Lam Luk Ka Country Club
- Lam Luk Ka Country Club Details
36 holes par 72/72 (7012/6605 yards)
For a relaxed day at the golf course, Bangkok golfers can visit Lam Luk Ka Country Club and experience its 36 holes. The entire course is made up of two courses each of which has 18 holes. Thus, getting tee times is fairly easy.
The whole course is located in the wetlands of Bangkok and is overrun with nature: several waterways and more than 10,000 trees which is home to more than 100 bird and wildlife species. Additional trees were planted on the course and these make the course cooler than most of the courses in Bangkok.
The course uses nine-hole loops that are alike, interchangeably. The Championship East Course can be found on this natural, rural environment which provides a break from the noisy downtown area. The course is made of the A&B nines, the Resort West Course and the C&D nines.
The quality of maintenance done on the East and West courses has remained more or less the same. Both have a water hazard on almost each hole. However, the West course is shorter than the East course and thus players get the sense that the latter is in some ways more challenging. Players who have lost balls due to wayward shots will have an easier time in finding them so long as the shot avoided the ponds and lakes that are adjacent to the fairways and aimed at the semi-rough area past the slightly undulating, wide fairways.
The course’s layout is not the only thing that attracts golfers. The greens are among the top-notch putting surfaces in Bangkok and thus attract golfers. Lam Luk Ka Country Club has further improved its golf quality by ensuring its bunkering is good and it has sloping greens which are well-spaced.
The Lam Luk Ka’s East Course hosted the Thailand PGA Championship in 2002 as well as the qualifying events of the Asian Tour in 2009. This course emphasizes driving the ball long and straight and any errant shots will be gravely looked upon. The East Course however for a friendlier golfing experience, it is recommended to play on the white tees.
The East Course has two of the better par-4s in Bangkok. These are found on the 7th and 8th holes. They play into the prevailing winds. The back nine ends with a risk-reward par-5 and has been named the best in Thailand. The 18th par-5 is easy and has a lavish fairway. To successfully maneuver this hole, players shouldn’t overdo their drive and aim their tee short 5-10 yards right to the right edge of the fairway bunker. Make sure you avoid the deep bunker which guards the front of the green. To the green’s right you will have plenty of space. To get the up and down for birdie, avoid the fairway wood or long iron approach.
This Championship East Course is the toughest layout in Thailand. The West Course, though shorter, is more suitable for golfers at all levels. It is said to test each golfer’s ability to manage the course.
To make a good score on the shorter West Course, players need to effectively manage the water feature which is to be found on 15 holes. The holes on this course allow players to opt on the type of drive they want to give. Players who want to make longer hits are free to do so although it is not a necessity for most of the holes. The course has many indigenous wildlife and birds and is widely popular with recreational golfers and tourists.
To successfully conquer the rather difficult 18th, golfers should contemplate hitting a 3-wood off the tee and aim for the left of the fairway. For a good opportunity to hit straight, aim accurately. Incase you miss the fairway, remember that the green angles from front to back a factor that presents a challenge when you want to get the ball close to a front pin location. It is thus recommended to lay up short of the creek which runs across the fairway.
Following a game on the Lam Luk Ka course, golfers have the opportunity to relax in the clubhouse. Amenities include an Olympic-size swimming pool, a restaurant that serves both Thai and international dishes. The restaurant faces the East Course’s 18th hole. Two putting and chipping greens along with a grass driving range make up the practice facilities at the Lam Luk Ka course. Lam Luk Ka has a first-rate course and is among the best in Bangkok.
Designer: Roger Packard Holes / Par / Yardage: 36 holes par 72/72 (7012/6605 yards) Year Opened: 1994 Location:
Distance from Bangkok City Center:
70 minutes from Bangkok center
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Golf Set Price: THB 1000 Golf Shoes Price: THB 100 Umbrealla Price: THB 100 Driving Range: 1 Extras: Click to see our Special Rates
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