About 15 minutes by car/motorbike to the southwest of Chiang Mai is the Hang Dong District. I discovered there was a nine hole golf course there that was a very good value with a greens fee of just 350 baht ($12.00) for 18 holes. The structures are simple with a main building where you’ll find the cashier to pay for your round; a small pro shop with clothes, clubs, balls, etc; and a snack bar by the first tee that sells food and drinks.
After my game, I went to do a little sight seeing and find a restaurant for lunch. Only a minute or so further south from the golf course I spotted a sign for the Canyon View Restaurant. The restaurant is set back about a mile from the main road and is on the edge of a quarry. The open air dining room looks out over the quarry making for a great view while enjoying lunch.
I met a couple other travelers there that told me they were out on the high walls in the middle of the quarry where some local Thai kids were jumping off into the water. A great swimming hole for the kids on hot summer days.
I’ve been taking pictures of some golf courses and hope to post some of them soon. My time here in Thailand is nearing its end and I’m going to try to do shorter posts more often.