Chiang Mai Inthanon Golf Course & Nature Resort is a 2009 built course south of Chiang Mai and surrounded by tropical fruit orchards. The Chiang Mai Inthanon golf course rugged design, various layout of holes, and condition of the Bermuda grassed course are excellent. Golfers get the feeling of being in a natural setting with clean mountain air.
Most holes play with unobstructed views of Doi Inthanon, Thailand tallest peak and feature expansive fairways with challenging bunkers. Several creeks meander through the course and water comes into play on 12 of the 18 holes.
The course opens relatively easy with a par-5 and then two generous par-4. However, don’t let the straightforward opening holes fool you into a sense of security in making a good score for the day as holes 15 and 16 are as tough as any golf in Thailand. Fifteen is a long, tough uphill par-4 which is immediately followed by the downhill par-3 sixteenth. The finishing 17th and 18th are the two best, and most scenic holes on the course.
The contemporarily styled clubhouse at the Chiang Mai Inthanon Golf Resort has basic locker rooms and the service personnel speak only a small amount of English. The restaurant serves typical golf fare, while the beers and soft drinks are cold. Sitting outside after a round with a panoramic view of both the Inthanon golf course and Doi Inthanon Mountain reinforces what golfing in Chiang Mai is all about.