Laem Chabang International Golf Club Pattaya
As I get around most of the courses in Pattaya every 1-2 months to play, I am constantly drawn back to play at Laem Chabang.
While this course was the pinnacle of Pattaya golf in the earlier 90’s and late into the 2000’s, it still is one of my favourite Pattaya golf courses.
While some courses start to look old and tired after 20+ years, this course has kept the high standard since the day it opened.
The greens are kept at a good speed all year round and the beauty of having a 27 hole course is you can close one 9 each day for maintenance and the course is looking tip top all year round.
The attention to detail in the upkeep of the shrubs and plants around the course is meticulous, and while I shouldn’t be noticing these things, as a golfer, I like to have a look around and take in all the visual aspects of the course, not just the fairways and greens on the hole I am playing!
The club house sits into the side of the mountain with commanding views over the Valley and Lake courses finishing holes and surrounding valley. The locker rooms and shower facilities are some of the best in the area, the new driving range gives you the opportunity to hit a few balls and loosen up prior to your round, and the dining facilities are first class.
ach day they have an international buffet from 11am- 2 pm and I would suggest if you have either an early round or a late tee off come a bit early and enjoy the great food and take in the views that Laem Chabang offers.
This is certainly one of the must play golf courses if you are coming to Pattaya. My recommendation is to try and get to play the Mountain and the Valley courses. The secret to a good score here is to play from the correct tee colours for your handicap / ability and do whatever it takes to put the ball in the fairway, if this means hitting a hybrid or 5 wood to put the ball on the short grass then do that, as missing the fairways here is penal! Some courses you can get away with hitting it in the rough or off the fairway but not here.