Gold Canyon Golf Course, opened in 2009 and located around 1 to 1.5 hours from Chiang Mai, is set in a wild and rural area not far from Lamphun. The rural setting provides a tranquil and scenic location and the Chiang rai golf course is enjoyable for all.
Gold Canyon Golf Course plays to over 7,300 yards from the back-tees and while the course is of fairly flat terrain, be prepared to do a lot of additional walking as the distance from green-to-tee is long and often hilly. The 1st hole is wide open with a huge fairway and pretty simple. The course then gets tougher as you progress and the back nine is much more challenging than the front. There are some tight driving holes but most fairways widen out after around 200 yards off the tees. Three of the par-4 holes are very long. The front nine could be considered relatively easy by advanced golfers. However, for the back nine holes it’s another story. The back nine offers tighter and thicker grass areas, with a few water hazards, and are definitely the better of the two nines.
The clubhouse and other amenities are average and provide basic necessities for Chiang Mai golfers. Gold Canyon Golf Course maybe good for golfers who prefer rugged scenery and don’t mind spending a few hours golfing in a unique course layout.