29 HOLES, PAR 72/36 (7,036 YARDS) 0 Reviews
Golf Course Information
|Designer:||Pongsak Daengchuang and Prasan Srisuphachaiya|
|Holes/Par/Yardage:||29, Par 72/36 (7,036 Yards)|
|Location:||Wiang Chai area outside Chiang Rai|
|Distance:||40 minutes from Chiang Rai|
|Close on:||Open everyday|
|Max. golfer per group||Weekday: 4 golfers|
|Weekend: 4 golfers|
Happy City Golf Resort is sprawled over 1200 rai and located in the Northern Thailand foothills just outside Chiang Rai. The Korean owned Chiang Rai golf resort plays as the world’s only 29-hole golf course. Locally designed and built by Thai golf professionals, three 9-hole courses are named Lakeside, Mountain Breeze, and River. Additionally, two additional maintenance holes are switched in and out to allow for course improvements without disrupting play on any of the nines.
Opened in 2012, the Chiang Rai Resort was still maturing. In 2013, added new trees enhanced the overall course aesthetics. Then in 2014 Bermuda grass replaced the original Paspalum on the Happy City fairways and tee boxes. Nowadays the Chiang Rai golf course tolerates dry and cooler conditions during the winter months better than most courses built at this latitude, though maintenance could still be improved.
Most holes at Happy City Golf Resort feature elevated tees playing to winding fairways with tough approach shots over water. The first ten holes, known as the Lakeside Course, feature an abundance of water hazards and sand bunkers. Keeping the ball in play and erring on the conservative side when in doubt is the key to scoring well. The many bunkers can take some getting used to, as the sand is a small pebble variety unique to Thai courses. Right-handed slicers can rest a little easier as the worst trouble on the Lakeside course is mostly to the left side.
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