Topgolf Thailand is set to make waves in Thailand’s sports and entertainment scene with the opening of Topgolf Megacity on 17 August 2022. With 102 golf-hitting bays, five bars and restaurants, a golf academy, and an 18-hole professional putting green, Topgolf Megacity aims to attract 500,000 guests per year.
This is Topgolf’s first venue in Southeast Asia and the 78th worldwide. It was developed by a management team with decades of experience in pioneering and managing hospitality, entertainment, and sports operations.
These are some of the faces behind Topgolf Megacity Bangkok:
Tim Boda joined Topgolf Thailand as Head of Operations in October 2020 as the first Thailand-based team member. A Thai resident for more than 20 years, he has made his mark at the Minor Hotel Group for 15 years, most recently as Group Director of Food and Beverage, Operational Excellence, and Events.
“I am very honored to be part of something as big as Topgolf, which will add a new, exciting dimension to Thailand’s sports and entertainment scene. We are actively developing Topgolf across Thailand to make it the best sports and entertainment complex in the region,” said Tim.
Nicha Ruenthip (Note) is the Director of Sales and Marketing, bringing more than 20 years of experience and leadership in the hospitality industry to Topgolf Thailand. She has worked with various five-star establishments in Thailand, holding a director position at SO/ Bangkok and Sindhorn Midtown Hotel Bangkok before joining Topgolf Thailand.
“My team and I enjoy visiting both small and large organizations in Thailand with such new, unique, and never before seen offerings in Thailand. Topgolf adds a new opportunity to the MICE industry in Bangkok,” she said.
Kittaneth Thavornsakchareon (Top) is the Director of Operations for Food & Beverage (F&B) and Events for Topgolf Megacity. His role ranges from creative implementation of F&B trends across Topgolf’s bars and restaurants to recruiting, training, and managing his team of over 230 members.
Before joining Topgolf Thailand, Top accumulated years of experience in F&B and event management from many reputable hotels in Bangkok. He worked at SO/Bangkok as the Executive Assistant Manager and the Director of Wine & Dine (F&B).
Stephanie Oukeo joined Topgolf Thailand as the Director of Instruction, overseeing the Topgolf Academy, the Puttyard, and other golf services. She has more than 18 years of experience as a former golfer at Purdue University Women’s Golf Team and a professional golfer playing on the LPGA Tour.
Stephanie and her coaching team provide a range of group classes and individual coaching sessions that players of all levels can join at their convenience. Standing behind the motto “why so serious?”, their ambition is to make golf an enjoyable pastime for everyone.
The full-fletched academy offers a professional yet fun environment for students from 18 months to 88 years old to master fundamental golfing skills while having fun which is key to being good at golf. With high-tech facilities and advanced coaching methods, the Topgolf Academy sets new teaching standards in Thai golfing.