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Waterford Valley Golf Club & Resort

Thailand, Chiang Rai

Waterford Valley Golf Club & Resort Overview

Set in the Wiang Chai Hills Waterford Valley Golf Course is 40 minutes from the city of Chiang Rai in one of Thailand most attractive and most cooling areas. The Waterford golf course is mostly flat as it is built upon a plateau, surrounded by lush valleys and mountains. The beautiful mountains of the North provide a pleasant distraction to a day on the fairways, which trees, shrubs, and bushes surround themselves and make this par 72 layout one of the most scenic in Thailand. 

Designed in 1994 by Rather International, the natural beauty, incredible vistas & views, and refreshing climate makes Waterford Valley an excellent choice for a day of golf in Chiang Rai. Waterford Valley is a good, though at times hilly course. Three holes on each side have severe elevation changes, making correct club selection critical. The flatter holes are relatively straightforward, with wide fairways. 

The 9th, a 390-yard par 4, is particularly challenging. The tee box is set back off to the side corner of a hill with the fairway playing a dog-leg left. A straight hit with a driver will run out of fairway and into water; a well-controlled draw around the hill to a landing area is the best bet or else a shorter 3-wood is a safer play. The approach is over a steep, water-filled ravine to a raised green sloping severely from back to front, with bunkers left and right. Avoid landing above the hole or face a downhill putt.

The 10th, a 505-yard par 5, requires an exacting drive over water to the fairway below. Trees right and left flank a narrow fairway guarded by a substantial bunker right and out of bounds all along left. It’s quite severely downhill so a good tee shot will run a long way down the fairway, setting up for a fairway wood onto the green in two.

The 18th, a 368-yard par 4, is a decent finishing with elevation change and birdie opportunity.  A 3-wood off the tee sets up nice for hitting it close to the uphill green. Overall Waterford is a fun Chiang Rai golf course with predominantly open parkland holes and a few decidedly tricky ones mixed in as well.


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Terms & Conditions

  • Bookings are subject to availability
  • Any compulsory additional fees such as caddie fee, buggy fee etc if not included in the product will need to be paid directly to the Waterford Valley Golf Club 
  • Tips & Gratuities (caddies, guide, drivers etc) are not included and need to be paid directly to the caddie/guide/driver
  • Recommended Caddie Tip is THB 400 per round
  • For products which include golf course transfers, the prices are based on the minimum number of golfers travelling together per booking as specified in the product description
  • Golf club rules & local rules apply and golfers should adhere to the same including but not limited to dress code, rules of play, producing valid handicap certificate and so on. The golf club reserves the right to reject/restrict play in event of not fulfilling these requirements

COURSES INFORMATION

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6961 yards
Designer Rathert International Golf
Year Opened 1995
Closed On Open everyday
Driving time from Airport 30 mins
Caddies Available
Buggy Available Usage Compulsory

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