Luang Prabang Golf Club
Course Date
Location Luang Prabang, Laos
Yardage 7443 yards Par 72
Course Rating  
Playing Date 27 Feb. 2017
Designer Tea Hwa
Opened 2012 
Caddy Yes
Golf Cart Yes
評価
Overall Rating
4.20
Course Layout
4
Difficulty Level
4
Greens Condition
4
Fairways Condition
4
Landscaping & Views
5
Level of Satisfaction
4

Luang Prabang Golf Club is a highland resort course. The course is located 700 meters (2,300 feet) above the sea level, so it is cooler than the capital, Vientiane. The course is laid out across relatively flat land in the mountaiin region. Players can enjoy abundance of lush vegetation and panoramatic mountain views. The fairways are generous on most holes and the shots are not difficult. Holes 14 to 17 parallel the river bank of the magnificent Mekong River and players can see the superb river view from the 16th green and the 17th hole. Water is evident on nine of the eighteen holes but really only comes into play on holes 3, 5, 7, and 14. There are many interesting holes on the back 9.



A view from clubhouse

A view from 2nd green

Hole 9 & clubhouse

The Korean course designer, Tea Hwa, died several years ago and used to work in a shipping company. As an amateur designer, he did a great job choosing the course routing, shaping the land, placing the well-positioned bunkers & water hazards, and making the nice green complexes.



Mekong River

17th green & Mekong River

Flowers of lotus

 
Hole 1 Par 4 484 yards

Hole 1 Par 4 484 yards (2)

Hole 1 Par 4 484 yards (1)

The opening hole is a straight, long par 4. The tee shot is downhill onto the narrow fairway with trees on both sides. The second shot is gently downhill, too. The wide green is slightly elevated and guarded by two bunkers on the front left.

 

 
Hole 2 Par 3 226 yards

Hole 2 Par 3 226 yards (2)

Hole 2 Par 3 226 yards (1)

The 2nd is a downhill, relatively long par 3. The undulating green is guarded by a bunker on the front left.

 

 
Hole 10 Par 4 435 yards

Hole 10 Par 4 435 yards (2)

Hole 10 Par 4 435 yards (1)

The 10th is a dwonhill bennding toward the right. The green, slightly sloping from front to back, is suuround by trees and guraded by a bunker on the left.

 

 
Hole 12 Par 5 542 yards

The 12th is a downhill bending toward the right. It is straight for the first 400 yards followed by a sharp dogleg to the right for the last 150 yards to the green. A river runs around 100 yards in front of the green. Players need to make a decision whether to lay up in front of the river or to hit over the river. Bush guards the green on the left. It is a typical risk/reward hole.

 

Hole 12 Par 5 542 yards (3)

Hole 12 Par 5 542 yards (2)

Hole 12 Par 5 542 yards (1)
 
Hole 13 Par 3 171 yards

Hole 13 Par 3 171 yards

The 13th is to hit onto the highly elevated green. The green, sharply sloping from back to front, is gurarded by bunkers on the front left & right.

 

 
Hole 14 Par 4 360 yards

Hole 14 Par 4 360 yards (2)

Hole 14 Par 4 360 yards (1)

The 14th is a beautiful straight hole. The tee shot is downhill and the landing area is narrow with water on both sides. Long hitters should be careful as a pond in front is reachable 280 yards off the tee. The approach shot is over the pond and a greenside bunker. Because the green slops from the middle to the back, it is easy to hit over the green when the pin placement is on the back.

 
Hole 16 Par 5 591 yards

The 16th is a gently downhill bending towards the right. The mountain view seen from the tee is nice. Bushes and shrubs line on both sides of the landing areas for the tee and second shots. The green is shallow and elevated, and slops strongly from back to front. Players must be impressed to see mighty Mekong River for the first time during their plays.

 

Hole 16 Par 5 591 yards (3)

Hole 16 Par 5 591 yards (2)

Hole 16 Par 5 591 yards (1)
 
Hole 17 Par 3 202 yards

Hole 17 Par 3 202 yards (2)

Hole 17 Par 3 202 yards (1)
The 17th is a signature hole playing right along Mekong River’s edge. The tee shot is slightly downhill over a tributary of the river onto the gently sloped two-tiered green that is protected by a bunker and the river on the right. Players will enjoy not only dynamic Mekong River but a steep mountain slope beyond the green on this charming hole.
 
Hole 19

It is a 25-minute drive from the Luang Prabang Airport. The designer, Tea Hwa is Korean and the previous owner.



Caddie

Restaurant

Luang Prabng is the World Heritage town. It is a 15-20 minutes’ drive from the town to the golf club. Belmond La Residence Phou Vao is a very relaxing hotel with tranquility and high end comforts in beautiful surrounding. The meals at the restaurant, overlooking the pool and the superb view of Phi Si Hill beyond, are delicious.



Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao


Restaurant of the hotel

Restaurant of the hotel

A view from the restaurant