Nestled in mountaineous surroundings, the course is mainly very hilly.
It was previously terraced rice paddies and features 2 streams that are
prominent throughout the layout. You can enjoy great mountain views from
the course. The front 9 are relatively flat while the back 9 were designed
to incorporate natural hills and scenic views of the valley and surrounding
mountain ranges. Many holes have water hazards on the left, so the course
is suitable for fade hitters, but not for draw hitters.
It is a 40 minutes drive both from Chiang Mai and Chiang Mai International
Airport. I could choose freely the tees to play from.
Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley have designed the other courses in Asia:
Siam CC - Old Course (re-design) & Plantation Course,
Muang Kaew GC (re-design),
Amata Spring CC in Thailand,
Grande Hamanako GC in Japan, and Agile
G&CC – B Course in China.
Lee Schmidt worked for Pete Dye for seven years as an assistant and then
several years as Senior Design Associate for Nicklaus Design with extensive
international experience. Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley’s joint designs
with Jack Nicklaus are Spring
City (春城) G&LR – Mountain Course, Chung
Shan Hot Spring (中山温泉) GC – Jack Nicklaus Course in China, Ishioka
GC, Rokkou Kokusai GC (remodelled), The Tradition GC, President GC, Sanyo
GC (remodelled), New Capital GG, Sun Belgravia GC, Bear Paws Japan GC
in Japan, Sungai Long CC in Malaysia, and Springfield Royal CC in Thailand.
Also, they are joint designers of 8 out of 10 courses at Mission Hills
GG, the largest golf complex in the world, such as the Faldo Course or