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 the best golf courses in Chiang Mai follows.
Last Updated: November 2018
Top 10 Golf Courses in Chiang Mai:
Alpine Golf | Gassan | Gymkhana | Hang Dong | Highlands | Inthanon | Mae Jo | North Hill | Royal Golf | Summit | Further Reading
Note: Fees do change, we recommend you to check with the operators before making reservations.
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, Moo 2, T. On Nuar, A. Mae On, Chiang Mai 50130 | Open: 05:00-19:00 (Daily) | Fees: Green Fee (18 Holes) 3,700 B; Caddie 380 B; Club Hire 1,000-1,500 B | Tel: +66 53 261 354-9, +66 81 961 0028 | Fax: +66 53 261 363 | Website | Facebook | E-mail
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., Chiang Mai 50130 | Open: 06:00-21:00 (Daily) | Fees: Green Fee (18 Holes) 5,000 B; Caddie 400 B; Golf Set 1,500 B | Tel: +66 53 880 888, +66 53 096 256 | Fax: +66 53 80 880 | Website | Facebook | E-mail
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, Moo 1, Chotana Rd., T. Maesa, A. Mae Rim, Chiang Mai 50180 | Open: 06:00-19:00 (Daily) | Fees: Green Fee (18 Holes) 3,000 B; Caddie 300 B; Golf Rental 1,000-1,400 B | Tel: +66 53 53 298 222 | Fax: +66 53 297 426 | Website | Facebook | E-mail
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, Moo 5, Chiang Mai-Prao Rd., A. Sansai, Chiang Mai 50290 | Open: 09:00-17:00 (Daily)| Fees: Green Fee (18 Holes) 2,800 B; Caddie 350 B; Golf Cart 700 B | Tel: +66 83 568 9797, +66 83 578 2727 | Website | Facebook | E-mail
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 Moo 13, T. Khuangpao, A. Jomthing, 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 | E-mail
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, Moo 3, Thapladuk, A. Mae Tha, Lamphun 51140 | Open: 24 hours (Daily) | Fees: Green Fee (18 Holes) 2,500-3,000 B | Tel: +66 53 507 006 | Website | Facebook | E-mail
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 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: #112, Moo 7, Ban Sriboonruang, A. Sansai, Chiang Mai 50210 | Open: 05:00-19:00 (Daily) | Fees: Green Fee (18 Holes) 3,200 B; Caddie 300 B; Golf Cart 750 B | Tel: +66 53 354 431-2 | Fax: +66 53 354 433 | Website | Facebook | E-mail
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, Moo 9, T. Namprae, A. Hang Dong, Chiang Mai 50230 | Open: Daily | Fees: N/A | Tel: +66 53 426 201
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.
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) 400 B; Caddie 200 B; Club Hire 300 B | Tel: +66 53 241 035 | Fax: +66 53 53 247 352 | Website | Facebook | E-mail
North Hill Golf Club is in the Hang Dong area of Chiang and boasts a verdant 18-hole course set against the distant shadows of the Doi Suthep mountains. The course is well-maintained and comes with the requisite water features and challenges needed for a challenging round of golf for beginners and experienced players. Bonus extras at North Hill include a pro-shop, the Mix Bar and Restaurant and a premier holiday resort.
North Hill Golf Club #333, Moo 13, Ban Wan, A. Hang Dong, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 06:30-20:00 (Daily) | Fees: Green Fee (18 Holes) = 2,800 B; Caddie = 300 B; Golf Cart = 600 B | Tel: +66 53 908 999, +66 53 111 000 | Website | Facebook | E-mail