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Waterford Valley Chiangrai Golf Club & Resort
Waterford Valley Chiangrai Golf Club and Resort
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Memberships & facilities

Memberships available:
Individual

Green fee:
Weekdays 1,500 THB
Weekends 2,000 THB

Caddie fee:
200 THB

Golf cart hire:
600 THB

Facilities:
Accommodation | Driving Range
Equipment Rental | Pro Shop
Massage | Restaurant

Waterford Valley Chiangrai Golf Club & Resort

18 Holes | Par 72 | By Rathert International | Opened 1993

About the course

Set in the Wiang Chai hills, this course is partly flat with a number of holes in valleys. Four holes on each side, though, have severe elevation changes, making things interesting with club selection the main issue. The flatter holes are fairly straightforward, which you’d expect at a resort course as opposed to a championship beast, but the up and down holes are all good tests.

Golf and hotel packages are reasonable and playing 36 holes a day is do-able. The scorecard here is a little confusing, as the two 9’s are labelled A and B but the starting hole is labelled as 1B and the finishing hole 9A!

Playing the course: Blue tees

The 9th 367 yards par 4 on Course B is a deceptively short hole but full of wickedness from tee to green. The tee box is set back round the corner of a hill with the fairway at a dog-leg left. A straight hit with too big a club will run out of fairway and into water; a well controlled draw round the hill to a landing area is the best bet. The approach is over a steep, water-filled ravine to a raised green sloping severely from back to front, with bunkers left and right. Avoid landing above the hole. The 9th 367 yards par 4 on Course B’
The 1st 483 yards par 5 on Course A is a fairly exacting drive over water to the fairway below, with trees right and left of a narrow fairway guarded by a large bunker right and out of bounds all along the tree line left. It’s quite severely downhill so, if you hit a good tee shot, the ball will run and there’s every chance that a well-hit fairway wood will get you on the green in two. It is, however, a relatively small but open target, so even a shot short of the putting surface will leave a chip and a putt for birdie. The 1st 483 yards par 5 on Course A

The 9th 338 yards par 4 on Course A is another elevation change hole and, at such a short distance, it looks enticing. Bunkers left and right at a very narrow part of the fairway makes a driver the wrong club to select. Hit something much shorter to the landing area, then consider how to get the ball on the green, which is steeply uphill and crowned. It’s a difficult task but a deadly accurate straight shot leaving it below the hole will at least give you a chance. Beware of the bunkers too, as they’re not easy when you consider that you’ll be blasting out onto an upturned bowl!

The 9th 338 yards par 4 on Course A

The 19th hole

The club house is a delightfully airy affair, sitting on top of a hill overlooking the 9th and the 10th holes, with a veranda for enjoying the view. The food is basic Thai cuisine including a few spicy northern specialities. There’s also a good choice of refreshments. If there isn’t anybody on the course near the end of the day, try a little contest hitting lob wedges from in front of the clubhouse to the 9th green and see if anybody can get the ball to stop on the green, which slopes severely down.
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