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PostSubject: Octville   Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:51 am

Hi,

Anyone able to advise on the rates/ on going promotion?

Do they require sighting of handicap card? (cos the following website said it is required http://www.golf-asia.com/msa/octville.html#rates)

Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:37 am

I'll be playing there tomorrow. Will let you know what I think about the course later though from what I've heard, the fairways can be a little muddy if it rains heavily (i.e. irrigation ain't perfect).

As for HC, I'm not sure if it's a big issue but will check.

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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:49 am

Technospaz, can also check how much to play there for weekday 18 holes and weekend 18 holes?

Also please help to check if they offer unlimited rounds at how much?

Thanks very much. Website says walk-in rates are not available
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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:00 am

If you are an AGN member, then you get these rates:

Octville Golf & Country Club (Rate revise on 1st June 09)
Lot PTD 90038, Mukim Plentong
P.O.Box 60, 81750 Masai, Johor
Tel: (607) 3873000
Fax: (607 )3871777
Booking: 2 day advance booking is required with AGN Office for Weekend / Public Holidays

AGN Rate:
Weekdays (Tues - Fri) - RM 40.00/pax (GF, BF & Insurance)
Weekends & Public Holidays - RM 65.00/pax (GF,BF,Insurance & RM 10.00 F&B voucher)
* Single usage of Buggy will charge on RM 67.20nett per buggy

Tee off time: Tues to Sun + Public Holidays
Remark: Saturday & Public Holidays playings conditions:
i)Morning (before 12.30) & Afternoon (after 12.30)
Tuesday - Friday: 7.30am - 5.00pm
Sunday: Morning (before 12.30) & Afternoon (after 12.30)
ii) Valid Handicap is required for Saturday & Sundays play.

http://www.agngolf.com/golfclub/MY_johor.asp

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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:21 am

if non agn member?? juz a walk-in??
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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:30 am

weesern wrote:
if non agn member?? juz a walk-in??

I'm not sure. I'll try and remember to check for you tomorrow. If not, you can always give them a call.
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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:54 am

played there weekend, never check handicap. Not the best course (cow grass) and played after rain, not so bad but a bit muddy..bunkers half filled with water). But 15th hole par 3 is worth trying.
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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:00 am

whiston wrote:
Hi,

Anyone able to advise on the rates/ on going promotion?

Do they require sighting of handicap card? (cos the following website said it is required http://www.golf-asia.com/msa/octville.html#rates)

Thanks.

weekdays = RM60+ including buggy

handicap card = piece of paper with Malaysian Agong's face on it Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:19 am

got this info from mechaman...


RM51 is visitor walkin rate for weekdays. includes buggy but no lunch. additonal RM3 if u wan to buy insurance
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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:31 pm

Technospaz wrote:
I'll be playing there tomorrow. Will let you know what I think about the course later though from what I've heard, the fairways can be a little muddy if it rains heavily (i.e. irrigation ain't perfect).

As for HC, I'm not sure if it's a big issue but will check.

wow.. u play with pelangi champion??
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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:24 pm

chocoman wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
I'll be playing there tomorrow. Will let you know what I think about the course later though from what I've heard, the fairways can be a little muddy if it rains heavily (i.e. irrigation ain't perfect).

As for HC, I'm not sure if it's a big issue but will check.

wow.. u play with pelangi champion??

Yah, tomorrow I'll be playing with the Pelangi champion.
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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:05 pm

RM 189 for 4 balls, weekdays. includes buggy. Additional RM3 if u buy insurance
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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:50 pm

wow...

this morning i played with one fella.. here.

his tee off..... minimum 250m...




FUYOH!!!!!!!!!

anyway. i thoroughly enjoyed myself... with these fellas....

except teh first few holes a bit kan cheong.. behind flight was pretty close.
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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:38 pm

Played with Choco, mikept and his friend (Alex) at Octville today. A quick review from me (guys, feel free to supplement, correct if needed):

Fairways (7/10)
In so-so condition. I was concerned that poor irrigation may be an issue and there were some spots (more in the rough) where there was mud etc. It may have been because the weather has been dry for a few days. No GURs, at least not that I saw any. Unfortunately, however, the fairways had quite a few unrepaired divots which can be frustrating if you happen to roll into one. In addition, there were also leaves, branches etc scattered in the fairway. I had expected these to be cleared early in the day but I was mistaken (or perhaps I was too optimistic).

Greens (7/10)
I found the greens to be erratic speed-wise, i.e. while they were indicated as fast, not all of them were. Most of the greens were also challenging to read which added to the fun. Some of the greens were also quite huge so be warned that accuracy to getting your ball as close to the pin as possible (if not in the hole) is needed otherwise a 3-putt (or worse) is not out of the question.

Bunkers (4/5)
The bunkers were in good condition and well swept. I've faced bunkers which felt like I was playing more on gravel than on sand but fortunately, this wasn't the case here. While there were quite a few greenside bunkers, I didn't spot any which were deep enough to present a huge challenge. That being said, many of these greenside bunkers were very close to the green itself so getting the ball up and down quickly is a must.

Water hazards (4/5)
The course had its fair share of water hazards but none too challenging (caveat below). The lakes were well-positioned in that there was sufficient fairway for those who opted to play safe while those who are more gung-ho can charge for the green knowing that a mishit may not be overly punishing.

The one hole which yells out water hazard is the 15th, which is also Octville's signature hole. Teeing off from an elevated tee box and situated 153m ahead lies a green which is surrounded by water. It is truly a classy sight but for those not up to the mental challenge, the hole can be very daunting. Also, pinpoint accuracy is required to get the ball on the green and if you are able to achieve that, a birdie or a par are not out of the question. (Congrats to Choco here for his spectacular 25 foot birdie!!) Smile

Getting around (3.5/5)
The course is buggy-only (though I'm not sure if you can opt not to take a buggy but would advise against doing so since some of the holes require walking up steep hills). The buggies are not in great condition, however. The flight in front of us suffered the mid-play buggy-death syndrome and were forced to wait while a new buggy was sent to them. Also, the buggy track is not in great condition with parts of the track either cracked or partly flooded (though most of the track was in decent condition). Lastly, while the course prohibits use of the buggy on the fairway, it seems that everyone disregards this rule (which adds to the so-so state of the fairways above).

Service (4/5)
Attendants were generally pleasant and polite. There was no concern (at least to me) with the security of the bag etc and our bags were safely transported from the drop zone to the starting hut. I did, however, notice that one of the waitresses at the golfer's terrace seemed to have a chip on her shoulder when she rolled her eyes as we asked for an extra glass.

Facilities (3.5/5)
The clubhouse had the usual fare like a golfer's terrace (a little overpriced and food, I was told, wasn't fantastic), a swimming pool (which looked somewhat old) and other basic facilities like a tennis court, squash court etc which I didn't get a chance to see. Of importance was the changing room which was quite huge with sufficient lockers and attendants. Use of the lockers and towels were also FOC and the shower facilities were decent (there were quite a few showers and each had a bath soap dispenser). The changing room, however, was not well illuminated and not air-conditioned either which resulted in a lingering stale smell throughout the room. I also spotted 2 jacuzzis but didn't try them. Lastly, parking wasn't an issue either with ample lots though do note that the club also has a paintball range which seemed quite packed when I was there. That said, there seemed to be sufficient parking for all in spite of it being a weekend. Note that most of the parking lots are in the open.

Getting to Octville (4/5)
I was initially concerned that getting to and from Octville may be tricky but it turns out that my fears were unwarranted. It is located off the Pasir Gudang highway and there was signage indicating the route to Octville. Be warned, however, that the Pasir Gudang highway is a 2-lanes-on-each-side highway and the favorite for heavy vehicles. Therefore, traffic can be heavy but fortunately, the heavy vehicles (trailers, lorries etc) seemed courteous and kept to the left lane which allowed the cars on the right to travel reasonably fast. However, if there's a traffic accident, I'm sure the entire highway will come to a grinding halt.

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Overall Score: 74%

Octville Golf & Country Club
1 Jalan Bayu Octville 1
(Off Persiaran Seri Alam)
81750 Masai
Johor Darul Takzim
Malaysia
Tel: 607-387 3000
Fax: 607-387 1777
http://www.golf-asia.com/msa/octville.html (Outdated)
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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:49 pm

wah jason, i am surprise you rate the course 74%, given your detail and thinking process i was expecting a score of 74.235%

glad you had fun....

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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:51 pm

DGman wrote:
wah jason, i am surprise you rate the course 74%, given your detail and thinking process i was expecting a score of 74.235%

glad you had fun....

DGman

I rounded up from 73.628%
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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:33 pm

A FR well done, Techno.... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:51 pm

very good FR. The leaves are a real hazard. I lost 4 balls as they lost to the leaves (1 ball was saved by my flight mate who spotted my ball under a leave, which was just 5m in front of me, despite me standing there looking for a good 1 min)

We also suffer buggy failure...the buggies are not those battery operated, they are using those motorcycle engine, they required a few seconds to start up.
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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:48 am

u should be writing for golf digest la.. bro.


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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:34 am

Haha. Thanks folks Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:46 am

i concurr fully with tecno's Field report. very detailed and precise.

my only complain was.... where was the black tee.???


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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:49 am

Bro, you were too busy driving 250m and back-spinning all your iron shots to be worried about the black tee. Besides, you almost got a 1-on on a par 4, why do you need the black tee?

Next time we play, I'll drive the buggy as far back as possible, put a patch of artificial grass on the bonnet of the buggy and you can tee off from there, ok? Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:54 am

wow...


i can sue u for false advertisment....

u know.


with back wind blowing like hurricane... can la...but what's the point...
'can drive cannot arrive'. he he


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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:59 am

chocoman wrote:
wow...


i can sue u for false advertisment....

u know.


with back wind blowing like hurricane... can la...but what's the point...
'can drive cannot arrive'. he he


Very Happy Razz

Drive for show, putt for dough? Whichever the case, I'm still blown away by your birdie on the 15th. Truly spectacular Smile

And your kiss-of-death shots. I bet Tiger will also run for cover!
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PostSubject: Re: Octville   Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:07 am

Technospaz wrote:
chocoman wrote:
wow...


i can sue u for false advertisment....

u know.


with back wind blowing like hurricane... can la...but what's the point...
'can drive cannot arrive'. he he


Very Happy Razz

Drive for show, putt for dough? Whichever the case, I'm still blown away by your birdie on the 15th. Truly spectacular Smile

And your kiss-of-death shots. I bet Tiger will also run for cover!

(calling my lawyer now!!!!) Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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