Sand Creek Golf Course

Sand Creek Golf Course

Hole 5 ,lovely little par 3.

Despite being a relatively short one this is not the course for everyone as you have be straight and accurate otherwise you are hitting yet another tree or another ball disappears in to the water. Short yes, but challenging and you actually have to manage the course.Can’t be smashing a driver up the all the fairways or you find more water.

1st hole ,par 4. Water left,right and in front-twice!

Generally those that say they don’t like the course simply can’t play it.The course has improved over the years thanks to the TLC of the ground staff and the caddies. Tee boxes, fairways and greens were in excellent condition when we played very recently. Despite the  heavy rains the course has drained exceptionally well.

Hole 7,par 4, dogleg left. Bogie on this hole is a good score!

The caddies continue to run the course. They won’t win any beauty contests but very good at their jobs,and deserve every baht they get, don’t be the one with long pockets and short arms! 

 

Still see players pulling their own golf trolleys, slowing play down while they look for the 2 or 3 balls they have played,please don’t be one of them,support the course and the caddies. Will only cost you 30 baht more to have a knowledgeable caddy pull the trolley and see the balls you have not seen go in to the trees.

Cost for 18 holes including caddy fee: 230 baht! 

The Lighter Side of Golf

1. These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.

~ Sam Snead

2. I was three over today: One over a house, one over a patio and one over a swimming pool.

~ George Brett

3. Actually, the only time I ever took out a one-iron was to kill a tarantula.And I took a 7 to do that.

~ Jim Murray

4. The only sure rule in golf is – he who has the fastest cart never has to play the bad lie.

~ Mickey Mantle

5. Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you’re not good at ‘em.

~ Kevin Costner

6. I don’t fear death, but I sure don’t like those three-footers for par.

~ Chi Chi Rodriguez

7. After all these years, it’s still embarrassing for me to play on the American golf tour. Like the time I asked my caddie for a sand wedge and he came back ten minutes later with a ham on rye.

~ Chi Chi Rodriguez

8. The ball retriever is not long enough to get my putter out of the tree.

~ Brian Weis

9. Swing hard in case you hit it.

~ Dan Marino

10. My favorite shots are the practice swing and the conceded putt. The rest can never be mastered.

~ Lord Robertson

11. Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.

~ Jack Benny

12. There is no similarity between golf and putting; they are two different games, one played in the air, and the other on the ground.

~ Ben Hogan

13. Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20% of the time, you’re the best.

~ Jack Nicklaus

14. The uglier a man’s legs are, the better he plays golf. It’s almost a law.

~H. G. Wells

15. I never pray on a golf course. Actually, the Lord answers my prayers everywhere except on the course.

~ Billy Graham

16. If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play at it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.

~ Bob Hope

17. While playing golf today, I hit two good balls. I stepped on a rake.

~ Henny Youngman

18. If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.

~ Jack Lemmon

19. You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives.Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.

~ Lee Trevino

20. I’m not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they’d come up sliced.

~ Lee Trevino

Gold Canyon

Gold Canyon

So,we did not go to Alpine because the prices for my friend were ridiculous (6150THB).We went to Gold Canyon where the weather was perfect, greens and fairways were great and to cap it all turned out it was sports day and we paid 800THB per person inclusive green fee, caddy fee and cart! And if we had the energy to actually walk (not recommended,undulating,hot and sticky) it was 300THB!


Highly recommended. 

Alpine -Really?

Guest coming in from overseas today thought Alpine would be a good course for him to play on and with the 2017 ChiangMai Golf Festival in full swing called the to make a booking for Thursday.

The good news, 1550 THB for caddy fee,green fee and golf cart for me being a Thai resident. The bad news, Alpine are not participating in the 2017 Chiang Mai Golf Festival so subsequently unlike other courses have different rate for non residents of :

6150 THB.

 

 

Guess where we will not be playing? You got it, anywhere but Alpine. Many good deals at the other courses in our area as you can see here:

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Alpine also have a problem with their  phone number. Can’t be helping their business either.

ChiangMai Golf Festival 2017

ChiangMai Golf Festival 2017

Now there is one! But just added to the CMGF  website!  But only 5 courses taking part and even then different packages from each course.

There are better deals at non participating courses.

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TAT Chiang Mai
launches ” Chiang Mai Golf Festival 2017″ project under Chiang Mai Sports Festival 2017

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Chiang Mai Office Together with the Golf Association of Northern Thailand and its partners, the golf market promotion program will be held under the name “Chiang Mai Golf Festival” during May 1 – June 30, 2017 to promote the golf market. And encourage golfers and health lovers travel to Chiang Mai in Lamphun province  during the off-season (LowSeason) as well as help generate revenue for the province and other operators in the area.

This year, there are
5 golf courses in Chiang Mai and Lamphun, including Chiang Mai Highlands Golf and Spa Resort, Maejo Golf Resort & Spa, Gassan Khuntan Golf & Resort and Gassan. Legacy Golf Club with the cost of around 900 baht per person. * The conditions of each course. * Or choose to compete in golf competitions to win trophies and receive souvenirs at the rate of 1,600 baht per person (including green fees, caddy fee and party). For more information, please visit the participating golf courses.

Mrs. Pinnart Charoenphon, Director of TAT Chiang Mai said that Chiang Mai and Lamphun have a variety of golf courses. It is considered to have the potential to attract both Thai tourists. And many foreigners come to use the service a lot. Until now, it is known to golfers as “The New Golf Destination”.

Chiang Mai also has outstanding accommodation. Spa services And a unique Lanna health massage that is popular with both Thai tourists. And foreigners as well. In the past year, more than 40,000 golfers participated in the event, generating turnover of more than 60 million baht in Chiang Mai and Lamphun provinces. And generate more turnover in the area than last year.

 Helping to create awareness that Chiang Mai is a city of golf in  Thailand.

For more information, please contact TAT Chiang Mai office. Open daily from 08.30-16.30 hrs. Tel. 0 5324 8604, 0 5324 8607 or TAT Call Center, Tel. 1672, Thailand.Daily from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm and can follow the travel news of TAT Chiang Mai office at www.tourismchiangmai.org.

(English translation of CMGF website))

Low Season Prices

Low Season Prices

PLEASE CHECK WITH EACH COURSE FOR TEE TIMES AND ANY PRICE CHANGES

Low Season Prices – Thai Residents in Blue, Non Residents: Red

Alpine

Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart THB1550

Non Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart THB6150!

The ex home of The Chiang Mai Golf Classic

Gassan Legacy ( Formerly Lake City)

Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart.  THB1,500

Wednesday 

Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart, THB200 Food Voucher.  THB1,300 

Non Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart THB2400

Gassan Khuntan

Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart THB

Non Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart THB

Gold Canyon

2 Sharing Golf cart Including Green fee and Caddy fee, THB750

Golf Car, Green Fee, Caddy Fee THB1,000

Highland

Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart. THB1950

Non Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart THB1950

Cheaper after 1 pm, call course for more details.

Inthanon

Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart THB1200

Non Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart THB3000

There are specials in the afternoon,call 053-267116

Lanna Golf Course

Special Promotion (non member)

Mon – Fri: Green Fee,Caddy Fee walking THB850

Play race course 9 holes twice THB550

Mon/Wed/Fri: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Cart THB1300

Mae Jo

Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart THB1950

Non Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart THB1950

There is a special for a group of players in the pm, call Mae Jo 053-354431 for more info

North Hill Chiangmai (Mezzanine)

Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart THB1500

Non Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart THB1500

Tel : 053 908 999

Royal Chiangmai

Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart. THB1400

Non Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart THB2000

Stardome

Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart. THB1000

Non Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart THB1000

NIGHT GOLF 9 HOLES AFTER 6.00 PM.
PACKAGE 750 Baht (GREEN FEE + CADDY/RF + GOLF CART)

Summit Green Valley Chiangmai Country Club

Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart.THB1500

Non Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart THB2000

Night Golf after 4pm (Not Monday)

Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart THB1300

Non Residents: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart THB2,000

Night 9 Holes: Green Fee,Caddy Fee,Golf Cart THB1,600

Telephone: 053-298222

ChiangMai Golf Festival 2017

There is no Chiangmai Golf Festival 2017 as there was in the past few years.

Some courses will still be holding competitions but no details yet.

Most courses will be offering some special deals which we will add as soon as confirmed.