Mae Jo Golf Club

Mae Jo Golf Club

  Located around 30 minutes from from the heart of ChiangMai ,

Mae Jo Golf Club & Resort is especially designed for your most enjoyable golfing vacation experience.

              Ranging over 500 Rai the 18-hole par 72 course was thoroughly designed to blend in beautifully with its natural terrains and spectacular surroundings.

               The course layouts, which were thoroughly designed based on maximum safety and risk reward approach, provides challenging but fair play to both amateurs and professional golfers. Each hole has a unique design and requires different a game plan to shoot for a par.

               Several elevated tee boxes, which are spread throughout the course, reserve panoramic views of the course and surrounding, and at the same time, provide more challenging plays. The course features rolling fairways and large challenging greens which are considered ones of the most challenging greens in the northern part of the kingdom of Thailand.

                Along side of the fairways, golfers will come across many local fruit trees, such as Longan, Lychee, Pomello and Tangerine, which provide not only unique scenery but also unique tasting experience.

112 Moo 7 Ban Sriboonruang Pahpai Sansai, Chiang Mai 50210 Thailand
Tel.+66 (0) 53 354431-2
Fax +66 (0) 53 354433

                              

 

 

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Gassan Khuntan

Gassan Khuntan Golf and Resort

           Gassan Khuntan is situated in the Doi Khuntan National Park which has many historical sites to boast of such as the Khuntan Tunnel and the Khuntan Railway Bridge. This well built course follows a river, set in tall trees with undulating greens and crowned fairways even the best golfers may find it challenging. For the experienced golfer who wishes to take on a lot of water or risk a short cut over many bunkers, this is the perfect course to test their abilities; however for the novice golfer this course can really improve your confidence. The course is set out over 7,062 yards and it has a par of 72 over 18 holes.

Gassan November Golf
Gassan Khuntan Golf & Resort
01 – 30 NOVEMBER 2019 Price 1,600 THB
Incl. Green fee + Caddy + Single Cart
** Only apply for Thai and Thai Residents **

Booking Now
Tel. 053 – 507006 -9
Mobile. 081-6604334 (Sales & Marketing) 081-9504871 (Green fee)
Fax. 053 – 507012
E-mail: bookingkhuntan@gassangolf.com
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Alpine Golf Resort

 

 

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 16 San Kamphaeng – Banthi Rd., Chiang Mai, Thaiand 50130

 

Course Layout

With the Autumn breeze and cool air of the golf course amidst the valleys in Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand, where the weather is good and cool, especially cool and misty in the early morning of winter from October to February. It is a charm of Chiang Mai that nature lovers can not miss at the height of 1,500 meters above sea level. It makes Alpine Golf Resort – Chiang Mai golf course surrounded by mountains on an area of over 700 rai, full of natures beauty, among the valleys and has creates a golf course where one there were rice fields with  a challenging and unique lay out as any golf course in Thailand. 

         Alpine Golf Resort – Chiang Mai would like to invite golfers to experience a challenge at the 27-hole international championship golf course, divided into 3 courses: Course A-3,830 yards, Course B-3,712 yards and Course C- 3,702 yards, designed by Mr. Ron M Garl, the world famous designer winning “The Best Renovate Award 2007” and the top designer of golf courses in Thailand, Mr. Pirapon Nanatra, to guarantees challenging and fun, with the difficult and easy holes being mixed perfectly. So, golfers enjoy playing more under the quality of the course maintained to meet international standards, with at least 10 stintmeters to measure green speed and full facilities.

Alpine is living a little on past glories from when they were hosting top tournaments but that was some 5 years ago and still charging as if was still doing so.

Thai Residents: 3,300 baht (Does include green fee ,caddy fee, and cart) Caddy tip on top of that of course.

If you friend from overseas would like to join you then it’s a cool 6,300 baht! (Plus tip!)

A nice course but way overpriced against other equally good courses in Chiangmai province.

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$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:

Leaderboard
RK PLAYER EVENTS EARNINGS
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:

Leaderboard
RK PLAYER EVENTS EARNINGS
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!

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Race To Dubai

Number 8 of eight, DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, of the tournaments for the race to Dubai, and of course being played in,where else,Dubai!

The Race to Dubai, comprising 47 tournaments in 31 countries across four continents is a season long competition to crown the European Tour’s number one player.

Main Contenders:

Berndt WiesbergerImage of Bernd WIESBERGER

Tommy Fleetwood                                                   John Rahm

Image of Tommy FLEETWOODImage of Jon RAHM

Shane Lowry                                                       Matthew Fitzpatrick

Image of Shane LOWRYImage of Matthew FITZPATRICK

The top ten.

1
Flag for AUT
WIESBERGER, Bernd
28
4,802.4
2
8
Flag for ENG
FLEETWOOD, Tommy
17
4,079.7
3
1
Flag for ESP
RAHM, Jon
12
3,898.3
4
1
Flag for IRL
LOWRY, Shane
14
3,613.8
5
1
Flag for ENG
FITZPATRICK, Matthew
19
3,320.9

Share of final Race to Dubai Bonus Pool

6
1
Flag for NIR
MCILROY, Rory
12
2,763.5
7
Flag for ENG
WALLACE, Matt
26
2,747.7
8
2
Flag for ENG
HATTON, Tyrrell
17
2,731.6
9
3
Flag for RSA
OOSTHUIZEN, Louis
13
2,682.6
10
2
Flag for RSA

VAN ROOYEN, Erik

28
2,662.5

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High Season-A Little Late

 

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.

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High Season Prices – Thai Residents

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

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

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:

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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:

Star1

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!

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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