The 27 Jack Nicklaus-designed holes, (named the Lake, Mountain and Valley nines after the terrain of each course) have been moulded to the natural landscape by one of the greatest designers. The Valley nine is probably the most difficult but that does not mean that the others are easier and whichever you play you need to get used to some long carries over water, sometimes thick rough , well-placed bunkers and very fast greens.
Our favourite course at Laem Chabang is the Valley nine and the second which is a monster par 5 has water everywhere and demands accuracy all the way to a green protected by a bunker along the right hand side. The 3rd is the second most difficult with a demanding carry over water to another well-protected green with bunkers along the left. This nine does not give you any time to rest as the 4th is the most difficult of any of the 27 holes at Laem Chabang Country Club – not that long but with bunkers protecting the fairway and a lake in front of the sloping green most golfers will be very relieved to escape with a par.
Then it’s on to one of the prettiest golf holes at any of the golf courses in Pattaya. The par 5, 5th hole stretches to more than 200 yards with numerous bunkers – a very daunting prospect for any high handicapper.
Hole number 6 on the Lake course is a good example as even a good tee shot still leaves an approach shot of 150-160 metres over water to the green. The 9th is another very interesting challenge and most golfers will need 3 shots to reach the green as it is protected by rocky outcrops on both sides.
The 2nd hole on the Valley 9 offers some interesting choices – if you want to go for the green in two you have to flirt with the creek to allow for a shorter approach across water but if you play up then you can afford to keep away from this hazard
The pick of the Mountain holes is the 2nd which is a par 3 cross water which is longer if you decide to take on the flag and higher handicappers are advised to ignore the flag and play to the right side of the green.
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Tee Time Bookings at Laem Chabang Country Club
It can get quite crowded at Laem Chabang Country Club, especially at weekends, so we suggest that you book your tee time well in advance and to make your life easier Golfsavers have a sophisticated and user-friendly booking engine offering some of the cheapest green fees at Laem Chabang Country Club