What are the 9 Best Golf Courses 

in Chiang Mai?

Thanks to its diverse landscape of mountains, tropical jungles, and consistently pleasant year-round climate, Chiang Mai offers an excellent golfing experience.

Explore the epitome of golfing excellence as you navigate through Chiang Mai’s top-tier golf courses. Here, amidst lush surroundings and breathtaking vistas, expat golf enthusiasts can perfect their swings.

With meticulously maintained fairways, thoughtfully designed layouts, and captivating mountain views, these courses offer an unmatched golfing experience within the culturally rich and scenically mesmerizing landscapes of Northern Thailand.

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Our Favourites:

There’s lot’s of great golf courses to explore in Chiang Mai, here are our favourites…

1: Alpine Golf Course

Alpine_GolfCourse Chiang Mai
5 Stars

It stands as Thailand’s premier golf course, gaining international acclaim for its world-class layout following its inclusion in the Asian Tour in both 2013 and 2014. Sprawling across approximately 450 rai of pristine San Kamphaeng natural forest, it complements its excellence with 4-star accommodation.

Crafted by the renowned golf course designer, Mr. Ron M. Garl, its design takes inspiration from the undulating hills and the lush canopy of trees that encompass the course, featuring golden teak wood, mahogany, and a rich variety of species.

Moreover, it boasts an exceptional international restaurant and a rejuvenating day spa facility, making it the ultimate destination for a memorable weekend getaway.

2: Highlands Golf & Spa Resort

Chiang Mai Golf Course
5 Stars

Nestled amidst the picturesque Chiangmai Highlands, this golf course stands as a true gem, having earned numerous prestigious international accolades. Notably, it was awarded the coveted title of ‘Best New Golf Course in Asia’ by Asian Golf Monthly in 2017.

Conveniently located just 30 minutes away from Chiang Mai’s bustling city center, it is perched on the tranquil grounds once inhabited by Kruba Srivichai, adjacent to the Doi Suthep temple.

Catering to golfers of all skill levels, the course offers five distinct tee boxes. Furthermore, to enrich the overall experience, it features cozy, cottage-style accommodations onsite, allowing guests to immerse themselves in an authentic Thai countryside lifestyle.

3: Royal Chiang Mai Golf Club

Royal Golf Course - chiang mai
4.5 Stars

Nestled just 40 minutes away from Chiang Mai, the Royal Chiang Mai Golf Club is ensconced in a picturesque paradise, boasting a breathtaking backdrop of waterfalls, meandering streams, lush flora, and vibrant fauna.

This golfing haven stands as one of the pioneers among modern-day golf courses, seamlessly catering to the needs of both novice enthusiasts and seasoned professionals.

Abundant wildlife, cascading waterfalls, and gently flowing streams envelop the course, infusing every round with tranquility and delivering a magnificent panoramic vista.

Notably, the course bears the signature touch of design brilliance from the esteemed Five-time British Open Champion, Peter Thomson.

4: Green Valley Country Club

Green Valley - Golf Course
4 Stars

Located just 20 minutes from Chiang Mai city, this 72-par golf course offers a stunning view of the surrounding mountains and Northern Thai landscapes.

Owned by the Summit Group, known for Summit Windmill Bangkok, the course features wide fairways with challenging water hazards and sand bunkers.

It accommodates golfers of all levels with identical tee-offs for amateurs, professionals, and lady golfers. It’s also popular for night golf and Lanna Art. Plus, it provides clubhouse, restaurant, and spa facilities.

5: Artitaya Golf & Resort

Artitaya Golf Course
4 Stars

The Artitaya Golf and Resort, previously known as Gold Canyon, graces the landscape just 50 km southeast of Chiang Mai. Set amidst picturesque green fields, lush orchards, and captivating canyons, it presents an idyllic weekend getaway.

This golfing haven unfolds over relatively flat and gently undulating terrain, necessitating the use of golf carts for all players.

What sets it apart from many courses is its unique design—featuring fewer bunkers and water hazards—yet maintains a balanced level of challenge with strategically positioned trees scattered across numerous fairways.

6: The Gassan Legacy Golf Club

Alpine_GolfCourse Chiang Mai
4 Stars

Located just a 45-minute drive from Chiang Mai near Lamphun, this Golf Club underwent a comprehensive renovation in 2013, resulting in the installation of fresh turf and improved drainage systems.

The course is distinguished by its rolling fairways, graced by numerous stately mature trees, and thoughtfully adorned with strategically placed water hazards.

Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the challenging pathways leading to the greens, creating an invigorating experience that’s particularly enticing for professional players.

7: Lanna Golf Course

Lanna Golf Course
4 Stars

Located approximately 125 km from Chiang Mai, the Mae Moh Golf Course is under the management of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT).

While it may not boast extravagant amenities, the facilities provided are more than sufficient, catering well to golfers—especially those seeking a break from the typical tourist destinations.

The course offers services such as club rentals, a sauna, a restaurant, and a well-stocked pro shop, ensuring a convenient and enjoyable experience. Given the predominantly flat terrain, golf carts are not deemed necessary.

Furthermore, as a bonus, you can relish panoramic views of the Doi Suthep temple to the west, adding an extra layer of charm to your visit.

8: Inthanon Golf Club

4 Stars

Located to the south of Chiang Mai, The Inthanon Golf Course and Resort is a mere 40-minute drive from downtown Chiang Mai.

Nestled amidst lush tropical fruit orchards, the resort offers a serene escape with panoramic views of Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain.

The course boasts generous fairways and strategically designed bunkers, making it an enticing challenge for professional golfers. Enhancing the experience is a modernly designed clubhouse complete with a restaurant and locker room services, ensuring a well-rounded and enjoyable golfing experience.

9: Hariphunchai Golf Club

Hariphunchai Golf Course

This 9-hole golf club is a mere 30-minute drive to the south of Chiang Mai, cocooned amidst towering mountains, including Doi Suthep, Doi Walt, and Doi Inthanon, creating a captivating natural backdrop.

The course boasts impeccably maintained fairways and greens, providing a smooth and enjoyable golfing experience. Notably, it was designed by the renowned architect Yoshikazu Kato, known for his work on the acclaimed Blue Canyon Country Club in Phuket.

* Price is based on 18 hole green fee + Caddy + golf cart (unless stated)

Other Golf Courses:

Gassan Khuntan

222 หมู่ 3 ทาปลาดุก Mae Tha District,
Lamphun 51140

Gassan Panorama

Ban Thi, Ban Thi District, 

Gold Canyon

261 หมู่ 9 Mueang Chi, อำเภอเมือง
Lamphun 51000


349 Chiang Mai-Lam Phun Rd, Tambon Wat Ket, Mueang Chiang Mai District

Hang Dong

Hang Dong, Hang Dong District,
Chiang Mai 50230

Mae Jo

112, Pa Phai, San Sai District,
Chiang Mai 50210

North Hill

188 หมู่ที่ 9 ถนน เชียงใหม่-หางดง Ban Waen, Hang Dong District, Chiang Mai 50230


ถนนสุเทพ จังหวัดเชียงใหม่ 50200 50200

Sand Creek

Huai Sai, San Kamphaeng District,
Chiang Mai 50130

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