Architect(s): Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)
Season: Year round
Mae Moh Golf Course is built on a mountain overlooking a huge clay lignite mine in Mae Moh, just south of Lampang. The course itself is run and managed by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and is located 30 kilometers from Lampang or 125 kilometers away from Chiang Mai.
The first nine built in 1884 play along the mountain ridge and offer spectacular views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Several holes feature uphill and downhill holes with blind shots to the greens and are a good test of golf. The second nine finished in 1990 made the Chiang Mai golf course a standard par-72 and lengthened the course to 6840 yards.
Facilities at Mae Moh Golf Course are rustic and although not luxurious but are still adequate for most golfers. It’s around one hour and a half drive from Chiang Mai to reach this public golf course and worth the occasional trip especially for those Chiang Mai golfers looking for somewhere to play off the usual tourist routes. The mature course could benefit from better maintenance in some places, but nevertheless its unique and fun design makes for a pleasant day of golf.