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Sunday, 17 January 2016 15:55

Lotus Valley and Royal Hills Tour 11-14 Jan

With a cozy group of 12 players heading off to the beautiful courses at Lotus Valley and Royal Hills, we set off early Monday morning first for Lotus Valley where our first group tee'd off just after 11.30. The course was in fabulous condition, and the staff were all great and the caddy's (in general) a fair bit friendlier and attentive than at the average Pattaya outing. Personally, I had a beautiful, young, friendly and attentive caddy, and she was excellent on reads as well - a rare combination to find at any golf course! I'd definately keep her number for a next trip to Lotus Valley! As it turned out, 3 players were tied on day 1 at 34 points, with George Scott being 3rd, Andre Coetzee 2nd and Fidge Button winning on countback.

 Andre and Frenchie with caddy

Frenchie and Andre with a great young caddy - Lotus Valley

After golf, we drove a Google Maps inspired route to Royal Hills, which took just under an hour. Seems that Google Maps was smart enough to avoid the pot hole filled route which one would normally take, and even with 9 people in the bus listening to Sugar Ray's music compilation, the ride felt pretty smooth and quick but by the time we got there, the esky was empty and everyone piled into 7/11 to fill up with a good supply of stock for the the next 3 nights at Royal Hills. Being a small'ish group on tour isn't always a bad thing, and we had a nice cozy group of 12 having dinner together. Steve Plant brought 3 bottles of wine which he picked up at a bargain from the Player's Lounge, but as it turned out, the 3 bottles of wine didn't even make it half way through the evening, and consensus is that we blame Sugar Ray for that as his Aussie way is to fill the wine glass completely to the brim!

Steve Mann ice cream

Better to show Steve Mann eating ice cream than his swing picture... LOL - At Royal Hills

Next morning, we tee'd off at 9.30am from the white tee's, where the lads were following a couple of bright young Korean scratch golfers playing from the Black tee's. Kim Danboisy did his absolute best to pick up tips from these guys wherever his group caught up with them, to the extend that he spend hours even after the game trying to gain some skill from the young pro's on the putting green. It worked for that day at least, and Kim managed to gain a lead with a great 37 points on the day. My game also held together somewhat, and playing off 8 I managed to get a respectible 36 points. The rest of the guys didn't do so well, and 3rd place was captured by Steven Mann who only had 31 points.

Group photo

Ready for golf on day two - at Royal Hills

Third day, and someone (i.e. me) had the stupid idea to play from the blues, "just to mix things up a bit". It seemed rational at the time, since a good 1/3 of tee's were white and blue  together anyway, and I thought it would help the higher handicappers a bit since the got 3 extra shots on the slope and index, compared to the 1 shot that a low handicapper like myself got. It turned out to be a hard day, with both myself and Kim falling completely out the bus, with only 22 points each. Mickey Leighton captured 3rd with 30 points, Steve Mann loosing on countback to Steve Plant who ended up as the victor with 31 points. Another evening with good food, a couple of wine bottles with the Broom boys, and more ice cream for the two Steve's followed that evening.

Mickey explaining to TC

Mickey Explaining something important to TC.... - Royal Hills Day 3

On to the fourth day and an early breakfast and check out before we set off just before 8am back to Lotus Valley. Again playing off the blues, Lotus Valley seems like a great course to play a bit longer, since there aren't any carries that a short hitter cant reach. The only challenge off the blues is off course the 215yrd par 3, 17th hole, which was long and raised a few eyebrows. Order of play was based on standings after the 1st Lotus Valley and the best of Royal Hills rounds, and at this stage Andre was leading Kim Danboise by two shots. Both of us had good front nines, but Kim was in the lead on the back nine and really turned on the pressure on the overall standings with a great birdie on the 14th hole to get within a shot and then drew level with a net par on hole 15. A bogey compared to my net birdie on hole 16 give me a 2 shot cushion again, but on the long 17th par 3, Kim had an excellent chip and putt to score a 3 (net birdie). My tee shot was badly blocked and almost in the water 40yrds right of the green and I was lucky to even get my 2nd shot onto the green, and then to finish with a net bogey. So once again the game was drawn and all came to the last hole, with the advantage to Kim on countback. Playing safely (for a change in character), I just used a 6 iron for my 2nd shot and then had a 100yrds shot in. From there a par was achieved. Kim came a bit short with his 3rd, but was on the green for 4 with a 10 foot breaking putt needed to win overall. Kim missed which still resulted in him winning the day, beating Mickey Leighton on countback with 34, with Andre 3rd at 33pts. 

Final Day group 3

The leading 4 on day 4 - At Lotus Valley 

In the overall standings, Andre won by a shot with 103 pts, beating Kim on 102 and George Scott with 94. Fourth was Frenchie with 92 pts.

Winners Picture

And the winners... Fidge Button (Day 1), Andre Coetzee (Overall), Kim Danboise (Day 2 and 4), Steve Plant (Day 3)

It was a great little tour with an exciting finish (at least for me), and it sets a good platform for future tours. If you are interested, we are conducting another short tour from 16-18Feb to Soi Dao and Kabinburi. Read about it here

And some swing pictures:

Fidge swing

Frenchie Swing

Mickey Swing

TC Swing

Published in January 2016
Thursday, 29 March 2018 12:28

Hua Hin Golf Tour 2-7 Sept 2018

Following on from our hugely successful March 2018 Legends tour, our low season Golf Festival Tour to Hua Hin will continue with the same format, courses and structure as before.

Sept 2-7 2018: 5 Nights, 3 rounds

With our 2nd tour of Hua Hin for 2018, we will be making use of the very special Hua Hin Festival golf rates to offer another superb Hua Hin experience and golf tournament.

TOUR Summary:

Sunday 2nd Sept: We get together at City Beach hotel at 5pm where you collect your shirt settle any outstanding fee's, get an update on the tournament rules, meet all the other players and have a bit of fun with our tour auction.

Monday 3rd Sept: We will kick off the tour with a round at Springfield golf course. Springfield is in good shape and continues to offer good opening round value for our tour.

Tuesday 4th Sept: Playing the always popular Banyan course.

Wednesday 5th Sept: Day off, relax, go to the beach or the ardent golfers can take on the new 9 holes at Black Mountain.

Thursday 6th Sept: The final day on tour, and as usual our tour culminates at Black Mountain where we expect to see some good performances coming through.

HOTEL Arrangements: We have booked rooms at the City Beach Hotel to accommodate our tour group with Thipurai as an alternative option. 

Tour Package Pricing with Hotel:

  • Tour Package Including 5 nights accommodation at City Beach incl. bfast, 3 rounds of golf (GF and Caddy) at Springfield, Banyan Golf and Black Mountain: Thb 14,000. Tournament fee and a special edition tour shirt is included. All you need to pay extra is for carts if you dont want to walk. Non-golfing partners coming along is free of charge for the hotel stay.

For those that want to confirm at Thipurai hotel, the cost is the same. 

Extra rooms are charged at Thb 1,300 per night.

Tour Package Pricing without Hotel:

If you would like to make your own hotel arrangements, the cost for the tour will be Thb 7,500. 

Transporation Options:

1) Airport transfer to Hua Hin - please enquire

2) Pattaya to Hua Hin Ferry service is highly recommended - Economy Thb 1,250. Ferry departs Sunday 2 Sept at 10:00 and arrive Hua Hin at 12pm. Return is on Friday 7th Sept at 12:30pm and arrive in Pattaya at 3pm. Tickets should be purchased through the Outback. Ground transport incl. ferry pickup and drop off in Hua Hin plus daily golf transfers is Thb 1,000.

3) Outback minibus - Departs Sunday 2 Sept at 11am from Outback and return Friday 7 Sept at midday. Cost is Thb 1,500 per person return incl. daily transfers to the golf courses.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make your reservation for this tour! It's that easy...

Hua Hin Group photo Sept 2017 520

Hua Hin Tour photo 1 Sept 2017 520

Hua Hin Tour photo 2 Sept 2017 520

Hua Hin Tour photo 3 Sept 2017 520

Our Sept 2017 tour group to Hua Hin - having a great time!

Published in Future Events
Friday, 29 June 2018 10:43

Kanchanaburi Tour 11-15 Dec 2018

Dec 11-15 2018: 4 Nights, 4 rounds 


Tuesday 11 Dec: 

- Bus departs the Outback at 7:30am.

- Round one at Muang Keow, Bangkok at 10am

- After Golf, we leave for Kanchanaburi where we check in at the Good Times Resort around 6pm

Wednesday 12 Dec:

- Bus departs from Good times Resort at 8:30am for 10am tee time at Grand Prix Golf Club

Thursday 13 Dec:

- DAY OFF - A host of activities available in the area

Friday 14 Dec:

- Bus departs from Good times Resort at 8:30am for 10am tee time at Grand Prix Golf Club

Saturday 16 Dec:

-  Check out and Outback Bus departs from Good times Resort at 7.30am for 9.30am tee time at Royal Ratchaburi

- After Golf, we depart from Royal Ratchaburi around 3pm and be back in Pattaya around 6pm. Going to Hua Hin is only a further 1 1/2 hours.


- 4 Nights Accommodation at Good Times Resort (Only 14 standard rooms - first come, first served). See options for other room types and cost

- 4 rounds of golf at Muang Keow, Royal ratchaburi, and two rounds at Grand Prix (All courses Green Fee, Caddy). 

Thb 16,500 incl. 4 nights hotel, 4 rounds, competition fee, a custom designed tour shirt and a great time! 
Competition Format: Daily, two's, overall.
  • Outback Arranged Transport (Minibus): Thb 1400 (Outback to Outback). Non golfer transport is Thb 700.
  • Non Golfer sharing room with golfer is free of charge.
  • Caddy tips, meals other than bfast at hotels, etc. etc. 
  • Should we run out of standard rooms and you dont want to share, the Standard Triple room costs Thb 400 per night extra and the Deluxe tripple room is Thb 700 per night more than the standard room. 
- Reservations for the cheaper room rates are on first come first serve due to limited hotel rooms available. Contact Andre, Tawan or Mam to be signed up early.


Good Times Resort Kanchanaburi: Great place to stay in Kanchanaburi with just a short walk to plenty of bars and restaurants

good times resortGood Times Resort Kanchanaburi photos Exterior Hotel information

Muang Kaew Golf Course Bangkok: Muang Kaew Golf Course features 18 subtlety guarded green complexes most of which are elevated, great golf course conditions

Muang Kaew Golf Course


Grand Prix Golf Course: The best course in Kanchanaburi - we'll play it twice - actually it is one of my favorites anywhere in Thailand!

Grand Prix Golf ClubGrand Prix Golf Club2


Royal Ratchburi: This is a surprisingly good course with a distinct English Country estate feel. 



Published in Future Events
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 13:12

Outback Tour Schedule

Below you can find a one stop view of all away tours conducted through the Outback. 

Simply click on the underlined link to see details and how to sign up:

Date Where? Cost from Nights/ Rounds
7-12 June'18 Chiang Mai Tour 15,500 5 nights/ 3rounds
2-7 Sept'18 Hua Hin Tour 14,000 5 nights/3rounds
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