Worst Putts?

October 2nd, 2015

Worst putts Ever?

Low Season Prices

August 14th, 2015

Lower Season Prices – Thai Residents

Alpine 

 THB2600 Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart.

The ex home of The Chiang Mai Golf Classic

(Very poor value)

Gassan Legacy ( Formerly Lake City)

Green Fee,Caddy Fee, Golf Cart  THB1500 

Tue/Wed/Thurs THB1300 Inc Green Fee ,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart

OK

Gassan Marina

 CLOSED

Gold Canyon

GreenFee,Caddy Fee (Walking) THB800

OK

Green Fee, Caddy Fee,Cart: THB1000

Green Valley 

Green Fee:THB1800  Caddy Fee: THB300 Golf Cart:THB700

Highland

Green Fee:THB1900 Caddy Fee: THB300 Golf Cart: THB700

Inthanon

Daily THB1000 Green Fee Golf Cart Caddy Fee

(Subject to 2 people sharing one cart)

Mae Jo

Green Fee:THB1700 Caddy Fee: THB300 Golf Cart: THB700

North Hill Chiangmai (Mezzanine)

Green Fee: THB1700 Caddy Fee: THB300 Golf Cart: THB700

Royal Chiangmai

Green Fee:THB1920  Caddy Fee: THB300 Golf Cart:THB700

Stardome

Green Fee: THB800  Caddy Fee:THB300  Inc:THB1600

Singha Chiangmai Open

July 24th, 2015

Not to be confused with the Chiangmai Golf Classic that has been staged at Alpine in the past, will take place at Mae Jo Golf Course from the 6th to 9th August.

Singha Chiangmai Open

Mainly a tournament for local players with a few foreign locals included. Singha “Open” Events are played around Thailand.

Gassan Legacy

June 11th, 2015

Gassan Legacy

Not too long ago what was Gassan Lake City had become a laughing stock among the local golfers. Green fees as low as THB200, may find a caddy , not sure if the course was so waterlogged,it was at times unplayable.

No More, what was Gassan Lake City is now Gassan Legacy and it’s somewhat pheonix like, rising from the ashes. It has become a golf course to challenge the best in the north of Thailand. Major remodelling, pricing to fit most budgets, particularly for Thai residents. Still a work in progress but will only improve from what our group saw today, the consensus was – excellent! 

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Gassan Legacy Layout

Gassan Legacy Layout

Legacy Scorecard

Legacy Scorecard

Lots of water so you need to be accurate, and some long drives required on some holes to stay dry,even off the white tees, a fun challenging course for any level of golfer.

Par 3 Hole 7

Par 3 Hole 7

Be accurate or be wet!

Hole 11

Hole 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Formerly a dog leg right, now a tough leftie!

 

 

Par 3 Hole 15

Par 3 Hole 15

Short but a tiny target!

Current prices for Thai residents:

Weekday:
Green Fee, Caddy Fee & Cart THB1500
Sunday:
Green Fee, Caddy Fee & Cart THB2000
Saturday:
Green Fee, Caddy Fee & Cart THB1600 + THB200 Food Voucher

Tuesday:
Sports Day- Green Fee, Caddy Fee & Cart THB1300

5star

Familiar but worth repeating.

June 5th, 2015

ONLY A TRUE GOLFER WILL UNDERSTAND THIS:


Don’t buy a putter until you’ve had a chance to throw it.


Never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your mind during your swing.


When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either hit one more club or two more balls.


If you’re afraid a full shot might reach the green while the foursome ahead of you is still putting out, you have two options: you can immediately shank a lay-up or you can wait until the green is clear and top a ball halfway there.


The less skilled the player, the more likely he is to share his ideas about the golf swing.


No matter how bad you are playing, it is always possible to play worse.


The inevitable result of any golf lesson is the instant elimination of the one critical unconscious motion that allowed you to compensate for all of your many other errors.


Everyone replaces his divot after a perfect approach shot.


A golf match is a test of your skill against your opponents’ luck.


It is surprisingly easy to hole a fifty foot put. For a 10.


Counting on your opponent to inform you when he breaks a rule is like expecting him to make fun of his own haircut.


Nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts.


It’s not a gimme if you’re still 5 metres away.


The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course is a straight line that passes directly through the center of a very large tree.


You can hit a two acre fairway 10% of the time and a two inch branch 90% of the time.


If you really want to get better at golf, go back and take it up at a much earlier age.


Since bad shots come in groups of three, a fourth bad shot is actually the beginning of the next group of three.


When you look up, causing an awful shot, you will always look down again at exactly the moment when you ought to start watching the ball if you ever want to see it again.


Every time a golfer makes a birdie, he must subsequently make two triple bogeys to restore the fundamental equilibrium of the universe. PPFU


If you want to hit a 7 iron as far as Tiger Woods does, simply try to lay up just short of a water hazard.


To calculate the speed of a player’s downswing, multiply the speed of his back-swing by his handicap; I.e., back-swing 20 mph, handicap 15, downswing = 300 mph.


There are two things you can learn by stopping your back-swing at the top and checking the position of your hands: how many hands you have, and which one is wearing the glove.


Hazards attract; fairways repel.


A ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is not yours.


If there is a ball on the fringe and a ball in the bunker, your ball is in the bunker. If both balls are in the bunker, yours is in the footprint.


It’s easier to get up at 6:00 AM to play golf than at 10:00 to mow the lawn.


A good drive on the 18th hole has stopped many a golfer from giving up the game.


Golf is the perfect thing to do on Sunday because you always end up having to pray a lot.


A good golf partner is one who’s always slightly worse than you are…..that’s why I get so many calls to play with friends.


If there’s a storm rolling in, you’ll be having the game of your life.


Golf balls are like eggs. They’re white. They’re sold by the dozen.
And you need to buy fresh ones each week.


It’s amazing how a golfer who never helps out around the house will replace his divots, rep air his ball marks, and rake his sand traps.


If your opponent has trouble remembering whether he shot a six or a seven, he probably shot an eight (or worse).


  • It takes longer to learn to be a good golfer than it does to become a brain surgeon. On the other hand, you don’t get to ride around on a cart, drink beer, eat hot dogs and fart if you are performing Brain surgery.

Chiangmai Golf Festival 2015

April 15th, 2015

Chiang Mai Golf Festival 2015

May-June 2015 THB1000 exc Caddy Fee

(Except for those charging more!And those charging more than they normally charge)

Highland are charging THB1200 + Caddy Fee

Alpine are insisting everyone takes a cart at THB2000

Stardome will include a golf cart in the THB 1000 so quite good.

We recommend you support only those courses that are not trying to screw the players.

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Representative

Association Golf Resort North. Thailand Lanna Spa Association.

An invitation to participate in a round of golf with the top 9 golf courses in Chiang Mai with a green fee rate of only 1,000 baht and 1,200 baht for Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Resort and Spa. Relax with a leading spas in Chiang Mai over 20 hotels at the same price of 1,000 baht (for aromatherapy treatment) throughout the months of May. – Jun. 58.

And also there are competitions to be won.Simply select the course you want to play on dates shown below. At a rate of only1,500 baht (includes green fee, caddy fee, golf party and gift.

SCHEDULE OF CHAMPIONSHIP CHIANG MAI GOLF FESTIVAL 2015.
(SHUT GUN START 12:30)
May 1, 2015 Star Dome Golf ClubImage result for 5 stars Tel. 0 5327 0599
May 9, 2015 Alpine Golf Resort – Chiang Insisting on golf cart, not recommended Tel. 0 5388 0888
May 16, 2015 Summit Green Valley Chiangmai Country ClubImage result for 5 stars Tel. 0 5329 8222-3
May 23, 2015 North Hill Chiang Mai GolfBetter options on the other courses. Tel. 0 5390 8999
May 30, 2015 Chiangmai Inthanon Golf and Natural ResortImage result for 5 stars Tel. 0 5326 7115
June 6, 2015 The Royal Chiangmai Golf ResortImage result for 5 stars Tel. 0 5384 9301-6
June 13, 2015 Chiangmai Highlands Golf and Spa ResortCharging THB1200 +Not Recommended Tel. 0 5326 1354-9
June 20, 2015 Gold Canyon Country ClubImage result for 5 stars Tel. 08 3152 5957
June 27, 2015 Mae Jo Golf Resort and SpaImage result for 5 stars Tel. 0 5335 4431-2

For more information on the golf course and spa participating. Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Office Tel. 053-248 604-5 daily.

การท่องเที่ยวแห่งประเทศไทย (ททท.) สำนักงานเชียงใหม่ ร่วมกับสมาคมกอล์ฟรีสอร์ทภาคเหนือ และสมาคมไทยล้านนาสปา ขอเชิญร่วมกิจกรรมออกรอบกับสนามชั้นนำ 9 สนาม ในเชียงใหม่, ลำพูน ในกรีนฟีราคาเดียว 1,000 บาท และ 1,200 บาท สำหรับเชียงใหม่ไฮแลนด์กอล์ฟ แอนด์สปารีสอร์ท ผ่อนคลายกับสปาชั้นนำในเชียงใหม่ 21 แห่ง ในราคาเดียว 1,000 บาท (สำหรับนวดอโรมา) ตลอดเดือน พค.-มิย. 58 และนอกจากนั้นยังมีการแข่งขันชิงถ้วยรางวัล เพียงเลือกสมัครแข่งขันกับสนามกอล์ฟที่ร่วมโครงการ ในอัตราท่านละ 1,500 บาท (ราคานี้รวมค่ากรีนฟี, แคดดี้, งานเลี้ยง และของที่ระลึก) สอบถามข้อมูลเพิ่มเติมได้ที่สนามกอล์ฟและสปาที่เข้าร่วมโครงการ การท่องเที่ยวแห่งประเทศไทย (ททท.) สำนักงานเชียงใหม่ โทร. 053-248 604-5 ทุกวัน

Current Deals

April 4th, 2015

Hariphunchai Golf Club

Mu Ban Sap Maree Road

+66 53 096 222

Directions

New  golf course in Lamphun, very good reviews.

THB600 Green Fee Caddy Fee

THB1000 Cart,Green Fee,Caddy Fee

Gold Canyon

THB800 inc Caddy Fee

Gassan Legacy

(Previously Gassan Lake)

THB1500 Cart, Caddy Fee, Green Fee

Inthanon

.Sports Day, Monday & Thursday

Green Fee, Caddy Fee, Cart THB 1000

North Hills

Sports Day Tuesday & Thursday THB800 inc Caddy Fee

If you know of any others or info is incorrect please let us know,thanks.

Chiang Mai Smog

March 4th, 2015

The view from the 8th tee at one of Chiang Mai’s golf courses. This is how it should look in the beautiful November weather!

The morning mist surrounding Doi Suthep mountain and the clarity of the photo.

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 This is what it is like today, you can’t even see the mountain, would you want to play golf in these conditions? Thick smog blankets Chiang Mai.

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Chiang Mai Smog – Every year the authorities promise to do something about it, every year they fail miserably driving tourists away to tell the friends,families, colleagues that Chiang Mai is a no go unsafe detrimental to health destination.


This is worth showing again,from 2012!
This video shows how appalling conditions are at the moment in the north of Thailand thanks to uncontrolled burning and then goes on to show what the weather should be like.

This uncontrolled burning occurs just about every year from December often through to April with Feb/March being the worst months with very little done to combat it by the authorities.

Lower Season Prices

March 2nd, 2015

Lower Season Prices – Thai Residents

Alpine 

Green Fee: THB2000 Caddy Fee: THB300 Golf Cart:THB700

The home of The Chiang Mai Golf Classic

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Gassan Legacy ( Formerly Lake City)Green Fee,Caddy Fee, Golf Cart  THB1500 (Sat/Sun THB2000)

OK

Gassan Marina

Green Fee,Caddy Fee, Golf Cart: THB1200

Green Fee,Caddy Fee (Walking): THB700

OK

Gold Canyon

GreenFee,Caddy Fee (Walking) THB800

OK

Green Fee, Caddy Fee,Cart: THB1500

Green Valley 

Green Fee:THB1800  Caddy Fee: THB300 Golf Cart:THB700

Highland

Green Fee:THB1900 Caddy Fee: THB300 Golf Cart: THB700

Inthanon

Green Fee:/ Caddy Fee:  THB1800! Cart THB700

Mae Jo

Green Fee:THB1700 Caddy Fee: THB300 Golf Cart: THB700

North Hill Chiangmai (Mezzanine)

Green Fee: THB1700 Caddy Fee: THB300 Golf Cart: THB700

Royal Chiangmai

Green Fee:THB1920  Caddy Fee: THB300 Golf Cart:THB700

Stardome

Green Fee: THB800  Caddy Fee:THB300  Inc:THB1600

 

High Season

February 4th, 2015

High season – Nothing puts golfers off their game.

Despite Thailand being under military rule and martial law that is badly affecting general tourism golfers have simply shrugged it off and have descended on Chiang Mai in their hundreds.

For at about one more month every course will be full of golfers mainly from Asian countries,predominately Japan & Korea.

At Hangdong golf course on  Monday there were 23 players waiting to tee off- this was at 6.30am! The previous week I was told that one group of 5 Koreans waited 1 hour to tee off and then were on the course for another 6 hours – crazy!

A neighbour who is a tour guide and a golfer has been dealing  with golfers from Korea and Malaysia over the last month. Today she was picking up 5 Singaporeans who are planning to play 7 games over 4 days at Highland, Green Valley, Alpine & Inthanon.

Alpine and some of the other courses are getting as many as 300 players a day!

It looks like just a few more weeks, mid March probably,before it’s back to normal and local golfers can get back to seeking out good deals from the bigger courses.