The Caveman Classic to Support Operation Smile

The Golf Event With Attitude Returns to Rock and Roll Apr 3-4 in Pattaya


Welcome back to the 39th edition of this Classic event!

We return to Pattaya and are delighted to be operating from the Hard Rock Hotel and Phoenix Gold Golf Club again this year. For those of you who may have never played before, we believe that this event is truly a one-of-a-kind weekend of fun with friends old and new, and we warmly invite you to come join the party as a SPONSOR or PLAYER.



18:00  –  Meet & Greet at Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, Soul Lounge

Registration party – All you can eat and drink snacks and open bar


09:30 – Complimentary buses to and from the course leave from Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya

10:00 – Registration & Pre-Golf Tailgate Party Opens at Phoenix Gold Golf Club

12:00 – Shotgun start 4-player scramble – look for games and sponsors on every hole

18:30 – Awards Party Back at Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, Hall of Fame – Great wrap up party featuring the Hard Rock Café band, prize-giving, lucky draws, all you can eat and drink buffet and open bar, auction, photo booth and more!


REGULAR RATE: THB 5,500/player

SUPER EARLY BIRD RATE: THB 4,500/player – available to book and pay online before 3 February

EARLY ENOUGH BIRD RATE: THB 5,000/player – available to book and pay online before 19 March

INCLUDES:  Friday night Meet & Greet party for golfer plus 1 guest; bus from hotel to course and back (please sign up when you register online); tailgate party; goody bag, green fee/cart/caddy; food, games, and drinks on the course;  Saturday Night reception for Golfer (guest extra); prizes, photo booth; fun; great memories with friends old and new.

On Saturday morning complimentary buses from SPRC will stand by to transport the players to Phoenix Gold Golf Club, where a tailgate party from EZ Burger will greet them at the bag drop. The 4-player teams tee off at noon in a shotgun start that features a scramble format, with games on every hole and special activities all over the course.

The buses will return to the Hard Rock Hotel in time for the evening’s festivities, which features a sumptuous buffet, open bar, photo booth, prizes, awards, and a live auction, all kicked off by the Hard Rock Café band! There is an extra charge for guests for the Saturday night event, where guests are invited to dress up as rock stars and there is a prize for the best-dressed group!

The on-line registration for teams is now open at www.theministryofgolf/caveman, and players can register as teams or singles. Sponsors will find this a very worthwhile event to support and can download the online sponsor kit or contact the Ministry of Golf directly at 081 919 7639.

The Caveman was started in 1981 as the Can-Am by three Canadians and three Americans at the Siam Country Club, a 40-player event that was held to reciprocate golf hospitalities extended by more well established Thai, Scandinavian and UN golf associations. The inaugural event promoted a North American image – Canadian and American sourced prizes, beer and wine, and a post-game menu of hot dogs, hamburgers and baked beans.

The name has changed over the years and has grown to 128 players drawn from a multi-national field of business people, but it retains its core values of:

  • deliver great value and benefits to sponsors and players alike
  • run a memorable, fun, 5-star event
  • donate the lion’s share of the net proceeds to a charitable cause.

The Charity: Operation Smile Thailand

Operation Smile was founded in 1982 in the Philippines by plastic surgeon Dr. William Magee, Jr. and his wife, Kathleen, a nurse and clinical social worker with a mission to repair children’s cleft lips and cleft palates.

Operation Smile Thailand conducted its first mission at two centres in 1997, providing free surgeries to 172 Thai children, and in September 2001, Operation Smile Thailand was registered with the Office of the National Culture Commission of Thailand.  Today, Operation Smile thailand conducts an average of 10 surgical missions per year and in the last few years has performed more than 7,000 free surgeries for children in Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.

The Caveman Classic is proud to support this worthwhile cause and we encourage you to learn more their great work at

For sponsorship information or to sign up your team, please register online at


Les Walsh

081 919 7639

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