Lakewood Country Club
Lakewood Country Club Details
18/9 holes par 72 (7145/3110 yards)
Situated adjacent to the Bangkok city center is Lakewood Golf Club. This course has been built on expansive green lands on a lavish housing estate. Nature adds to the charm of this golf course with its numerous plant and tree species which counter the rather flat golfing range.
Among its four nines, the design of three i.e. Wood, Rock and Lake, is quite alike. Their doglegs are understated, greens are slightly undulating and they have a water feature. The fourth nine is new and the best among the four, and will present a good playing experience for players. Unlike other golf courses, fewer holes on Lakewood are situated on or near a water feature. The course is under regular maintenance and is kept in perfect condition throughout the year. Even during the rainy season, the first-rate drainage on the course allows for play at any time.
The course also has wide fairways with Bermuda grass that is well taken care of. In spite of the good drainage on the fairways, the soil can get spongy. This sponginess allows for good lies but balls will have a difficult time rolling on the tee causing the play to be lengthened. Play is also lengthened or shortened depending on the prevailing winds which can blow right on your face especially when you are playing the longer holes. The roughness of the Bermuda grass is as expected. However, for the duration of the rains it is thicker forcing players to seek the aid of a lofted club to help them return to the fairway.
Players are assured of good golfing when they visit Lakewood. A few of the par-3s compete with several of the best golf holes in Bangkok. To successfully maneuver the 7th hole on the Wood nine, players must make a tee short well into the left and evade the adjacent water hazard that is on the other side of the fairway.
Other attractive aspects at Lakewood include the well-trained and very experienced caddies who have been on the course for at least 5 years. They are available to help with reading the green making it an enjoyable experience. Because the course is adjacent to the Suvarnabhumi airport and the city center, its charges are slightly more than courses that are situated farther away. Its costs are further increased because of the many expatriates who frequent it.
Lakewood offers great service and excellent golfing opportunities. It is a decent course for those who want to pick up their game.
Designer: J. Michael Poellet Holes / Par / Yardage: 18/9 holes par 72 (7145/3110 yards) Year Opened: 1992 Location:
Bang Na near Bangkok airport
Distance from Bangkok City Center:
30 minutes from Bangkok city center
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Golf Cart Price:
Golf Set Price: THB 1000 Golf Shoes Price: THB 200 Umbrealla Price: THB 200 Driving Range: 1 Extras: Click to see our Special Rates
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