Golf is one of the highlights of Chiang Mai and something it excels at. The area immediately surrounding Chiang Mai is home to a collection of courses which provide challenges to golfers of all abilities. Bonuses of playing at Chiang Mai golf courses are a backdrop of stunning landscapes and green fees which are a bargain when compared to other popular global golfing destinations.
Most of the golf clubs maintain their own websites which give details about the courses, locations and facilities for players to use. Courses such as the Inthanon Golf Resort and Chiang Mai Highlands offer accommodation while others offer transport from the city or the airport. Agencies including Golf Asian build dedicated golf tours for aficionados of the game. A list of Chiang Mai’s golf courses follows.
Golf Courses in Chiang Mai:
Alpine Golf Resort | Chiang Mai Gymkhana | Chiang Mai Highlands | Chiang Mai Inthanon | Gassan Khuntan | Hang Dong Golf | Mae Jo | Royal Chiang Mai | Summit Green Valley
Mini-Golf Courses in Chiang Mai:
Hansa Mini Golf | Inter Mini Golf | Further Reading
*Note: Fees do change, we recommend you to check with the operators before making reservations.
CHIANG MAI HIGHLANDS GOLF AND SPA RESORT
Rated one of the top Asian golf facilities, Chiang Mai Highlands boasts a challenging Schmidt-Curley designed course set against the fantastic mountains and greenery in the eastern Mae On District. The resort also has a practice range, a practice zone and putting greens. Chiang Mai Highlands incorporates a restaurant with course views, a swimming pool, a fitness centre, a spa, function rooms and a villa complex. Clubs are available for rent here.
Chiang Mai Higlands Golf and Spa Resort: #167, M. 2, T. On Nuar, A. Mae On, Chiang Mai 50130 | Open: 05:00-19:00 (Daily) | Fees: Green Fee (18 Holes) 3,500 B / Caddie 350 B / Golf Set 1,000-1,500 B | Tel: +66 53 261 354-9, +66 81 961 0028 | Fax: +66 53 261 363 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
THE ALPINE GOLF RESORT
The Alpine Golf Resort is another Class A Chiang Mai facility and set amid a pristine natural environment. This resort is an integrated golfing facility boasting a Ron M Garl designed championship standard 27-hole course perfect for novices through to professional golfers. The Alpine also features the country’s first rice paddy course, The Sanctuary 9. Two restaurants, a spa, a swimming pool and a collection of well-appointed rooms and suites round off the draws of this golf resort extraordinaire. The Alpine Golf Resort is situated in San Kamphaeng District and is 25kms to the southeast of central Chiang Mai.
The Alpine Golf Resort: #16, San Kamphaeng-Banthi Rd., A. San Kamphaeng, Chiang Mai 50130 | Open: 06:00-21:00 (Daily) | Fees: Green Fee (18 Holes) 5,000 B / Caddie 350 B / Golf Set 1,000 B | Tel: +66 53 880 888 | Fax: +66 53 80 880 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
THE SUMMIT GREEN VALLEY
The Dennis Griffiths designed course at the Summit Green Valley is par 72, 7,202 yards and offers non-stop challenges on every one of its 18 holes. Fairways along the course are lined with lofty palms while sand bunkers and water features lie in wait for errant shots. The Green Valley has an eight-bay driving range and practice zone. A well-stocked pro shop and a restaurant with a maximum capacity of 600 diners round off the facilities here. This golf club is in the Mae Rim area and 20 minutes by car from central Chiang Mai.
The Summit Green Valley: #186, M. 1, Chotana Rd., T. Maesa, A. Mae Rim, Chiang Mai 50180 | Open: 06:00-19:00 (Daily) | Fees: Green Fee (18 Holes) 2,000 B / Caddie 300 B / Golf Set 1,000 B | Tel: +66 53 53 298 2228 | Fax: +66 53 297 426 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
THE ROYAL CHIANG MAI GOLF RESORT
The Royal Chiang Mai Golf Resort is a recreation hub with everything from a snooker room and cricket pitch to a British style golf course. British Open Champion Peter Thompson devised the course here and water hazards, one-of-a-kind links and tree lined fairways ensure it offers outstanding golfing experiences. Players are able to hone their skills pre-game by practicing on the Royal’s putting greens and driving range. Deluxe hotel rooms, a fitness centre, a spa, an international restaurant and a pro shop offer a total Thai resort experience. The Royal Resort is in Mae Fak Sub-district and 30kms north of Chiang Mai.
The Royal Chiang Mai Golf Resort: ##169, M. 5, Chiang Mai-Prao Rd., T. Maefak, A. Sansai, Chiang Mai 50290 | Open: 09:00-17:00 (Daily)| Fees: Green Fee (18 Holes) 2,000 B / Caddie 300 B / Golf Set 700 B | Tel: +66 83 568 9797, +66 83 578 2727 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
CHIANG MAI INTHANON GOLF RESORT
Inthanon Golf Resort is on the route out to Doi Inthanon and about a one-hour drive from central Chiang Mai. The 18-hole course here is par 72 and features the longest fairway in Northern Thailand. A driving range and a putting green onsite allow serious golfers to practice the game while the resort facilities of a colonial-style clubhouse, a world-class eatery, a convenience store, a pro shop, massage services and a collection of opulent accommodation provide a vacation experience par excellence.
Inthanon Golf Resort: #99 M. 13, T. Khuangpao, A. Jomthing, Doi Lo, Chiang Mai 50160 | Open: Daily | Fees: Green Fee (18 Holes) 1,700 B / Caddie 300 B | Tel: +66 53 267 115-6 | Fax: +66 53 267 114 | Facebook | Map
GASSAN KHUNTAN GOLF AND RESORT
The Gassan Khuntan Golf Course is set amid the stunning landscapes of Doi Khuntan National Park and is about 60kms from Chiang Mai. The 18-hole course is par 72, 7,062 yards and comes with peerless bonuses including challenging fairways, water features and contoured greens. Club hire is available while a spa and massage services, a swimming pool and a karaoke lounge are the principle amenities onsite. The resort has a selection of colonial Northern Lanna Thai rooms equipped with full modern conveniences.
Gassan Khuntan Golf Course: #222, M. 3, Ban Tapladuk, A. Maeta, Lamphun 51140 | Open: 24 hours (Daily) | Fees: Green Fee (18 Holes) 2,500-3,000 B / Caddie 300 B | Tel: +66 53 507 006 | Fax: +66 53 507 014 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
MAE JO GOLF CLUB
A golfing and luxury accommodation complex, Mae Jo Golf Club is the perfect choice for golfers and non-golfers alike. Every one of the 18 holes at the Mae Jo par 72 course provides a different golfing experience with features such as rolling fairways and lofty tee zones guaranteed to give players of all abilities enhanced challenges. A Northern Thai themed club house, a pro shop, a restaurant, the A-TA-TI Spa, a swimming pool and a choice of luxury rooms cater to the needs of players and resort guests. Mae Jo Golf Club is northeast of Chiang Mai.
Mae Jo Golf Club: #167, M. 2, T. On Nuar, A. Mae On, Chiang Mai 50130 | Open: 05:00-19:00 (Daily) | Fees: Green Fee (18 Holes) Foreigners 1,650-2,000 B / Thais 1,300 B | Tel: +66 53 354 431-2 | Fax: +66 53 354 433 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
HANG DONG GOLF CLUB
This golf club is close to the Grand Canyon Water Park and around 20 minutes drive to the south of Chiang Mai. The course here is par 36 and 9 holes and great for those who just wish to enjoy a game with the lush landscapes and distant mountain crags of Chiang Mai as a backdrop. Bargain price green fees reflect the fact the Hang Dong Golf Club is not a championship-level course.
Hang Dong Golf Club: #95, M. 9, T. Namprae, A. Hang Dong, Chiang Mai 50230 | Open: Daily | Fees: Green Fee (18 Holes) N/A | Tel: +66 53 426 201 | Map
CHIANG MAI GYMKHANA CLUB
The Gymkhana Club dates from 1898 and was founded by expats based in Northern Thailand as a recreation and sports centre. The Gymkhana is home to a 9-hole golf course, cricket pitches and nets, and tennis and squash courts. The golf course is 2,953 yards and par 36. Although fairly flat, the course is renowned for its intricacies and has garnered a reputation as a good practice venue before hitting the links of the 18-hole courses in the locality. A club house, club and footwear rental, and a pro shop are the other main guest conveniences at the Gymkhana.
Chiang Mai Gymkhana Club #349, Chiang Mai – Lamphun Road, Nong Hoi, Chiang Mai 50000 | Open: 06:00-till late (Daily) | Fees: Green Fee (18 Holes) 200 B / Caddie 200 B / Golf Club Hire 300 B | Tel: +66 53 241 035 | Fax: +66 53 53 247 352 | Website | E-mail | Map
HANSA MINI GOLF
Featuring miniature replicas of global architectural gems such as the Egyptian pyramids and the Great Wall of China, Hansa Mini Golf is 18 holes of fun for budding golfers of all ages. The course is set in 80 acres of nicely maintained gardens. The Pavilion Clubhouse is an ambient spot offering commanding views of the golf course and park gardens. The Pavilion serves up a tasty selection of snacks, light meals and drinks. It takes around 20 minutes in a taxi to reach San Sai District and the home of Hansa Mini Golf.
Hansa Mini Golf: #58 M. 4, Muang Len, A. Sansai, Chiang Mai 50210 | Open: 10:00-18:00 (Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon) | Fees: Adult 100 B / Child 30 B | Tel: +66 53 255 766, +66 53 255 616 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
INTER MINI GOLF
Inter Mini Golf at the Golden Elephant Resort is another family-friendly attraction. The resort is located in the Chiang Mai region of San Kamphaeng. The 18-hole course meanders through verdant gardens and is shaded by mature trees. The pavilion-style Thai@Swiss Restaurant offers a varied menu with plenty of local specialities and international favourites on it. The Golden Elephant’s bungalow collection is set off to one side of the course.
Inter Mini Golf: #176, M. 8, T. Tonpao, A. San Kampaeng, Chiang Mai 50130 | Open: Daily | Fees: N/A | Tel: +66 53 391 093, +66 53 391 199 | Fax: +66 3 391 093 | Website | E-mail | Map