Chiang Rai is a city in northern Thailand, surrounded by mountains and very close to the borders of Laos and Myanmar (formerly Burma). Not as commercialised as many other cities it is an ideal spot to combine a love of golf with some of the local hilltribe culture.
Chiang Rai is a slightly unlikely place to encounter one of the best golf courses in Thailand. Santiburi Chiang Rai Country Club is in immaculate and pristine condition and is a must-play course. The excellent design gives the better golfer a chance to excel whilst offering a safer alternative for the higher handicappers.
Happy City Golf Resort in Chiang Rai is the latest and slightly offbeat addition to the local golfing scene with 29 holes on offer. This unusual golf course features greens in the shape of Korea, holes in the shape of Thailand and drinks kiosks in the shape of a windmill!