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.