Chee Chan Golf Resort opens PGA Academy

29 June 2020

A new state-of-the-art PGA accredited golf academy has opened its doors at the Chee Chan Golf Resort, Thailand to add to its world class golf facilities.

Located just outside Pattaya, The Chee Chan Golf Resort opened in 2018 and is ranked as the best course in Thailand by Golf Digest.

The new PGA Academy is an exciting addition to the facility, offering the very best in golf instruction and teaching technology. British PGA Professional, Ewan Hogarth, has been recruited to head up the new academy.

Robert Maxfield, Chief Executive of The PGA, commented: “The new PGA Academy at Chee Chan Golf Resort is a fantastic addition to the portfolio of PGA branded golf academies around the world, and the exceptional facilities available at the resort is a perfect match for the PGA brand.”

The Chee Chan Golf Resort becomes part of the PGA family of branded facilities, joining a number of prestigious international venues including The Belfry in England and Gleneagles in Scotland.

IMG provide golf management services to Chee Chan Golf Resort, and Paul Burley, Senior Vice President, IMG and a PGA Master Professional, added: “Chee Chan Golf Resort offers an exceptional golf experience, and with the addition of the PGA Academy, our guests will now have access to first-class tuition and practice facilities that are some of the best in the region.”

IMG Golf Course Services is a global leader in the design, development, marketing and management of world class golf courses. For more than 25 years, the group has set the standard for excellence in golf course design and golf club management. IMG’s golf course services team currently provides a diverse range of management and marketing services to more than 20 award winning clubs and resorts. For more information about IMG Prestige, please visit

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Passakorn Roddej - General Manager
Chee Chan Golf Resort