Jack Nicklaus has designed the connoisseurs choice. Boasting the best layout in Pattaya and rated amongst the top golfing experiences in Thailand Laem Chabang International Country Club is the choice of the connoisseur.
The 27 Jack Nicklaus-designed holes, (split into the Lake, Mountain and Valley nines after the terrain in which each is set) offer a variety of challenges that make best use of the natural lie of the land. Picking a favourite just seems wrong given that we loved all three, although our scorecard suffered the most on the Valley nine, so if you want to protect your handicap you're better off avoiding its undulations and intimidating water features in favour of the other two nines.
It would be wrong however to downplay the challenges on Lake and Mountain; the thankfully large green of the downhill par-4 6th is tough to reach in regulation as it requires a near-200 yard carry over a lake; but that's your best case scenario, as if you aren't straight off the tee you will become intimately acquainted with sand or unkept rough to the right or thick woods to the left. The Mountain nine opens with a tee shot through a narrow wooded trench and features one of the most enjoyable par-3s in Thailand, a water protected green lying well below your position on the second tee offering up a picturesque challenge.
The course is kept in immaculate condition all year round and makes the most of the blooming splendour of the region to provide a stunningly beautiful setting in which to play golf. Recently relaid fairways and tee boxes have worked wonders. With clubhouse facilities and onsite accommodation on a par with the best in Asia this course comes highly recommended. Thanks, Jack.
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