Gassan Panorama Golf Club is located just 25 minutes north of Chiang Mai in Thailand. Chiang Mai is situated in northern Thailand and is very different from the coastal resort towns. It is easy to reach thanks to the Chiang Mai International Airport which is served by Thai Airways and Singapore Airlines among others.
If you are travelling from a place which does not fly direct to Chiang Mai you can easily fly to Bangkok and catch a short, connecting flight. With Gassan Panorama Golf Club waiting for you, it is well worth the trip.
Gassan Panorama has been open for play since 2006 but has recently undergone a major redevelopment having been closed for close to a decade. The course opened again in 2017 and is one of the longest in Thailand, playing to 7,761 yards.
The most noticeable feature of the golf course is the large lake which sits in the middle of the course. There is also water on both the left and right sides of the golf course. While water comes into play on several holes, this should not deter you from playing at Gassan Panorama, although you might want to ensure you have plenty of balls in your bag.
However, there are also plenty of bunkers for players to contend with and in conjunction with the length and water hazards, Gassan Panorama is not an easy golf course to master. If you want to score low you will need to play well but its not always easy to keep your concentration on the golf thanks to the lovely views of the mountains in the distance.
Interestingly, there is not a single par-5 on the golf course at Gassan Panorama yet it is a long golf course, so where does the distance come from? There is one par-6 hole, which measures 666 yards from the back tee and this adds considerable distance to the overall golf course.
Having been recently renovated to a very high standard, you will find the golf course is in fantastic condition. The quality of the fairways, greens and bunkers is superb and you will have no complaints about the role of the ball at Gassan Panorama.
Having completed a round of golf, the day continues with a visit to one of the Thai or International restaurants inside the clubhouse. The clubhouse itself is a stunning mix of European and Arabian influences, featuring white and gold domes which make it look more like a palace than a golf clubhouse.
In addition to the restaurants, Gassan Panorama has locker rooms, a pro shop and a banquet hall but it’s the golf course itself which is the highlight of the show.