YAK42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 799 posts, RR: 7 Posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2197 times:
If you scale this picture up it appears as if there are figures in the background amongst the trees with golf caddys and it doesnt appear as if there is any fence or boundary between them and the tarmac.
Ryanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4706 posts, RR: 26 Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2176 times:
Yes, as amazing and unbelievable as it sounds, there is a golf course beside it. Actually, part of the putting green is situated between rwy 21L and 21R. Access to the golf course is only via the air force base across and hence, only the senior officers use it. Don't worry, whenever an aircraft approaches, there will be a loud siren and everyone stops swining those clubs and wait for the aircraft to land. Nevertheless, the holes of the green are placed parallel to the runway direction so there is rerally no reason for anyone to be swinging golf balls onto the runway.
Scary as it sounds, it is true...
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CDNpax From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 45 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1732 times:
The course is open to the public!!!! I played there in August of '04 as I was just re-located to BKK from Tokyo. Green fees are 310 Thai Baht plus another 200 Baht for your caddy. Although it looks extremely close from onboard it is actually quite difficult to get the ball to the runway. In spite of my vicious slice I was hard pressed to get it anywhere near. Short of lining up a drive AT the runway I believe it would be impossible. To get a tee time I had the concierge at the Sheraton Hotel Sukhumvit make the booking. The taxi can only take you as far as the gate but a kind miltary guy gave me a ride the rest of the way on his motorbike. The course isn't spectacular but rest assured the scenery is worth it!!! Photos to follow...
Beany From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 181 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1607 times:
Quoting Geoffm (Reply 11): That reminds me - did I see one on the approach to SIN? I think we were doing a westward landing.
I also remember seeing one on approach into 2L at SIN. I watched some kind of golf tournament on sky sports a while back that was being held in Singapore. Every few minutes a plane would come in low over the course so I guess its the same one.
AFHokie From United States of America, joined May 2004, 224 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1589 times:
Quoting CDNpax (Reply 9): In spite of my vicious slice I was hard pressed to get it anywhere near. Short of lining up a drive AT the runway I believe it would be impossible
You've never seen my slice...
Seriously though, some USAF bases have golf courses quite near the runways. If anyone here has ever been to Keesler in Biloxi, MS you know what I mean. Keesler's golf course plays through the approach lights, I think you could put an errant putt onto the flightline without trying too hard.