Discover Golf : May 2015
24 discovergolf.com.au Hole 14: Loch Palm Hole 13: 493m par-5 Nikanti, Nakhon Pathom. One of the many standout holes at this new course, the fairway slopes towards the water. With the green nestled at the water’s edge, a safety-first approach means you need to play your third shot from well above the green and hold the approach on a hard, fast surface. Hole 14: 145m par-3 Loch Palm, Phuket. A truly stunning hole played from an elevated tee to a green beside water to the left. Playing 145 metres from the blue tees and 130 metres from the whites, it is only a mid-iron or long- iron for most players, but precision is paramount. Hole 15: 359m par-4 Suwan Golf & CC, Bangkok. A long par-4 playing up to 360 metres with water all along the right side of the hole and protected by a well-bunkered elevated green. This is a hole that requires accuracy and caution—the approach to the green being especially important with little room for error. Hole 16: 368m par-4 Black Mountain, Hua Hin. A medium-length par-4 that is the only side-hill hole on the course. Long hitters can take on the green, which is guarded by two large boulders on the left side. The safe option is to hit right into a wide landing area and play a short iron to the green.