$5 million for John Rahm!

More crazy money but I guess these top golfing stars warrant a fair share of the pot that is generated from such events.

And it needs to be remembered that only a few are in the huge money bracket, many of the other tour professionals eek out a living travelling economy and sharing hotel rooms with their peers.

It’s only glamorous  and lucrative at the top.at the top! Here is the top 50 for 2019:

1 Brooks Koepka 21 $9,684,006.00
2 Rory McIlroy 19 $7,785,286.00
3 Matt Kuchar 22 $6,294,690.00
4 Patrick Cantlay 21 $6,121,488.00
5 Gary Woodland 24 $5,690,965.00
6 Xander Schauffele 21 $5,609,456.00
7 Dustin Johnson 19 $5,534,619.00
8 Justin Thomas 20 $5,013,084.00
9 Jon Rahm 20 $4,990,110.00
10 Webb Simpson 21 $4,690,572.00
11 Justin Rose 17 $4,358,849.00
12 Tony Finau 25 $4,344,380.00
13 Paul Casey 22 $4,257,040.00
14 Adam Scott 18 $4,084,541.00
15 Rickie Fowler 20 $3,945,810.00
16 Marc Leishman 21 $3,886,577.00
17 Tommy Fleetwood 18 $3,853,651.00
18 Chez Reavie 28 $3,660,909.00
19 Patrick Reed 25 $3,593,844.00
20 Shane Lowry 14 $3,490,098.00
21 Kevin Kisner 25 $3,489,144.00
22 Francesco Molinari 15 $3,467,143.00
23 Hideki Matsuyama 24 $3,335,137.00
24 Tiger Woods 12 $3,199,615.00
25 Bryson DeChambeau 21 $3,186,232.00
26 Brandt Snedeker 27 $3,122,936.00
27 Charles Howell III 27 $3,039,049.00
28 Corey Conners 28 $2,919,864.00
29 Ryan Palmer 21 $2,873,316.00
30 Sung-jae Im 35 $2,851,134.00
31 Sung Kang 27 $2,801,650.00
32 Abraham Ancer 27 $2,688,625.00
33 Scott Piercy 24 $2,679,915.00
34 Jim Furyk 21 $2,669,938.00
35 Jason Day 21 $2,637,480.00
36 Lucas Glover 26 $2,613,965.00
37 Louis Oosthuizen 19 $2,539,183.00
38 J.T. Poston 29 $2,461,215.00
39 Phil Mickelson 20 $2,440,221.00
40 Andrew Putnam 23 $2,439,137.00
41 Keith Mitchell 26 $2,405,360.00
42 Rory Sabbatini 26 $2,382,298.00
43 C.T. Pan 25 $2,362,399.00
44 Jason Kokrak 24 $2,330,212.00
45 Kevin Tway 26 $2,300,050.00
46 Kevin Na 19 $2,257,309.00
47 Si Woo Kim 28 $2,191,808.00
48 Billy Horschel 26 $2,187,249.00
49 Ian Poulter 18 $2,162,306.00
50 J.B. Holmes 25 $2,147,065.00

And here is the bottom few:

251 Smylie Kaufman 0 $14,454.00
252 Tom Lehman 0 $13,952.00
253 John Merrick 0 $13,611.00
254 Charlie Wi 0 $12,735.00
255 Omar Uresti 0 $12,690.00
256 Brendon de Jonge 0 $11,904.00
257 Dicky Pride 0 $11,280.00
258 Brian Davis 0 $10,500.00
259 John Daly 0 $7,070.00
260 Heath Slocum 0 $6,685.00
261 Will MacKenzie 0 $6,510.00
262 Ken Duke 0 $6,450.00
263 Jason Bohn 0 $5,970.00
264 Jonathan Kaye 0 $5,910.00

Not going very far on these earnings!

Green Fees for November High Season -Thai Residents

These are prices mainly for Thai Residents weekdays, somewhat cheaper than the “Thailands lowest green fees” being quoted on a major Thailand forum that has just launched an associated golf site.

Just be aware those prices are not correct for Thai residents (Usually requires showing of Thai driving license or work permit to get the deals).


Green Fee: THB2000

Caddy fee: THB300  Golf Cart: THB700

Gold Canyon

Green  Fee: THB800 Inc caddy fee.

Package: Green Fee + Caddy Fee+ Golf Cart THB1200

Green Valley:

Green Fee: THB1800

Caddy Fee: THB300 Golf Cart:THB600


Green Fee: THB1900

Caddy Fee: THB300 Golf Cart THB700


GreenFee: THB1300

Caddy Fee: THB300     Golf Cart THB600

(More than doubled from low season!)

Gassan Khuntan:

Green Fee: THB1750

Caddy Fee: THB300 Golf Cart THB600


Green Fee: THB1650

Caddy Fee: THB300 Golf Cart THB700

Gassan Lake City

Closed for renovations until next year.

Gassan Marina:

Green Fee: THB1000

Caddy Fee: THB300 Golf Cart THB600

Royal Chiangmai:

Green Fee: THB2400

Caddy Fee: THB300 Golf Cart THB800


9 Hole Golf Courses (Prices apply to all golfers)


Green Fee: THB400

Caddy Fee: THB200     (18 holes) No golf carts


Green Fee inc Caddy Fee THB340 (18 holes)

Golf Cart: THB400


Green Fee: THB850

Caddy Fee: THB250   Golf cart THB500 (18 holes)


Green Fee: THB1000 (Sports Day Mon & Fri THB800)

Caddy Fee: THB300

Sand Creek:

Green Fee inc Caddy fee THB240 (18 holes) No golf carts


THB1050 inc Caddy fee.(18 holes)

Golf Cart  THB400 (18 holes)

Still in number one spot by a mile for quality of course and value:

Gold Canyon

Nothing to do with golf whatosever – Chiang Mai Golf Courses

But  I think this is awesome, how about you?

China Pink Army




Golfers start with the non-dominant side of the body facing the target. At address the body and club are positioned parallel to the target line. The feet are commonly shoulder-width apart for middle irons and putters, narrower for short irons and wider for long irons and woods. The ball is positioned in the centre of the player’s stance for short irons and putters, more to the front for middle irons and even more for long irons and woods. The golfer chooses a golf club, grip, and stroke appropriate to the distance:

  • The “drive” or “full swing” is used on the teeing ground and fairway, typically with a wood or long iron, to produce the maximum distance capable with the club.
  • The “approach” or “3/4 swing” is used in medium- and long-distance situations where an exact distance is preferable to maximum possible distance, such as to place the ball on the green or “lay up” in front of a hazard.
  • The “chip” or “half-swing” is used for relatively short-distance shots near the green, with high-lofted irons and wedges. The goal of the chip is to land the ball safely on the green, allowing it to roll out towards the hole. It can also be used from other places to accurately position the ball into a more advantageous lie.
  • The “putt” is used in short-distance shots on or near the green, typically made with the eponymous “putter”, although similar strokes can be made with medium to high-numbered irons to carry a short distance in the air and then roll (a “bump and run”). The goal of the putt is to put the ball in the hole, although a long-distance putt may be called a “lag” and is made with the primary intention of simply closing distance to the hole or otherwise placing the ball advantageously.

Golf Shoes for sale. Chiang Mai Golf Courses

Chiang Mai Golf Courses

Looking for new shoes?


Supersports in KSG currently have some great deals on Golf Shoes.

Footjoy at THB1960

Callaway at THB1860

Callaway at THB1590

 Chiang Mai Golf Courses

Golf is a precision club and ball sport in which competing players (or golfers) use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course using the fewest number of strokes. Golf is defined, in the rules of golf, as “playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules.”

Many golfers wear golf shoes with metal or plastic spikes designed to increase traction, thus allowing for longer and more accurate shots. A golf bag is used to transport golf clubs and the player’s other or personal equipment. Golf bags have several pockets designed for carrying equipment and supplies such as tees, balls, and gloves. Golf bags can be carried, pulled on a trolley or harnessed to a motorized golf cart during play. Golf bags have both a hand strap and shoulder strap for carrying, and sometimes have retractable legs that allow the bag to stand upright when at rest.

Golf elsewhere?

We have a few associated sites that may be useful for those of you thinking of trying out courses in other countries.



ChiangMaiGolfCourses.com Live

ChineseGolfCourses.com Live


高尔夫.org Live



LaosGolfCourses.com Live

LaosGolfCourse.com Live

MyanmarGolfCourse.com Live

MyanmarGolfCourses.com Live

PakistanGolfCourses.com Live

PakistanGolf.com Live

PhilippinesGolfCourses.com Live

SriLankaGolfCourses.com Live


Inthanon lost the plot? Chiang Mai Gof Courses

Normally the innovators in providing some good deals for locals and in general they have taken a huge step backwards.

Prior to the ChiangMai Golf Festival they had sports days on Wednesdays and Fridays at THB700 ,play all day (Caddy fees additional per 18 holes).

The Chiang Mai Golf Festival have the top courses at THB1000 + caddy fees.

What did Inthanon do?  Some genius in management decided to drop the sports days and in effect raise the price by THB300 for Fridays and Mondays-duh!



Golfers I know went there on Wednesday, charged THB1000 green fee, THB300 caddy fee, THB600 cart. One of them had a guest who was charged THB500 for the privelige of sitting in the cart. They were also told they should pay tips of not less than THB300!

In addition I was advised that the quality of the greens was awful.

This group will obviously not be going back in a hurry and are telling all their fellow golfers who will be passing it on.

Not a good drive to Inthanon!
Not a good drive to Inthanon!


Innovation at Airport Plaza Driving Range – Chiang Mai Golf Courses

Innovation at Airport Plaza Driving Range 

With building work on part of the old driving range the management of Airport Plaza driving range have come up with a very novel idea to utilise the remaining space.


They have created a pitching,chipping short game oasis in the middle of ChiangMai.

Most of us go to the driving range and beat the hell out of our drivers and 3 woods etc,forgetting probably the most important part of golf,the short game.

This will be a place I will be using on a regular basis as my short game sucks and continually needs work. What about yours?

Plenty of real targets to aim at from 15 to 100 yards, go and give it a try.



Pitch to puttPitching RangePitching Range

Internet Golf Terrorist – Chiang Mai Golf Courses

In addition to providing up to date Chiang Mai golfing info we are also here to police the golf courses of Chiang Mai, to foster international relations, to try to further etiquette and good manners on the golf course.



In the event that we fail then perhaps more drastic measures may have to be taken!

Beware the golf Ninja!
Beware the golf Ninja!