Belongs to Magway Region in central Burma, Thayet is the main city of Thayet District. If the next-door Mingdon Township is famous for thousands of temples and pagodas, the Oldest Golf Club or the Thayet Myo is one of the most top-notch destinations that tourists tend to choose when it comes to Thayet.
The British occupied Burma after the Anglo Burmese War, and in 1887 they built this Thayet golf yard along with football fields, hockey fields and polo grounds for their soldiers’ relaxation and healthiness. From that, only British could have full use of this golf club. Thayet Golf Club has 9 holes, is marked by bunkers, blind shots, dog legs, uphill and downhill shots. You can literally take lessons with the green fee up to 20$ per day. There are even more services like putting green, caddie, bar, locker room included, especially they provide longtime membership courses for foreigners. But the cool thing is that this golf club is affiliated with The Royal and Ancient in St.Andrews, Scotland, so if you are a golfer and you join the Foreigner Membership here, it means that you can have full access to the one in Scotland!
Since Myanmar is a typical tropical country, the best time to visit Thayet is from the beginning of October to around the mid of March where the temperature is quite comfortable. You can enjoy most sightseeing views as well as join the local activities and events. Especially, with this kind of not-so-hot yet dry weather, you can definitely experience the life of a local Burmese on feet.
Thayet is located near the Ayeyarwady river, so to get here you can fly straight to Nyaung Airport and take bus. But it would be fun if you can be on a horse-carriage all the way here.