Phuket is one of the most popular golf destinations in the world, this is due to its manicured, world class designed courses, luxury resorts, palm fringed beaches, iridescent turquoise seas, and flawless five-star service and last but not least its delicious, mouth-watering cuisine.
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Huddled amongst rubber plantations and mangroves, Mission Hills is an inspiring 6,806 yards from the Tiger tees this 18 hole, par 72 course Nicklaus designed course possess sumptuous ocean views, with several holes lining the ocean. Large bright white beach bunkers contrast with the lustrous blue of the ocean waters and the well-kept greens of the Bermuda on the fairways and Paspalum Sea Isle 2000 grass on the greens. A gentle sea breeze blows making club selection on many holes a premium for accuracy.
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Laguna Golf Phuket is an 18-hole, par-71 golf course, set within the Laguna Phuket Resort. With pleasant breezes from the Andaman Sea. At 6,756 yards, the course plays not long but has many scenic environmentally centred lagoons. The front 9 has some tight driving holes that are lined with lush tropical foliage, whereas the second 9 is cut out of coconut groves and has some well positioned large sand bunkers.
Loch Palm is a popular choice with golfers due to its location and also for the playability of this friendly, not too taxing course, with generous landing areas. Conveniently located just a short drive from Phuket Town and Patong Beach. This 18-hole, par 72 course offers a peaceful and stimulating 6,555-yard round, which can also be challenging for golfers of a low handicap. To test themselves. There are many lakes that line the fairways that subtly cut in to the line of play. Risk and reward shots can end up in a watery grave. Loch Palm has earned the title of being the most relaxing golf course in Phuket, and with its convenient location, makes it a fun day out.
The oldest existing club on Phuket Island, established in 1989, Phuket Country Club was the first in Southern Thailand of international standard and has played host to many national tournaments.
The club’s ‘Old Course’, an 18-hole, par 72, is a firm favourite as it can be described as a friendly test of golf. At just under 6,500 yards and with wide fairways and generous bail out areas, these factors contribute to this feeling of a pleasure to play test of golf. The golf course winds through a terrain of hills and limestone cliffs and navigates three diverse settings (6 holes in rolling hills, six holes played on the flat and six holes through scenic woodland). A testing 9-hole course has been upgraded and is now a fully-fledged par 36 and is an interesting test for golfers whose time is limited.
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The Blue Canyon Country Club has been regarded as one of the most impressive golf clubs in Asia, with two spectacular, award-winning championship courses that effortlessly wind their way through rubber plantations and disused tin mines. Blue Canyon features “Canyon Course” built in 1991 and “Lakes Course” in 1999. The demanding Canyon Course is celebrated for hosting the Johnnie Walker Classics Tournament twice while the visually spectacular Lakes Course brings magnificent of the Andaman Sea. There are 32 fully service rooms for those opting for the convenience and luxury of the ‘Stay and Play’ packages.
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Red Mountain is a true test of golf, at just under 7000 yards from the back tees, you are faced with a strategic and challenging round of golf. A plethora of risk and reward options make it a thinking golfers course. Imaginatively laid out through an old tin mine and rugged landscape making it an exhilarating test of golf. There are natural waste bunkers, towering precipices, cavernous ravines and flooded gullies, all played over steep undulations.
In fact, the elevation changes so drastically on this layout that golf carts a compulsory addition. Every feature of Red Mountain guarantees golfers are captivated by the thrilling diversity of play and the spectacular panoramas. The Red Mountain has fast become considered one of Asia’s top courses since it opened in 2007.
The pearly white, palm fringed beaches that circle Phuket’s southern and western coasts are truly the legends of picture postcards. Each beach has its own appeal, but all have squeaky white sand and jade coloured seas to swim in.
From naturally beautiful Surin beach to the busy Patong beach to Rawai Beach which is one of Phuket’s best kept secrets as it is still mostly undeveloped. Phuket beaches likes the golf courses has something for everyone.