Loch Palm Golf Club

Loch Palm Golf Club, Kathu: Address, Phone Number, Loch Palm Golf Club Reviews: 4/5

Loch Palm Golf Club
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Known as the most relaxing golf course in Phuket. Located in the centre of the island next to Red Mountain in Kathu District just 10 minutes from Phuket Town or Patong Beach the course nestles below a panoramic range of peaks, and is sandwiched between the Kathu Waterfalls and Kathu Village. The layout surrounds the largest lake on any golf course in Phuket, Crystal Lake, a massive 48 acres in size. This is an 18 hole, par 72, 6,555 yard, palm tree-lined beauty that has recently completed major re-designs and renovation upgrades.
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4.0
154 reviews
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Poor
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andrewromanis
Singapore, Singapore26 contributions
Still a great course
Mar 2020
First time back here since some changes were made to the layout and whilst they still have some tidying up to do, the course plays nicely. Most of the changes are on the back nine where they’ve removed what used to be the 17th and put the new par-3 11th in its place. The 13th was a tough par 4, now an accessible par-5 14th and the 18th switches from a par-5 to a par-4. What hasn’t changed I’m glad to say is the warm welcome and hospitality both in the clubhouse and on the course. Wishing everyone at LPGC the best during these tough times as I know that the course (along with pretty much everything else on Phuket) has shut down for the whole of April at least.
Written April 18, 2020
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Dear andrewromanis, We appreciated your feedback with share your great experience at Loch Palm Golf Club. We looking forward to welcoming you again. Best regards, Course Management
Written May 6, 2020
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KPHerget
2 contributions
Thailand Golf Experience
Jan 2020 • Couples
The grounds of the resort/course were beautiful and well maintained, however the caddie’s that were required to assist during our round were unprofessional and made the experience extremely uncomfortable. We had two caddies, one for each player and golf cart, both spoke about their tip and how much money they should get throughout the course. When the tip was given at the end, one of the caddies asked for more in front of a large group of people. When I got a beer for myself, my caddie asked if I drink everyday and throughout the trip grabbed my drink to see how much was left and made comments about it being unhealthy. She also continued to grab my skirt and pull it down (note my skirt was a maxi length showing only my ankles) and said I need to not expose myself because I need to save it for my husband.

Understandably, there is some language barrier and cultural differences, but the entire experience was uncomfortable and we were ready for it to be over. I’m hoping our experience was just a reflection of the specific caddies, because the grounds were beautiful and everyone else was very nice.
Written January 19, 2020
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Dear KPHerget, Thank you for your review and feedback. I am sorry to hear about services experience at Loch Palm Golf Club not align your expectation. We would to extend our sincere apologies for the situation happened to you. The action made from the caddies will be verified and the operation team has the meeting to training the caddies to pay attention to golfers, we will make sure all golfers will enjoy our future services. We look forward to welcome you back to Loch Palm Golf Course again and at our end, we have also discussed at length with the Management insisting that similar incident do not recur. Thank you for playing at Loch Palm Golf Club. Warm Regards, Course Management
Written January 24, 2020
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Kevin1605
Sulzbach, Germany61 contributions
Great golf course
Nov 2019 • Friends
Played here with several friends and the course is lovely, some difficult holes especially the ones that skirt the water. Will definitely go back again, great caddies as well.
Written December 29, 2019
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Dear Kevin1605, We appreciated your feedback with share your great experience at Loch Palm Golf Club. We looking forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards, Course Management
Written January 2, 2020
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T7457BXadams
Gladstone, Australia1 contribution
Amazing course and caddie
Nov 2019 • Solo
I'm not a big one for reviews, bit I has to write a review from my trip to loch palm golf course today.
The service was great from beginning to end and the course was excellent.
I haven't played many courses around the world, I've played in Queensland and uk once or twice and night golf at dubai, but I can honestly say this was the beat cpurs e I've played.
Not overly difficult, big wide fairways, but still provides a challenge. Water comes in to play at a lot of holes and it's just stunning scenery.
There is the right mix of par 3's 4's and 5's and provides a challenge from high handicaps to low.

The caddie was very knowledgeable and a lovely ladies. I think her name was anon 063. Her advise on the greens was invaluable and she has a good sense of humour.

The fairways were soft and greens receptive and rough punishable enough! We had a massive downpour but the caddie waited and was patient. There was a group of 4 in front and they let me play through on hole 4 so no trouble there and other than that it felt as though I had the course to myself!

Overall an awesome experience and looking forward to coming back in a couple of days to play red canyon and loch palm again before I leave Phuket.

Could not recommend highly enough! Well done loch palm! Very happy and impressed!
Written November 8, 2019
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Dear T7457BXadams, Thank you for your valuable review. We appreciated your feedback and share your great memorial about services, caddies and golf experience at Loch Palm Golf Club. We are looking forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards, Course Management
Written November 10, 2019
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James7001
County Durham, UK174 contributions
Ruined
Oct 2019 • Friends
It was one of the most beautiful courses in Phuket and my favourite. However in the last few months they have been removing all the best holes in order to build houses and have absolutely ruined the course!!!

In addition to that the marshals are ineffective rarely to be seen and allow five ball groups!
Written October 30, 2019
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Dear James, Thank you for your review and returning to play golf at Loch Palm Golf Club as one of your favorite course. As part of our policy to continue improvement of the course we are pleased to announce that the Loch Palm Golf Club schedule to carry out the improvement from 17th April 2019 until 30 November 2019. The improvements take place in 2 phases. The first phase schedule from 17 April 2019 until 4 August 2019. We close two holes for construction in phase 1 (Hole 10th and Hole 17th). During this time the course layout will change for temporary. The second phase schedule from 5 August 2019 to 30 November 2019. New Layout Hole 10th and Hole 17th completed and will be ready to open in beginning of December 2019. We will change layout only Hole 6th to be PAR 3 for construction in phase 2. The 10th Hole will use the existing layout same as before renovate. The 14th Hole will change to be Par 5. During phase 2 there will be construction new green Hole 5th and new tee-off Hole 6th but this will not affect play. We are looking forward to see the new layout and new 6 holes after renovate and of course the designer is the same with Red Mountain Golf Club then this can be guaranty the quality of work. We are allow 5 balls but compulsory to use golf cart to control pace of play and we also allow one balls or 2 balls as flexible than many golf courses as very strict about minimum player each tee time. Thank you once again for your feedback and we will ensure we continue to listen to our guests and keep making improvements. Best regards, Course Management
Written November 1, 2019
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Sam A
Hong Kong, China35 contributions
Excellent course
Oct 2019 • Friends
Course was in great condition patches where it’s wet but understandable due to some heavy rains. Caddies were very helpful and speaking to other groups to allow us to play through.
Written October 7, 2019
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Dear sjalleb, Thank you for your review. We appreciated your feedback with share your experience at Loch Palm Golf Club. We are looking forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards, Course Management
Written November 1, 2019
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Russell N
Brisbane, Australia72 contributions
Awesome
Jul 2019 • Solo
I have played golf all through Asia and this golf course is right up there with the best not to difficult but also a very good test
Written August 6, 2019
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Dear 856russelln, Thank you for your review. We appreciated your feedback with share your good experience about all experience at Loch Palm Golf Club. We are looking forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards, Course Management
Written August 15, 2019
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Coolhealth
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia153 contributions
Golf in heart and heat of Phuket
Apr 2019 • Solo
Right in the center of the island are two newish golf courses
Loch palm and red mountain on the same vast site carved into the hills between phone town and patong beach
It is of little interest to anyone else except golfers for there is no view other that the fairways curving around a large lake.

The sun beats down relentlessly in April and May and other than a sunrise tee off golfers will bake.

The maintenance is fairly good and the stimp meter was running 8.5

The carries are knowledgeable and hard working. And despite the gap in language friendly

All in all a reasonable days golfing to complete Phuket’s gauntlet of goof challenges

Written April 14, 2019
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Dear Coolhealth, Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future! Best Regards, Course Management
Written April 23, 2019
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Lindaoldie
Great Ayton, UK56 contributions
Impressive
Jan 2019 • Couples
We are not golfers but had a look round and a drink in the restaurant. The course looked amazing with lots of challenging features: lots of water, hills etc.
Written January 28, 2019
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Dear Lindaoldie, Thank you for your review. We appreciated your feedback with share your good experience at Loch Palm Golf Club's restaurant. We are looking forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards, Course Management
Written January 31, 2019
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Antti
6 contributions
Nice course
Dec 2018 • Solo
The course itself was in good shape and easy to play. I had to follow couple of different extremely slow groups.
Written December 15, 2018
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Dear COCO-HC, Thank you for your review. We appreciated your feedback with share experience at Loch Palm Golf Club. We will keep an eye on slow play and improve it. We are looking forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards, Course Management
Written December 17, 2018
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