Our reviews of the best Chiang Mai Golf Courses in the Northern Chiang Mai region of Thailand.
We have visited or played each of the Chiang Mai Golf Courses listed in this review. if you would like to play any different Chiang Mai golf courses, please contact us and we would be pleased to arrange it for you.
Royal Chiang Mai Golf Club
This course is set in a beautiful valley, surrounded by mountains, with lots of trees, waterfalls, streams and trails. It was designed by Thomson Wolveridge & Parrett, with supervision from the world-renowned British champion Peter Thomson. This course will be enjoyed by beginners and pro golfers, requiring an accurate play, rather than encouraging long hitting.
The club has its own hotel, with a total of 54 rooms. Sauna, massage, a fitness centre and a swimming pool, along with a snooker room will comfort your non-golfing friends or family members while you are enjoying the golf course. The young will also enjoy the karaoke room. Other facilities include: Locker rooms, golf shop, equipment rental and a luxurious club house.
Par 72, 18 holes, Blue 6969 yards, White 6387 yards, Red 5624 yards
Alpine Golf Resort
At it’s inception in 1990 this Chiang Mai Golf Courses was the first private golf course in northern Thailand. Since then Chiang Mai gained quite a few other golf courses, but Alpine Golf Resort’s beauty still continues to gather many golfers each year. Alpine Golf Resort, formerly known as Chiang Mai Lamphun Golf Club and Heritage Resort, is located in a nature sanctuary, a valley surrounded by very beautiful hills. It’s 7,022 yards, par 72, offer a challenge to amateur and professional golfers, while the water hazards, the many trees and creeks will continue to amaze each visitor with their beauty.
Among Alpine Golf Resort’s facilities we need to mention the Spa, fitness and sauna, snooker and tennis, and the swimming pool. In it’s 20 years existence, the golf club hosted many events, like The Official Golf venues of 18th Sea Games in 1995 , Thailand National Games 2002 in 2002, and Kosaido Thailand Ladies Open (Asian Circuit) in 2003. Alpine Golf Resort also hosted events for the Thailand Professional Golf Association.
Chiang Mai Highlands Golf & Spa resort
Opened in 2005, The Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Club was designed by Schmidt – Curley (you might have admired their work if you visited the Muang Kaew Golf Course in Bangkok). They attempted (and succeeded) to capture the beauty of Chiang Mai surrounding’s hills into a magnificent golf course, exciting for each player, no matter if they are amateurs or pro golfers. This course is perfectly capable to host world professional tournaments; among the challenges offered we will mention a river that is running through the course, some lakes and quite a few bunkers! In 2007 this golf course was nominated on a short list consisting of the best new golf courses in Asia by Asian Golf Monthly.
The 18th hole is really memorable, this golf course being considered by some golf players as being the jewel of Chiang Mai Golf Courses. The game here might require some strategy skills, as the large undulating greens are not easy, and the bunkers and water hazards will require some skills. Facilities include, Massage, Spa, Sauna, Swimming pool, Resort / hotel, Restaurant, Sport Club, Driving range & Proshop
Mae Jo Golf Club
Easy to get to, as it is located next to the Mae Jo University, only 30 minutes away from the city, this golf course was designed by a well-known architect, Mr. Seni Thirawat, and it’s very popular among golfers wanting the highest quality of Chiang Mai Golf Courses. The thousands fruit trees found along the way, the excellent views of Doi Suthep and neighbouring mountains, the spectacular view at the 14th hole, narrow fairways with Zoysia grass, all these features will make any golfer that comes here to come again.
The Club House was built in modern Lanna style and offers a lodge, a restaurant with fine cuisine and more importantly a friendly service, with educated caddies and polite personnel. Low handicappers are encouraged to use the 6,537 yards long golf course, while the higher handicappers are invited to play from white tees with the course being 6,199 yards long. There also a golf course for the ladies and senior golfers, totalling 5,511 yards. The bottom line is, there’s a golf course for everyone here, from amateur to pro golfers.
Chiang Mai Green Valley Country Club
Opened in 1990, this beautiful Chiang Mai golf course was designed by Denis Griffiths and Associate Inc., and will provide the golfers with a thrilling experience – water hazards on every hole, very few trees (and hence our recommendation to play here en early morning or late in the afternoon), plenty bunkers. The course length, and several elevation changes, along with prevailing wind makes this golf course exciting to many golfers.
The club House has three floors, VIP Room, a golf pro shop, separate lockers for the ladies, a sauna and steam bath and a very good restaurant.
Doi Inthanon Golf Course
Chiang Mai Inthanon Golf Resort is a new course, located 50 km south of Chiang Mai. You can easily get here if you head south along the Hang Dong road and just turn right when you see the 49 km marker. The golf course has 18 holes, and the overall impression is that this course is well worth the driving time. You will love the last two holes, as they are among the most attractive of all Chiang Mai Golf Courses holes. With 18 holes, par 72, in a total of 7272 yards, this golf course was opened in 2009 and has become an attraction ever since.