Loch Palm Golf Club
|Course Designer:||Dr. Sukitti Klangvisai|
|Course Information:||18 holes par 72 - 6555 yards|
|Extras:||Golf Cart 700 thb|
|Location:||In the centre of Phuket between Patong Beach, Karon and Phuket Town|
|Facilities:||Driving Range, Restaurant|
|Distance to Patong:||15 Minute drive from Patong|
Lakes and Mountain Backdrop make this course one to play
Loch Palm Golf Club is built around Crystal Lake, the glistening central feature of the course and the largest body of water on any Phuket golf course. Loch Palm has smooth slopes and dramatic elevation changes. It will take you across and around ravines and plateaus that will test your skills at many levels of play. The front nine sits amid lakes and palm trees. The second nine moves you though mountains, hitting uphill and downhill with woods, irons and even your putter
In danger of being overshadowed by its exciting new companion course (Red Mountain GC), Loch Palm is still one of Phuket's most popular and enjoyable layouts. Nestling beneath a panoramic range of jungle-clad hills, it is easier-going and less undulating than the newcomer, although is still capable of throwing down many challenges and giving your overall game a thorough workout. On the front-nine your main objective will be keeping the golf ball on dry land; many holes are played alongside the loch (a sizeable lake), which has a habit of cutting across some of the gently undulating fairways. The short par-5 2nd is one of many holes that will test your nerve around water. A significant amount of large and open bunkering also comes into play, and if you should be too wayward, then a significantly growing amount of perimeter real estate might enter the firing line as well. The back-nine has some tighter and more undulating holes, starting with the short but testing downhill par-4 10th. The equally tight and challenging par-5 11th has many new villas flanking the leftside of the hole - be ready to shout "Fore !". Among several excellent holes on the back-nine, one of the best is the par-3 14th, played downhill to a green surrounded on three sides by water. As the club's name suggests, palm trees are liberally dotted around this parkland layout, although never too densely.
On the front nine the main objective is keeping the golf ball on dry land; many holes are played alongside the loch (a sizeable lake), which has a habit of cutting across some of the gently undulating fairways. The short 2nd hole is one of many holes that tests golfers’ nerves around water. A par-5 with significant amount of large and open bunkering that also comes into play. Shots too wayward require longer lengths to avoid finding the perimeter real estate or worse out-of-bounds.
The back nine has some tighter and more undulating holes, starting with the short but testing downhill par-4 10th. The equally tight and challenging par-5 11th has villas flanking the left side of the hole; be ready to shout "Fore !". Among several excellent holes on the back nine, one of the best is the 14th, a par-3 played downhill to a green surrounded on three sides by water.