Thailand has recently become an outstanding golf destination. Kirimaya resort, about 62 miles northeast of Bangkok, borders Khao Yai National Park. The resort may offer just one of the over 150 golf courses in the country—but what a course! Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the course captivates with its lush vegetation, numerous bunkers, and water hazards, but contrasts them with flatter fairways and generous greens. Guests can take guided tours of the national park, where they can observe elephants, water buffalo, and gibbons. With a bit of luck, they might even snap a picture of Asiatic black bears, leopards, and even a rare tiger. It’s not just Kirimaya’s remote paradise location that promises relaxation. The spa offers massages with red wine extract among other treatments. Those who prefer to drink their wine can stop by Acala Restaurant and take in the sunset while enjoying a glass of one of many international vintages.