Posts Tagged ‘golf Chiangmai’

High Season-A Little Late

Friday, February 10th, 2017

 

High Season-A Little LateHangDong

Usually the Koreans and Japanese arrive late December to early January to play golf in the warmer climate of ChiangMai and often frequent the cheaper courses where they often play in groups of 6,something they could never do,or even think of doing in their home countries.

Anyway,this year just when it looked like there was going to be little or no “high season” golf they arrived in early February and off they go in their large groups playing 5-6 hours for 18 holes on a short course! It appears though that the invasion is relatively short lived as it is anticipated that by the end of February in to early March the mass exodus will occur and normality will return.

Can”t blame them, cheaper by far than their home countries ,weather much better and no silly rules on many of the golf courses. Can also be fun to join up with the smaller groups to find that golf is very much an international sport and language.

Image result for japanese korean golfers

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High Season Prices – Thai Residents

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

High Season Prices – Thai Residents

Alpine 

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

The home of The Chiang Mai Golf Classic

OK

Gassan Legacy ( Formerly Lake City)

Green Fee: THB2500 (Sat/Sun THB3000), Caddy Fee:THB300,

Golf Cart:THB600

NOT

Gold Canyon

November Only:

GreenFee: THB900 Caddy Fee:THB300  GolfCart:THB700

From December -Fully booked!

Green Valley 

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

Highland

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

Inthanon

November Only

Green Fee:/ Caddy Fee:/ Golf Cart THB1500!

December onwards:

Green Fee: THB1300 After 1pm THB800 Caddy Fee:THB300 Golf Cart: THB600 

OK

Mae Jo

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

North Hill Chiangmai (Mezzanine)

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

NOT

Royal Chiangmai

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

Stardome

Green Fee: THB800  Caddy Fee:THB300  Inc:THB1600

 

Very simply the only value for the top courses for Thai residents is Inthanon by a country mile with THB1500 Inclusive Green Fee/Caddy Fee & Golf Cart for the remainder of November.

And not too bad for December onward. 

 

The joke is North Hill Chiangmai (Mezzanine), why would anyone want to play there, especially at those prices for a converted 9 hole course?

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Green Fees for July

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Green Fees For July

In most cases these fees are for Thai Residents, need to show work permit or driving licence. 

Alpine

Green fee, caddy fee & golf cart THB2000

Walking: THB1900 inc caddy fee.

3star

Gold Canyon

Walking THB700 including caddy fee

Green fee,caddy fee& cart THB1200

5star

Green Valley

No details

Highland

Green fee, caddy fee THB1800

Green fee,caddy fee & cart THB2100 after 1pm THB1700

3star

Inthanon

Green fee & caddy fee & cart THB 1400  after 12pm THB1200

Thursday- Sports Day-  Green Fee,caddy fee & cart THB1000

4star

Mae Jo

Green fee,caddy fee

THB1600 cart THB600

2star

Royal Chiangmai

Gree fee,caddy fee THB1500 Cart  THB700!

2star

As usual it is Gold Canyon and Inthanon offering the best deals by along way with Gold Canyon edging the prize, and both good courses-great value!

5star

Proudly sponsored by the elderly angry expat in the golf cart!

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Stardome Golf Club

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Quite like Stardome Golf Club, quite a challenge and plenty of water for even slightly wayward shots.

Played this week all was fine until you get to the greens. I think there was more sand on the greens than in the bunkers, almost impossible to putt, not that good at the best of times, but didn’t need that, ridiculous.

Now, one of our pet hates is dual pricing, in many cases it is hidden and most are not aware. Not Stardome Golf Club:

Star2

Clearly states a different and higher price for “Foreigners” , not much, but higher. As I said, quite like the course but will not be going back if this practice continues, I am sure they won’t care but it’s my principles and I simply don’t like it.

If you do bite the bullet and decide to go these young ladies may add to your “golfing” pleasure. The famous Stardome refreshers:

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Need refreshing?

Refresher

Will still continue to use the driving rang, a superb facility and the same price for all.

Our driving range is the biggest driving range in the northern part of Thailand. It is also fully equipped with the most modern facilities for golf driving with the longest driving range. There are total of 96 drive lanes, with a length of 300 yards, with a real golf course simulator. There are high quality automatic golf balls feeders, hydrid air circulation system, Golf Pro to assist golfers on basic knowledge in golfing, and complete golf sets to serve our customers.

Our hours of operation are from 07.00 am. – 22.00 am. In the driving range building, we offer free wireless zone, 40 inch LCD Television on which our customers can enjoy sports live broadcasted. For the safety of customers’ belongings, we have lockers available.”

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Gymkhana- It’s OK to have 6 players in a group!

Friday, January 25th, 2013

If you would think there would be anywhere in Chiangmai or even Thailand you would think that Gymkhana would use their brains and realise that that five or six players in a group is nuts and especially on a short 9 hole course. Nothing worse than slow play and this stupidity encourages it.

This is from the horses mouth:

“4. The Committee hereby informs the all the members that the rule of 6 Members per Group playing style is still effective as announced by the Club. Should there be any alteration, the Committee will notify the members as soon as possible.”

As it specifies “members”,mainly those who pull their own carts I guess (no tip for the caddies) and make it even slower.One of the main reasons myself and many others no longer play there.

I don’t think there are any other countries in the world where you can play 6 persons in a group even on full length 18 holes golf courses,correct me if I am wrong.

It would appear that the guy who was trying to bring the club in to the present day and do away with their archaic ideas has been forced out?

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Koolpunt Golf double their prices!

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

If you check their website and go under the misapprehension that you will be paying THB 600 inclusive of caddy fee to walk the 2 x 9 hole course you will be in for a nasty surprise.

In their wisdom the management have doubled the price to THB 1200 inclusive of caddy fee for walking 18 holes.

That most certainly counts me and most of those I know out of going as the course is nothing special and no comparison to the other 9 hole courses all of which are very much cheaper,as are a couple of the main 18 hole courses,Gold Canyon in particular.

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Gassan Marina – promotion for Thai residents.

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Gassan Lake City is closed for renovation for 2 months opening in December we believe.

In the meantime Gassan Marina is offering green fee + caddy fee (walking) at 650baht. Or green fee,caddy fee and golf cart for 1000baht.

It is probably 3 years or more since I last played there and it was a mess in general,apart from the flooding.

Worth one visit at those prices just to check it out.

Will post back.

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Lack of courtesy at Hangdong again,but this time Farang!

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

But this time,surprisingly it was 3 Farang who decided it would be OK to walk to hole 7 in front of a twosome already on hole 6 and our twosome on the green at hole 5.

It was obviously going to cause a problem and both my partner and I thought it had to be Thais who do this on a regular basis,we were wrong,it was 3 Farang,and regular Hangdong players who should know better.

And with only 3 holes to play they managed to disrupt us and the 2 Koreans ahead of us. Disgusted we walked past them on hole 8 (They did offer a half hearted guilty  “you can play through”) and joined the Koreans for the last hole.

The Koreans asked if the guys were Russians as they felt they were so rude! (I guess Koreans think Russians are rude!) :Happy-Grin:

Anyway, if they had used a little of the gray matter between the 3 of them they could have simply walked to hole 6 and teed off behind us, let us continue our game without disruption and complete our last 4 holes and nobody would have been pissed off.

For whatever reason they chose not to,I guess they probably also ignored their caddies who must have told them. :Weary:

High season is nearly upon us and it will be the incoming contingent of Koreans who will join the Thais and some Farang marching to hole 7 to disrupt the flow of the game in their five  & six balls!

Perhaps the “starter” will do his job! :I-Wish:

When we finished our 18 holes the first tee was packed with around 20-25 people so I guess the the Farang got their come uppance!

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Current prices for Chiang Mai Golf Courses

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

These are prices for Thai residents for the bigger courses. The others charge the same for whomever.

 

Sand Creek 18 holes 240฿ inc caddy fee. ( 9 hole course)

 

Hangdong 18 holes 340฿ inc caddy fee. (9 hole course)

 

Gold Canyon 18 holes 600฿ inc caddy fee.

 

Stardome 18 holes 700฿ inc caddy fee. (9 hole course)

 

Inthanon 18 holes 1050฿ inc caddy fee

 

1350฿ Cart/Caddy/Green Fee

 

Highland 18 holes 1300฿ inc caddy fee

 

After 2pm 1300฿ Green fee/Caddy fee/Cart

 

Alpine 18 holes 1450฿ inc caddy fee.

 

Green Valley 18 holes 1500฿ inc caddy fee.

 

:THANK-YOU:

 

Koolpuntville 18 holes 1500฿ + caddy fee? (9 hole course opening 25th August-maybe)

Perhaps they have gold plated faucets and toilet seats in the clubhouse?

:I-see-stars:

 

Mae Jo 18 holes 1650฿ inc caddy fee (They call this their special promotion!) :Tears:

 

Best value as always Gold Canyon & Inthanon a far second.

:Heart:

 

 

 

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New course at Koolapunt 9 Mezzanine

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Just before Kad Farang on the Chiang Mai Hod road.

Koolpunt Property Co,Ltd. Moo13 Chiangmai-Hangdong Rd.
T.Bannwan A.Hangdong Chiangmai 50230
053-908-999 E-mail : mezza9@koolpuntville.com

We did mention it before and the course, area 135 rai 9 hole,was supposed to open in May but it is now going to be 27th July as according to the office there the clubhouse wasn’t ready—?

They were not even able to confirm the previous price list they gave us which was was OTT for a 9 hole course but I was told it was going to be a members only course after the first 4 months of opening

That will never happen,far too much good competition. Or at best not enough members to support it unless they give away a lot of corporate memberships.

The original green fees for weekday for nine holes for non members was 450baht without caddy fee.

:Thinking:

I think they will need to review that to compete.

 

Here is the course layout:

 

The clubhouse:

                           

 

 Facilities will include gymnasium,restaurant,business centre, spa etc.

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