Chiang Mai Golf Festival 2012 -1st May 2012 – June 30th 2012
Waiting for final confirmation of all courses participating.
Inthanon are already doing 800 + caddy fee
Gold Canyon are 800 inclusive of caddy fee
Alpine will be participating
Green Valley will be participating
Santiburi Currently 800 + caddy fee.
Royal Chiang Mai will NOT be taking part in the golf festival.
Highland -will NOT be participating
Gassan Lake City – who cares!
Played at Gold Canyon this morning and the air was thick and breathing was a little laboured despite the rain a couple of days earlier.Fairways are in good nick but they are currently coring the greens and it was almost impossible to putt with any accuracy but guess it will be OK in a week or two and for 800baht inclusive best value around.
On the way back just south of Lamphun we saw this:
Not sure why it is in English as well as Thai,perhaps to show the foreign media the Thai’s are doing something?
Alpine – with effect from 3rd April until the end of the month the green fee for Thai residents will be just 1000฿ + caddy fee of 250฿.
Highland– Green fee 1000฿ caddy fee 300฿
Green fee + caddy fee _ car 1700฿
Gassan Lake City green fee 800฿ + 250฿ caddy fee. (Not too many people will go here unless we see around 500฿ again)
Mae Jo (One to avoid) Green fee 1600 caddy fee 250
Inthanon– 2200฿ gets a shared cart for 2 persons and includes caddy fee x 2
Single walking- 800฿ +250฿ caddy fee.
Single player 1500฿ for cart caddy fee and green fee.
Gold Canyon – Green inclusive caddy fee 800฿
Royal Chiangmai (lost the plot?) 2400฿ green fee/cart/caddy fee.
Lanna -Sports day (Monday & Friday) prices have actually gone up from 500฿ inc to 700฿. Seeing the prices for some of the top courses I did not bother to ask what the rest of the week rate is!
In our opinion best value : Gold Canyon :Congratulations:
With Inthanon a fair second.
I do get the occasional birdie but this one was on the fourth hole of the racecourse course.
It was with a 7 wood from about 210 yards after a drive that left me on the left of the fairway in light rough.
It was literally a birdie, as I struck the ball a bird flew up in front of me about 50 yards ahead,hit the bird full on and left it doing cartwheels down the course. Sadly it was so badly injured I had to put it out of it’s misery. I was somewhat squeamish but when I asked my playing partner (Another aged Brit) to do the dirty deed he ran away!
Anyway, one birdie I am not proud of!
Now that most of the Japanese & Koreans have gone home looks like Lanna are out to screw those that would patronize the course for the rest of the year by changing sports day prices from 500baht including caddy to 700baht including caddy.
A kick in the teeth for the regulars and not very customer savvy! A very typically Thai response to having less players/tourists etc-put the prices up!
If you don’t mind teeing off after 12.30pm a much better deal and course by along way is Inthanon 700baht including caddy fee.
Unconcerned citizen doing his bit for the environment behind the 8th hole at Hang Dong golf course 17th March. (-:
And for an encore, today the 19th March behind the 9th hole.Not too clear unfortunately with camphone but it was a good blaze with plenty of smoke!
We went early on Friday to avoid the rush. Arrived at the par 3 tee off at 6.20am,still dark!
There was already a 2 ball and a four ball in front of us so we actually teed off in relative light.
The four ball in front of us were Japanese and they were almost as quick as us,a 2 ball,very little waiting on the tees.Thank goodness they weren’t Korean-maybe you know what I mean.
We completed the first 9 holes just after 8 am and moved to the racecourse course.There were already a few waiting to tee off,did I say a few,see the pics!
It was just crazy,30+ people waiting to tee off. We guessed it would be 30 to 45 minutes before we drove off!
Fortunately a Japanese couple were ahead of us in the queue which was mainly groups of 4 or 5 and we were asked to join them.Very nice people and spoke good English so communication was no problem.
So we played with Tanaka san and Tanaka san (Hope I got that right Mr & Mrs Tanaka?)
Mr Tanaka is in the picture of the tee along with my golf partner (an aged Brit (-:) and a few others.(sorry about the light,used a cameraphone to take the pics.)
Great company but it was a real chore playing at snails pace with groups of 4 and 5 ahead 10 mins wait at most tees.Not something I will want to repeat in the near future.
Roll on the low season!
Green Season Promotion [ Thai&Thai Resident only]
@ Chiangmai Inthanon Golf and Natural Resort
July 1 – October 31 , 2011
Free Green Fee Promotion
วันศุกร์ มา 1ก๊วน(5 ท่าน)
จ่าย กรีนฟี แค่ 4 ท่าน
(Friday (5 persons).
Pay green Fee for 4 persons only.)
กรีนฟี + แคดดี้ + รถกอล์ฟ
Green Fee + Caddy + Buggy.)
Early Bird Promotion
วันพุธ และ วันพฤหัสบดี
ทีออฟ ก่อน 9.00 น.
กรีนฟี + แคดดี้ 800 บาท
(Wednesday and Thursday.
Tee off before 9:00 am
Green Fee + Caddy Fee 800 Baht)
Sport Day Promotion
ทุกวันจันทร์ และ วันอังคาร
กรีนฟี 500 บาท
(Every Monday and Tuesday.
Green Fee 500 Baht Caddy fee 250)
For more information and booking please contact
66 53 267115 , 267116
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