FAQ

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • SIGN UP PROCESS

    When does the sign up process start?

    You can start signing up right away. Please go to the Register  page to do so.

    How do I sign up for the tournament?

    You can sign up online by completing the Registration Form. A parent or authorized guardian will have to complete the registration form on behalf of the participant.  Please note that the registration is not complete until the payment has been received. For more details on sign up and payment options, visit our Payment Options page.

    What is the last day to sign up for the tournament?

    There are limited entries available for the tournament and it is on a first come first served basis. Registration will be closed once we have received the maximum number of sign ups.

    Who can participate in the tournament?

    Junior golfers, both girls and  boys, between the age group of 12- 18 years, with a valid handicap certificate from their home club, not more than 1 month old can participate in the tournament.

    TOURNAMENT PACKAGE, FORMAT & RULES

    What are the dates of the tournament?

    The Tournament dates are from 20th – 24th May, 2016. Participants are required to arrive on 20th May, 2016 to enable registration. Tournament rounds are on the 21st & 23rd of May 2016.  Departure transfers to the Bangkok Airport are scheduled on 24th May, 2016.

    What is included in the tournament Package?

    Please go to the Event Packages page for more information.

    Can I sign up for the tournament but not take up the accommodation and ground transfers?

    No. The tournament is only open to those who avail the hospitality package including accommodation and ground transfers.

    What is the schedule for the tournament?

    You can also find the schedule on our website Tournament Schedule page. The final schedule will be sent to the registered participants along with other details closer to the date of the event.

    What is your cancellation policy?

    Registrations can be cancelled until April 20th, 2016 with a full refund minus a US$ 50 administration charge. Cancellations after April 20th, 2016 are fully non-refundable.

    What is the format of the tournament?

    For more information, go to the Tournament Format, Rules & Prizes page.

    What are the tournament rules?

    The USGA and R&A rules govern all play except where modified by local rules. For rules specific to the Tournament, go to the Tournament Format, Rules & Prizes page.

    What prizes are available?

    Trophies & Prizes are included. More details will be updated on the Tournament Format, Rules & Prizes page closer to the event.

    PAYMENT

    How can I make my payment for the Tournament Package?

    After sign up, you will receive an invoice with instructions on how to make your payment. You can pay online using your debit or credit card or via internet banking. You can also make bank transfers or deposit your Cheques/DDs into our bank account. Payment options details are also provided on our Payment Options page

    By when do I have to make the payment?

    After you sign up for the tournament and receive an online invoice with instructions for payment, you are required to make the payment within 3 days.

    Are all taxes and duties included in the package?

    Yes, the prices include all the current taxes and duties for the ground package. Please refer to the exclusions in each package for more information on services are not included.

    Do I have to pay an additional charge if I choose online payment through credit cards, debit cards or internet banking?

    Yes, there is an additional charge of 3% to the total invoice amount if you choose to pay online via MasterCard or Visa credit cards. For American Express credit cards, the charges are 4.5%.

    Does my payment guarantee participation?

    Besides payment, participation in the tournament is guaranteed only if there is compliance of certain rules such as valid Handicap Index certificates, Age verification and so on as determined by the tournament committee.

    GOLF COURSES

    What golf courses will I be playing at?

    Lotus Valley Golf Club & Resort, Thana City Golf Course

    Do the golf courses provide food and beverage?

    On Course snack & On course lunch will be provided to the participants.
    For any accompanying family/friends, only lunch is provided.

    Can a non-participant like a family member or friend come to the golf course to watch the tournament?

    Yes, an accompanying family member/friend can follow the participant on the golf course subject to the rules of the golf course. The follower fees can be paid directly to the golf course. The follower will need to share the same cart as the participant.

    Can I rent clubs at the golf courses for the Tournament?

    Yes, you may rent clubs at the golf courses directly at the prevailing rates subject to availability. It is recommended to bring your own club sets or reserve clubs in advance.

    Will I be provided with a caddie and a cart?

    Yes, you will be provided with one caddie and a  buggy for each round.

    Can I user Range Finders during the tournament?

    Yes, you can use Range Finders during the tournament but only for distance, not for slope.

    HANDICAP REQUIREMENT

    What is the handicap requirement?

    0-24 for Boys
    0-36 for Girls

    Any Handicap above this will be reduced to 24 and 36.

    What are the Handicap categories?

    Boys: 0 – 24

    Girls: 0 – 36

    How will the Handicap Index be ascertained?

    All participants must email (events@golftripz.com) or post a valid Handicap Index certificate as on 1st May 2016, from their home club duly certified, no later than 7th May 2016. For courses that are not slope rated, 85% of the golfers’ handicap will serve as their Handicap Index.

    Which tees will the participants play from?

    We will update this information soon.

    Will I need to send in my Handicap Index certificate?

    Yes, we will contact you for your Handicap Index certificate in May and all participants must email (events@golftripz.com) or post a valid Handicap Index certificate as on 1st May 2016, from their home club duly certified, no later than 7th May 2016. For courses that are not slope rated, 85% of the golfers’ handicap will serve as their Handicap Index.

    Will I need to carry my Handicap certificate for the tournament?

    For the tournament, please ensure that the valid handicap index certificates are sent as per the requirements given above. But it is also advisable to carry your handicap certificates if you are planning additional rounds of golf either pre or post event.

    How are participants flighted?

    Will be updated soon.

    Can I choose my four ball?

    Pairings are done by the tournament committee.

    ACCOMMODATION

    Can I choose my room partner?

    All the junior participants will be accommodated in two/three bedroom apartments. And yes, as long as both you and your proposed room partner complete the registration formalities, you can choose to stay together in a room in the apartments.

    Can I register for the tournament but not take up the accommodation and ground transfers?

    No. The tournament is only open to those who avail the hospitality package including accommodation and ground transfers.

    Can I book a room with single occupancy? What is the price?

    Sorry, we don’t have single occupancy packages available for junior participants

    Can I share the room with my accompanying family member?

    Yes, you can share a room with your accompanying family member. The accompanying family member will need to register for the Chaperone package and mention that you will be sharing a room with them.

    Can you also book additional rooms for my non-golfing family and friends who may join me during the tournament?

    Yes, we can book additional rooms for non golfing family / friends / Chaperone and also arrange for sightseeing and transfers if required. Please contact us for more details or customized packages.

    Does the accommodation package include breakfast?

    Yes, the accommodation package includes daily breakfast at the hotel & also the lunch & dinners

    Which hotel will I be staying at?

    Somerset Lake Point Bangkok

    Check in time for the hotel?

    The Check in time is 14:00 hrs.

    Check out time for the hotel?

    The Check out time is 12:00 hrs.

    Will I get Early Check-in at the hotel?

    Early check-in is not part of the Event package and is subject to room availability. However, at an additional cost, you can get guaranteed Early Check-in.

    Will I get Late Check-Out at the hotel?

    Late check out is also not part of the Event package and is subject to room availability. However, at an additional cost, you can get Late Check out until 6 pm.

    TRAVEL/TRANSFERS

    Which airport in Bangkok will I arrive at?

    All international flights land at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport

    Who will receive us at the airport?

    Our representative will receive you at the airport. Please ensure that you inform us regarding your flight details and timings latest by 7th May, 2016

    Do I have to inform you which flight I'm arriving on?

    Yes, you need to inform us latest by 7th May, 2016. You may not be received at the airport if your flight information is not provided to us by the given date.

    Will there be a waiting period for transport at the airport once I arrive in Bangkok?

    Based on flight timings, the number of golfers arriving by the same flight, and visa formalities, you may have to wait to be transferred to the hotel.

    How long is the journey from Bangkok Airport to the hotel?

    It is roughly 45 minutes.

    Is transportation provided from hotel to golf courses?

    Yes, transportation is provided from hotel to golf courses either in coach / van depending on the number of participants

    Will transportation be provided in the evenings after the tournament rounds?

    No additional transfers outside the scheduled itinerary is included in the tournament package.

    What is the mode of transport?

    Transfers will be in A/C coaches / vans depending on the number of participants.

     

    NON-GOLFERS / FRIENDS / PARENT / ACCOMPANY / CHAPERONE 

    Can my family accompany me for the duration of the Tournament?

    Yes, your family can join you for the duration of the Tournament. We have separate Non-Golfer packages for your accompanying family/friends. Please visit the Events Packages pages for more details. We can customize the itineraries for you. Please contact us for more details.

    Can I come alone without a chaperone or accompany family member?

    Yes, you can also travel alone. Please make sure that you have the requisite consent forms to travel by air unaccompanied. Upon arrival in Bangkok, our team will be there to assist all the participants and will ensure that you are well-taken care of. We have separate Non-Golfer packages for your accompanying family/friends. Please visit the Events Packages pages for more details. We can customize the itineraries for you. Please contact us for more details.

     

    Can my chaperone come with me for the Welcome Dinner & Prize Distribution Ceremony & Dinner?

    Yes, your chaperone who have taken up the Event Non-Golfing package can attend the two dinners as it is part of their package.

    Can I bring other guests to the Prize Distribution Ceremony & dinner?

    There will be an additional charge for other guests, i.e., guests who have not taken up the Event Non-Golfing package. You can check with the events team on the price and payment.

    Can my chaperone follow me on the Golf Courses when I play?

    Yes, they can follow you but a ‘follower fee’ will need to paid directly to the golf courses which will range between THB 700 to THB 1000 per person per round.

    What will my chaperone do while I play the tournament?

    While you play golf, your chaperone can join you on the golf course & watch you play or can choose do any other activity of their interest. Pls check with us for the options.
    Or write to us at event@risingstarsgolftrophy.com for more details.

    ADDITIONAL GOLF/SIGHTSEEING

    We would like to play more golf in Thailand and other countries

    We will be happy to organise it for you. Please write to us @ event@risingstarsgolftrophy.com or simply call us @ +91 9701928844

    We would like to extend our trip in Thailand

    We will be happy to organise it for you. Please write to us @ event@risingstarsgolftrophy.com or simply call us @ +91 9701928844

    REGISTRATION ON ARRIVAL IN BANGKOK

    Do I need to register again onsite?

    Yes, once you arrive at the hotel, please register yourself at our registration desk at the hotel lobby.

    GENERAL

    What are the visa requirements for Bangkok, Thailand?

    Over 40+ countries are exempted from tourist visa to Thailand & most nationalities including Indians can obtain a visa on arrival at any of the International Airports in Thailand. Indians can also apply for a prior visa at the designated VFS offices. For more details based on your nationality, contact us.

    Can you book my flights as well?

    Yes, we can book your flights for your as well. You will need to send us a copy of your passport and payment for flight tickets will need to completed prior to the issuance of the ticket.

    What are your contact numbers in Bangkok?

    Our contact numbers in Bangkok along with final itinerary details and vouchers will be emailed to you 7 days prior to the event.

  • Still Need Help?


    Email us at events@golftripz.com or call us @ +91 9701928844