In time, a new addition to the roster of Chiang Mai golf courses may come to be viewed as a classic.
A fairly recent addition to the Chiang Mai golf circuit, Chiangmai Inthanon Golf Resort is a hilly course surrounded by tropical fruit orchards and broken up by numerous creeks that meander throughout the course. Blessed with excellent views of the mountain from which it takes its name (Doi Inchanon, Thailand's highest peak), this is a perfect setting in which to play some golf. The course opens with a gentle par-5 and a couple of fairly straightforward par-4s, but don't be fooled, as the course gradually toughens up. The last few holes are some of the toughest in Thailand, the long uphill par-4 15th followed by a tricky downhill par-3 and then two of the most scenic holes in the area. The 18th is a 558 yard par-5 where you tee off over the crest of a hill whilst avoiding dense jungle to the left. Your second is played down into a valley and must be expertly positioned to allow for an approach to the water-guarded green. Many a round has had a promising score ruined by a watery end.
The course is currently in excellent condition, but then again it is relatively new so time is needed before we can properly judge the level of green mainteinance. The contemporary-style clubhouse plays second fiddle to the course itself, but nonetheless has everything you need, and boasts great views over the course while you relive your triumphs and tribulations over a cold beer.
A round at Chiangmai Inthanon Golf Resort is not to be missed.
Like the sound of this course? Secure a tee time and take advantage of the discounted green fees on offer by adding Chiangmai Inthanon Golf Resort to your Chiang Mai golf holiday package.