18 Holes Golf Course
The Royal Chiangmai Golf Course was designed by Peter Thomson five times British Open Champion
The Designis reminiscent of a traditional British Parkland course with some interresting "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.
PAR 4 A gentle dogleg to the left with a small green protected by three pot bunkers. Play this hole down the right side of the fairway to avoid the coconut trees on the left for a clear approach to a well guarded green.
PAR 4 Another gentle dogleg this time to the right, a narrow undulating green is awaiting your approach shot just short of the fairway bunkers for a low to mid iron approach to a tricky but fun green. Do not miss the green to the right.
PAR 3 A great little par 3 with a green guarded by several deep pot bunkers, water to the right and back of the green. Due to the hole playing slightly down hill take one less club than what you would normally hit this distance. Short of a deft touch with your wedges, this green must be hit to ensure par.
PAR 4 A long uphill par 4 that demands a good drive to have any chance of knocking your 2°ct shot on the green. If you can't make it on the green for two, the best option is to weave your approach shot past the numerous fairway bunkers to short of the green. This will leave you with a relatively simple uphill chip to a fairly flat green.
Par 5 This hole demands respect, aim your drive at the two large trees on the left side of the fairway and watch your drive drifts back towards the middle of the fairway. This will leave you with a mid to long iron pass the slight dogleg that approaches the green. A simple pitch, two putts and walk off happily with a par.
Par 3 This calls for a well struck long to mid iron to a well-elevated green. Given a front pin placement, any shot to the back of the green will put you in 3 putts territory on this back to front slopping green.
Par 4 A short but well designed Par 4. Bang your drive over the complexes of fairway bunkers for a wedge home. For the conservative, take a mid to long iron short of the fairway bunkers, your approach needs to be spot on to hold the small guarded green.
Par 5 Aim your drive at the single coconut tree in the middle of this fairway. This leaves a long iron or a utility club to the approach to the green if you can avoid several fairway bunkers. A well-placed pitch will leave you with a great chance at birdie.
Par 4 The ideal drive would be just short or to the right of the fairways bunkers, but bunkered green. Double check with your caddie on the green as this green offers a fair amount of movement.
Par 4 Thmental test continues on the backs nine. Place the tee shot well short of the creek running through the 10111 fairway. This will leave a fairly flat lie in which you can pepper the pin with your approach.
Par 3 Nice uphill par 3 that requires soft hands if the kidney shaped green is missed with the approach. Double-check your line on this back to front slopping 3 'putt able' green.
Par 5 Birdie hole par 5. Set up and whack the drive to the corner of this slight dogleg right hole. Pull out the three wood and have a go, but be sure not to miss it right. Stiff a wedge from 50 yards after a good second shot and birdie is all yours.
Par 4 A great hole. Take on the right hand side fairway bunker if you dare, this would leave a full wedge to a slippery green. If this hole is played in a conservative fashion off the tee, be prepared for a long downhill approach, a par would be a great score.
Par 4 Beautiful short par 4 to have a go, but beware of the OB down a tight right-hand side. It is still a birdie chance if the tee shot is accurately placed between the two sets of fairway bunkers, leaving a nice wedge shot to a small green.
Par 5 A long, real thinking par 5. A good drive is needed to relieve some pressure from the second shot. Aim your second shot over the single palm with a slight draw to avoid the set of fairway bunkers on the right hand side. Beware, anything short-left of the single palm will find a watery grave. From this approach, your third shot is all feel into a relatively unsighted green, be happy to walk away with a par.
Par 4 Avoid the bunkers down right and the deep rough to the left, this is a necessity if you are to hold this green with the approach. Regardless of the pin position, aim your approach at the front section of this green, as an aggressive approach will not hold. Don't let the look of simplicity from the tee fool you.
Par 3 The signature hole. A magical par 3 that requires a well struck mid to long iron to hold the wide, thin green. Block out the water from your mind and launch your tee shot high and long. Miss it anywhere, and the only sight of the hole will be the top of the flag. Many a great round was blown just by missing this green, is there really a good bogie?
Par 4 A nice finishing hole that is not set up to murder a good round as the previous hole has probably taken care of that. Knock the drive down the middle avoiding bunkers on the left while leaving it just short of the bunker to the right. This would leave a short to mid iron approach to a well-guarded green. A huge bunker would eat up anything short. There is really such thing as an enjoyable par to finish the Par 72 round.