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Hello to everyone. I am new to Thailand and Chiang Mai, but will be living here when not working in the US. 

I was wondering if there are any ex pat golfers clubs or groups. Or anyone who plays golf once or twice a month 

and would like a partner. Thanks

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Within the city check out Stardome & Gym Khana courses both have driving ranges where you can meet other golfer (though here in CM 95% are Thai or Asian so there is language barrier to get to know most locals)... If you have a car check out San Sai New Golf, Hang Dong Golf and Green Valley... These are more local courses that locals frequentl...

 

Also check out M Sport Complex driving range on the east side of town...

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There's a driving range next to Yummy Pizza....Off the canal road on Hang Dong/Mae Hia area.....

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Gymkhana probably has the largest population of expats. It runs a couple of not-really-serious competitions twice a month. Handicapping is brutal. Turn up as a single, and you will most probably be put in a group to play.

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Or go to O'Malleys and introduce yourself to Scott the owner. An avid golf fan, he sponsers an annual golf tournament and just about everynight there are a group of Canadian golfers sitting outside with him. He even organizers side trips to the courses in Chiang Rai and a hotel stay.

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What do you shoot and how much you want to spend?

Gynkhana yes does have a lot of expats mostly Brits who like to drink. But, it is a Cheap Charlie 9 hole course with old facilities. The range is not bad.

If you do not mind spending more for much better courses Lanna, Summit Green Valley, or MaeJo CC are all nice.  I play Summit as it is a few minutes from where I stay.

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Typically how busy are the courses during the week? I avoid playing in Bkk as a round can take up to 5-6 hrs even during weekdays


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51 minutes ago, Gweiloman said:

Typically how busy are the courses during the week? I avoid playing in Bkk as a round can take up to 5-6 hrs even during weekdays


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I think you need to be more specific with your questions.

Normally, if you play early like I do ( 7am) there is no problem with a round less the 4 hours.  After that this time of year many groups or tournaments are scheduled and it can be slow.

Surprisingly, the after noons at a lot of these places (after 2pm) are not that busy and some offer reduced rates.

So, if you show up at 9 am you may be looking at a long day.

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1 hour ago, bkk6060 said:

Cheap Charlie 9 hole course with old facilities...

Yeah the place is a wreck at 120 years old...

 

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1 hour ago, bkk6060 said:

What do you shoot and how much you want to spend?

Gynkhana yes does have a lot of expats mostly Brits who like to drink. But, it is a Cheap Charlie 9 hole course with old facilities. The range is not bad.

If you do not mind spending more for much better courses Lanna, Summit Green Valley, or MaeJo CC are all nice.  I play Summit as it is a few minutes from where I stay.

Thanks for the information.

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1 hour ago, Gweiloman said:

Typically how busy are the courses during the week? I avoid playing in Bkk as a round can take up to 5-6 hrs even during weekdays


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Hit off as early as you can, anywhere in Thailand. Asians tend to play in sixes or even eights as it is mostly socialisation, and their golf etiquette does not extend to players behind them.

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Hit off as early as you can, anywhere in Thailand. Asians tend to play in sixes or even eights as it is mostly socialisation, and their golf etiquette does not extend to players behind them.

I think this is unique to Thailand. Having played in HKG, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, I find the level of golf etiquette much higher and have never encountered a 5 or 6 ball flight.


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A bit out of the way; however, Haripunchai near Lamphun is a really good nine-hole course and not too expensive if you take a passport or driving licence along. From memory, weekdays 1100 baht including cart and caddy. Fairway grasses, greens and bunker sand are a cut above what's normally found around Chiang Mai. No pushover either, lots of water. Locker room facilities very good as well.

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3 minutes ago, Gweiloman said:


I think this is unique to Thailand. Having played in HKG, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, I find the level of golf etiquette much higher and have never encountered a 5 or 6 ball flight.


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It may well be. Starter discipline here tends to be governed by how important the golfer is.

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