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What's the cheapest country to practice golf in that also has a good internet connection?


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#1 TajB

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 12:44 PM

In your experience, which country is the cheapest to play golf in (e.g. buy clubs, hit balls, and play rounds), that also has reliable internet?


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 01:28 PM

Probably here in the US. Just look around. Otherwise maybe India, Central or South America.

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 01:43 PM

When you want to count all of that I would say that it is the US by far.  If you take out equipment prices then Australia and Ireland would make strong showings.

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 01:43 PM

LOL, looking for a base for stay at home telemarketing? ;-)

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 01:57 PM

This qualifies as one of the stranger posts I’ve seen here....

I’m trying to figure out the scenario as to why anyone would would ask this question.

Perhaps a free lance writer that loves Golf and doesn’t have much money?

Retiring early on a limited savings and wants great golf with solid internet porn access?

Has tour aspirations and wants to practice cheap but loves 2 day shipping from Amazon?

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 01:59 PM

 Jagpilotohio, on 03 February 2018 - 01:57 PM, said:

This qualifies as one of the stranger posts I’ve seen here....

I’m trying to figure out the scenario as to why anyone would would ask this question.

Perhaps a free lance writer that loves Golf and doesn’t have much money?

Retiring early on a limited savings and wants great golf with solid internet porn access?

Has tour aspirations and wants to practice cheap but loves 2 day shipping from Amazon?

HaHa - U.S. = FBI

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:33 PM


 irvtrain, on 03 February 2018 - 01:28 PM, said:

Probably here in the US. Just look around. Otherwise maybe India, Central or South America.


Thanks! I'm currently in Chiang Mai, Thailand and while it's quite cheap, if you're not of retirement age it's difficult to plant your flag long term as an American here because of the strict visa regulations and I'm not about to do visa runs every month. Central and Latin America are looking like my next destination, thanks for the reply.


 Hawkeye77, on 03 February 2018 - 01:43 PM, said:

LOL, looking for a base for stay at home telemarketing? ;-)

Don't call me!


LOL! Too late, you're already on my list of contacts!


 Jagpilotohio, on 03 February 2018 - 01:57 PM, said:

This qualifies as one of the stranger posts I’ve seen here....

I’m trying to figure out the scenario as to why anyone would would ask this question.

Perhaps a free lance writer that loves Golf and doesn’t have much money?

Retiring early on a limited savings and wants great golf with solid internet porn access?

Has tour aspirations and wants to practice cheap but loves 2 day shipping from Amazon?

Ugh, I guess certain elements of your 1st and 3rd line of reasoning come closest to vaguely resembling the correct answer.

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 11:27 PM

Have you looked into Vietnam?
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Posted 04 February 2018 - 11:30 PM

 p3ga, on 04 February 2018 - 11:27 PM, said:

Have you looked into Vietnam?

Yeah I have, and as an American I'll face the same problems as in Thailand with trying to stay long term (6 months to a year). A lot of the visa requirements in SE Asian countries scream "WE DON'T WANT YOUNG WESTENERS STAYING LONG TERM!"

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 07:39 AM

 TajB, on 04 February 2018 - 11:30 PM, said:

 p3ga, on 04 February 2018 - 11:27 PM, said:

Have you looked into Vietnam?

Yeah I have, and as an American I'll face the same problems as in Thailand with trying to stay long term (6 months to a year). A lot of the visa requirements in SE Asian countries scream "WE DON'T WANT YOUNG WESTENERS STAYING LONG TERM!"
Hmmm.  

I've heard that some places actually call that "racist".  

Good luck!


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 07:53 AM

 TajB, on 04 February 2018 - 11:30 PM, said:

 p3ga, on 04 February 2018 - 11:27 PM, said:

Have you looked into Vietnam?

Yeah I have, and as an American I'll face the same problems as in Thailand with trying to stay long term (6 months to a year). A lot of the visa requirements in SE Asian countries scream "WE DON'T WANT YOUNG WESTENERS STAYING LONG TERM!"

I know what you mean re the visa problems here in Thailand. What about the Philippines? I think you get a 3 year visa straight away.
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Posted 05 February 2018 - 10:19 AM

 vernon, on 05 February 2018 - 07:39 AM, said:

 TajB, on 04 February 2018 - 11:30 PM, said:

 p3ga, on 04 February 2018 - 11:27 PM, said:

Have you looked into Vietnam?

Yeah I have, and as an American I'll face the same problems as in Thailand with trying to stay long term (6 months to a year). A lot of the visa requirements in SE Asian countries scream "WE DON'T WANT YOUNG WESTENERS STAYING LONG TERM!"
Hmmm.  

I've heard that some places actually call that "racist".  

Good luck!

Nah, not racist. If you're over 50 and retired, it becomes pretty easy to settle here. I have a new YouTube channel and I just made a video on this today. The impression I get is, they don't want a bunch of young Westerners coming here to settle down. In Bangkok, you'll see a ton of college kids acting like complete morons (being drunk in the streets, urinating in public, and just disrespecting the culture and country). I see it as trying to preserve their culture.

 garethw, on 05 February 2018 - 07:53 AM, said:


I know what you mean re the visa problems here in Thailand. What about the Philippines? I think you get a 3 year visa straight away.

Out of all the Asian countries, Philippines seems the easiest to settle down in for young Americans. I know they have a 6 month tourist visa, I'm not sure about a 3 year one. It's still on my radar, but I have to do more research. I've heard there's a lot of scamming and their internet is all that great.

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 10:27 AM

Based on my understanding of nations south of here I think Panama or Chile are worth a look. Panama, though, doesn't seem cheap.

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 01:56 PM

 BeerPerHole, on 05 February 2018 - 10:27 AM, said:

Based on my understanding of nations south of here I think Panama or Chile are worth a look. Panama, though, doesn't seem cheap.

definitely not US... compared to growing third world countries :  Golf is a luxury sport in many third world countries so be sure course isn't private and impossible to get on before you migrate. My choice is Belize.
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Posted 05 February 2018 - 02:00 PM

 TajB, on 04 February 2018 - 11:30 PM, said:

 p3ga, on 04 February 2018 - 11:27 PM, said:

Have you looked into Vietnam?

Yeah I have, and as an American I'll face the same problems as in Thailand with trying to stay long term (6 months to a year). A lot of the visa requirements in SE Asian countries scream "WE DON'T WANT YOUNG WESTENERS STAYING LONG TERM!"

1. too much competition for the young thai ladies..2. sadly too many older westerners also partake in paedophilia away from home.

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 04:07 PM

 TajB, on 05 February 2018 - 10:19 AM, said:

 vernon, on 05 February 2018 - 07:39 AM, said:

 TajB, on 04 February 2018 - 11:30 PM, said:

 p3ga, on 04 February 2018 - 11:27 PM, said:

Have you looked into Vietnam?

Yeah I have, and as an American I'll face the same problems as in Thailand with trying to stay long term (6 months to a year). A lot of the visa requirements in SE Asian countries scream "WE DON'T WANT YOUNG WESTENERS STAYING LONG TERM!"
Hmmm.  

I've heard that some places actually call that "racist".  

Good luck!

Nah, not racist. If you're over 50 and retired, it becomes pretty easy to settle here. I have a new YouTube channel and I just made a video on this today. The impression I get is, they don't want a bunch of young Westerners coming here to settle down. In Bangkok, you'll see a ton of college kids acting like complete morons (being drunk in the streets, urinating in public, and just disrespecting the culture and country). I see it as trying to preserve their culture.

 garethw, on 05 February 2018 - 07:53 AM, said:

I know what you mean re the visa problems here in Thailand. What about the Philippines? I think you get a 3 year visa straight away.

Out of all the Asian countries, Philippines seems the easiest to settle down in for young Americans. I know they have a 6 month tourist visa, I'm not sure about a 3 year one. It's still on my radar, but I have to do more research. I've heard there's a lot of scamming and their internet is all that great.
Preserving one's culture.  What a great idea!

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 04:09 PM

USA, maybe the uk?

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 04:14 PM

 BeerPerHole, on 05 February 2018 - 10:27 AM, said:

Based on my understanding of nations south of here I think Panama or Chile are worth a look. Panama, though, doesn't seem cheap.
If you are looking into south America, only country with cheap courses and golf in most parts is Argentina. Probably the nicest city in south America is Buenos Aires.

If you are looking for something more calm with no surprises, Chile and Uruguay.

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 10:17 PM

 Man_O_War, on 05 February 2018 - 02:00 PM, said:


1. too much competition for the young thai ladies..2. sadly too many older westerners also partake in paedophilia away from home.


Yes, some of these Thai women are quite lovely. Quite feminine and there's a high premium placed on staying at a healthy weight.


 vernon, on 05 February 2018 - 04:07 PM, said:

Preserving one's culture.  What a great idea!


I agree completely. So as long as your culture is worth preserving, you're inhabiting a land that's rightful yours, and you have a moral leg to stand on when demanding your culture be respected by the masses in said land.

 Barracuda, on 05 February 2018 - 04:14 PM, said:

If you are looking into south America, only country with cheap courses and golf in most parts is Argentina. Probably the nicest city in south America is Buenos Aires.

If you are looking for something more calm with no surprises, Chile and Uruguay.

Lol... Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay would probably be my last choices in all of Latin America. But, as I age life has taught me that the universe couldn't give a rat's backside about what I want... Sometimes you have to do what makes sense. Thanks for the advice.

Edited by TajB, 05 February 2018 - 10:36 PM.


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 10:34 PM

Poker player by chance???


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 11:26 PM

Philippines.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 12:37 PM

Very suprised no one has mentioned South Africa yet. Spectacular courses at (by global standards) dirt cheap prices.

Not sure the visa requirements though
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:23 PM

 mickyc, on 11 February 2018 - 12:37 PM, said:

Very suprised no one has mentioned South Africa yet. Spectacular courses at (by global standards) dirt cheap prices.

Not sure the visa requirements though
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Hopefully they figure that corruption and president problem they have first.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:31 PM

depends on how much you have to pay for body guards and AK47 or M16 or M4 rounds.  they kidnap americans in foreign countries.  so might not be such a great idea to save money
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:19 PM

Wow. Ok must remember to get that extra body guard and pay the ransom for my friends that come visit.


Seriously. Donít think there has ever been a kidnapped tourist in Sa (apart from the honeymoon murder of a wife which was proved to have been orchestrated by her newly wed husband) .

I certainly donít have body guards or any firearms and have lived here all 42 years of my life. Certainly feels a lot safer to me than Vegas, Times Square, Boston marathon finish line...but hey, if the thought of world class golf on European tour courses all at under $100 (visitor rates) doesnít do it for you with caddies that would cost you a whopping $20 per round, course membership at a top 5 (European tour event host) course for $1200 p.a doesnít appeal to you then by all means give it a skip.

Anyone who is interested in venturing into these hazardous lands by all means let me know. More than happy to give you some tips.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:43 PM

 mickyc, on 12 February 2018 - 12:19 PM, said:

Wow. Ok must remember to get that extra body guard and pay the ransom for my friends that come visit.


Seriously. Don't think there has ever been a kidnapped tourist in Sa (apart from the honeymoon murder of a wife which was proved to have been orchestrated by her newly wed husband) .

I certainly don't have body guards or any firearms and have lived here all 42 years of my life. Certainly feels a lot safer to me than Vegas, Times Square, Boston marathon finish line...but hey, if the thought of world class golf on European tour courses all at under $100 (visitor rates) doesn't do it for you with caddies that would cost you a whopping $20 per round, course membership at a top 5 (European tour event host) course for $1200 p.a doesn't appeal to you then by all means give it a skip.

Anyone who is interested in venturing into these hazardous lands by all means let me know. More than happy to give you some tips.

Mike

Well said! Funny, It's usually the people who have never stepped outside the US that complain how dangerous other countries are. When in fact the US is one of the most dangerous first world countries.

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