Lakewood Country Club Information

Lakewood Country Club Information

Lakewood Golf Club is an interesting course near to Bangkok city center. The Lakewood golf course comprises of a vast green space and a luxurious housing estate. Although the golf course is relatively flat, the surrounding

Lakewood Golf Club is an interesting course near to Bangkok city center. The Lakewood golf course comprises of a vast green space and a luxurious housing estate. Although the golf course is relatively flat, the surrounding landscaping features more than 45 species of plants and more than 2,000 trees.

The course has 4 nines. Three nines (Lake, Wood, and Rock) are similar in design with subtle doglegs, slightly undulating greens and water. The new nine are the best and golfers should try to play these holes when possible. Fortunately, water only seriously comes into play on a few holes. The golf course is well maintained all year round and has excellent drainage making it a good choice in any season.

Fairways are wide and the Bermuda grass is in excellent condition. The fairways drain well but are somewhat spongy which provides a good lies but have virtually no roll on tee shots making the course play longer than the indicated yardage. Also impacting the length of play is the fact that the prevailing wind is at most times in your face and usually on the longest holes! The Bermuda rough is typical Bermuda rough and generally not too severe however during the rainy season, it becomes denser thus requiring at times the need to merely take a lofted club and get back on the fairway.

Good golfing at Lakewood can be assured and some of the pars 3 are really excellent golf holes that rival the best in Bangkok. The seventh hole on the Wood nine, in particular requires a tee shot well left, in order to avoid the huge lateral water hazard which stretches right across the fairway.

The caddies are all well trained with most having worked at Lakewood for over five years. This makes green reading, with their help, a real pleasure. Lakewood is a little more expensive than some other area courses due to its relatively close proximity to Bangkok city center and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport as well as its popularity with the many Asian expatriate members.

Nevertheless, Lakewood is a fine golf course with excellent service and a good course to play as you get your game in shape.

Designer:      J. Michael Poellet
Golf Cart:      THB 600
Holes / Par / Yardage:      36 holes par 72 (7145 yards)
Established:      1992
Golf Set:      THB 800
Location:      along Bangna Trad Highway on the way from Bangkok to Pattaya
Golf Shoes:      THB 100
Distance:      30 minutes from Bangkok city center
Umbrella:      THB 100
Closed on:      Open everyday
Driving Range:      Yes
Max. golfers per group:       Weekday: 5
Weekend: 4
Facilities:      Restaurants