Golf in Chiang Mai

A round of golf is a great way to unwind and relax. The Chiang Mai golf courses are some of the best golf courses in Thailand. The spectacular settings with tropical jungles and its mountainous terrain will provide you with an unforgettable golfing experience. Chiang Mai is a great destination for a golf holiday, with courses that offer a distinctive environment, challenging for both professional and amateur golf players.
Chiang Mai Golf Holiday, Thailand

Chiang Mai is a great destination for a golf holiday, with international standard golf courses set amidst idyllic surroundings.

Chiang Mai has become the leading golf destination in Thailand due to it's wide selection of golf courses, evironments and its location in the tropical paradise. The year around warm climate and the natural scenic beauty of Chiang Mai make it a natural for developing championship golf courses. Chiang Mai has world-class golf courses some designed by renowed international architects and star golfers. The golf courses are set among a variety of exciting surroundings like amidst green mountains and lush green jungles.

Chiang Mai boasts some of the best golf courses in Thailand

Chiang Mai boasts some of the
best golf courses in Thailand.

There is no need to show handicap cards at any of Chiang Mai's golf courses. Dress code is not strict but most clubs expect visitors to wear golf shirts with collars, short or long trousers, socks and golf shoes. Generally spike-less shoes or soft spikes are required. These can be hired at the courses.

All courses in Chiang Mai provide an extensive range of practice facilities, such as driving ranges, putting greens, practice bunkers as well a high standard of instruction. Other facilities include clubhouses, bars, restaurants and accommodation.

Chiang Mai Golf Courses

Alpine Golf Resort - Chiang Mai Tel: 053 880 888
Web: http://www.alpinegolfresort.com
Alpine Golf Resort - Chiang Mai, Thailand

Alpine Golf Resort - Chiang Mai

The Alpine Golf Resort Chiang Mai comprises some 450 rai of land that nestles in a valley between the mountain ranges in the heart of the San Kampaeng natural forests. It is undoubtedly one of the golf courses in Chiang Mai that boast of the best in natural beauty. The design of the course, by world-famous golf course designer Mr Ron M Garl, was inspired by the magnificent hills in its horizon. No matter where you are on the course, you are to enjoy nature at her best: exquisite lush green from the nearby forests Ė which comprise a rich assembly of trees such as the golden teakwood, the Dipterocarpus Alatus and many more other species.

The 18-hole course is designed along championship standards to challenge the serious player, although indeed anyone who enjoys golfing in the fresh country air, close to nature, would find it equally pleasant. Last but not least is the opportunity to enjoy good food and the pleasure of a spa indulgence after your round of golf Ė and all this in the spectacular ambience of the hills of Chiang Mai.

Green Fee High-Season (October-March): 2,500 THB (Weekend), 2,000 THB (Weekday)
Green Fee Low-Season (April-September): 2,000 THB (Weekend), 1,500 THB (Weekday)

Chiang Mai Highlands Golf & Spa Resort Tel: 053 261 354
Web: http://www.chiangmaihighlands.com
Chiang Mai Highlands Golf & Spa Resort, Chiangmai, Thailand

Chiang Mai Highlands Golf & Spa Resort

The Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Club opened only in 2005 and adds to the range of Chiang Maiís golf courses. The drive to the course from Chiang Mai city leads through exceptionally beautiful landscape, in eastern direction along extensive rice fields into the mountains.

Chiang Mai Highlands was designed by Schmidt-Curley, the same team responsible for the redesign of Muang Kaew Golf Course in Bangkok and many of Asiaís exciting new courses. The course itself is set in the hills outside Chiang Mai, giving golfers the distraction of magnificent views on every hole. The golf course is exciting and challenging for a player of any level and offers the choice of 5 different tee boxes. As golfers tee-off from the first tee and stroll along lush Paspalum grass fairways, a sense of golfing adventure starts. They are surrounded by magnificent views of the entire course and the mountain skyline in the background, there are over 100 fairway and greenside bunkers. From the inviting downhill 1st hole, the golf course effortlessly flows along, gaining strength, beauty, and character with each passing hole until its thrilling, dramatic finish on the unforgettable 18th.

Chiangmai Highlands Golf & Spa Resort was voted #3 for "Best New Course in Asia" by Asian Golf Monthly in 2007. Chiangmai Highlands is one of the best among new breed golf courses in Thailand, and a must play as part of all Chiang Mai golf holidays.

Green Fee: 2,500 THB

Gassan Khuntan Golf & Resort Tel: 053 507 006
Web: http://gassangolf.com
Gassan Khuntan Golf & Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Gassan Khuntan Golf & Resort

Gassan Khuntan was established in 2004 and has quickly gained an impressive reputation for being one of the most beautiful golf courses in Thailand. Gassan Khuntan is a challenging golf course, where each fairway and green has been expertly groomed to provide you with a golfing experience of a life time. The course is surrounded by Doi Khuntan National Park, famous for historical structures like The Railway Bridge and Khuntan Tunnel. Their first-class resort and outstanding club house has many luxurious facilities for you to enjoy.

Gassan Khuntanís design features many sharp doglegs, island greens, water to carry on many holes, and steep-edged grass bunkers throughout the golf course. The layout is on par to other famous world class championship golf courses. As of February 2007 Gassan Khuntan is now one of the 2 best courses in Chiang Mai area and a must play for any golf traveler to northern Thailand. The layout is not for the faint hearted, and golfers of all handicaps will be challenged to the fullest!

Gassan Khuntan Golf & Resort is located in Mae Tha, 45km from Chiang Mai city center.

Green Fee: 3,000 THB (Weekend/Holiday), 2,500 THB (Weekday)

Gassan Lake City Golf Club & Resort Tel: 053 921 888
Web: http://gassangolf.com
Gassan Lake City Golf Club & Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Gassan Lake City Golf Club & Resort

Gassan Lake City opened in August 2005 and provides relaxing golf in a scenic environment. Gassan Lake City Golf Club & Resort is located south east of Chiang Mai in Ban Thi, a 20 min drive from the Chiang Mai city center. Lake City offers everything to suit any level of golfer. With a high standard greens and challenging routes this is one of the best courses to test your nerve and determination, it is also ideal for beginners to improve their confidence as there are many simpler routes.

Being a lake course Gassan Lake City has expansive water hazards on every hole. Many of the par-4ís can be driven yet danger lurks. The short approach shots to the greens demand precision and proper placement so Lake City rewards thoughtful play over pure power.

Experience the charm of Northern Thailand at one of Chiang Maiís newest championship golf course. The unique club house is a plus and makes for a perfect after golf snack and drink.

Green Fee: 2,200 THB (Weekend/Holiday), 1,800 THB (Weekday)

Gassan Marina Golf Club Tel: 053 266 700
Web: http://gassangolf.com
Gassan Marina Golf Club, Chiangmai, Thailand

Gassan Marina Golf Club

Gassan Marina Golf Club opened initially in November 2006 and is the third course in the Gassan Group. At 7,596 yards it is the longest golf course in northern Thailand. Gassan Marina Golf Club has been built around Chiang Maiís largest lake with breath taking views of mountains. Gassan Marina has sweeping fairways, water hazards and a mass of bunkers to provide a challenging golf experience.

Gassan Marina Golf Club Resort is located south east of Chiang Mai in Ban Thi, a 20 min drive from the Chiang Mai city center.

Green Fee: 2,400 THB (Weekend/Holiday), 2,000 THB (Weekday)

Mae Jo Golf Club Tel: 053 354 431
Web: http://www.maejogolfclub.com
Mae Jo Golf Club, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Mae Jo Golf Club

Mae Joe Golf Club is located behind Mae Jo University, the oldest agricultural college in Chiang Mai. The golf course being only a 20 minute drive from Chiang Mai is very popular with golfers looking for a high quality fun course that is not too far from their Chiang Mai hotel.

Excellent views of Doi Suthep and other mountains surround the golf course. With thousands of fruit trees and orchids alongside its fairways, the golf course looks as good as it plays. The kiosk at the 14th hole has a dream like view as does the 15th tee.

Seni Thirawat, Mae Joís course designer, is a popular local Thai golf course architect. The Mae Jo golf course he designed is well suited for golfers of all abilities. Narrow fairways with Zoysia grass are perfect for low handicap player. Several water hazards and doglegs as well as long par 5ís require a demanding game. The Korean Velvet greens are mostly wide but often with a slope.

The club house in modern Lanna Style offers a restaurant, lodge, and friendly service. Extensive practice facilities including driving range, putting and chipping green, and bunkers are kept in good order allowing golfers to hit a few balls before their round at Mae Jo.

Green Fee: 2,000 THB (Weekend/Holiday), 1,600 THB (Weekday)

Royal Chiangmai Golf Resort Tel: 053 849 301
Web: http://www.royalchiangmai.com
Royal Chiangmai Golf Resort, Chiangmai, Thailand

Royal Chiangmai Golf Resort

Royal Chiangmai Golf Resort located some 30 minutes pleasant drive from Chiangmai, is a mountain retreat of serenity and harmony. A concept nurtured and developed under the careful supervision of 5 times British Open Champion, Peter Thompson. His vision was to create an exciting and challenging course for amateur and professional alike whilst still keeping in harmony with the natural scenery and rolling countryside.

There are strategic positioning of fairway and greenside bunkers. Moreover, on some holes, the distances to the greens are deceptive and there is a tendency to under club. Lakes, streams and waterfalls come into play on most holes. All 18 holes on the entire course blend well together to offer a unique challenge. The course has a good reputation due in part to the well maintained conditions and professional operations.

Set within a valley surrounded by a magnificent mountain range, Royal Chiang Mai Golf Resort is a course of outstanding natural beauty incorporating waterfalls, streams, and an abundance of lush green trees and foliage. The Chiangmai golf course was constructed on the site of a former fruit orchard and also provides breathtaking panoramic views of mountains in the distance. The high altitude provides a cooler, less humid climate, clear air, and gentle breezes. There is an abundance of wildlife including many species of local birds and thousands of flowering trees with different fragrances and colors throughout the year.

Green Fee: 1,800 THB (Weekend/Holiday), 1,400 THB (Weekday)

Summit Green Valley Chiangmai Country Club Tel: 053 298 220
Web: http://www.summitgreenvalley.com
Summit Green Valley Chiangmai Country Club, Thailand

Summit Green Valley Chiangmai

Summit Green Valley Chiangmai Country Club is situated in the lowlands of Mae Rim, only a 20 minutes drive from the center of Chiangmai. Summit Green Valley is an excellent, championship caliber 18-hole golf course that is beautifully landscaped and well maintained. It features an abundance of well placed sand bunkers and lots of water that can come into play on nearly every hole on the course. The fairways are ample and mostly level.

The greens are large, receptive to approach shots, and putting speed is moderate to slightly fast. However, course length, numerous elevation changes, and prevailing wind makes Summit Green Valley Chiangmai Country Club a tough but fair challenge to golfers of all skill levels. The course drains exceptionally well during the wet season and benefits from the nearly constant "good air" breeze of the Mae Rim area.

The 18-holes world standard golf course with par 72 stays very prominently among the view of mountains, cool and cozy atmosphere. The golf course is well maintained by professionals. Landscaping is arranged to mix with the beautiful surroundings and freshness of air, lake, various kind of trees which are unique to the northern city of Chiangmai. All of these combinations will make golfers enjoy their play at the course.

Green Fee High-Season (November-March): 2,200 (Weekend), 1,750 (Weekday)
Green Fee Low-Season (April-October): 1,500 (Weekend), 1,200 (Weekday)