Holes 36 |
Par 72 |
Length 6653 m / 7276 y |
Type Parkland |
Architect Roger Packard
The Imperial Lake View Resort Golf Club is one of the most scenic golf courses in Hua Hin and is located in the foothills not far from Kaeng Krachan National Park so you’re guaranteed some beautiful scenery. Originally there were two 9-hole layouts: Mountain A and Lake B; later two additional nines one is a desert style course which is unusual and the fourth is predictably based on Scottish links with lots of open space and is the easier of the four nines.
The main A to B courses at Imperial Lake View are bisected by a lake, and the streams that supplies the lake runs alongside many of the holes. There are some mature fully grown trees here with some challenging dog-legs and the odd blind shot, with holes that leave you wondering how to make par regardless of what your handicap is. These difficult holes are balanced by some easier ones so you at least you get some relief along the way.
The desert nine requires careful management and is arguably one of the best 9 holes in the area. The short 4th for example will test your skill, it contains a stream running along the fairway and some rocky outcrops that could easily swallow your ball.
The clubhouse at Lake View is fairly basic but offers a relaxing atmosphere, excellent changing facilities and excellent food. Practice facilities include a grass driving range and area to test your short game. They have a 3-star hotel onsite if you want to play multiple rounds here but is a bit far out of town for an extended stay.
Tee Time Booking at Imperial Lake View Resort Golf Club
The green fees here are very reasonably priced so we recommend that you book a tee time in advance and it’s really easy using the Golfsavers bookings engine so that you have the peace of mind knowing that you have secured the perfect tee time at Imperial Lake View Resort Golf Club
On the day we played they were holding the Q-School for the Asian Tour so the course was pretty crowded. I played the A & B courses which were both interesting and challenging with plenty of water and waste areas. Some of the greens were difficult to attach to I was laying up much of the time. The fairways looked as though the needed more water and the bunkers were very inconsistent and sometimes the sand was very hard, Greens were quick and even with the help of my caddie I had several 3-putts.