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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:41 pm

Used to range there quite often cos it is just 5 mins from home.

Just changed management, new rates (macham MBGC) and likely going to charge parking also (installation of electronic gantry in progress).

Mats were relatively new, old balls (in fact they were brought from MBGC), payment via cash at the front desk.

My last visit was 3-4 months ago....Maybe things had changed...
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:26 am

Worst driving range is Punngol. Charges for parking.....
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:22 pm

There's a new contender: Green Fairways Chinese Gdns. New management, new rules, new (higher) charges.

1) Newly installed carpark barrier wef 01 Dec. So now have to pay for parking.
2) Range Charges:
Members (@$438 p.a.): $4 per 100 balls (off=peak)
Non-members: $7 per 100 balls (off=peak)!!

Still not looking like brand new although they have new mats & recently repainted. New charges are exhorbitant. Used to be fairly well patronised early mornings but carpark now deserted. Must be becos no-one's parking there to car-pool & play in JB. But previous morning range regulars also dropped out completely.

Wonder how long they can last with these new changes; would have thought they'd want to attract more to patronise but what they've done completely turn off everyone. Not like this is a fantastic range; very basic but charges are the most ex!!
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:27 pm

lamegolfer wrote:
There's a new contender: Green Fairways Chinese Gdns. New management, new rules, new (higher) charges.

1) Newly installed carpark barrier wef 01 Dec. So now have to pay for parking.
2) Range Charges:
Members (@$438 p.a.): $4 per 100 balls (off=peak)
Non-members: $7 per 100 balls (off=peak)!!

Still not looking like brand new although they have new mats & recently repainted. New charges are exhorbitant. Used to be fairly well patronised early mornings but carpark now deserted. Must be becos no-one's parking there to car-pool & play in JB. But previous morning range regulars also dropped out completely.

Wonder how long they can last with these new changes; would have thought they'd want to attract more to patronise but what they've done completely turn off everyone. Not like this is a fantastic range; very basic but charges are the most ex!!
I heard parking charges are $1 per hr. After 7pm It's $3 per entry! U cannot even claim complimentary! At CEDAN, we can.... stupid management.!
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:03 pm

Was at Bukit Batok driving range just now, really ridiculous to charge 3 buck per entry for parking.... Won't go back any more once I finish my credits.
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:48 pm

deckbuild wrote:
Was at Bukit Batok driving range just now, really ridiculous to charge 3 buck per entry for parking.... Won't go back any more once I finish my credits.

If not wrong, you can get parking rebates from the Pro shop at the range. Ask the staff there.
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:51 pm

The cash card machine for the carpark rebate is located in the room that is beside the ball dispenser machine.


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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:51 pm

CoastGuy wrote:
deckbuild wrote:
Was at Bukit Batok driving range just now, really ridiculous to charge 3 buck per entry for parking.... Won't go back any more once I finish my credits.

If not wrong, you can get parking rebates from the Pro shop at the range. Ask the staff there.

Yes... just need to validate ur cashcard...
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:36 pm

sillytesky wrote:
The cash card machine for the carpark rebate is located in the room that is beside the ball dispenser machine.

I have to use the cash card with the range card?

That time I ask the mst guys but they are not sure, thanks for the tips!
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:40 pm

Nope, range card is purchased and top up from the MST shop.

Just remember to pull out your cash card from the IU, I always forget and ends up walking back to car after I see the rebate machine. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:45 pm

lamegolfer wrote:
There's a new contender: Green Fairways Chinese Gdns. New management, new rules, new (higher) charges.

1) Newly installed carpark barrier wef 01 Dec. So now have to pay for parking.
2) Range Charges:
Members (@$438 p.a.): $4 per 100 balls (off=peak)
Non-members: $7 per 100 balls (off=peak)!!

Still not looking like brand new although they have new mats & recently repainted. New charges are exhorbitant. Used to be fairly well patronised early mornings but carpark now deserted. Must be becos no-one's parking there to car-pool & play in JB. But previous morning range regulars also dropped out completely.

Wonder how long they can last with these new changes; would have thought they'd want to attract more to patronise but what they've done completely turn off everyone. Not like this is a fantastic range; very basic but charges are the most ex!!

oh wow..didnt know that place changed so much! think its only been like a couple of months since i last visited..nice and surreal place to rest and relax and hit some balls before heading home..

looks like now i'm gonna avoid..
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:35 pm

To those that frequent Bukit Batok driving range, how do I go about redeeming the carpark? I took my cash card to the 2nd floor, slot it into the machine in the carpark redeem machine it states $3 redeemed but when I exit the carpark, I still get charged. Do I not slot the card into the IU but the gantry one instead?
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:34 pm

I managed to exit w/o any problem yesterday morning. A nice fellow told me to insert my cashcard to validate it for 2hrs free parking & NOT to insert it into my cashcard holder. I did as told but could not exit as the gantry sign showed parking charge of $2.40. So I inserted my cashcard back into my car holder & the gantry barrier just went up & showing $0.00 charge.... Not sure if this is the way to do it or I'm just plain lucky....... Hope you have better luck next time....
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:44 pm

Going tomorrow again, will just ask the personel there... I guess I pay parking more than the range ball till date there....
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:58 pm

Yo, not in the morning; understand they're closed wed mornings for maintenance. You must have spend quite a fair bit of time there. Yesterday was my 2nd visit & I realised you get 200 balls for $4.30 between 9am - 4pm; very affordable & I didn't get charged for parking, hehehe....
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:55 am

I'm heading there after work this evening, top up $50 and u get 350 balls free, i have been there 3 time, total parking already pay around 8+ and not even finish those free balls...
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:24 am

problem is it there is not enough bays. always full.
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:57 am

poresia wrote:
problem is it there is not enough bays. always full.

Have to agree BBDR always very crowded, was there yesterday around 4 pm and have to use highest floor.
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:58 am

lamegolfer wrote:
Yo, not in the morning; understand they're closed wed mornings for maintenance. You must have spend quite a fair bit of time there. Yesterday was my 2nd visit & I realised you get 200 balls for $4.30 between 9am - 4pm; very affordable & I didn't get charged for parking, hehehe....

Maybe we can meet up there somedays Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:15 am

deckbuild wrote:
lamegolfer wrote:
Yo, not in the morning; understand they're closed wed mornings for maintenance. You must have spend quite a fair bit of time there. Yesterday was my 2nd visit & I realised you get 200 balls for $4.30 between 9am - 4pm; very affordable & I didn't get charged for parking, hehehe....

Maybe we can meet up there somedays Smile

Looks like we may have met at BB, was at there from 12pm to 5pm. 1 week at least visit BB twice for 400/600balls per visit on poly vacation.
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:25 am

deckbuild wrote:
To those that frequent Bukit Batok driving range, how do I go about redeeming the carpark? I took my cash card to the 2nd floor, slot it into the machine in the carpark redeem machine it states $3 redeemed but when I exit the carpark, I still get charged. Do I not slot the card into the IU but the gantry one instead?

Bro;

I do encounter same prbm as yours.

What I do is insert my cashcard into the m/c 2-3 tmes n so far so gd le.

Maybe u can try Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:39 am

goh.YF.52 wrote:
deckbuild wrote:
lamegolfer wrote:
Yo, not in the morning; understand they're closed wed mornings for maintenance. You must have spend quite a fair bit of time there. Yesterday was my 2nd visit & I realised you get 200 balls for $4.30 between 9am - 4pm; very affordable & I didn't get charged for parking, hehehe....

Maybe we can meet up there somedays Smile

Looks like we may have met at BB, was at there from 12pm to 5pm. 1 week at least visit BB twice for 400/600balls per visit on poly vacation.

Seems like alot went BB for range, Smile I will be at top level again tonight...
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:40 am

Botak88 wrote:
deckbuild wrote:
To those that frequent Bukit Batok driving range, how do I go about redeeming the carpark? I took my cash card to the 2nd floor, slot it into the machine in the carpark redeem machine it states $3 redeemed but when I exit the carpark, I still get charged. Do I not slot the card into the IU but the gantry one instead?

Bro;

I do encounter same prbm as yours.

What I do is insert my cashcard into the m/c 2-3 tmes n so far so gd le.

Maybe u can try Wink

Bro, what do you mean by m/c?
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:20 pm

deckbuild wrote:
goh.YF.52 wrote:
deckbuild wrote:
lamegolfer wrote:
Yo, not in the morning; understand they're closed wed mornings for maintenance. You must have spend quite a fair bit of time there. Yesterday was my 2nd visit & I realised you get 200 balls for $4.30 between 9am - 4pm; very affordable & I didn't get charged for parking, hehehe....

Maybe we can meet up there somedays Smile

Looks like we may have met at BB, was at there from 12pm to 5pm. 1 week at least visit BB twice for 400/600balls per visit on poly vacation.

Seems like alot went BB for range, Smile I will be at top level again tonight...

why top level, cant hit drivers and distance is not accurate. At Bishan CustomGolf, i used their stimulater my 7iron reached 180m and i was like =,=. obviously the range is at a somewhat downhill.
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PostSubject: Re: Vote: Worst Driving Range    Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:23 pm

I'm still beginner, lesser disturbance better for me =)

Anyway you will be surprise how many golfer use woods on 3rd level....
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