Mae Moh Golf Course
18 holes par 72 (6840 yards)
Mae Moh Golf Course Information
|Designer:||Electricity Generating Authority Of Thailand|
|Holes / Par / Yardage:||18 holes par 72 (6840 yards)|
90 minutes from Chiang Mai near Lampang
30 kilometers from Lampang and 125 kilometers from Chiang Mai
|Closed on:||Open everyday|
|Max. golfers per group:||Weekday: 5 |
|Golf Cart:||THB 600|
(rural course with excellent mountain views and interesting holes)
Note: Mae Moh Golf Course is closed for the unforeseeable future.
Mae Moh Golf Course is built on a mountain overlooking a huge clay lignite mine in Mae Moh, just south of Lampang. The course itself is run and managed by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and is located 30 kilometers from Lampang or 125 kilometers away from Chiang Mai.
The first nine built in 1884 play along the mountain ridge and offer spectacular views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Several holes feature uphill and downhill holes with blind shots to the greens and are a good test of golf. The second nine finished in 1990 made the Chiang Mai golf course a standard par-72 and lengthened the course to 6840 yards.
Some of the most memorable holes at Mae Moh include the par-5 2nd with 2 alternative greens. This short par-5 is steeply uphill and bends around to the left with a blind approach to the green. The par-4 6th is hardest hole on the course. The tee shot plays down into the valley with a lake on the left side of the fairway. Avoid the lake to have an approach shot back up the other side of the valley to a sloping green. The huge tree on the bank of the lake blocks most tee shots.
The 10th is a spectacular hole, which on the surface is a short par-3, but in reality it is index #2. It's steeply downhill to a very small green. Water surrounds the front of the green and a deep bunker is positioned to catch long shots. The closing hole is a tricky par-4. Watch out for water on the right on your tee shot - A drive down the left side of the fairway is needed to avoid water right. The water then cuts in front of the green requiring a near-perfect long approach shot to get to the green in regulation.
Facilities at Mae Moh are rustic and although not luxurious are still adequate for most golfers. It's around 1 1/2 hours’ drive from Chiang Mai to reach this public golf course and worth the occasional trip especially for those Chiang Mai golfers looking for somewhere to play off the usual tourist routes. The mature course could benefit from better maintenance in some places, but nevertheless its unique and fun design makes for a pleasant day of golf.
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