One of Chiangmai’s best kept courses, Summit Green Valley is a palm tree lined picturesque course set against the backdrop of the surrounding mountains and is difficult to par, especially from the tips at 7200 yards.
The fairways seem wide, but the abundance of well-placed sand bunkers and lots of water at the landing areas come into play on nearly every hole. Narrow fairways then give way to large receptive greens that run from moderate to slightly fast.
The most memorable hole is the 416 yard, par 4, 9th. Tee shots must carry over water to a landing area lined with sand traps on both sides. The 2nd shot is again over water to an elevated island green encircled by large palm trees. Course length, numerous elevation changes and prevailing winds makes Green Valley a tough but fair challenge to golfers of all skill levels.
With its proximity to Chiangmai and availability of night golf, Green Valley is a popular choice for the golfer looking to play on the day of arrival or departure.
Designer : Denis Griffiths
Holes / Par / Yardage : 18 holes par 72 (7202 yards)
Established : 1990
Green / Caddy / Buggy Fees : 3,000 (wkday & wkend) / 300 / 700 Baht
Distance : 20 minutes from City
Facilities : Accommodation, restaurant, health spa