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:

Chiangmai.Golf

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

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.

HangDong Golf Course – Makeover

Hang Dong Golf Club
Chiang Mai

 HangDong Golf Course – Makeover

Lot of upgrading going on at this nice little course. The original clubhouse and green fee office is being gutted and turned in to the new residence of the course owner Mr Chan and his family. Work in progress but looks like it will look quite something when completed.

HangDong Golf Course is a quite challenging ,plenty of trees and water, 9 hole golf course with the option to play off different tees for the second round in effect making a reasonable 18 hole experience.

 Green Fees are exceptionally cheap at ฿360 including caddy fee!

Club rental at just ฿300 for 18 holes

Golf Cart just ฿600 for 18 holes but easy course to walk so probably only for the elderly or the infirm

New clubhouse.

Pay Green Fees here etc.

New Cafe

Quite decent beverages and snacks at reasonable prices.

New Toilets & Showers

New Rain/Rest Areas

This one next to the shop at hole 5 tee off area.

Hole 5/14

Par 4 Straight drive required with trees on either side and a strategically placed bunker on the left hand side. Should be able to go in to the green with 7 or  8 iron or a wedge for the longer hitters.

Hole 6/15

Lovely little par 3, a 6 or 7 iron for most players but you have to be straight with bunkers guarding the green to the left and right.

This is not what to do on any course let alone a short  course. 

This is hole 2/11 and there are 6 players and 6 caddies disrupting the whole course,these guys would never think of doing this on their home country course,in fact would not be allowed.

Not difficult to solve this problem and keep slow play out of the game, simply split in to 2 groups of 3, not exactly higher mathematics. Try not to be selfish and think of other players on the course wherever you may play.