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    Golf in the Big Durian

    not thailand i know, i'm still waiting on DD to create an Indo section....

    anyways, decided to do a CMN and go play some golf today....

    this was the 11th hole, i birdied this 'un



    sand banker, that fcker is the sahara desert...



    and also unlike thailand where the caddies wear wat looks like construction workers garb the caddies uniform is this cute pink knickerbocker thingy...



    unlike thailand, they only had 2 rest stops around the course, so by the 6th hole i was well in need of one of these (well more than one, but u know wot i mean!)



    some food afterwards, egg, satay, chicken, and some fried rice, hmmmm.



    view from da 19th hole....


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    So, how much was the round, caddie included of course.

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    fees++ =300,000 rupiah (this includes the 3,000 rupiah golfers insurance, was tempted to make a cliam cos i played like crap...)

    beers+caddy drinks around the course =100,000 rupiah

    meal+beer afterwards =100,000

    caddy tip =50,000

    so about 550,000 rupiah which is about 2000 baht.

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    ok ok - so move it to the saport section, my bad.

    i cant beleive that this thread hasnt dont better really!?
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    Probably, because no one can understand any of your typing.

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    on th 11th is that the green onthe other side of the lake behind the fountain and on the left it all slopes towards the lake thats not fair on us who play with a draw ( hook most times ) the caddie looks cute

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    yep.

    a Jack Nicklaus designed course, not real friendly if your golf game is slightly off par....

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    ooh that exsplains it fiendishly cleaver our Jack he owes me a lot of golf balls

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    New to the forum Heading off to Balikpapan for 8 days in October and taking my sticks. Anyone palyed there and what are the courses and costs like. My brother lives there so no problem getting a hit.

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    i havnt played there meself, but i assume that its like the rest of indo for golf,

    good courses, immacualte greens, costs about $50-$80 per round.

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    ^ Heck of a lot better deal than by me in Scotland. You're looking at 200+ pounds for A (ONE) round of golf!

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    Balikpapan is basically an oil and logging town, used as an R&R place for the expats- so there tends to be a few bars and nightlife happening to suit that. nothing much to see tourist wise, so no need to dodge backpackers and babanana pancakes.

    I assume the golf options are good, there is also a crocodile farm and some orangatang refuges in the area.

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    Thanks Mr T, I shall be doing a bit of R and R ing myself. And a few bintangs and golf balls will die on the way.

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    gotta a golf day next week (have to have a sickie fo rwork! ) details to follow

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    So you don't have any sex anymore? Why the confusing girlfriend situation then?

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