In total, there are eight golf courses in Phuket and they spread out across the island, meaning that you will never be far away from your next round of golf, wherever you decide to stay. However, for the best choice in Phuket golf, it is good idea to stay centrally or to the north of the island and it is the north in which the airport is located. In this area of the island, there are also a number of great golf clubs, which means that you will be able to get out on the course almost as soon as you arrive. Check out here for 10 Reasons why Thailand is a great place to play golf. Also check out our 10 money saving tips for golfing in Thailand.
Closest to the airport is the Blue Canyon Country Club and this boasts two of Phuket's golf courses, the Canyon course and the Lakes course. The Canyon course has hosted some of the major golf events in Asia, including the Johnny Walker Classic and the Honda Invitational. It can also claim to be one the more famous golf courses in Phuket due to the fact that Tiger Woods and Greg Norman, amongst others, have played on the course. Having said that, the Canyon course is not one for those who are looking for a comfortable day of golf, it's narrow fairways and quick greens will provide a challenge for anyone. The second course at Blue Canyon Country Club is the Lakes course which, by using the natural surroundings, has water hazards on nearly every hole. A golf cart is allowed to be used to get around the Lakes course, whereas it is walking only on the Canyon. Blue Canyon Golf Club is a great way to start your golfing holiday in Phuket.
Moving slightly further away from the airport now, the next golf course and probably the most scenic of them all on the island, is Mission Hills Golf Resort. Famously designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Mission Hills is set in a lovely location and provides great views of the sea and combined with the clubhouse facilities, is one of the best golf courses in Phuket. Of course, being located so close to the north coast means there is a possibility of wind on the course but that will not stop you from enjoying a first class golfing experience. If you are not sure when is the best time to visit to get the best weather then you can get more information here.
Located towards the middle of the island is Laguna Golf Club, a resort style golf course which has recently undergone a complete renovation and is now one of the best and most picturesque courses on the island - it was previously a walking courses but they have added cart paths as part of the renovation. There are also two other courses further down the island that you can use while the development is complete. The first is Red Mountain Golf Club and this is one of the best golf courses, not only in Phuket but also in the whole of Thailand. Conveniently located between the famous Patong beach and Phuket town, Red Mountain is the one Phuket golf course not to be missed as it winds it's way between the red soiled mountains, within lush tropical rain forest. With superb clubhouse facilities and a visual spectacle that is hard to beat, Red Mountain Golf Club comes highly recommended.
Geographically adjacent to Red Mountain is Loch Palm Golf Club and this is one of the most popular courses in Phuket. Located in the centre of the island and within close proximity of Patong beach, Loch Palm features the largest body of water of any of the golf courses in Phuket and offers a large clubhouse facility with excellent views of the lake below.
One of the closest courses to Phuket town is the Phuket Country Club. Voted as the best course in Thailand back in 2001 by Asian Golf Magazine, Phuket Country Club is one of the oldest courses on the island of Phuket and has previously hosted events such as the Ladies Kosaido Thailand Open. The course remains popular today, for locals and visitors alike.
Golfing Weather in Phuket
The area of Phuket, located in the southern part of Thailand enjoys a stable average temperature throughout the year of around 33º due its tropical monsoon climate. As with many of the cities that enjoy a tropical monsoon climate Phuket can see rainfall at any time of the year, but the heaviest rains come in the 8 months of the wet seasons from April to November.
The weather probably plays more of a factor here in deciding when to visit and enjoy the selection of 8 fantastic golf courses, than other golfing hotspots of Thailand due to the downpours and although they tend to short and the courses drain quickly the annoyance of possible showers throughout the year could be a concern for many.
If you want to avoid the hottest parts of the day an early morning tee time or a late afternoon time are perfect, but if you are looking for a quiet time then mid-morning tee offs will see the courses almost empty and you can enjoy near millionaire’s golf.
Phuket Golf Resorts and Hotels
Planning your accommodation is also highly important as the golf courses are spread out across the island, and although you are never far away from a golf course you want to be able to enjoy the other offerings the island has. A great location would be close to the airport which gives great access to all of the courses on the island. Accommodation choices are wide ranging with a selection of hotels, private rentals and resort style accommodation available to suit all budgets and tastes, from the very plush to the more basic, there is something for everyone.
There are two stunning resorts that the golf mad can stay at and they are both extremely good. The Mission Hills Golf Resort offers a Jack Nicklaus design golf course which makes the most out of the seaside location and the holes by the ocean are sublime.
Facilities at the golf resort are second to none and although they are somewhat higher than other Thai resorts the price is more than justifiable. The Spa is one of the best in Thailand and offers a multitude of relaxing massages and beauty treatments to leave you feeling rejuvenated.
Food here is unparalleled in the area, with traditional Thai cuisine being produced to the highest level and as with many aspects of the Mission Hills Resort the food doesn´t come cheap but it well worth trying just for one night, you will not be disappointed.
The other resort Katathong, is much newer than the Missions Hills set up but no less spectacular. Set amongst a beautiful jungle clad valley the golf course enjoys spectacular natural scenery which blend with the holes seamlessly to create one of the most picturesque courses in the region.
A large opulent club house and spa hotel create an ideal setting for the most relaxing of golf holidays. Top class service and stunning cuisine make this a truly remarkable resort.
The beauty of both of the resorts is the proximity to the other amazing golf courses in the Phuket region, making for a great base to explore them.
Tee Times in Phuket
As with the majority of courses in Thailand, tee times in Phuket are available from early in the morning and this is because it can become very hot during the middle of the day. Golfsavers can help you to book the best tee times using our discounted green fees and all you have to do is to access our very simple booking engine and book a tee time with a few clicks. Check out our money saving tips here.
In total, there are eight golf courses in Phuket and they spread out across the island, meaning that you will never be far away from your next round of golf, wherever you decide to stay. However, for the best choice in Phuket golf, it is good idea to stay centrally or to the north of the island and it is the north in which the airport is located. In this area of the island, there are also a number of great golf clubs, which means that you will be able to get out on the course almost as soon as you arrive. Check out here for 10 Reasons why Thailand is a great place to play golf. Also check out our 10 money saving tips for golfing in Thailand.' },
Blue Canyon Country Club Canyon course is the only true championship course in Phuket and probably the toughest with narrow fairways and lightning fast greens. They have recently allowed buggies onto the course although they have not yet completed the construction of cart paths so you have to use existing roads and sometimes drive along the edge of the rough. CHECK OUT OUR DETAILED COURSE REVIEW HERE.',
The Blue Canyon Golf course winds its way through a former rubber plantation interspersed with lakes left by the abandoned tin mine and after a fairly easy start you are faced with a long par 3 which will have you reaching for your driver if the pin is at the back. This is followed by a very long par 4 with a strategically placed tree blocking your shot into the green – unless you are a very good golfer this hole is best played as a par-5. The uphill par-4 5th is a particularly dangerous hole which requires a very accurate drive if you are to avoid trouble and have a chance of reaching the two-tier green. The 6th is a great driving hole but if you are a very long hitter then you may need to keep your driver in the bag as there is a pond waiting to catch the very long drive. Your second is slightly uphill with a water carry and two bunkers lying in wait for any pulled shots – if you can find the right position on the fairway you have a relatively straightforward shot to the green. Then after a welcome stop at the drinks hut it’s onto the par-3 7th which is downhill to a very fast green sloping left to right and a huge pot bunker guarding the right side of the green. The 8th is a fairly straightforward par-4 with an uphill tee shot to quite a narrow landing area between two bunkers on the left and the rubber trees on the right. The green slopes from back to front and is well-guarded by several bunkers. The final hole on the front nine is a real birdie chance for the long hitters but most of us will have to play up for our second and then it’s a shot across water to a raised green and providing you can stay on the fairway this is a great scoring opportunity.\n
If you are going to post a score on the Blue Canyon Golf course then you need to do it on the front nine as the back nine and in particular the stretch of holes from 11 thru 14 are very challenging.\n
The 10th is a dogleg with a line of bunkers protecting the tiger line – go anywhere left on this hole and you are in double bogey territory – if you keep out a trouble then it’s a pretty easy hole. The 11th is a long and difficult par 5 with trouble everywhere and you will be happy to walk off with a bogey here and the 12th involves a long approach to the green over water. As you arrive on the 13th tee a plaque tells you that it is here where Tiger drove the green. If you’re easily intimidated then perhaps you shouldn’t look at the plaque. What the plaque does not tell you is that a member recently holed out in one - a feat unlikely to be repeated even by Tiger. The canyon is probably home to many daring shots, with a graveyard of golf balls, each with their own story to tell.\n
The 14th is one of the prettiest and scary par-3’s to be found anywhere and requires a shot of around 160 yards from an elevated tee box to an island green – no room for error here – you are either on the green or in the water. Then it’s another challenging par 5 with a tricky second shot over water to a narrow landing area guarded by two bunkers. You have a bit of a respite on the easy par-4 16th before the long par 3 17th which was once described by Gary Player as the “Best par-3 he had ever seen” which is almost impossible if it’s a back pin.\n
Blue Canyon Golf Club used to be the premier club in Asia and the new owners have vowed to return it to its former glory so this great course can only get better. If you would like to stay overnight here then you can find more information here.\n
Tee Time Bookings at Blue Canyon Country Club\n
Golfsavers can help you book a tee time at Blue Canyon Golf Club using our very inexpensive green fees. You should always include Blue Canyon Country Club golf course on any golf holiday in Phuket.',
Blue Canyon Country Club Lake Course in Phuket is the sister course to the more illustrious Canyon Course with water coming onto play on virtually every hole. Some tough holes to start with and one of the best finishing holes in Asia but golfers of all standards will enjoy this course.' },
Following a major renovation and remodelling programme the Lakes Course at Blue Canyon Country Club is in great condition with newly built greens and more bunkers. There are numerous lakes and canyons which you need to avoid if you want any chance of shooting a low score but most holes offer a chance to go around the hazard if you don’t feel confident to carry the water or canyon.\n
The first four holes are extremely challenging and you can easily find yourself several over par if you do not negotiate them safely. The first has a very daunting approach to a virtual island green – take too little club and you end up in the water hazard in front and over club and it’s easy to catch the cart path at the back of the green and bounce into the lake behind it. The 2nd is a par-3 with water all the way to the green and club selection is difficult if the wind is blowing. The 3rd is a shortlist par-4 but there is a very narrow entrance to the fairway and water left and right. If you decide to carry the hazard then anything slightly mishit will probably end up in the water but the really big hitters can actually reach the front edge of the green with a solidly struck drive.\n
You are faced with another dogleg on the 4th with trees encroaching on the right and if your go too far left then you are faced with a long shot over a canyon into the green. Yet another canyon lies in wait off the 5th tee and it’s probably better not to take it on unless you are very confident – reach the fairway and the approach is quite straightforward. The 6th is a downhill par-4 with a very narrow landing area between two water hazards so best not to take out your driver and play safely to the middle of the fairway. The 7th is a sharp dogleg left with a water hazard to the left with a tree that can sometimes block out your approach to a very well-guarded green with bunkers to the right and water to the left. The 8th is a pretty downhill par-3 with a tee shot over water. The finishing hole on the Lakes Course at Blue Canyon Country Club is a par-5 with a wide open fairway which will allow the really big hitters to open their shoulders but it’s the second shot which is critical to a good score on this hole with a very strategically placed tree on the edge of a water hazard which can easily block out your approach if you pick the wrong club.\n
The back nine on the Lakes Course at Blue Canyon Country Club rather unusually starts with another par-5 with a tricky drive across water to a narrow landing area followed by a relatively easy second to a landing area just in front of a ditch. The approach is uphill to a green sloping sharply from back to front - end up above the flag and it’s impossible to stop your ball and I have seen many downhill puts end up off the green at the front. The 11th is a fun and quite short downhill par-4 with a green totally protected by trees which is very reachable for the big hitters. The 12th is probably the easiest par-5 on the course and a real birdie opportunity and the 13th which looks simple as you stand on the tee box has a treacherous three-tier green and if you end up on the wrong tier then a double bogey or worse is possible. The 14th is another easy par-5 but the high handicappers might find the approach over water to the green a bit intimidating. The 15th is an uphill dogleg left with bunkers protecting the tiger line but if you can get on the fairway then you should walk off with a par. The par-3 17th is rated as the easiest on the course but it’s easy to get caught out especially if the pin is behind the bunker protecting the left side of the green.\n
The last hole on this magnificent course is one of the best finishing holes to be found anywhere. Your target off the green is a large tree that sits in the centre of your line of vision and a good drive will still leave you a long shot over water into a slightly elevated green.\n
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A brand new addition to the Phuket golfing scene Katathong Golf Resort near Phuket is located about one hour north of Phuket airport in a beautiful jungle-clad valley. Some very unusual holes and well worth playing.',
Built on the site of a former tin mine Katathong Golf Resort has plenty of water hazards and a beautiful natural stream which cascades down the waterfall in front of the club house and meanders its way through the back nine. Plenty of mature trees lining all fairways – greens are pretty flat but many of them are raised and the owners intend to keep them fast to add to the challenge.\n
Katathong Golf Resort opens with a challenging dogleg par 4 which turns at 90 degrees with OB all along the left side and also beyond the turn if you go too long and straight. There is also a bunker on the apex of the turn waiting to catch those who go too long off the tee. The approach is uphill to a raised green with a bunker protecting the right hand side. The 2nd is a long straight par 5 with a fairly narrow landing area with OB encroaching on the left – you need to avoid the water along the right with your second and then you have a tricky approach as a ditch runs across in front of the green and it’s not easily visible from the fairway. The 3rd is a straightforward medium length par 3. The 4th is another long and straight par 5 with trees all along the right and a deep ravine all along the left hand side and a very strategically placed bunker ready to catch your drive. Very narrow landing area for your second shot with a bunker guarding the left side which is not easy to see – some relief for the approach but bunkers guard both sides. The 5th is a medium length par 4 with a wide landing area but a stream runs across the fairway about 150 yards from the green which makes your next shot more challenging especially as the green is well protected by bunkers. You need to avoid the water in front of the tee boxes on the dogleg 6th which requires great accuracy off the tee to ensure the correct line – too far right and you in the trees and stray left and a water hazard awaits. Once on the fairway then its a simple approach to the green. The 7th is a shortish dogleg par 4 but the landing area is quite small and then its quite steeply uphill to the two-tier green which is partially blocked by two trees to the left of the fairway and guarded by bunkers both sides. You will also notice some old machinery left from the tin mining days. The 8th is a short but pretty par 3 which skirts the lake which protects the left side of the green. The 9th is an easy par 4 as you play back to the clubhouse.\n
The back nine at Katathong Golf Resort starts with the signature hole as you play from elevated tee boxes to the island green below which is a very small target and will be very difficult for high handicappers and at over 200 yards from the back tees is a potential card-wrecker. The 11th is another very difficult and long par 5 and although you play from elevated tee boxes the trees are blocking any attempt at a draw but the lading area is quite generous as the hole turns slightly left. There is a large water hazard cutting diagonally across the fairway and then along the left side of the green. The 12th is a long straight par 4 with a slight dogleg and a stream cutting across the fairway which can be reached off the tee – the green like many on this course is like a table and any balls not near the centre can end up in the run-off areas. The 13th is a long par 5 with a generous landing area and we are revisited by the stream which cuts across the fairway but should be out of reach off the tee. Quite a narrow landing area for the second and a green sloping towards you with bunkers both sides. The 14th is dead straight par 4 – the approach is complicated by the stream which cuts across the fairway about 100 yards out and a large tree which is partially blocking your route to the green. A very difficult drive from 15th tee with a very narrow gap between the trees and a large fairway bunker protecting the right side and the stream encroaching on the left but the fairway opens up on the left if you carry the hazard. Another raised green with a very narrow gap protected by bunkers. A wonderful view over the course form the 16th tee but not such an inviting drive across a deep ravine to the fairway below and the ravine continues along the left side of the fairway. IF you manage to reach the fairway you are faced with a difficult approach to a real table top green surrounded by a two metre high bank.\n
The next two holes will be talked about long after you have finished you round and the 17th is one of the most unusual holes I have ever encountered. A par 3 around 180 yards from the back tees but a green 3- metres or more in the air with a huge cliff in front of it and the top of the flag is the only thing visible from the tee box. Most high handicappers will probably not waste a ball and head straight for the drop zone. The finishing hole demands a drive over the lake onto a narrow fairway – if you are too conservative you will go straight through the fairway into the hazard beyond – again an impossible hole for the high handicappers as there is no easy route.\n
At the time of writing the clubhouse Katathong Golf Resort was not open but it looks very opulent with plans for on-site accommodation and a spa.\n
Tee Time Bookings at Katathong Golf Resort
We are already taking tee time reservations for Katathong Golf Resort and we have some very attractive green fees which you can access using our simple booking engine.
Laguna Golf Phuket has been totally remodelled and re-designed and recently re-opened to very favourable reviews. Although not long the strategically placed bunkers and water hazards and the newly shaped greens will provide a challenge for all golfers.',
They have reversed the nines so the opening hole is now a medium length par 4 which is all about the tee shot with water reachable off the tee and coming into play again as you approach the green. Then it’s on to a very pretty par 3 with water all along the right side but with a generous bail-out area to the left. The 4th hole is a classic “Risk & Reward” hole and you need to decide how much of the water hazard to take on and the more you play safe then the more difficult your second shot becomes. Then it’s on to a very pretty par 3 with water off the tee but at least you can enjoy the natural wetlands – club selection is critical and if you miscue then you are likely to end up in the large bunker. The 5th hole on Laguna Phuket Golf Club offers two routes to the green and if you decide to take the shorter option you can get stuck behind a large tree – with a bunker in front of the green and water behind the approach is quite daunting. The next hole which is an uphill par-4 features no less than five bunkers including one large one guarding the right side of the green. The 7th is the shortest par 5 on the course and offers a great scoring opportunity if you can avoid the water. The short par- 8th is one of the most visually attractive holes on the course but the two-tier green requires an accurate tee shot to avoid the dreaded three putt. The finishing hole on the front nine throws everything at you with water, trees, bunkers and uneven lies all and you need to play carefully to get correctly positioned for your approach.\n
A dangerous start to the back nine with a short Par 4 with undulating fairway and trees partially blocking the landing area which is also made smaller by the large fairway bunker. With water behind the green club careful club selection for your approach is essential. The Par 5 11th is a great golf hole and if you can carry the fairway bunker then you have a chance of getting up in two – if you play safe then the route to the green is partially blocked and a bogey beckons. The 12th is a short par 3 with trees lining the fairway and framing the green but keep away from the deep bunkers that surround the green. The 13th has water all the way down the left hand side and you need to flirt with it to get the best view of the two tier green – at least there are no bunkers on this hole. The 14th is a long uphill par 5 and you either need to carry the fairway bunker or play close to the water to get positioned for your second shot – if you decide to keep away from the water then the trees can come into play. The 15th is one of the best par 4s on the course and you need to be accurate off the tee to reach the elevated fairway – better to over club for your approach as two huge bunkers guard the front of the green. The 16th is a long downhill par 3 with water encroaching on the right side of the heavily contoured green. The 17th is a slight dogleg with bunkers in the middle of the fairway – if you are not long enough to carry them then you may need to play close to the water hazard to the left of the fairway – the green is again heavily contoured. The final hole is also the longest par 4 on the course which can be considerably shortened if you take the tiger line but OB is waiting for the slightly pulled tee shot.\n
The new Laguna Phuket Golf Club is a great improvement over its predecessor. Previously all of the greens were very flat but this has changed quite dramatically and most of the greens are heavily shaped making putting quite a challenge. Some of the fairways have bene widened but with the cleverly placed bunkers and bumps and hollows this course places a premium on careful and thoughtful course management and club selection.\n
The Laguna Phuket Golf Club offers superb facilities, with a well-stocked shop and a friendly and relaxed approach from staff. The lockers contain high quality sumptuous towels giving the visitor a 5 star experience. There’s a 4 hour spa and massage treatment on site, so you and your partner can indulge together once you’ve finished playing. When that’s over, make your way to the restaurant for a drink and some excellent cuisine.\n
Tee Time Bookings at Laguna Golf Phuket
Golfsavers make it really simple to book a tee time at Laguna Golf Phuket. With just a few clicks you can display and book the best green fees. The Laguna area is also an excellent choice as a base for a golf holiday in Phuket which means you can enjoy several rounds of golf at Laguna Phuket Golf Club.
Loch Palm Golf Club is one of the easier Phuket golf courses and is set in valley surrounded by jungle-clad hills. The first few holes skirt a large lake but after you cut inland the course becomes easier. Not too many really exciting holes but challenging enough for most Phuket golfers.',
If you can avoid the water on the first few holes then you are set up for a good round but a straight drive is required on most holes if you are to avoid the many palm trees that line most fairways. The 4th hole, a long par three over water to a semi-island green is the pick of the front 9.\n
The back 9 starts with a tricky par 4 and a wayward drive can block out your approach to the green. Then you have a chance to open your shoulders on the par 5, 11th but the landing area is quite narrow and you need to be on the short grass as the second shot is over a stream which traverses the fairway. There are two great par 3’s on the back 9 – the 14th where you tee off from an elevated green to an almost island green and the long 16th with water along one side leading to a multi-tiered green.\n
The course is in excellent condition, but the greens can be inconsistent with varying speeds but if you take your caddies’ advice they can usually pick the right line for you and give you advice on the speed.\n
Loch Palm can get very crowded at weekends so midweek play is advisable. The clubhouse been recently renovated and the changing rooms, pro-shop and the restaurant are all excellent.\n
They have a unique driving range positioned beside the lake and you play over the lake using floating golf balls\n
If you would like to stay overnight here then you can find more information here.\n
Tee Time Bookings at Loch Palm Golf Club\n
If you are interested in booking a tee time at Loch Palm Golf Club then it’s really easy using our simple booking engine which can display the exact green fee in seconds and you can book quickly and easily\n
If you are looking for an inclusive golf holiday in Phuket then you should include a round here.',
Mission Hills Golf Club is the most scenic course in Phuket with many holes running beside the sea. A Jack Nicklaus design which can play very long depending on the prevailing wind. Greens are a little slow but course generally in good shape.' },
When staying on an island it’s great to play on a course like Mission Hills Golf Club which is located so close to the sea and Jack Nicklaus has made best use of the natural surroundings by incorporating plenty of water hazards and what seems like acres of sand.\n
The most interesting holes on the front 9 are the par-5 2nd which involves a tricky tee shot over a sandy waste area and then a daunting approach to an island green and the 4th which is the first of the ocean holes offering wonderful views of the islands. This medium length par 3 can be very tricky depending on which way the wind is blowing and it’s not easy to find the putting surface. The 5th hole is sand almost from tee to green and requires a careful tee shot to avoid the waste bunker. The undulating fairway adds to the problem as you line up your approach. The 7th is a long par 3 with water all along the right wide but this does not really come into play unless you choose to play from the black tees. The 8th is a short par-4 dogleg and positioning off the tee is essential to goof scoring - if you choose the right line then you have a very simple approach to the green but if you go too far right you end up in the trees with no clear shot at the green.\n
The opening hole on the back nine at Mission Hills Golf Club needs a good drive to be in the best position for your approach to the well-protected green. The 11th is a short par 3 which should not present too many problems unless the wind is blowing. The 12th hole is for long hitters and a rather ambitious 481 yard par-4 needs a 250 yard hit from the black tees and then a long calculated approach to a well-protected green. A bogey is a realistic expectation for most of us but at least you can admire the ocean view scenery while you’re at it. The 13th is a very long par-5 playing towards the sea and you need to pick your way between the huge sandy areas if you are to get on in regulation to a green which is difficult to hold. The 14th is a short par 4 but the green is tricky and any over hit shot will end up in deep trouble off the back of the green. The next three holes offer real scoring opportunities – the 15th is th shortest par 5 on the course and reachable in two for long hitters and the 16th is a short par 3 but the green is protected by bunkers both sides and a canal beyond. The 17th is a short par 4 and as long as you can avoid the deep hollow along the left then your second to the green can put you in a good scoring position. Great finishing hole with water all along the right hand side and it requires a very carefully placed tee shot to avoid the bunkers and get in the best position to attack the pin.\n
Maintenance of the course and especially the greens are an issue from time-to-time but we have seen a great improvement lately and we will advise you if there are any change to the situation.\n
The facilities on offer are superb and the hotel is in excellent condition with a first rate spa. The food is expensive but justifiably so, producing excellent Thai cuisine. The drinks are also expensive, but for a holiday visit you may be happy to pay the prices just this once.\n
If you would like to stay overnight here then you can find more information here.\n
Tee Time Bookings at Mission Hills Golf Club
Its really easy to book a tee time at Mission Hills Golf Club using our easy to use booking engine which will ensure that you get the best green fee at Mission Hills
If you are looking for a stay-and-play golf holiday in Phuket then they have excellent accommodation on site.
One of the oldest courses in Phuket and relatively short by modern standards Phuket Country Club remains a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike, despite competition from the newer clubs. Great for high handicappers but enough to keep the better player interested. Have recently installed buggy tracks and buggies should be available some time in 2017 - until then it\'s a walking course.
One of the most interesting aspects of Phuket Country Club is the scenery change as you go round with a mixture of rolling hills, a relatively flat section in the middle and several holes which take you through the landscaped forest.
A short Par 4 to start but you are faced with quite an intimidating tee shot over a ravine - if you play safe and end up on the right side of the fairway then you cannot see the green. This is followed by a short downhill Par 3 with a slightly elevated green which is quite difficult to hold – the variable wind can make club selection a challenge. The 3rd is a medium length dogleg Par 5 and probably wise to take an iron off the tee unless you can reliably hit a draw with your driver – a tricky approach with a ditch in front of the green in addition to two bunkers. The 4th is a difficult Par 4 and a mishit drive can easily run through the fairway and go OB – you also have to flirt with OB for your second. The Par 3 5th has water running along the left hand side and three bunkers protecting the severely undulating green. The 6th has a very narrow landing area and great accuracy is required off the tee – try and keep below the hole as downhill puts are very tricky. If you want to score well on the 7th you need to avoid the numerous bunkers which line the fairway and surround the green – the three tier green adds to the challenge of this hole. The 8th is a long Par 4 with an elevated green – many players end up short. A great Par 5 to finish with a tree acting as an aiming point off the tee – carry that and you could get up in two – miscue and the bunkers beckon.
The 10th is probably the most talked about hole at Phuket Country Club – a Par 5 shaped like a banana and you need to decide how much of the lake you dare to cut off – get greedy and you end up in the water. The long hitters may be tempted to go straight for the green – some risk but the reward is a certain birdie or better. The 11th is a dogleg Par 4 – not too much problem if you can avoid the bunkers protecting the right side of the green. The 12th has a very narrow landing area and you are faced with a blind approach to a narrow, elevated green surrounded by bunkers. The lateral water hazard which borders the 13th is not obvious from the tee box but if you can keep out of that it offer scoring opportunities. The 14th is a long Par 3 and the 15th a long par 4 with OB both sides and a large green surrounded by bunkers. The 16th will have you thinking and you need to lay up short of the water and if you can get in position you have a reasonable approach over more water to deep green. The 17th is a short downhill Par 3 featuring an island green. Great dogleg Par 5 to finish – go too straight and you end up in the water – it’s uphill all the way to the most difficult green on the course.\n
The changing rooms have recently been renovated na upgraded and are now the best in Phuket. One of the largest and best-stocked pro-shops in Phuket offering a wide range of merchandise and a hitting area to test clubs. The club features another members only 9-hole layout which is sometimes used as an alternative when the other course is closed for renovation.\n
Tee Time Bookings at Phuket Country Club\n
If you would like to book a tee time at Phuket Country Club then look no further as Golfsavers have the cheapest green fees. Also using our simple booking engine it could not be easier to view the prices on the day you wish to play and then select and book your chosen tee time.',
Red Mountain Golf Club in Phuket will never be a true championship course but if you can afford it this is a sensational experience and one of the best courses in Thailand. It’s not easy but the wonderful views alone make this worth playing.