Culture-saturated Chiang Mai is the largest city in Thailand, with some of its cheapest and most scenic golf courses. The city boasts a lengthy list of prime golf clubs and resorts to satisfy every golfer’s craving, most within a 45-minute drive.
Chiang Mai Lamphun Golf Club, located in a valley east of the city at 336 Moo 4, San Kamphaeng, Banthi Road, is a difficult course with water hazards and bunkers in unexpected places. The 9th is one of the toughest holes on the course, featuring a second shot of 100 yards across water. The 15th also offers a challenge, with a visually impaired uphill tee shot spanning 2 lakes and a bunker. The Lamphun course has ample facilities, including a driving range, locker rooms, a Thai/European restaurant, and hotel accommodations.
Located at 183/2 Chotana Road, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai Green Valley Golf Club is a long, flat course peppered with bunkers and water hazards. The best time for teeing off here is the early morning or late afternoon, as there are not many trees to offer shade. Among some of the best-conditioned and maintained fairways and greens in the area, the Green Valley Club has a driving range, locker rooms, hotel accommodations, and a Thai/European restaurant.
In sharp contrast to Green Valley, Royal Chiang Mai Golf Resort is a short course focused on accuracy, containing abundant trees and foliage. The course features streams and waterfalls, as well as stunning views of the surrounding mountain range. In addition to a driving range, putting green, restaurant, and hotel accommodations, Royal Resort also offers a swimming pool, fitness center, sauna, massage facilities, and snooker. Royal Chiang Mai Resort is located at 169 Moo 5, Sansai-Prao Road, in the Sansai district.