Lam Luk Ka Country Club

Lam Luk Ka Country Club 1This 36-hole course to the northeast of Bangkok city centre, about an hour from either airport, is one of the best golfing centres in Thailand. Providing a natural environment far removed from the bustle of the Thai capital, the two courses of Lam Luk Ka Country Club go through wetlands containing myriad trees and birds. The course plays well for most handicap levels.

Lam Luk Ka Country Club was designed by Roger Packard in 1994 with sloping greens and fair bunkering. The notorious East course offers the longest and toughest round and played host to the 2002 Thailand PGA Championship and the 2009 Asian Tour qualifying event. It has testing water hazards and fast greens, while the shorter West course is more forgiving, though players can mix courses for their 18 holes.

For practice, there are both a grass driving range and putting greens at Lam Luk Ka Country Club. A well designed clubhouse features a restaurant and swimming pool and looks out over the final hole of the East course. Visitors can sample both Thai and Western foods at the clubhouse eatery.

There are a number of hotels within easy reach of the Lam Luk Ka Country Club, though most players commute from the tourist areas of Bangkok.