Lanna Golf Club is laid out on an area of 700 rai. The course is conveniently located 10 minutes from the center of Chiang Mai and within the Lanna Sports Center. Lanna was one of the first Thailand golf courses in the country, and it is very popular with locals. The condition is good, but perhaps not up to the level of the newer courses in the area.
A highlight is the 2nd where a decision of how far to play your tee shot down a narrowing fairway with water left dictates the club selection. A tricky 5th hole follows, where a precise approach shot creates a chance at par or birdy.
There are three nine-hole courses which are flattish. The first and second nine are tree-lined and a reasonably long parkland layout. Together they comprise the Old Course. The course features unique holes with fairways divided by large trees. Several lakes and many strategically placed bunkers add to the challenges.
The best holes are 11th which plays as a par-4 and has a narrow fairway with water flanking the left side. The 16th is also a challenging hole and requires a perfectly hit approach shot reaching the green in regulation and setting up an easy par.
The third nine has six of its holes within a race track plays shorter. Doi Suthep Mountain and Temple are visible from all parts of the course. Shot accuracy, not distance, gets a good score.