Although not in the class of Red Mountain, Loch Palm is a good quality course with plenty of interesting holes.
Given it is named Loch Palm it is no surprise to see the course routed around a large lake, and dotted with palm trees.
But Dr K did a pretty good job of using the lake and the occasional creek to keep players on their toes.
On the front nine in particular the water hazards come into play a lot with the lake cutting in and across the gently rolling fairways.
The par 5, 2nd hole is a good example as it wraps around the lake edge..
The back nine at times heads away from the lake into more undulating territory, and these holes are framed with jungle.
But water is ever present with creeks and ponds placed to catch the errant ball.
Loch Palm is not a championship course, and whilst it is not groomed to the standard of red Mountain, the playing surfaces are in good condition and a pleasure to play.
The course however will provide a fair challenge to all levels of golfer, and in my opinion would serve as an ideal warm up round for a golf trip to Phuket.
Combined with Red Mountain, the courses at Blue Canyon, and Laguna Phuket, Loch Palm makes Phuket a quality golfing destination worthy of international travel.
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