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Shocking Price Rises At Phoenix Golf Club Pattaya

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I've not met a golfer yet in my society who uses Thai visa, but the story is people are avoiding phoenix. The new price is way higher than most other courses around so I doubt will be in the circuit

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I was referring to local golf news especially in reference to Phoenix Golf & Country Club. Again I refer to the societies / groups that used to play at Phoenix but are no longer playing there. If you are or know of golfers that are avoiding Phoenix please let me know. We need as many members as possible and visiting golfers from societies / groups to join in this rejection of penal changes / charges.

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East Side is a local group that I run - we have rarely booked Phoenix except on Sports Days because there is generally better value elsewhere - that said the attraction for our members was the ability to share carts which have increasingly become 'single use' at many venues- an attraction that has now gone - beyond this we have a good percentage of supporters who prefer to walk and will not generally suipport venues with compulsory cart policies.

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I bumped into Mike Poustie and his group yesterday (The Phoenix Members.Net group). We were at Plutaluang Golf Course and I congratulated him for not playing at Phoenix anymore until this nonsense is sorted out.

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The caddies can't be happy, most won't be working now and getting there 300ish compulsory tip

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Regarding one person one cart I am predicting in the next three years it will be the norm in the Eastern Seaboard courses.

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This fiasco is going to leave a nasty taste in the mouths of most golfers, when they consider whether to play at Phoenix or not, long after this problem has been sorted out, unless the new owners come to their senses soon and reconsider what they are trying to achieve.

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As far as local golf groups from pubs, etc., it looks like zero are booking Phoenix. See the golf list in Pattaya People. Also has been dropped from the rota by Thai Ger. Things must be quiet at Phoenix.

It is less expensive to play Green Valley (walking) as a guest than Phoenix as a member with a booked caddie. Green Valley is a more interesting course (although the trees and bunkers in the middle of the fairways on some holes are irritating), with far superior restaurants and facilities. Plus, the management is competent and customer focused.

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Angry Member wishes to keep in touch regarding news and group approaches to what seems like a well thought out scheme to get rid of existing share memners at Phoenix Golf.

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I was referring to local golf news especially in reference to Phoenix Golf & Country Club. Again I refer to the societies / groups that used to play at Phoenix but are no longer playing there. If you are or know of golfers that are avoiding Phoenix please let me know. We need as many members as possible and visiting golfers from societies / groups to join in this rejection of penal changes / charges.

Check out this site:

http://www.pattayamail.com/sports

You will notice many golf society's reporting their activities and not one was at Phoenix. Take an afternoon or evening off and visit the various venues.

I would but I live some 700 kilometers from Phoenix.

I do have a number of friends that built homes out there and I used to golf regularly there but would not even consider doing so now.

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I went to Phoenix yesterday (Saturday 23) to have a look for myself. The parking lot was about 40% full, most cars were minivans, so the players were in majority from organised tours, not members. Along the driving range I also saw two touring cars. Then I took a look on the course and sure enough saw only Asian players, most of them Korean I guess. I saw only 3 farang players. The problem is of course that only farang players right now stick out as traitors. It is a pity we can not easily see how well the Thai members are observing the boycott.

Anyway: for a Saturday at around noon, when the course should be at its very busiest, it was very bad.

I mean: very good ;-)

Som nam na, as they say here...

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I wonder if the Thai members even know that a boycott is taking place. East is east etc. It would be good to get a slant on what they think or are doing.

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