Chiangrai Things to do
It’s worth coming to Chiangrai just for the golf. There are only two courses, but they are both top quality and highly rated.
Waterford Valley is Thailand’s northernmost and highest course, also one of the most scenic – it’s around 40 minutes North East of town. Generally quiet this course is set in a vast expanse of land, great views, many streams and lakes, and in great condition with a well-designed clubhouse set on the hill. Anywhere else in the World a course of this standard would be packed everyday, but for the moment it is quiet so here we have golf for the privileged few.
Saving the best for last we have Santiburi, arguably Thailand’s (maybe Asia’s) best course this 1992 Trent Jones creation takes some beating. The panoramic views from the first class clubhouse are astounding. The course, the clubhouse, the caddies, the food – everything is as good as it gets, even the weather seems to always be perfect at Santiburi. The course is owned by the Singha Brewery so money has been no object – it shows.