Loch Palm Golf Club

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Loch Palm Golf Club Est. 1996

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Loch Palm Golf Club: In danger of being overshadowed by the dramatic rock formations and contouring of its younger sibling (Red Mountain), Loch Palm remains 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 its neighbour. But make no mistake, it too throws down many challenges and will giving your overall game a thorough workout.

On the front-nine your main objective is keeping "dry". Many holes are played alongside the loch (a sizeable lake), which has a habit of cutting across and into 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 open bunkering also comes into play, and if you should be too wayward, then a growing volume of perimeter-lining real estate might also be in the firing line.

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 leftside of the hole - be ready to shout "Fore!". Among several excellent holes on the back-nine, the par-3 14th is played downhill to a green surrounded on three sides by water.

As the club's name suggests, the impressive loch features prominently in proceedings, while palm trees are liberally dotted around this parkland layout, although never too densely.

Stay & Play at Loch Palm: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Making Contact

Loch Palm Golf Club
38 Moo 5, Vichitsongkram Rd,
Kathu District, Phuket 83120
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Office   +66 (0)76 321 929-34
Pro Shop   +66 (0)76 321 929-34

  +66 (0)76 321 928

Email   info@lochpalm.com
Website   www.mbkgolf.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
Designer: Dr Sukitti Klangvisai
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6422 5975 5292
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 70.9 69.6 71.5
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Loch Palm course. Next door, and also owned by MBK Golf, is the 18-hole Red Mountain course (par-72, 6781 yds from back tees).
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How2Get There?

10 km NW of Phuket Town
From Phuket Town head west, following direction Patong Beach. After approx 5 km turn right, following route 4020, direction Kathu, to Loch Palm / Red Mountain Golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes: 6,000 Baht (all days); golf cart fee 700 Baht; caddie fee 400 Baht. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts (optional) available for hire; caddies compulsory (one per player).

Practice facilities
The driving range is the Loch itself, and can cope with drives of over 400 yards. To date, not even the world's longest drive champions have cleared the lake.
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Did you know?

The MBK golf group boasts four championship golf courses: adjacent to each other in Bangkok are Bangkok GC and Riverdale GC, while adjacent to each other in Phuket are Red Mountain GC and Loch Palm GC.

In deference to golf's Scottish origins, the very sizeable lake here is referred to as the Loch; adorning its banks and lining the neighbouring fairways are many palm trees (hence Loch Palm). The loch was originally created as a result of substantial open-cast tin mining. The club logo suggests that a Thai cousin of Scotland's famous Loch Ness monster might inhabit the deep waters of Loch Palm!

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Latitude: (7.928389)
Longitude: (98.337408)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Tinidee Golf Resort at Phuket 
42 Moo 5 Vichitsongkram Rd, Kathu District, Phuket 83120.
+66 (0)7 632 1925

Tinidee Golf Resort@Phuket is located alongside the clubhouse at Loch Palm, surrounded by the verdant landscape that encircles the expansive "loch" (lake). The resort offers a relaxing getaway from the big city, yet is just a short drive from stunning beaches and the renowned entertainment areas of Phuket City.

Golf at this hotel Loch Palm
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Golf within 10 km Red Mountain (2 km)
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Golf within 30 km Laguna Phuket; Blue Canyon; Mission Hills.
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Novotel Phuket Resort 4-star
Kalim Beach Road, Patong, Phuket 83150
+66 (0)76 342 777

The Novotel Phuket is tucked into a hillside above the pristine waters of Kalim Bay, within easy reach of the nightlife and shops that await in nearby Patong. The 215 room resort features traditional Thai architecture surrounded by eight acres of tropical gardens, a three tiered swimming pool, five restaurants and bars, fitness centre, Thai massage centre, Kids Club and tennis courts.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Red Mountain; Loch Palm; Phuket CC.
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Golf within 30 km Laguna Phuket; Blue Canyon; Mission Hills.
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