Golf Travel 2020

Travel Guide 2020: Gassan Legacy Golf Club

Gassan Lake City Golf Club, located near Lamphun, closed in 2013 for a complete renovation by the US design firm Schmidt-Curley. It reopened in late 2014 as the renamed Gassan Legacy Golf Club.

New turf, drainage, and greenside hazards have been the focus. An already challenging course with water hazards and forced carries throughout, Gassan Legacy rewards accuracy over distance. The Gassan course plays 6,852 yards from the tips.

Gassan Legacy features gently rolling fairways and lots of mature trees and water hazards. Like many newly designed courses, there are both challenging routes to the greens for accomplished golfers and also more straightforward layups and bailout areas on most holes.

The five par-3 holes vary in length from 90 to 180 yards from the white tees, and most golfers will use a different club on each.

Gassan Legacy contains plenty of water hazards and distinctive bunkering which have been woven into the challenging and always exciting layout. Big hitters can take on a few of the par-4 holes in one but nearer the greens, pin-point accuracy is needed to avoid costly three putts. There are plenty of risk-reward opportunities on the par-5 holes too. The threat of water and expansive bunkering is ever-present on most holes.

The unique clubhouse makes for a great place for after golf snacks and drinks. Enjoy a day golfing at Gassan Legacy and play one of the best conditioned Chiang Mai golf courses.

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