One of the newest additions to the up and coming golf scene in Laos is the newly opened Lakeview Vientiane Golf Club. Located some 15 minutes from the city centre of Vientiane the golf course boasts a very modern design. The resort style course was designed by Nelson & Howarth and measures 7153 yards from the back tees. With a par of 72 it is very much a course designed for today’s big hitters.
Designing the course took a great deal of imagination, as the area before construction was extremely flat and needed a lot of remodelling to provide a golf course that was pleasing on the eye and also enjoyable for those that play.
A “mountain” of soil was moved to create undulating greens, rolling fairways and bunkering to protect the green and create visual obstacles for the golfer to contend with.
Aesthetically the area has been transformed and the addition of manmade lakes add to the interest and have provided a sanctuary for local wildlife.
The use of Paspalum grasses ensures that the course will be in perfect condition throughout the year with very little variation from month to month.
All the course is lacking a little in “height” at the moment, with time the trees that have been planted to frame certain areas of the course will begin to mature and create a wonderful backdrop and intimacy on the course.
The complex currently features a high quality driving range, practice facilities and a golf academy for those that wish to improve their games whilst on holiday. Golfers can, as with many courses in Asia, enjoy the company of a private caddy who will guide you around the layout and offer advice and assistance throughout. For those that do not wish to have the burden of carrying their own golf clubs Lakeview Vientiane Golf Club also offer quality rental clubs which can be hired on the day of play.
Although the entire complex is not completed as yet, the clubhouse offers all the services and amenities that you would expect of a high class development. Several restaurants offer top quality cuisine and the chance to enjoy some of the finer things in life. The facilities within the clubhouse include restaurants, a well-equipped pro-shop and sauna and massage rooms to help you unwind after a tough day on the golf course.
Lakeview Vientiane Golf Club is a new course that needs to mature before it reaches its true potential but the signs are good, with high quality maintenance and customer service the course and complex are sure to attract an abundance of golfers looking for a quality golf course and unforgettable experience.