Thailand is a special place to play golf and the magnificent golf courses makes Phuket a destination not to miss
Thailand is a special place to play golf and Phuket golf holidays are becoming very popular among golfers around the world. Booking Phuket golf packages has never been easier and combining the delights of what the region has to offer plus the magnificent golf courses, make Phuket a destination not to miss.
Travelling to Phuket for a golf holiday is simple thanks to several flight connections. Despite being an island in southern Thailand, Phuket International airport is the second largest hub in Thailand and accepts direct flights from Bangkok, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Qatar plus European and Australian cities.
Phuket is connected to the mainland by the Thao Thepkasattri Bridge and the total driving distance from Bangkok is just under 900 kilometres. So, unless you enjoy driving long distances, you are advised to book a direct flight or catch a connecting flight at Bangkok as this will aid your enjoyment of playing golf in Phuket.
When booking a Phuket golf holiday, you must take into consideration the climate and the best time to visit the island to play golf is between December and March. The average temperature falls between 24°C to 32°C, with nice breezes, clear skies and little rain. Phuket golf courses are at their best during this time of year and you will enjoy many hours playing golf.
That’s not to say you cannot visit at other times and Phuket is a year-round destination. If you like hot weather, the hottest months are April and May, when temperatures can rise to between 34°C and 38°C. Thundery storms help clear the air and Phuket golf packages are often available at good prices.
Many locals choose to visit Phuket in June, July and August, as the weather is fine and although the risk of rain is higher, the average temperatures are lower than April and May. This means the top attractions are less crowded than other times, including the golf courses. So, you can enjoy Phuket golf packages at any time of year.
If you are short on time when planning Phuket golf holidays, we have the perfect trip for you thanks to the Phuket Golf Break. This two-night golf holiday is one of our most popular Phuket golf packages for those who have little time in this region of Thailand but want to make the most it on the golf course.
Having arrived in Phuket and been transported to your hotel, you have the night to settle in and perhaps head out to enjoy a meal and sample the local atmosphere. The following day is when the golf begins with a round at Red Mountain Golf Club, one of the best golf courses in Phuket. Located in centre of the island, the views from this golf course are magnificent and even if you find some of the more difficult holes challenging, the layout and surroundings of Red Mountain Golf Club will have you in awe. Look out for the par-3, 17th hole which features a spectacular tee shot from an elevated position to a green located some 80 metres below.
Following your round at Red Mountain Golf Club, you have the remainder of the day to enjoy the island and perhaps go to the beach or take a boat trip. However, keep some energy in reserve because your Phuket golf holiday does not end there and the following day you will be taken to Blue Canyon Country Club to play a round of golf on the Lakes Course.
This is one of the oldest golf courses in Phuket but remains one of the best and is a parkland course with tree-lined fairways and lakes which have been created from old tin mines. The 18th hole is arguably the most memorable and you cannot afford to switch off until you have sunk the ball for the final time.
Blue Canyon Country Club is situated near the airport and following your round you will be whisked directly to the airport in plenty of time to catch your flight home. For those with little time, this is the perfect Phuket golf holiday.
Another one of our top Phuket golf packages for those who want to play a weekend of golf is the Angsana Laguna Phuket Weekender. Having arrived on the island, you will be transferred to Angsana Laguna Phuket, which is a luxury resort on the northwest of the island. With pristine beaches and an endless choice of activities and restaurants, this is the perfect place for a relaxing Phuket golf weekend.
Having enjoyed an evening meal and entertainment, its time to wake up the following day to a fabulous breakfast before stepping onboard the shuttle bus to Laguna Golf Phuket. This is a very scenic golf course, with coconut groves, lagoons and undulating fairways. The course enjoyed a redevelopment in 2015 and the front nine has a very tropical feel, while the back nine is home to more bunkers and coconut groves.
Remember, you will be playing the same course on the second day, so anything you can take from your first round could help on your second round to lower your score. Having completed your first round, you have the remainder of the day to enjoy the excellent facilities at Angsana Laguna Phuket and following your second round you will be taken to the airport for your flight home.
Depending on your flight times, you may wish to play the first round of your Phuket golf holiday on the day of your arrival, which can easily be arranged.
However, if you love playing golf at Angsana Laguna Phuket, we recommend using our four-day Phuket Golf Package, which allows just the right amount of time to play the golf course and use all the tremendous facilities at this top-rated Thailand resort.
In addition to playing at Laguna Golf Phuket, you can sample some of the other top Phuket golf courses, including the Lake Course at Blue Canyon Country Club and a round of golf at Red Mountain Golf Club. These rounds of golf are both included in your Phuket golf package and you will be transported from Angsana Laguna Phuket in the morning to play your round of golf and taken back to the resort on completion of your round to enjoy the rest of the day and evening.
This is one of the top Phuket golf holidays as it gives you the chance to play three of the top golf courses on the island from one fantastic base on the scenic Bangtao Bay.
Phuket is one of the top destinations for a golf holiday thanks to the great choice of world class golf courses and beaches. Therefore, you may decide you would like to base yourself in a different location on the island or stay in more than one place during a four-night golf trip.
Phuket Golf PackageThe Phuket Golf Package is the perfect choice for those wanting to enjoy the three golf courses highlighted above but stay in a different hotel. There are some stunning accommodation options in Phuket including Trisara Villas and Residences, the Shore at Katathani, Twin Palms, Point Yamu by Como and the Vijitt Resort Phuket.
The choice of accommodation is endless from hotels and resorts to villas and boutique bed and breakfasts. You can add which ever one you would like to the Phuket Golf Package and combine a stay with rounds of golf at Laguna Golf Phuket, the Lake Course at Blue Canyon Country Club and Red Mountain Golf Club. If you wish, you can replace one of the above golf courses with a different one and choose when you would like to play your first and final round.
However, if you want to sample everything Phuket has to offer in terms of golf and recreation, you must book the Phuket Golf Holiday, which is the longest of the five available Phuket golf holidays available.
Not only does the Phuket Golf Holiday package include the great golf courses on the previous, four-night package but by adding two extra nights to make the holiday a total of six nights, you can play two additional Phuket golf courses.
The first of these is a round of golf at the Mission Hills Golf Resort. This course was designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus and is thought by many to be the most scenic golf course in Phuket. This is some statement considering the high level of competition.
The location and views from this golf course are second to none and you will be reaching for your camera as often as your golf clubs. One hole after the next is a thing of beauty and the seaside holes are the most picturesque you will find anywhere in the world. Thankfully, you don’t have to just take our word for it, book the Phuket Golf Holiday package today and you will see why so many golfers are raving about this course.
The second additional course on this Phuket golf package is Loch Palm Golf Club and it provides a nice contrast to the seaside feel of Mission Hills.
Loch Palm Golf Club is perhaps one of the easiest golf courses in Phuket and is best included at the start or the end of your Phuket golf holiday. It provides a nice way to start or finish playing golf in Phuket and the jungle-clad hills provide a lovely backdrop to the valley-based course and while giving golfers the opportunity to score low, there are some testing holes.
Many of the toughest holes at Loch Palm Golf Club are situated around the large lake before the course moves inland, away from the water. Previous visitors to this Phuket golf course have commented on the very good condition of both the fairways and greens. In addition, the greens tend to play fast and the caddies are renowned for being some of the best in Phuket, if not the whole of Thailand.
Although Loch Palm Golf Club is recommended to play at the beginning or end of your Phuket golf holiday, you can choose to play any of the five golf courses at any time during the holiday. The great thing about booking one of our Phuket golf packages, is the freedom you have in where and when you want to play your golf.
Not only that but we offer a great choice of options when it comes to accommodation. So, you can choose to base yourself at Angsana Laguna Phuket for example. You can play at Laguna Golf Phuket and enjoy the other golf courses in Phuket from this resort, as included in the Angsana Laguna Phuket Stay and Play package or you can select one of the other golf packages and sample various types of accommodation throughout the holiday.
If you are staying in Bangkok for example, you could book the Phuket Golf Break or Angsana Laguna Phuket Weekender and take a couple of days out of the city to enjoy the golf. However, the best way to experience playing golf in Phuket is by booking a longer stay and the Phuket Golf Package and Phuket Golf Holiday will give you the perfect amount of time to play great golf and enjoy everything else Phuket has to offer.