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Dear Members & Friends,
Warm Greetings from Mountain Creek Golf Resort & Residences, Khao Yai!
Mountain Creek Golf Course, which put on a totally new, ‘golfer-friendly’ look after months of careful execution of improvements, has sprung many a surprise on golfers who participated at the MOUNTAIN CREEK VIP INVITATIONAL 2016 recently held at the Seve Ballesteros-designed Mountain Creek Golf Resort at Sikhio near Khao Yai in Nakhon Ratchasima.

Over 60 golfers representing Thailand’s leading golf agents and tour operators as well as print and electronic media hit the new-look golf course at 12 noon shotgun start. The invitational tournament was played on Valley and Highland courses. The format of play was 36 System with four prizes - top three Net Scores and the Lowest Gross Score.

The VIP invitees included Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Nakhon Ratchasima Office Director Khun Rungtip Bookkhuntod, TAT Asst. Director Khun Pawana Prajit, KBS Travel and Intertrade Managing Director Khun Kosol Boonma, Golfasian Managing Director Mr. Mark Siegel, Pattaya Golfer Managing Editor Mr. Mike Bridge, Golf Digest Asst. Editor Khun Arun Sadrum and Golf Tips Features Editor Khun Watthanaphong Phanna.

Many golfers, especially those who had played Mountain Creek twice or thrice in the recent past, felt very happy about the improvements made to the course.

They said it’s now become a lot easier to play than before. Many fairways are clear of obstructions and greens and flags are more visible.

World Splendour Holidays Managing Director Khun Parichote Sukriket observed: “This is my third time here. When I played Mountain Creek for the first time three years ago, I felt the difficulty level could be compared to that of Industry Hills (Golf Club) in Los Angeles where only professional golfers could play with comfort and ease. But now it was a pleasant surprise for us that the course has become a lot easier!”



OnGreen Golf magazine Director Khun Adisorn Pittayakun and Senior Editor Tanongsak Puribhat, Khun Udomwit Nuratch from Siam Keela and Khun Somjring Chuankul from Golftime said the course had become more ‘open’ and it was a welcome change. “The fairways have become amazingly wider now giving more choices for shot placement! The knowledgeable caddies were really helpful,” they added.

Earlier welcoming the invitees, Mountain Creek Development Co., Ltd. Managing Director Khun Ausana Mahagitsiri said the 27-hole world-class golf course was designed by former world #1 and the winner of 5 Majors Seve Ballesteros. The championship standard Mountain Creek is Seve’s one and only golf course in Thailand!

With three partials of nine holes each named Creek, Valley and Highland according to their natural terrain and environs, the golf course promises a unique and memorable experience with challenges and rewards balanced to perfection, Khun Ausana added.

Mountain Creek’s golf management consultancy GLS Asia Managing Director Mr. Stacey Walton invited the audience to embrace the improvements which the management team had been working on in the past six months to improve the playability of the course and to enhance the service standards to become the No.1 golf resort in the Khao Yai region.

With 78 or 6 over par, Khun Chanchai Rattanamasmongkol emerged as the winner of the Lowest Gross Score, while Khun Tanongkiat Sajja-Atisthan (69), Khun Bhurich Aksorntub (69) and Mr.Mark Siegel (69) won the first, second and third Low Net Scores respectively. Mountain Creek Director of Sales Khun Pornwilai Yang presented trophies to the winners.
Please click HERE to view the full report on Mountain Creek VIP Invitational 2016. Also, a pictorial of selected images from the event can be viewed at Invitational2016.
 
Mountain Creek to Host Million-Baht MENA Golf Tour in May 2016
Mountain Creek Golf Resort would be the host venue for the first ever professional golf tour in Thailand sanctioned by the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) Golf Tour from 9-12 May 2016. The fastest growing MENA Golf Tour – www.menagolftour.com – provides an effective platform for professional golfers to gain world rankings!

MENA Golf Tour is an initiative by the Shaikh Maktoum Golf Foundation. Set up under the auspices of golf in DUBAi in 2006, the foundation works out ways and means to create healthy playing opportunities for both professional and amateur golfers.
The prestigious event, which carries total prize money of USD 30,000 (1.06 million baht), was announced to Thai media by Mountain Creek’s marketing consultants GLA Asia Managing Director Mr. Stacey Walton at a press conference held at Mountain Creek on 16 March.

So far, 12 professional golfers and an amateur have confirmed their participation. They included Sixto Casabona-navarro, Mariano Ochoa (both from Spain), Daniel Owen, Adam Ward, Mark Chamberlain (all from England), Karl Ableidinger, Gregor Kotnik (both from Austria), Altaaf Bux (South Africa), Jean-Luc Burnier (Switzerland), Karl Russel (Australia), Kevin Esteve (Andorra) and Johan Wolkesson Persson (Sweden) and amateur Nicolas Claverie (Wallis and Futuna).
 

Fabulous Golf and Villa Promotions from Mountain Creek!

     

So that golfers and their families could make the most of long holidays during the upcoming Songkran season, Mountain Creek has launched fabulous golf and villa promotions offering excellent value for money!

Effective 1 April through 31 May 2016, Spring Golf Festival brings in a great chance to play golf at Mountain Creek at a never-before green fee of 600 baht per round (18 holes). Available only for eight days from 10 to 17 April, the all-in-one Songkran Festival Golf Package makes it possible to play the world class golf course at just 1,250 baht net.


One of the highlights of the Songkran Festival Villa Package is FREE Room Upgrade (subject to villa availability) from the standard Winter Escape Deluxe Villa to Summer Pool Villa that has its own private pool.

Offered from 1-30 April, the Songkran Festival Villa Package is priced at just 3,999 baht net!

For more information about any of our Special Offers,
please contact us at 044 756 100-5 or send an email to golfreservation@mcd.co.th
We look forward to welcoming you @ Mountain Creek Golf Resort & Residences
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