169 Moo 5, Chiang Mai-Prao Road km.26, T.Maefak, A.Sansai, Chiang Mai 50290 Thailand.
The Royal Chiang Mai Golf Course was designed by Peter Thompson, five times British Open Champion. The design is reminiscent of a traditional British Parkland course with some interesting “links” additions. The course is heavily tree-lined and water hazards are in play on almost every hole. The “Rough” is true to the meaning of the word.
From the very back “blue” tees the course measures over 7,200 yards and can be a severe test, but from the men’s “white” tees the course is pleasant and relaxing. Bunkers use local sand from The Mae Ping river. The greens are Tiff Dwarf Bermuda with Bermuda 419 and Zoysia fairways. The course has a driving range and two practice putting and chipping greens.
The course tends to feel slightly cooler than most due to its elevated position and the many mature fruit trees also provide welcome shade on those hot days. The feel of the course is part parkland with some links-type features thrown in but most holes are tree-lined with undulating fairways and some strategically placed pot bunkers.
Designed by the legendary Peter Thompson, the course is only 6969 yards long so accuracy rather than power off the tee is advisable and make sure you check the distances with your caddie as there are some deceptive holes and if you under-club you could end up in the hazard or worse.
Apart from this the course is pretty straightforward with no blind tee shots or over-protected greens, meaning that if you hit it straight and putt well then you could score well even on a first attempt.
The Royal Chiangmai Golf Resort reflects the traditional aspects of Northern Thailand where family values are cherished. RCMGR is peaceful retreat for the whole family with plenty of recreational facilities other than Golf.
AT THE RESORT-Mountain Biking, Fishing, Jogging, Snooker, Swimming, Traditional massage, Gym, Sauna, Cricket and Gourmet Cuisine RCMGR is the Northern home of The Thailand Cricket Association and is the most picturesque Cricket Pitch in Asia. The Club hosts National and International Cricket events from October to March.
The Resort is overlooked by The Famous Pratat Jomkiti Temple. The monks encourage people staying at RCMGR to visit and understand more about Thai Buddhism.