Phuket Golf.

Blue Canyon Country Club (Canyon Course)

Over the years, this iconic course has scooped numerous awards and accolades such as the prestigious “Asian & Pacific Golf Course of the Year 1999″ at the Hertz International Golf Travel Awards.   The Canyon Course is a challenge to golfers of every level. Some might say that beginners to the game will struggle around this Championship level course, but in all honesty, you can’t visit Phuket to play golf and not try out on the Canyon Course. Indeed, how often do you get the opportunity to play a course of this magnitude? Not very often in a lifetime! www.bluecanyonclub.com

 

Blue Canyon Country Club (Lakes course)

The Lakes is an exciting challenge for golfers of all abilities, and has the name suggests, has water-laden hazards at every turn. In fact, 17 out of the 18 holes feature water, so bring lots of balls with you.   Set over 18 holes with a 72-par, there are 5 sets of different tee placements to choose from, which gives the holes diversity and depth, so every time you play the Lakes, the experience is a little different.www.bluecanyonclub.com

 

Loch Palm Golf Club

Loch Palm is an 18-hole golf course set over 6,555 yards with a 72-Par. Offering a relaxing and scenic environment, the course is ideal for golfers of every standard: challenging yet golfing-friendly in the same instant.   The moment you set foot on the grounds of Loch Palm, you will encounter the stunning Crystal Lake where the front nine holes seamlessly cling to its waters edge. The second nine holes meander through hillside jungle terrain. As the name might suggest, the course enjoys thousands of palm trees that line the holes as the cool breezes from the Crystal Lake soothes your soul. www.lochpalm.com      

 

Red Mountain Golf Course

Weaving its way through stunning scenery on the location of a former tin mine, Red Mountain is part of the Loch Palm golf complex, presenting you with one of the most exciting Phuket golf course experiences while also introducing you to the dramatic natural scenery that makes Phuket golf so special.   Red Mountain is famous for its long Par 4s, some of which reach up to 470 yards; so long hitters can have a real advantage. To counter balance the length of some of the holes, there is a selection of drivable Par 4s that give you a chance to make birdies. The Par 3 9th hole is Red Mountain’s signature hole with a dramatic 50m drop from tee to green. www.redmountainphuket.com

 

Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort & Spa

Designed by golfing messiah, Jack Nicklaus, this 18-hole, par-72 course is challenging and fun for golfers of all abilities from low-handicappers to those just finding their feet in the golfing landscape. Measuring 6,806 yards from the back tees and 6,308 yards from the front tees, the course has some real length about it.   As the only course in Phuket that nestles directly on the sea-front, the layout and location ensure some of the most beautiful golf scenery in Phuket looking out across Phang Nga Bay and its scenic outlaying islands. Although the course’s close proximity to the sea can hinder the conditions due to the high salt content of the grass, the spectacular views more than make up for it. www.missionhillsphuket.com

 

Phuket Country Club

In operation for over 20 years, this 18-hole, par-72 course has matured into its surroundings, offering golfers a picturesque and rewarding experience, popular with high handicappers due to its large and forgiving fairways. Low handicappers can also enjoy the courses from the Championship tees over a total distance of 6,484 yards.   With a variety of holes with undulating fairways with lots of mature trees, alongside a large lake and plenty of bunkers, the course is neat, tidy and well maintained. The scenic landscapes through the jungle terrain are stunning. www.phuketcountryclub.com