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I think the main reason for mandatory caddies here in Thailand is that it is the caddy's duty to assist in maintaining the golf course by repairing your divots, raking the bunkers and fixing pitch marks on the greens. 
 
 
That only happens some of the time. Caddies frequently ignore the bunkers. Anyway, we manage to repair these things back in farangland

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Quite a few courses available where the total is under 1200 baht.



Where? Not in Pattaya area and not a course people want to play. Caddy fee and tip 650, transport if with a group 250 = 900, bet 250 if with a bar = 1150 leaves 50 baht for green fee

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As a former caddie myself, I have sympathy for caddies who are only trying to earn a living. If you are that skint you can't afford a caddie here, perhaps you should take up lawn bowls or croquet.

 

Its not our duty to give you a job or the caddies here. They can easy find a job elsewhere. Zero unemployment apparently. Won't be as easy as walking about though

 

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1 hour ago, fulhamster said:

Most courses are now compulsory buggy so the caddy is just a driver.

Rubbish - only if you play the more expensive courses.

I play 2-3 times per week and hardly ever take a cart/buggy.

Interestingly in Hua Hin neither Black Mountain, Banyan or Springfield have compulsory carts........

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17 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:
41 minutes ago, metisdead said:
I think the main reason for mandatory caddies here in Thailand is that it is the caddy's duty to assist in maintaining the golf course by repairing your divots, raking the bunkers and fixing pitch marks on the greens. 
 
 

That only happens some of the time. Caddies frequently ignore the bunkers. Anyway, we manage to repair these things back in farangland

I hope that when it is ignored you are telling them to do it?

 

Like everything else it happens but I also see the almost laziness of many golfers who could easily mark their own ball and repair pitch marks but just don't. In fact I think some have got out of the habit of even carrying a pitch repairer or ball marker.

 

What would they do if no caddie...........:biggrin:

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35 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:


 

 


Where? Not in Pattaya area and not a course people want to play. Caddy fee and tip 650, transport if with a group 250 = 900, bet 250 if with a bar = 1150 leaves 50 baht for green fee

Haripunchai, Lanna, Hang Dong and Gymkhana in the Chiang Mai area. Mae Kok and Happy City in Chiang Rai.

From memory, Eastern Star near Pattaya was not expensive.

For 2000 baht in low season, one can play Santiburi near Chiang Rai. Green fee, caddy and golf cart with tip. IMHO one of the best courses in Thailand.

What does "bet 250 with a bar" mean?

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3 of the courses where I play in Chiangmai are in total respectively, green fee,caddy fee plus caddy tip 250/300 baht:

All 18 holes.

750 baht

660 baht

480 baht 

Plenty of trees, plenty of water, suitably challenging for mid level golfers.

Two of the courses are caddy optional so even cheaper, but the caddies income is related to tips so at these prices always take a caddy, plus I can't see beyond the ladies tee!

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Bahaha you guys have it easy, I live in phuket and you are looking at 5000 baht JUST for green fees then 1000 baht to rent clubs and 1000 baht caddy fee + taxi there and back normally and you get a little change out of 8000 baht for the day......Lets just say I don't bother playing here anymore.

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43 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:

 

Its not our duty to give you a job or the caddies here. They can easy find a job elsewhere. Zero unemployment apparently. Won't be as easy as walking about though

 

I wasn't asking you for a job. Given your attitude, I doubt I would want to caddie for you anyway.

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I hope that when it is ignored you are telling them to do it?

 

Like everything else it happens but I also see the almost laziness of many golfers who could easily mark their own ball and repair pitch marks but just don't. In fact I think some have got out of the habit of even carrying a pitch repairer or ball marker.

 

What would they do if no caddie...........[emoji3]

 

Its their job, you're paying them 650+ baht so let them do their job. No i don't carry a pitch mark repairer or ball marker anymore. Fancy that paying them then doing their job, next thing you'll be saying you pull the trolley sometimes

 

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Just now, scubascuba3 said:

next thing you'll be saying you pull the trolley sometimes

Funny you should say that.............:thumbsup:

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I wasn't asking you for a job. Given your attitude, I doubt I would want to caddie for you anyway.
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