Stayed here 1 night for a golf stay and play deal.
Great value for a villa and round of golf for two. Villa was situated over a pond with plenty of fish to watch. Golf course is awesome as is the food and level of service.
Only downside was that room service ceased after 7pm, probably due to it not being high season.
Would stay again
from being picked up at the international airport in chaing mai, to the short 30 min drive to the resort, to the amazing smiles and hospitality shown to me on my arrival, was nothing more than spectacular. I found most people spoke English, or made sure I was understood, the room was above 1st class, the spa was exquisite, relaxing, peaceful with plenty to choose from, I had the thai massage,was sooooo good, next time want to try the milk bath!!!and the beautiful infinity salt water outdoor pool are a must, but truly the golf courses (3 nine hole courses mountain, valley, highlands) were legendary. manicured to perfection and friendly for all levels of golfers and the caddies were so helpful, I was there on a stay and play package! so I used both of the restaurants, wow i was shocked to find some amazing thai dishes and an amazing mexican menu form a classic trained Mexican chef, wow what a pleasant surprize and so tasty. I could go on for ever, if you are traveling north to the chiang mai area and you don't go you truly are missing an opportunity to visit a wonder of the world.
ps. if you fall in love with it as I have you might want to take a tour of the condos for sale, or a beautiful house all so reasonable, great for a vacation rental and includes a 10yr golf membership, just saying !!
Just returned from a one-week stay at the resort (3/15/14 to 3/22/14). First off: the good. The golf course is truly excellent. It's very well designed and conditions are certainly world class. It is not, however, "easy", even from the Yellow Tees. The caddies (all females) are very helpful, especially on the many holes where carts are restricted to paths-only (mostly on the right side of the fairway). The Pro Shop is very well stocked. Staff are friendly and there's lots of Footjoy equipment; Loudmouth too!
The Villas are barely OK. The single sofa in our room was hard as a rock. The mattress was also hard and lumpy and my wife and I both awoke each morning with aching backs. I would think some rennovation work is needed to bring these villas to a superior standard (expected at this level of resort).
The location is remote and there's a strong feeling of isolation after the staff have gone home (at 7PM). If you're looking for "nightlife", you will not find it there. Nor will you easily find transportation to somewhere that does offer some night time entertainment. That's bad.
The restaurant is OK and for the most part the food is acceptable. Portions are adequate; not small or large. Two times, however, we did not receive the items that we ordered (a language issue perhaps). The ugly part commenced on Thursday night after eating what appeared to be an under-cooked hamburger. Food poisioning is no way to conclude one's vacation; the abdominal cramps made Friday's golf round more trouble than it was worth (we had already pre-paid).
So, if you're looking for excellent golf, a hard lumpy mattress, lonely isolation with no night life to speak of, and the possibility of food poisoning, this could be your choice. If not, stay elsewhere, and visit the resort strictly for a round of golf...and maybe a cold beverage afterwards.