Artitaya formerly Gold Canyon). During the golf festival you might want to add this very nice course to your itinerary as they are offering equally good deals although not part of the Chiangmai Golf Festival.
Every day it is just 1000 THB for green fee, caddy fee and golf cart except Tuesday and Thursday when it is just 900 THB inclusive.
Opened in 2009 and located around 1 to 1.5 hours from ChiangMai, Artitaya is set in a rural area not far from Lamphun. Gold Canyon is surrounded by orchards, woodlands, and canyons. The rural setting provides a relaxing and scenic location and the ChiangMai golf course is enjoyable for all.
Trees are often a hazard and some are situated almost directly in front of many of the tee boxes. Some of the original trees have been removed improving the access to some of the holes, golfers may still have to avoid the fairway hazards by hitting over them or simply risk trying to pass the ball through tree branches.
Artitaya plays to over 7,300 yards from the back tees and while the course is fairly flat you need to be prepared to do a lot of walking as the distance from green to tee is often long and undulating. The 1st hole is wide open with a huge fairway and relatively easy. The course then gets tougher as you progress and the back nine is much more challenging than the front. There are a few tight driving holes but most fairways widen out around 200 yards off the tees. Three of the par 4 holes would almost be considered par 5’s on some courses.
Alpine – with effect from 3rd April until the end of the month the green fee for Thai residents will be just 1000฿ + caddy fee of 250฿.
Highland– Green fee 1000฿ caddy fee 300฿
Green fee + caddy fee _ car 1700฿
Gassan Lake City green fee 800฿ + 250฿ caddy fee. (Not too many people will go here unless we see around 500฿ again)
Mae Jo (One to avoid) Green fee 1600 caddy fee 250
Inthanon– 2200฿ gets a shared cart for 2 persons and includes caddy fee x 2
Single walking- 800฿ +250฿ caddy fee.
Single player 1500฿ for cart caddy fee and green fee.
Gold Canyon – Green inclusive caddy fee 800฿
Royal Chiangmai (lost the plot?) 2400฿ green fee/cart/caddy fee.
Lanna -Sports day (Monday & Friday) prices have actually gone up from 500฿ inc to 700฿. Seeing the prices for some of the top courses I did not bother to ask what the rest of the week rate is!
In our opinion best value : Gold Canyon :Congratulations: