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Golf Course In The Middle Of Bkk Airport  
User currently offlineEtops1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1112 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6457 times:

i was looking at google earth and i saw that in between the runways at bangkok airport there is what looks like a golf course . is that what it is? and how do you get there ?

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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6454 times:

There's a golf course between the runways at HNL too; the Hickam AFB Golf Course. I've played there. Nothing sweeter than trying to put and watching a United 777 or Delta 764, or especially an Aloha 732 takeoff.  biggrin  Hell, on a a hole or two, if you over shoot the green by a few dozen yards, your ball would be on the taxiway. You could easily drill a plane with a ball if you wanted to.

User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6433 times:

It sure is a golf course! Now someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it exists because it was part of the deal to leave it there when the second runway was built. As far as I'm aware, it's a pretty prestigious club too.

Karl


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6424 times:

It sure is what's missing at Suvarnabhumi.  Smile


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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4757 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6415 times:

It is a golf course for the military officers.


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6391 times:

How bout target pratice. Anyone intrested in joining me? Just kidding, I had to say that.

Thats really neat. I'd love to play golf at BKK or HNL Hickam AFB.

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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6382 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 1):
You could easily drill a plane with a ball if you wanted to.

I wouldn't even have to want too. The ball goes where it pleases.

 duck 


User currently offlineATAIndy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6365 times:

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 6):
The ball goes where it pleases.

Well for some of us  Wink


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User currently offlinePalladium From Indonesia, joined Apr 2005, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6335 times:

so was there any case that a golf ball hit the plane? damn...how can u allow to built a golf course between the two runway?  confused 

User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6307 times:

As I say, I'm pretty sure the golf course was there before the second runway. They sort of had to build round it.

Karl


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6281 times:

Golf courses right around airports are fairly common. For one, you can't build tall buildings near the airport, so you might as make use of the land with something that doesn't require tall buildings.
I know at Sebastian Municipal Airport in Florida, the golf course goes right around the airport. Hunter Army Air Field in Savannah, GA has a couple holes that run right next to the runway as well.
The airport isn't the strangest place I've seen a golf course though. There are four holes that run inside the Indianapolis Speedway. Golfers get to the holes via a tunnel under the track.


User currently offlineATAIndy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6269 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 10):
Golf courses right around airports are fairly common. For one, you can't build tall buildings near the airport, so you might as make use of the land with something that doesn't require tall buildings.

I understand what you are saying, but I would think that you don't want to draw people close to airports in the first place, that's why they usually build warehouses around them now.

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 10):
There are four holes that run inside the Indianapolis Speedway.

Ahh, about the only thing my great state is know for: Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Ohh, and by the way, don't you know that's where all the race car drivers go to play golf. Big grin

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User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6218 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 10):
Golf courses right around airports are fairly common.

There's two in fact, right across the street from LAS. First, the Callaway Divine 9 Par 3 course plus driving range that sits across Sunset Road from 1R - right on the landing path. Second, there's Bali Hai golf club just south of Mandalay Bay across Las Vegas Blvd from the end of 25R. I used to caddy on the course, and I could get extra tips by knowing how to time the flight schedule with the round to minimize noise effect on the golfer's rounds.

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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3875 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6200 times:

There was a 9-hole golf course next to Reno Airport and I think it just closed for good last month. Locals say it had the best greens in area, as well as the cheapest greens fee ($10).


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User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8481 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6169 times:

Quoting JakTrax (Reply 2):
As far as I'm aware, it's a pretty prestigious club too.

As I recall they even had a QF 744 playing there a few years ago - something like a hole in one on 13.  Smile


User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6161 times:

SLC has a golf course just south of the field. On the ride side of the picture:


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User currently offlineDILF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6138 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 1):
There's a golf course between the runways at HNL too; the Hickam AFB Golf Course. I've played there. Nothing sweeter than trying to put and watching a United 777 or Delta 764, or especially an Aloha 732 takeoff. Hell, on a a hole or two, if you over shoot the green by a few dozen yards, your ball would be on the taxiway. You could easily drill a plane with a ball if you wanted to.

sounds really safe and secure. do the golfers have to go thru some sort of security b4 playing? what a farce our airport security is raping and humiliating passengers when its possible to get right out to the ramp by being a "golfer". Am i missing something here?


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6122 times:

Quoting DILF (Reply 16):
sounds really safe and secure. do the golfers have to go thru some sort of security b4 playing? what a farce our airport security is raping and humiliating passengers when its possible to get right out to the ramp by being a "golfer". Am i missing something here?

The golf course is on a US military base (Hickam AFB), so the general public does not have access. (I'm a military brat; that's how I had access) If I recall correctly, the taxiway is also blocked off from the golf course by chain link and barbed wire fence, but I wouldn't swear to that.


User currently offlineDILF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6122 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 17):
The golf course is on a US military base (Hickam AFB), so the general public does not have access.

PHEW!!! Ok now it makes sense!


User currently offlineKl671 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6052 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 1):
You could easily drill a plane with a ball if you wanted to.

This is covered by USGA Rule 19. Ball in Motion Deflected or Stopped,

"If a ball in motion after a stroke on the putting green is deflected or stopped by, or comes to rest in or on, any moving or animate outside agency except a worm or an insect, the stroke is canceled. The ball must be replaced and the stroke replayed."


User currently onlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2779 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6039 times:

Quoting DILF (Reply 18):
PHEW!!! Ok now it makes sense!

But at the BKK golf course, the golfers actually have to cross the taxiway at one point. I was there in December and when we were taxing from the far runway, there was a group of golfers waiting for our VN A321 to pass. I was in shock.


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6018 times:

Quoting Kl671 (Reply 19):
This is covered by USGA Rule 19. Ball in Motion Deflected or Stopped,

"If a ball in motion after a stroke on the putting green is deflected or stopped by, or comes to rest in or on, any moving or animate outside agency except a worm or an insect, the stroke is canceled. The ball must be replaced and the stroke replayed."

 confused 
What does this have to do with someone being a prankster and wanting to aim a ball at an airplane taxiing by? It's kinda like trying to hit the guy in the range cart.
Besides, a taxiway would probably be ruled "Out of Bounds" anyway.


User currently offlineWN230 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 341 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5999 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 1):
United 777 or Delta 764, or especially an Aloha 732 takeoff.

Now thers is no need to warn your fellow golfers that yout going to hit the ball . . . just point to the runway. Big grin



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User currently offlineKohflot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5975 times:

The course at BKK is called Kantarat. I played there in '95. It's a military course, but it was actually pretty easy to gain access to. From what I recall, there was a Bangkok area golfing guide that explained how to do it.

The course was as awesome as it looks. And yes, there is a taxiway crossing. We had to wait for a TG B744 to pass on our way out of the course, and the wingtip passed over our car. Word to the wise: if you ever find yourself in that situation, wait a few seconds before you drive on.. it's *warm* behind one of those things....


User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3875 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5957 times:

"SLC has a golf course just south of the field."

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25 AirTranTUS : Golfers: "Bangkok Ground, John Foursome holding short Taxiway B, ready to cross." BKK GND: "John Foursome hold short Taxiway B for 777 traffic." That
26 Xbusman : The old airport, Don Muang, was originally an Air Force Base. The land is all air force owned and the Air Force is heavily involved with its operation
27 JakTrax : Not really an airport as such but RAF Wooford (Cheshire, UK) has a posh golf course at the runway threshold. Woodford is still an active RAF base alth
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