Chiang Mai Golf Experience

Chiang Mai, the gateway to northern Thailand, is known as the cultural capital of the Kingdom. Set in the hills in the north-west part of the country, Chiang Mai has fantastic golf set amongst the mountains and forest ensuring great scenery and weather conditions.

The golf in the north is very unique when compared to the rest of Thailand, and is sure to provide a memorable experience. Outside of the golf, there are many cultural and historical spots to visit, which give great insight into the history of Thailand, and the Thai culture. Chiang Mai and northern Thailand is also known for its rich and savory foods, and they are a must-try when visiting Chiang Mai.

Alpine Golf Resort Chiang Mai

Sister course to Alpine Bangkok. 27 holes of excellent golf set in the hills of Chiang Mai. One of the top golf courses in Chiang Mai, with excellent service and facilities.

Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Resort & Spa

Sister course to Mueang Kaew in Bangkok, but a much better golf experience. 27 hotels cut out of the natural features of the land, each providing a good challenge with excellent scenery.

Gassan Legacy Golf Club

Not to be outdone by its sister courses, Gassan Legacy puts up a great fight with the well placed water hazards around the course. The course has an excellent layout and is a hidden gem on the Chiang Mai golf scene.

Gassan Khuntan Golf & Resort

Set in the Khuntan Mountains and the Doi Khuntan National Park. It is considered to be one of the toughest challenges on the Chiang Mai golf scene. A good 18-hole track which offers a unique round compared to its sister courses.

Gassan Panorama Golf Club

Renovated in 2018, this is one a course for long and straight hitters. The greens are extremely quick, and water comes into play on almost every hole. An excellent layout with some great elevation changes on the par 3s.

Mae Jo Golf Resort & Spa

Mae Jo is a matured course, and hosted the 2018 Singha Chiang Mai Open. Offering excellent views of the famous Doi Suthep mountain on the way around, this Thai design is one that will sooth the eye and the score card.

Summit Green Valley Chiang Mai Country Club

Quite centrally located in Chiang Mai, the course has had some renovations done and is now one of the better tracks in Chiang Mai. Sister course to Summit Windmill in Bangkok, night golf is also available here.

North Hill Golf Club

Located close to Chiang Mai International Airport, it has a resort-style feel to the course. The course is excellently maintained with a very modern clubhouse due to being the newest course in Chiang Mai. A good way to start or end your golf experience in Chiang Mai.

Royal Chiang Mai Golf Club & Resort

This Peter Thompson parkland design is a classic. Set up in the hills outside of Chiang Mai, the nature and beauty really take over to provide a relaxing round of golf on a fair layout.

Santiburi Chiang Rai Country Club

This classic Robert Trent Jones II course is one of the very best in Thailand. Located in Chiang Rai, it is worth the short journey from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai to play this course once or twice, and enjoy the boutique feel of Chiang Rai.

Recommended Restaurants

  • Tong Tem Toh, Chiang Mai – Northern Thai Food (Nimmana Haeminda 13, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand ). For reservations  +66 53 894 701
  • The HOUSE by Ginger – Thai Food (199 Mun Mueang Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand) . For reservations +66 53 287 681
  • Huen Phen Restaurant, Chiang Mai – Northern Thai Food (112 Prasing Mueang Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand). For Reservations +66 53 814 548
  • Jia Tong Heng Restaurant, Chiang Mai – Seafood/Asian (193/2-3 Sridonchai Rd, Tambon Chang Khlan, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand). For Reservations +66 53 820 860

Recommended bars

  • Tha Chang Café
  • The Good View Bar & Restaurant
  • The North Gate Jazz Club
  • Wualai Walking Street

Hospital information

  • Bangkok Hospital Chiang Mai (Moo 6 88/8-9 Super Highway Chiang Mai-Lampang Road, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand) +66 52 089 888

Phone providers (available at the airport)

  • True Move (1242)
  • DTAC (1678)
  • AIS (1175)

Things to bring that you may not think of

  • Portable Cooler – keeps drinks cool on the course
  • Reusable Ice Pack – keeps you cool on the course
  • Electrolyte powder


  • No alcohol sales between 2-5pm daily (hotels and courses will sell)
  • No alcohol sales on Buddhist holidays
  • Courses have locker rooms and showers to use – bring a change of clothes
  • Tips in restaurants are not expected. Some restaurants have service charge. Tip if you feel service is good
  • Grab Taxis – price is set before you get in

Doi Suthep Sunset Tour

The Doi Suthep Sunset tour is a great way to see the most important temple in Chiang Mai, along with having the best view of the sunset over the city and valley, and enjoying some traditional local food to end your evening. Upon pick up with your own private guide, we will transfer you to the base of Doi Suthep temple. After arriving, a cable car will carry you up to the top of the hill where the temple is located. While at the temple, experience the history and tradition of the temple, the meaning of the ornate paintings adorning the temple walls, ring the ancient bells for good luck. Proceed to the view point to get the best view of the sunset, putting the cap on another great day in the Lanna capital. On the way back down, take the 300 step Snake Stairway. This Khemer belief encourages followers to take 300 steps up on the ‘stairs of knowledge’ to part take in learnings and take another step to enlightenment. Before finishing the evening, stop to enjoy some local “Khao Soi” curry noodles which is a staple food of northern Thailand.

Temples of Chiang Mai Tour

If history, culture and tradition is your thing, then the Temples of Chiang Mai tour is exactly what you would be looking for. Our guide will meet you at the hotel, and take you on your private tour around some of the most important and oldest temples in Chiang Mai. First is Wat Prasin which is home to the most sacred Buddha in Chiang Mai. Our guide will give you the history behind the Buddha, and its importance to northern Thai history. Then we will move to Wat Suan Dok, known for its unique stupas, and the temple which holds the ashes of the original ruling family of Chiang Mai. Then proceed to Wat Pratat Doi Kam which overlooks Queen Sirkit Floral Gardens and the city of Chiang Mai. This temple is popular amongst Thai people who will visit once to wish for a certain event or good luck charm, and once this happens they will come back to make merit and say thank you to the Buddha. Take some time enjoy the breathtaking views from up at the temple. Before heading back to the hotel, we will stop at San Kam Paeng which is known for its workmanship and crafts. Here, see the historical methods used to make handcrafts which are unique to the region, and played a vital economical role in the past.

Lamphun and Bor Sang Tour

Head south towards the historic province of Lamphun, the capital of the ancient Hariphunchai Empire dating back to the 7th century. Visit Wat Phra That Hariphunchai which dates back to the 11th century and houses a stupa containing a hair of Buddha. From there, head to the Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum. Ceramics have been vital to the Lamphun population and economy. Experience how the ceramics are made and painted, and have a go at making one of your own. After a successful ceramic experience, head back north to the village of Borsang which is known for making ornate Thai-style umbrellas. Meander amongst the shops to see how the umbrellas are handcrafted from just Bamboo and Sa Paper. Each umbrella has a unique painting on it. From Borsang, head back to Chiang Mai to enjoy an evening in town.

Doi Tung Royal Villa and Mae Fah Luang Gardens

Visit the Doi Tung Royal Villa, which has been and currently is a spot where the Thai Royal Family uses when heading to northern Thailand. The villa is ornate and beautiful, yet surprisingly simple in its layout and design. Set in the hills, it offers excellent views and climate. Learn about the Thai Royal Family, and how they have used the Royal Villa as a staging point to better the local community. From there, head down to the beautiful Mae Fah Luang garden which is home to some of the Royal Family’s favourite fauna.


Le Meridien Chiang Mai

This hotel is situated in the heart of Chiang Mai, with the famous Night Bazaar just steps from the front door. The rooms are well appointed offering great vistas over the city. The hotel’s swimming pool is on the upper floors, offering a great city view and a view of the mountains in the distance. The first-class service ensures each golfer has a very relaxing stay.

Anantara Chiang Mai

This classic property is set along the Ping River in central Chiang Mai. Home to the old British consulate during the colonial times, one can feel the tradition and history that comes along with the hotel. Enjoy some time relaxing in the pool along the river, in the world-class spa, or taking in some local food that is just steps from the hotel.  The rooms are large and well-appointed and offer lots of space and comfort.

RatiLanna Riverside Resort Chiang Mai

RatiLanna Riverside Resort offers a traditional Thai feel and the subsequent Thai hospitality. The hotel is located just out from the center of town, along the river, ensuring a quiet, relaxing and comfortable stay in one of the hotels spacious and elegant rooms.


Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai

This recently renovated property is in central Chiang Mai, within walking distance to the Night Bazaar and many local and international restaurants. The hotel and rooms are clean and comfortable. A good value-for-money option in the heart of town.

Dusit D2 Chiang Mai

A hotel on the upper scale of four star accommodation. The hotel is very central in Chiang Mai and very close to some excellent local restaurants. Dusit properties, known for its superior Thai hospitality, are a good choice and this hotel is no different. The rooms are clean with room to move, yet not overly large ensuring a cozy feel.

Dusit Princess Chiang Mai

The sister hotel to Dusit D2, this is a more value-for-money option. The rooms feel a little bit dated but they are clean and offer a good stay. The location is excellent, right in the middle of the Night Bazaar ensuring lots of bars, shopping and restaurants are within a short walk from the hotel entrance.


Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai

An ex-Centara property, the hotel is a mainstay in Chiang Mai. With large rooms and comfortable beds, it is a very popular choice for those visiting Chiang Mai. The hotel has a large swimming pool to enjoy after golf, with great in-house food. It is also about 5 minutes’ walk to the Night Bazaar. There is excellent value-for-money at this hotel.

Ramming Lodge Chiang Mai

Designed with Chiang Mai’s teak wood history in mind, this quaint hotel serves as a great spot to set up shop for a golf holiday in Chiang Mai. Clean and comfortable rooms provide an excellent stay, and the friendly staff are always available to help where required.

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