Chiang Mai – Thailand
Chiang Mai’s historic importance is derived from its strategic location on the Ping River and major trading routes. Chiang Mai is a city built on the roots of a traditional Thai culture and heritage. The beautiful Northern Thailand Lanna culture has a personality of its own. The Thai people themselves look to those hailing from Chiang Mai as the most cultured in the country. While officially the city of Chiang Mai only covers only a small area, the urban sprawl of the city now extends to a population of nearly one million people.
The Chiang Mai weather is divided into 3 distinct seasons. Cool Season, which is best for golf in Chiang Mai, lasts from October to the end of February. Average high temperatures during this period are 21C with much cooler nights. The coldest months are December and January where temperatures drop down to 5C at night on the mountain tops. The hot months run from early March to the end of May. Average daytime highs are close to 30C during this season. The rainy months start in June can lasts until September. However, most rains come in the late afternoon or overnight and only on rare occasions affect golf in Chiang Mai.
For those who enjoy other treasures as well you won’t be disappointed. Chiang Mai offers its golf visitors a city rich in culture, spas, massage, crafts, temples and natural beauty. Anyone on Thailand golf holiday in Chiang Mai can select from the best championship golf courses such as Chiang Mai Highlands, Alpine Chiang Mai, Gassan Legacy Golf Club, Summit Green Valley Chiang Mai, and Royal Chiang Mai.
In recent years Chiang Mai has become an increasingly modern city and has been attracting more and more golf visitors each year. Handicrafts of silk, silver and wood are timeless souvenirs for golf visitors. All of this, plus hourly non-stop flights from Bangkok and daily non-stop flights from most major Asian cities, a wide variety of accommodations, restaurants, and entertainment all help to make Chiang Mai one of Thailand’s prime golfing and tourist destinations.