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AGS Recruited Industry Leading GM to be the Leader at the New Aquella Golf & Country Club, Phang Nga

James Shippey, Managing Director of AGS
James Shippey, MD of AGS (Left) and Simon Mees, GM of Aquella Golf and Country Club (Right)

Bangkok, Thailand (July 7, 2021)Aquella Golf and Country Club in Phang Nga, Thailand is preparing for its preview play opening on August 1st, 2021. The 18-hole championship par-72 course extends over 7,000 yards in the heart of the Aquella complex. The Aquella development occupies 1.8 million square meters in a picturesque and secluded setting that stretches 2.5km alongside Thai Muang beach in Phang Nga. Inside the extensive project sits the Aquella Golf and Country Club, lavish pool villas, lagoon pier, beach club and a luxury resort hotel are under development and panning. As the management company of the golf and leisure complex, Absolute Golf Services (AGS) has recruited the golf industry leading General Manager, Simon Mees, who has over 25 years of experience in golf course management and pre-opening projects.

Originating from the home of golf, Scotland. Simon developed a love for the game as a youngster and has continued that love as he developed a career within the game, sharing his passion and vigor for the industry on a daily basis. With vast experience spanning three continents from Scotland, Middle East and Southeast Asia, Simon brings with him highly regarded management expertise in all facets of club and hospitality management, as a motivated & results orientated executive who relishes the opportunity of leading & mentoring individuals of multi-cultural backgrounds in achieving operational excellence. Boasting a proven track record of exceeding guest experience expectations, coupled with sound financial and business acumen.

Simon stated with excitement as accepting the position as the GM of the Aquella Golf and Country Club, “Having travelled to Phuket and Phang Nga numerous times over the years I am aware of the many fantastic golfing facilities there and the reputation the region has as a golfing destination, with this in mind I am thrilled at the opportunity to introduce Aquella to the market, from early discussion with the team at Absolute Golf Services I’m sure the addition of this wonderful property will only serve to enhance Phuket’s and Phang Nga’s reputation within the golfing industry as a must visit destination. I look forward to getting on the ground and joining the Absolute Golf Services team to work with them to establish Aquella amongst the best In Thailand and indeed Asia!”

Managing Director of AGS, James Shippey, expressed his excitement about our new project in Phang Nga,“Aquella Golf and Country Club will showcase the work that we have been putting in throughout the construction and pre-opening periods for this pristine golf and leisure complex that incorporates an immaculately presented 18 hole championship course, undercover driving range, fun 18 holes mini golf course, premium pro shop, first class spa and the 180-degree golf course view fitness centre. The elegant clubhouse, home to The Approach restaurant will wow dinners with its Thai fusion and international cuisine, along with many more great leisure facilities within the building. Having the highly experienced GM like Simon will ensure the team exceed all expectations in guest experience, whilst delivering AGS’s renowned operational performance excellence. We are delighted how this project has developed and are excited to welcome the first guests to the Aquella Golf and Country Club.”

The Aquella Golf and Country Club opens for the preview play on August 1, 2021 to offer golf enthusiasts a glimpse of this sporting paradise on the Andaman coastline. For further information or to book a round, please contact 076-679-308, or


Absolute Golf Services (AGS) provides compelling advantages to property owners and developers. The company offers flexible management and consultancy services that have been developed and tailored to meet owners' objectives, both operationally and financially. AGS is driven by a dynamic multi-talented team of industry-experienced professionals to ensure sustainability and growth. We are committed to the development of the golf and leisure industry and are perfectly positioned to deliver to owners what it takes to win.

If you would like to talk to us more about the re-grassing project or how AGS can benefit your business, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. The start is as simple as a call to +66 (0) 88 339 8220 or e-mail


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