Alpine Golf Resort Chiang Mai
|Course Designer:||Ronald M. Garl|
|Course Information:||18 holes par 72 - 7451 yards|
|Extras:||Golf Cart 700 bht Compulsory|
|Location:||Off route 1147 near Lamphun|
|Facilities:||Driving Range, Massage, Sauna|
|Distance:||30 Minute drive from Chang Mai|
Chiangmai Golf Classic 2013/14 was hosted here
The creation of award-winning designer Mr. Ron Garl, who designed many of the top golf clubs in Florida, the Alpine Golf Resort Chiangmai has an 18-hole par-72 championship course covering some 7,500 yards, surrounded by natural forested hills.
Challenges include the par 5 fourth hole, possibly the longest par 5 in Thailand. Players are warned not to play too long – a stream lurks on the far side of the green.
The par 5 seventh hole, too, is a real challenge. A stream meanders alongside and across the fairway, making for some difficult choices, though the truly bold player can make the green in two.
And then there is hole 9, with its island fairway, a combination of beauty and danger. Making par on this hole would make any golfer proud.
Just when golfers think they have surmounted their biggest challenge, they arrive at the signature 11th hole, the most challenging of all. It’s a par 4 but it plays more like a par 5. It doglegs left with water all along the left side – and through it. Get it right, however, and you are rewarded with a green at the same level as the fairway, making the finale fairly relaxing.
The multi-level green on hole 13 (par 4) may be easy to get onto, but is the trickiest on the course to read, while the par 3 15th hole has an island green which, although it’s 50 yards wide, looks frighteningly small from the tee. A cool head is required.
After the round, refresh yourself with a dip in the pool and an icy drink at the poolside bar, then dine in the Resort Restaurant or Club House restaurant with their gorgeous views of the course. The four-star resort also has spacious, well appointed rooms and suites.
Alpine Chiang Mai is complete with a full range of facilities including a 4-star resort, international restaurant, and day spa; all this in the spectacular ambience of the hills of Chiang Mai.