Waterford Valley Golf Club & Resort

Course Designer: Rathert International Golf Design
Course Opened: 1996
Course Information: 18 holes par 72  – 6961 yards
Extras: Golf Cart 600 bht 700 bht share
Location: North of Chiang Rai
Facilities: Driving Range, Accommodation, Restaurants, Swimming Pool
Distance: 40 Minute drive from Chang Rai
Closed: Open Everyday

A shortish but interesting course with views of the Mountains

Waterford Valley Golf Club & Resort is about a 40 minute dive from Chiang Rai, it is one of the coolest climates in Thailand and is therefore ideal venue for golf. All 18 holes are carefully designed to fit in the natural atmosphere in a bid to preserve the beautiful scenery of surrounding mountains and uniquely magnificent landscape in Chiang Rai Province. Also, the design of green and fairway in wide angle enables you to enjoy playing golf with unique challenge in each hole and feel the perfect integration with natural environment for the whole game.

There are 3 signatures holes 4, 6 and 9. Hole 4 is a 365 yard par 4 The appropriate plan for this hole is to play safe or conservative shot by accurately aiming Pine tree line at 150 Yards. Trying to hit nice cut-fade shot would be the best choice. Otherwise, you ball will end up in the forest if you hit it too far on the left hand. That mistake causes you the real problem because on the left side lies the hills all the way. The approach shot to the green should fall short before flag. As the result, putting upward gives you more chance to save par.

Hole 6 is considered as long-range Par 3 hole with a small and narrow green area. On the left side, there is water hazard and a bunker on the right on the right. This is quite difficult hole to play. Green is pretty small. Suggestion is to aim on the right hand side of green. Then, try the draw shot. into a narrow green.

Hole 9 is a 368 yard par 4. It is recommended to better play conservative shot on this hole by aiming at 150-yard range of pine trees. Then, hit the cut-fade shot that would be perfect. But you would have a problem, if hitting it too far into the forest on the right hand. The approach shot to green will be uphill all the way. The approach should be shorter than flag. It is suggested to do upward putting so saving par will be more likely.

After golf players have a good view of the surroundings and suburbs of Chiang Rai from the open-air clubhouse. The food is basic Thai cuisine including a few spicy northern specialities. There’s also a good choice of refreshments. There is also an onsite golf resort which consists of a 20 room golf lodge as well as 30 dormitory style rooms.