Lake View Hotel & Golf Club (Desert-Links course)


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Lake View Hotel & Golf Club (Desert-Links course) Est. 1993

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Lake View Hotel & Golf Club (Desert/Links course): Formerly known as Imperial Lake View, an excellent variety of enjoyable golfing challenges are provided by the 36-holes of championship golf here at Lake View near Hua Hin. The very good Mountain-nine (A) and even better Lake-nine (B) include wonderfully tree-lined and contoured holes, set in a typically lush Thai environment. The Desert-nine (C) and Links-nine (D) are somewhat different in style, each having its own rather distinctive and separate character.

On the Desert-Links Packard-Fream layout, both nines head out-and-back from the clubhouse, with the later holes passing alongside and in the opposite direction to the earlier holes. Whereas the Desert-nine (1 thru 9) sports many Arizona-style desert features, the Links-nine (10 thru 18) possesses something of the open character of a British links-style course.

Trees are lightly scattered on both nines, where quality shot-making is at a premium, especially on the tightest and most demanding stretch, between the par-5 2nd and the par-5 8th. This tough stretch of Desert-nine holes is continually flanked by either water or OB on the left side. As in Arizona, many of the tee-boxes on this nine are surrounded by gravelly sand, while rocky boulder outcrops are commonplace along the fairways. Saguaro cactus are however not much in evidence.

The inward-nine (Links) is intentionally kept fairly open and links-like, with water only coming into play at the short, doglegging par-4 11th. The greens here, as on some British links courses, are often vast and extravagantly undulating. As the most recent nine, the Links course has contributed to the excellent quality and variety of golf on offer here at Lake View.

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Making Contact

Lake View Hotel & Golf Club
80 Moo 4, Hupkrapong-Pranburi Rd,
Cha-Am, Phetchaburi 76120
Thailand
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Office   +66 (0)32 709 100
Pro Shop   +66 (0)32 709 100
Fax

 

Email   lakeview@lakeviewgolf.co.th
Website   www.lakeviewgolf.co.th
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
 
Designer: Roger Packard (Desert-nine); Ronald Fream (Links-nine).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7276 6407 5939
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope
 
At the Same Location:
1Above distances are for the Desert-Links (C-D) combination. Also at Lake View is the 18-hole Mountain-Lake (A-B) course (par-72; 6915 yards from back tees).
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How2Get There?

15 km N of Hua Hin
Just north-west of Cha Am, route 4 splits into the old route 4 road to Cha Am/Hua Hin, and the Cha Am-Pranburi Bypass Road (also route 4). Take the Bypass Road. After approximately 15 km look out for golf entrance on your right. After approx 2 km make a u-turn and come back up to golf and hotel entrance.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Nov thru' Feb): 2,800 Baht (all days); caddie fee 350 Baht; golf cart fee 750 Baht. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play 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. Walking permitted. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies used by all players.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Lake View was formerly a member of the Imperial Hotels Group, which has around twenty hotels spread throughout Thailand. Immediately to the west of the Mountain-Lake course at Lake View are the 27-holes of the Springfield Royal Country Club.

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Golfer's Comment
The Lake View Hotel & Golf Club is located close to Cha Am, with mountain scenery forming a stunning backdrop. Nearby is the beautiful coast of the Gulf of Thailand and the stately town of Hua Hin (Thailand's oldest beach resort), famed for its palaces and markets.
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Location

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Latitude: (12.698493)
Longitude: (99.888138)
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The Lake View Hotel 
80 Moo 4, Hubkrapong-Pranburi Highway, Samphraya, Cha-Am, Phetchaburi 76120
+66 (0)32 456 233
www.lakeviewgolf.co.th

The Lake View Hotel & Golf Club is located close to Cha Am, with mountain scenery forming a stunning backdrop. Nearby is the beautiful coast of the Gulf of Thailand and the stately town of Hua Hin (Thailand's oldest beach resort), famed for its palaces and markets.

Golf at this hotel Lake View (A/B, C/D courses)
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Golf within 10 km Springfield Royal
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Golf within 30 km Palm Hills; Royal Hua Hin; Black Mountain; Majestic Creek.
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