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Shocking Price Rises At Phoenix Golf Club Pattaya

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In case any of you golfers out there are thinking of playing at Phoenix Golf Club Pattaya, you may be in for a shock with the new pricing structure of the new owners.

1. Weekday Round ....................................... Baht 2,500

2. Weekend / Holiday Round ...................... Baht 3,000

3. Compulsary 1 person cart ...................... Baht 600

4. Caddy Fee .................................................. Baht 350

For Members:

An Annual Fee of ........................................... Baht 24,000

A Doubling of the Baht 200 Fee to ..............Baht 400

This now makes Phoenix Golf Club the most expensive in the Pattaya. More even than the PGA Championship courses of Siam Country Club

and double the cost of quality courses in the area such as Rayong Green Valley.

Amazing !!!!!!!!!!

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Baboy    58

Add to that a transfer fee of 200,000 baht on memberships. Yep two hundred thousand just for the transfer which goes to the club.

Just adds up to Phoenix wanting rid of all members .

Having to pay maintanance & green fees is beyond belief .

Who the hell will buy one of the memberships , no one me thinks.

Well done to the new owners you will get what you want. Animals to say the least.

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thinkingman    17

I see wealthy people doing dumb stuff all the time, actually more in the US than Thailand.

This is one of the dumbest. It is generally accepted that the way to make more money is to keep your current customers and gain new ones.

This will run off the current customers as well as the new ones. Time will tell.

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glanville63    24

The question posed was, what can legally be done to call to task these -------------- I daren't put the word I'm really thinking here.

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richard_smith237    6,334

Friends and I sometimes visit Pattaya for a day of golf - something different from the Bkk golf course, a change is always good.

Not so at Phoenix - having been treated poorly on two separate occasions we voted with a our feet a few years ago, never wishing to spend our money at that course again...

There are plenty of other courses in the Kingdom who do welcome all guests, however, I got the impression that the attitude of Pheonix was 'give us your money and go home tourist'....

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bartpix    25

I am really interested to see if this doubling of fees for a round of golf at Phoenix Golf Club has any effect on the regular players who support the clubs in the Pattaya area or if they are content to let it happen.

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johnsmith2    1

I am really interested to see if this doubling of fees for a round of golf at Phoenix Golf Club has any effect on the regular players who support the clubs in the Pattaya area or if they are content to let it happen.

I was a regular player at this course, but at this price it is out of the question I will play there again.

Let's hope the new owners, who apparently have not the faintest idea about the business they got into, will see the light after a few very empty weeks at the course...

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David Barker    18

Nobody yet metioned who the new owner is but seeing as I remember something on here about it being a man (well not realy) currently waiting in Dubai or wherever he may be at the moment nothing realy suprises me. Do you realy think when he returns he will want to play golf with the hoy paloy.

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dogpoo    298

Do you think the new owner has any thought for the golfers who use the club at the moment, he is obviously trying to make the club exclusive, there are other clubs use them instead!!

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impulse    11,983

If I had billions of dollars, and I owned a golf course, maybe I'd only let my friends golf there on weekends and open it to the unwashed masses on weekdays just to make merit.

Kind of fits in with the zillions of kiosks scattered around Bangkok hi-so malls where I've never seen a customer. They look like hobbies for bored housewives, or fronts for money laundering.

But on a serious note, 100 rounds at 5000 baht brings in the same revenue as 400 rounds at 1250 baht, and leaves less wear and tear on the resource. We'll see how the formula works out.

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lovelaos    504

I was going to play there again in 2 weeks. Not now...

I hope Pattaya courses don't go down the same road that Phukets courses went some years ago.

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Minpin    9

The question posed was, what can legally be done to call to task these -------------- I daren't put the word I'm really thinking here.

A while ago a golf course in Bangkok changed owners. It was featured in the Thai press at the time.

They threw out all the existing members and offered a rejoining deal.

I have the article published in the newspapers from a lawyer regarding the legality of this, but it is in my other computer, will post later. And no you don't have any legal recourse according to the lawyer.

New owners don't have to honour previous comitments.

This happened perhaps 10 years ago so perhaps the law has changed thou I doubt it.

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Baboy    58

Nobody yet metioned who the new owner is but seeing as I remember something on here about it being a man (well not realy) currently waiting in Dubai or wherever he may be at the moment nothing realy suprises me. Do you realy think when he returns he will want to play golf with the hoy paloy.

It wasn't he nor his group that purchased Phoenix, pity as they do know how to run golf courses. It has been bought by a woman that owns a course in Bang Na. She also owns a large steel company. Can't remember the course name but played it some years ago, in an industrial estate outside Bangkok. Wasn't impressed with it then.

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LarryBird    696

The lousy thing is, it only makes other courses more crowded, and gives the potential for other courses to increase price.

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