Opened in 1996 and designed by five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson, Royal Chiangmai is one of the shorter courses at just 6969 yards. What it lacks in length though, it more than makes up for in features borrowed from British Parkland courses, something well suited to what was formerly the site of a fruit orchard. With its many flora and fauna, the very scenic Royal Chiangmai is heavily lined with mature trees and the rough is best kept away from, as are the lakes, streams and waterfalls that are in play on almost every hole. Links style inspired fairways are bumpy and gently rolling, with the golfer encountering more than the occasional pot bunker enroute to the deceptively short elevated greens surrounded by closely mown areas and more high-lipped sand traps. As can be expected, this is a course that rewards the accurate golfer more than the long hitter, yet still presents a pleasurable challenge to both beginners and the more avid player.
Designer: Peter Thomson
Course: 18 holes par 72 (6969 yards)
Green / Caddy / Buggy Fees : 2,400 (wkday & wkend) / 300 / 700 Baht
Distance: 40 minutes from City
Facilities: Accommodation, restaurant, massage