The Northern region is set for its very own amateur
golf tournament with the announcement of the “Chiang Mai Golf Festival
2010”, which will be held through May –June this year at selected golf
courses in and around Chiang Mai and Lamphun provinces.
Charlermsak Suranant, Director of TAT Chiang Mai
Office, one of the principal organizers of the competition, said this
great event is being supported by Chiang Mai Provincial Authority,
Chiang Mai Tourism Business Association and the Thai Golf Course
Association, and will provide a challenge to help stimulate or boost
sport and tourism during the low season. Chalermsak said he wants to
show off Chiang Mai as a potential major “golf destination” in the
The Maejo Golf Club and Resort will be host to the
first leg of the tournament on Saturday, May 1. (Photo/Maejo Golf Club &
“A price of only 800 baht per person will be offered
for every golf course involved in the event,” said the TAT Director.
“The golf competition will be held on every Saturday, starting from May
1 and will run until Saturday, June 26. It will take place at nine of
the twelve selected golf courses in the area,” he said.
Charlermsak continued by saying he hoped the Chiang
Mai Golf Festival 2010 would raise the profile of golf in the northern
region and attract more Asian golfers and families to the area from
Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan, however, he stressed that the
tournament is open to everyone who wants to take part.
TAT also plans to push up this event to be in the
Thailand tourism calendar and hopes this competition will become an
annual major event, Charlermsak added.
A cost of 900 baht will be levied on Saturday
competition days to include green fee and dinner (caddy fee not included).
Meanwhile all twelve of the participating golf courses, which are listed
in the table below, are offering the cut price green fee rate of 800
baht on a daily basis for the duration of the event.
The format each Saturday for the competition will be
Stroke-play with 3 flights for the Men and a separate Ladies flight. The
event kicks off at the Maejo Golf Club and Resort on Saturday, May 1,
with a shotgun start at 12.00 p.m. and presided over by the TAT Chairman,
For more information, call 053-248604, 053-248607
from 8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. or TAT Call Center Tel. 1672 from 8 a.m. -8
p.m. or visit the official tournament website at
|Chiang Mai Golf Festival 2010
(Participating courses & contacts)
Alpine Golf Resort: www.chiangmaigolf.com, Tel. +66 (0) 5388
Summit Green Valley: www.chiangmaigreenvalley.com, Tel. +66
(0) 5329 8220-3
The Royal Chiang Mai: www.royalchiangmai.com, Tel. +66 (0)
Lanna Golf Course: www.golflanna.com, Tel. +66 (0) 5322 1911
Maejo Golf Club: www.maejogolfclub.com, Tel. +66 (0) 5335
Gymkana Golf Course: Tel. +66 (0) 5324 1035
Gassan Khuntan Golf & Resort: www.gassangolf.com, Tel. +66
(0) 5350 7006-9
Gassan MarinaGolf Club: www.gassangolf.com, Tel: +66 (0)53
Star Dome Golf Club: www.stardomegolfclub.com, Tel. +66 (0)
Chiang Mai Highlands: www.chiangmaihighlands.com, Tel. +66
(0) 5326 1354–9
Chiang Mai Inthanon Golf: www.
chiangmaiinthanongolfresort.com, Tel. +66 (0) 5326 7115-6
Gold Canyon Country Club: Tel. +66 (0) 5356 0333