Gassan Lake City Golf Club located near Lamphun closed in 2013 for a complete renovation by the US design firm Schmidt-Curley. Then it reopened in late 2014 after being renamed Gassan Legacy.
New turf, drainage, and greenside hazards have been the focus. An already challenging course with water hazards and forced carries throughout; Gassan Legacy rewards accuracy over distance. The Gassan course plays 6,852 yards from the tips.
Gassan Legacy features gently rolling fairways and lots of mature trees and water hazards. Like many newly designed courses, there are both challenging routes to the greens for accomplished golfers and also simpler layups and bailout areas on most holes.
The five par-3 holes vary in length from 90 to 180 yards from the white tees, and most golfers will use a different club on each. The five par-5 holes include a straightforward opening hole that isn’t as menacing as what is to come and allows the golfer to get off to a good start.
Gassan Legacy contains plenty of water hazards and distinctive bunkering, which have been woven into the challenging and always interesting layout. Big hitters can take on a few of the par-4 holes in one, but nearer the greens pin-point accuracy is needed to avoid costly three putts. There are plenty of risk-reward opportunities on the par-5 holes too. The threat of water and expansive bunkering is ever present on most holes. Gassan Legacy Golf Club also rewards thoughtful play over pure power.
The unique clubhouse makes for a nice place for after golf snacks and drinks, though its facilities are barely adequate for western golfers. Enjoy a day golfing at Gassan Legacy and play one of the best conditioned Chiang Mai golf courses.