Loch Palm Golf Club | Phuket Golf Course
Loch Palm Golf Club
This fantastic Phuket golf course is built around a huge lagoon with many dog legs where accurate shot making is required. 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 all clubs.
- Wicked elevated Par 3, one of the best golf holes in Phuket
- Front 9 played around the largest water hazard on Phuket
- Take a golf cart unless you are fit
Loch Palm Golf Club Highlights
2nd Hole - par 5. The second hole is just over 500 yards where water comes into play on every shot, no matter how you play it. A slight dog leg right, it has water all the way down the right and a bunker wonderfully placed at the corner of the dog leg at about 240 yards. This forces even the longer hitter left making the hole longer. Providing you hit the fairway off the tee you still have a decision to make with your second shot. The lake winds its way in front of the green so if you do decide to go for the green the carry is about 210 yards with a very small landing area. A more realistic approach is to take your 3 shots as you are always going to be happy to walk off here with a par 5.
17th Hole – par 4 A short hole of just over 300 yards but has to be played with caution. Slightly up hill from the tee it’s very important to hit the fairway which is very narrow, a common feature of Phuket golf courses, at the landing area and anything off the fairway will lead to a dropped shot. The green faces you and has a severe slope from back to front and with a number of bunkers protecting the front of it , its very easy to hit your approach shot past the flag leaving you treacherous putt back to the hole.
18th Hole – Par 5 The final hole at Loch Palm has wrecked many a medal round and it’s very difficult to play safely such is the narrowness of the fairway. From the tee this par 5 looks fairly open and an inviting downhill tee shot does not prepare for what is to come. Assuming you have got your drive at least 250 yards away the hole breaks 90 degrees to the left with forest all the way to hole on the left and water and bunkers all the way to the green on the right . Parts of the fairway are no more than 15 yards wide and you would have to be very brave or in desperate need for a birdie to go for this green in two. The sensible play is a good drive, a lay up with about 5 or 6 iron to the widest part of the fairway leaving you about 120 yard wedge to a well protected green. There just seems to be something about Phuket golf and great finishing holes!
Other Phuket Golf Courses To Play With Loch Palm Golf Club
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