Luang Prabang Golf club is located some 10 minutes from the city centre in one of the most stunning naturally beautiful locations in the world. It lies within a UNESCO word heritage site and home to wonderful waterfalls and elephant sanctuaries.
The championship golf course is set to the superb backdrop of the Mekong River and has an abundance of stunning mountain views and vistas over the UNESCO world heritage town.
Designers and constructors of Luang Prabang were determined to ensure that they maintained an eco-friendly policy when constructing the golf course and the way that they have gone about maintaining the natural contouring and native flora and fauna add to the experience.
The course is not a challenging walk, although it is undulating and moves through various elevations. Designer Tea Hwa has been very clever in the use of man-made obstacles to provide golfers with an aesthetically pleasing yet challenging golf course with the addition of bunkers and water hazards throughout the layout.
Holes are varied and present a variety of challenges for the golfer.
Fairways are generous, with the landing areas being accessible, whilst the rough is forgiving paving the way for golfers to return a good score on this course.
Play well and you will be rewarded, whilst erratic shots will be punished as you find the forests from the tees.
But the charm of this hidden gem is without doubt the intimacy you feel on each hole. Due to the gentle undulations and the expanse of the area, you hardly see another hole when you are striding down the fairways. It is this unusual feature that allows you to really get lost in your game and take in the stunning views.
As you meander through the forests and rolling hills you make your way closer to the south bank of the Mekong River. Although water hazards and of course the immense Mekong River are apparent on 9 of the 18 holes they only really come into play on just 5 holes with the par 3 17th being the most spectacular playing right along the banks of the mighty Mekong.
The 18th is a tough finish to what is an enchanting golf course. Played up hill towards the clubhouse the hole is a test of both strength and accuracy.
Luang Prabang golf course offers a well-appointed pro shop, club house with a restaurant that serves traditional Lao cuisine to a 5-star standard. Golfers can also enjoy a cold drink and relax in the calming and tranquil atmosphere of the clubhouse and reflect on the outstanding beauty and golf course they have just witnessed.
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