Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club

Loch Palm Golf Club

38 Moo 5, Vichitsongkram Rd,

Kathu District, Phuket 83120

  • Office

    +66 (0)76 321 929-34
  • Pro shop

    +66 (0)76 321 929-34
  • Fax

    +66 (0)76 321 928

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
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
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).

Location

Latitude:

7.928389

Longitude:

98.337408

How to get 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.

Loch Palm Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1996

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.
List of courses: Phuket, Thailand
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club
  • Photo of Loch Palm Golf Club

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

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].

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.

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!

Where2Stay

  • Tinidee Golf Resort at Phuket

    42 Moo 5 Vichitsongkram Rd, Kathu District, Phuket 83120.

    +66 (0)7 632 1925

    Visit website
    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

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Red Mountain (2 km)

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Phuket CC; Blue Canyon; Laguna Phuket; Mission Hills Phuket.

  • Novotel Phuket Resort4-star

    Kalim Beach Road, Patong, Phuket 83150

    +66 (0)76 342 777

    Visit website
    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

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Red Mountain; Loch Palm; Phuket CC.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Laguna Phuket; Blue Canyon; Mission Hills.

Find a course

Or

Tournaments

FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.

British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).

Who's Who

Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).

Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.

Cameron Smith Champion of The Open 2022

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Golf Son Gual

Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.

Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Ryder Cup 2021 at Whistling Straits

What is the Golf World Top 100?

Woking Golf club