7 best golf courses in Chiang Mai

Michael Piasetzki casts his eye over Chiang Mai's golf courses and picks his seven favourites.

By | Sat 1 Jun 2019

To the avid and even casual golfer, nothing can be more enjoyable and relaxing than spending a few hours playing a beautifully designed and well maintained 18 or nine-hole course. These seven golf courses are among the finest in the province.

The Alpine Golf Resort

Located just 30 minutes away from Chiang Mai, the Alpine Golf Resort is easily reachable for a day of golf. Designed by Ron Garl and founded in 2009, the course offers participants wonderful views of forests and hills.

Open all week.
Sankamphaeng Banthi Road
Tel: 053 880 888
Facebook: Alpine golf resort

The Royal Chiang Mai Golf Club

Located 40 minutes from Chiang Mai, the Royal Chiang Mai Golf Club opened in 1996 and is perfectly designed for beginners and experienced players. Designed by Peter Thompson, it has led the way for the current group of modern golf courses in the northern area of Thailand.

Open all week.
169 Moo 5, Chiang Mai-Prao Road km. 26,
T. Maefak, A. Sansai
Tel: 083 568 9797
Facebook: The Royal Chiangmai Golf Club

Chiang Mai Inthanon Golf Club

Opened in 2009 and designed by Supachai Silamom, the Inthanon Golf Club offers golfers as its name suggests — tremendous sightlines of Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain.
It’s located about an hour drive from Chiang Mai on the route out to Doi Inthanon.

Open all week.
Tel: 053 106 862
99 Moo 13 T. Khuangpao, A. Chom Thong
Facebook: Chiangmai Inthanon Golf and Natural Resort.

Mae Jo Golf Club

Designed by well-known Thai architect Seni Thirawat, Maejo Golf Club is renowned for its subtly sloping greens. The par 72 course, at 6,730 yards, is shorter than many in northern Thailand but that does not mean it doesn’t offer surprises or challenges. The course is surrounded by fruit trees, the caddies are excellent on recommending what tastes good and when.

Open all week.
112 Moo 7 Ban Sriboonruang Pahpai Sansai
Tel: Tel: 053 354 431
Facebook: Mae jo golf club and resort

The Summit Green Valley Golf Club

Located about 20 minutes from Chiang Mai, the Summit Green Valley course offers participants a chance to play while surrounded by numerous palm trees. The beautifully kept fairways and greens offer a spectacular view of the mountains beyond.

Open all week
186 1 Chotana Rd, Tambon Mae Sa,
Tel: 053 298 222
Facebook: Summit Green Valley Chiang Mai Country Club

The Gassan Legacy Golf Club

You’ll have to drive a bit to get to this course which was completely renovated in 2013 and re-opened a year later. Marked by gently rolling fairways and not a great deal of fluctuating terrain, the biggest challenge at Gassan Legacy would definitely be the water hazards.

Open all week.
Tel: 053 921 888
88 Moo 7 T. Banthi
Facebook: The Gassan Legacy Golf Club

Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Course

Opened in 2005 and considered one of the top golf courses in Chiang Mai and Thailand, this beautifully designed course can be reached in just 30 minutes from within city limits. The Highlands began as an 18-hole golf course, but an additional nine holes were added. It continues to improve and expand.

Open all week.
167 Moo 2 Onuar, Mae On
Tel: 053 261 35
Facebook: Chiangmai Highlands Golf and Spa Resort4