Chiang Mai is home to nine beautifully landscaped and challenging golf courses as close as 30 minutes from the city. Among them is the Lee Schmidt-designed Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Club, which claims to be built on a ‘power spot’—the hermitage of Kuba Sivichai. The 18 high-elevation holes offer a breathtaking view in every direction.
Highlands Golf Club
The brainchild of Vichai Samakoses and designed in 2005 by Lee Schmidt, this par-72, 7,000 yard, 18-hole masterpiece is built on a 'power spot'—the hermitage of Kuba Sivichai. This very special site is breathtaking in every direction and literally tingles with energetic vibrancy. Its profound tranquility, high elevation, cool climate, fresh air, pure water, and fertile soil decreed it the perfect place to sculpt a living golf treasure. Open 7am to 5pm.
Alpine Golf Club
The Alpine Golf Club promises an unforgettable experience. An 18-hole, 7,541-yard, par-72 championship course, it was redesigned by world-famous golf course designer Ron M. Garl. Also designed by Ron Garl, The Alpine Bangkok has twice hosted the Johnnie Walker Classic, with winners Tiger woods and Miguel Angel Jiminez. Open 7am to 5pm.
Royal Chiang Mai Golf Club
This 18-hole, 7,541-yard, par-72 Champion ship golf course was designed by five-time British Open winner Peter Thomson along with Michael Wolveridge in 1995. This park-style course is located 30 minutes from Chiang Mai on a former fruit orchard, and the design draws on elements from a British links style course, including bumpy, gently rolling fairways, pot bunkers and closely mowed areas around the greens. This 18-hole pitch and putt course with test your short game. Open 7am to 5pm.