Offers the best 36 hole layout in all Bangkok and provides a very relaxing golf day
in Bangkok. Because it's a little further out and features two courses, tee times
are usually easy to find. Both courses meander through Bangkok’s wetlands, where
over 10,000 trees and waterways provide homes to over 100 species of birds and wildlife.
There has been much tree planting, so the courses are already are blessed with more
shade than many of the newer Bangkok golf courses.
In this very natural, rural environment, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown
Bangkok, four relatively similar nine-hole loops are interchangeably used on any
given day. The Championship East Course comprises the A & B nines, the Resort West
Course the C & D nines.
Though there is little to separate them in terms of quality of upkeep and presentation,
which is always excellent, the East course (7012 yards) is longer than the West (6605
yards), and can feel tougher as a result. Water hazards feature on just about every
hole on both courses. As long as you can avoid the many lakes and ponds that flank
the fairways and protect the greens, ball-finding from wayward shots should not be
too difficult with semi-rough beyond the gently undulating and generally wide fairways.
Golfers will also be attracted not only by the good course layout, but also by the
greens, which are some of the best putting surfaces in Bangkok. Good bunkering throughout
and well-paced sloping greens reinforce the overall high quality golf environment
at Lam Luk Ka Country Club.
The Championship East Course places a premium on driving the ball long and straight.
Host of the 2002 Thailand PGA Championship, Lam Luk Ka’s East Course will punish
errant golf shots, but makes for an enjoyable round if played from the somewhat friendlier
The long Par 4 7th and 8th holes on the East Course are two of the better Par 4's
in Bangkok and usually play into the prevailing breeze. The back nine is considered
one of the best in Thailand, ending with a dramatic risk-reward Par 5. The 18th is
an easy par 5 with a generous fairway. The key is not to get too greedy with your
drive. Aim about 5-10 yards right of the right edge of the fairway bunker for your
tee shot. A deep bunker guards the front of the green, which should be avoided at
all costs. There is a lot of room right of the green and missing your fairway wood
or long iron approach will give you the best chance to make an up and down for birdie.
Lam Luk Ka’s Championship East Course remains one of Thailand’s most challenging
The shorter West Course suits all levels of golfers and will test golfer's course
The West Course is relatively short, but water comes into play on 15 holes making
course management a key factor in scoring. Every hole provides several options, so
longer hitters can still hit driver although it’s not necessary on most holes. The
West Course is a favourite of tourists and recreational golfers, and is home to a
plethora of native birds and wildlife.