Are you a golf enthusiast who also loves the sea, sand and sun? If you are, there is no perfect place to go but Phuket. This famous Thai island not only offers beautiful beaches for guests to enjoy the sun but also numerous golf courses of international standard and class for golf lovers. Through this page, allow us to introduce you to seven golf courses in Phuket where you, your family and friends are sure to have a good tee off time.
1. Phuket Country Club
Established in 1989, Phuket Country Club is the oldest of all the other golf courses in the island. The golf course was built over a reclaimed tin mining site, but the elegance and stunning beauty of the golf course have completely ridden the place of any sign of its previous use. Located between Phuket Town and Patong Beach, the country club is only 30 minutes drive from Phuket Town and just 25 minutes drive from Patong Beach, making it easily accessible from both directions.
The country club’s pride – a 72-par 18-hole golf course has hosted many of Thailand’s national tournaments. The rolling terrain, flat lands, and wooded areas complemented the diversity of holes all contribute to its picture-perfect view. The driving range is located at the entrance of the club. There are 52 floodlit bays with everything the client needs to improve skills from chipping and putting greens to practice bunkers. A restaurant that serves authentic Thai cuisine and Western favorites complete the package. The floodlit practice bays are weatherproof, so practice is possible regardless of time or weather.
2. Laguna Phuket Golf Club
Previously called the Banyan Tree Golf Club, the Laguna Phuket Golf Club has been awarded multiple times for its beautiful golf course and superb clubhouse facilities. Redesigned by David Abel and Max Wexler, this golf course has truly become a top-notch golf club in Thailand. Laguna Phuket is known for its stunning five stars, 18-hole, and 72-par golf course. The stunning mountain and lagoon views offer a perfect backdrop, making your golf experience truly remarkable and unrivalled. The resort is easily accessible by shuttle boats and buses. The Club also features well-appointed luxury spas, luxury hotels, and elegant villas. The Laguna Phuket club is truly one of the finest integrated resorts in Thailand.
3. Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Mission Hills is an integrated resort located on the East Coast of Phuket, a 30-minute drive from Phuket’s main town and just a 10-minute drive from Phuket’s International Airport. The Resort is easily accessible from any island conveniently situated on Highway 4027, Muang Mai. With a world-class 18-hole course designed by Nicklaus Design, no wonder it’s every golf enthusiast’s favorite. The course measures 6,806 yards and is decked with the finest grass – Bermuda 419 for the fairways and Paspalum Sea Isle for the greens. The course is designed to offer a challenging game even to the most seasoned golfers. The resort features a five-star hotel with 72 elegantly-designed rooms and suites to meet your accommodation requirements. In addition, the resort boasts a driving range, private jacuzzi, and Pro Shops.
4. Red Mountain Golf Club
The course is located along Vichitsongkram Road, winding its way over a former tin mining site at the center of Phuket. The golf course design followed the site’s beautiful features and amazing elevation. The design duo of Jon Morrow and Al Tikkanen have created a remarkable and challenging 6,900 yards layout. The legendary 17th hole lives up to its reputation and is undeniably breathtaking. The fairways are stunning, and the forests complement the golf course overall. Accommodation is provided by Garden Villa, which is surrounded by a beautiful and refreshing panorama of green hills.
5. Blue Canyon Country Club
The Blue Canyon Country Club stands out as a prestigious, world-class course that sits on 730 acres of land in a secluded valley, enveloped by the famous hills of Phuket. The club has two golf courses, each having 18 holes. The Canyon Course is a world championship course that even the most experienced and advanced golfers find very challenging. The Lake Course, on the other hand, gives golfers a more soothing and relaxed experience, owing it to the numerous lakes and stunning surrounding.
Over time, the condition of the two courses warrants redesigning, to offer the new and exciting challenge to visiting golfers. The clubhouse offers Thai, Japanese and international cuisine. The spacious changing rooms, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi are a step ahead of the competition and will give the users a remarkable experience.
6. Phunaka Golf Course
The Phunaka Golf Course is easily accessible as it is just a short drive from the main town of Phuket. Designed by the famous John Morrow, the golf course features an exceptional floodlit nine-hole course designed to offer a challenging round to even the most seasoned golfers.
The course is set on a beautiful green, naturally-flowing landscape, creating an exhilarating golfing experience for beginners. The course is also perfect for advanced golfers to practice their skills in all types of shots.T he 330 yards 56 bays driving range is designed to stimulate a real golf course play from short chip to fthe ull drive. The Phunaka Golf course also features a seminar room, a fitness center and a restaurant.
7. Loch Palm Golf Club
Loch Palm Golf Resort is well-known for its Crystal Lake – the largest body of water on any Phuket golf course. The design of the golf course followed the natural smooth slopes and elevation of the terrain. The Loch Palm is a 72-par 18-hole course, spreading over 6,555 yards of beautiful, undulating landscape. Golfers are sure to be challenged by the natural slopes, plateaus, ravines and breathtaking elevations.
The front nine holes winds alongside lakes and palm trees. The other nine will take the golfer through the mountains, taking them uphill and downhill. At the heart of Loch Palms lies Garden Villas, which provide accommodation and features a private swimming pool, jacuzzi, and a restaurant.
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