Phuket is home to a number of excellent golf courses, all of which were created to take advantage of the island’s tropical environment and unique topography. Many guests come simply to play golf on these lushly designed courses, which take full advantage of the abundant water and trees in the area. Many of the courses and hotels in the area ensure that accompanying family members are rarely left to relax by the pool or on the beach.
The standards are of the highest in Thailand, ensuring that the greens are always in good condition and that the holes are hard enough to challenge both new and expert golfers. Some of the courses on this list have even hosted international contests or world championships.
Here’s are top 3 best golf courses in Phuket:
1. Red Mountain Golf Club
Red Mountain Golf Club is located in Phuket’s Kathu area on the site of a former tin mine, right adjacent to its sister golf course, Loch Palm Golf Club, and has quickly established itself as one of the island’s most popular courses. The terrain of Red Mountain, which is made up of red soil, granite rocks, hills, and vegetation, has a mesa-like look.
From Phuket Town and Patong Beach, the golf course is about 15 minutes away by vehicle. The 18-hole course, which spans 224 acres and measures 6,781 yards in length, is a par 72. The clubhouse is a contemporary structure with a café terrace that overlooks the beautiful natural surroundings and two of the 18 holes.
2. Blue Canyon Country Club
The ‘Canyon Course’ and the ‘Lake Course’ are located on 730 acres of land in a picturesque valley overlooking Phuket’s famed hills at Blue Canyon Country Club.
In 1994 and 1998, the country club hosted the Johnnie Walker Classics, as well as the Honda Invitational in 1996. The ‘Canyon Course’ has earned numerous international honors, including ‘Asian & Pacific Golf Course of the Year 1999’ (Hertz International Golf Travel Awards) and the ‘Top 500 Best Holes in the World’ for its (par 3) 7th hole. The ‘Lakes Course’ adds a unique dimension to the game, featuring water hazards on 17 of the 18 holes. The 18th hole is regarded as one of the greatest in the area.
3. Laguna Phuket Golf Club
The Laguna Phuket Golf Club, formerly known as Banyan Tree Golf Club, is a resort-style 18-hole golf course located within the Laguna Phuket complex. This par 71 course, located on the secluded Bang Tao Bay on Phuket Island’s western side, measures 6,850 yards from the championship tees.
Come and join us for a great time in Phuket – Thailand’s best place to play golf! Enjoy a round or tour the beautiful beaches that makes Phuket so popular for tourists. Come and experience a lifetime of fun, with great facilities and entertainment at the best golf courses in Phuket.
A paradise in the south of Thailand, Phuket is home to some of the world’s most stunning panoramic ocean views, beaches, and golf courses. Our Phuket golf packages as part of the Phuket sandbox offers the choice of fantastic resorts with the flexible option of adding nights to your stay and even booking you extra rounds of golf at other amazing golf courses on the island.
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