft. The company specializes in extraordinary experiences in magical, far-flung destinations and insider access to exceptional people and exclusive events. The venture capital-backed company was founded by seasoned business and travel entrepreneurs Catherine Heald and Jay Tindall, both of whom have lived, worked and traveled all over the world. Remote Lands actively promotes socially responsible tourism that strives to bring an understanding of other cultures and helps to preserve their way of life. Five percent of the company's profits go directly to local charities in developing countries.
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