Best Golf Courses in Phuket That Are A Must-Visit for Golf Lovers

Best Golf Courses in Phuket That Are A Must-Visit for Golf Lovers

Phuket is famous worldwide for its mountainous interiors and exotic beaches.The mesmerizing picturesque scenery in and around the city makes it an ideal place to play Golf. In this article, we have enumerated the top 9 Golf Courses in Phuket, in order of our recommendation, that have fully utilised the island’s tropical climate and unique topography to stand out from Golf Courses in other countries.

1.Red Mountain Golf Course

Designed by Jonathan Morrow, it is one of the best Golf courses in Phuket with the most unusual layouts. It is located in the heart of Phuket Island close to the Patong and Karon beaches. The Golf Course gets its name from the scenic surrounding of lush green forests and red rocks. Based on a former tin mine, it is one of the toughest layouts you will play in Thailand.

The Golf course has both minimal and severe undulations for both amateurs and professional golfers. The last six holes are considered the most difficult due to their elevation. The package rate is very expensive, 7100 Baht for 18 holes with cart, caddy, and gratuity without any food or beverages.

Address: 119 Moo 4 Vichitsongkram Road Kathu District Kathu, Phuket, Thailand 83120

Contact: +66 (0) 76 322 000

Website:https://mbkgolf.com/

2. Blue Canyon Country Club: Canyon Course

It is regarded as one of the most distinguished and prestigious championship golf courses in Asia. Designed by Yoshikazu Kato, it is located on a tin mine like many other golf courses in this region. The holes are lined by palm trees on the front. It is set in an abandoned tin mine that displays old strip mine characteristics throughout the property.

It is the only golf course to ever host the Johnnie Walker Classic thrice in the tournament’s history, in 1994, 1998 & 2007 The golf course offers other clubhouse facilities that include three restaurants, a Spa, proshop, locker room, and shower.

Address: 165 Thepkrasattri Rd, Mai Khao, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand

Contact: 076 328 088

Website: https://www.bluecanyonphuket.com/bc-golf-course/canyon-course/

Blue Canyon Country Club: Canyon Course

  3. Blue Canyon Country Club: Lakes Course

It is located north of Phuket, close to the airport. It is suitable for both amateurs and professional golfers. Blue Canyon Lakes course has an excellent layout with plenty of challenges. The Golf course is sculpted from an opencast mining landscape with minimal interruption to the natural landscape and wildlife, due to which you can also enjoy the picturesque scenery .

However, the view comes at a cost since water from the canyons get into the play on the 15th and 18th hole that takes the challenge a few notches high. It has one of the most dramatic finishing holes in Thailand.

Address: 165 Thepkrasattri Rd, Mai Khao, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand

Contact: 076 328 088

Website:https://www.bluecanyonphuket.com/bc-golf-course/lakes-course/

Blue Canyon Country Club: Lakes Course

4.Loch Palm Golf Club

Designed by Dr. Sukitti Klangvisai, it is one of the easiest golf courses in Phuket. Due to its prime location, it is very popular among the local Thai Golfers. It features a parkland-style layout with medium-level difficulty. There is a large lake in the golf course from which water gets into the fairways.

It is one of the few golf courses where you can walk through the course as the golf cart is optional. Palm trees are scattered around the parkland layout. You can also avail the clubhouse facilities in the golf course with authentic Thai food. While it is not very long, it is considered as one of the most enjoyable Golf Courses in Phuket.

Address: 38 Moo5 Vichitsongkram Road, Kathu Sub-District, Kathu District, Phuket 83120

Contact: 076 328 088

Website: https://www.bluecanyonphuket.com/bc-golf-course/lakes-course/

Loch Palm Golf Club Phuket

5. Laguna Golf Phuket

After renovation, the Laguna Golf Course has become one of the best golf courses in Phuket. It was redesigned in the year 2014 and has become more challenging ever since. The finishing two holes are the most difficult. It is located in the middle of the Laguna Hotel and resort complex near Bangtao beach.

The golf course is not very long but the water hazards and sited sand bunkers pose a great challenge for even the professional golfers. It features a driving range, putting green, chipping green and practice bunkers. While at the Laguna Golf club, you can enjoy the scenic natural beauty and tropical surroundings of Bang Tao Bay.

Address: 34 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket, Thailand

Contact No: +66 (0) 83 550 6373, +66 (0) 83 550 6683

Website: https://www.lagunagolfphuket.com/

Laguna Golf Phuket

6.Mission Hills Phuket Golf Club Resort and Spa

Designed by Jack Nicklaus, it is the only Golf Course in Phuket with holes that run beside the sea. It is located at a distance of 35 minutes from Patong Beach in the mangrove forest on the northeast coast of Phuket. It also offers a magnificent clubhouse, restaurant, spa and a relaxing ocean view. Golf carts are necessary even though the terrain is relatively flat and easy to tread.

Water comes into play on seven holes from the ocean. In addition to that, the occasional sea breezes also make the game very challenging at times.However, the maintenance of the course has been a problem for some time now. It is protected by a lake on the right-hand side and a deep hollow to the left.

Address: 195 Moo 4 Pa khlok, Amphur Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand

Contact: +66 76 310 888

Website:https://www.missionhillsphuket.com/

7. Katathong Golf Resort and Spa

It is deemed as one of the most challenging golf courses in Phuket. It is located north of Phuket in the adjacent province of Phang Nga. It is also based on a former tin mine and you can find various traditional mining equipment scattered all over the golf course. You can enjoy the lush green forest view from there.

The golf course features various natural waterfalls and streams, whose water also gets into the fairways making the golfing experience more challenging. There is a ravine on the right and bunkers and trees on the left. The Golf course has a clubhouse and right in front of it, there is a waterfall that channelizess the natural stream that comes down the hill.

Address: 51 Moo 4 Thung Kha Ngok District Mueang, Phangnga, Thailand 82000

Contact: +66 81 979 1646

Website: https://www.katathong.com/

8. Phuket Country Club

It is one of the oldest golf courses in Phuket. It is popular among the locals for its short length and convenient location. This golf course also has an optional cart, so you can also take a walk through the course. It is an ideal choice for high handicappers. The Golf course has varied terrain with a flat section, rolling ground, and few holes that are almost in the jungles.

It is set in a valley with the golf course passing through hills and limestone cliffs. The first nine holes are the most undulating and testing. The 10th Golf Course is the most popular in Thailand. The Clubhouse and other facilities along with the the typical Thai charm and hospitality makes it one of the most appealing golf courses in Phuket

Address: 97 Vichitsongkram Rd, Kathu, Kathu District, Phuket 83120

Contact: +66 76 319 200

Website: http://www.phuketcountryclub.com/

Phuket Country Club

9. Aquella Golf Resort and Country Club

The resort is yet to be opened but is expected to be one of the finest in Thailand. The club is built beside the Andaman Sea at a distance of 40 minutes north of Phuket. It was formerly the Thai Muang Golf Club that is now under reconstruction by Pacific Coast Design from Australia and is expected to open towards the end of 2020.

It has gently undulating fairways and is very open. The Golf Course has been designed as a ‘Resort Golf Course’ especially keeping in mind the high-end golfers. To ensure smooth drainage during heavy downpour, a layer of thick sand is added all across the golf course.

Address: 157/12 Moo 9, Limdul Road, Thai Muang District Phang Nga Province 82120, Thailand

Contact: +66 91 163 3333

Website:https://aquella.com/

Aquella Golf Club

Bottom Line

Golf Courses in Phuket have something to offer to everyone. There is a huge variety which caters to both budget-friendly as well as high-end users and High handicappers as well as low. However, the average cost of playing Golf in Phuket is comparatively higher than other countries.

FAQs

Q1.How many golf clubs are there in Phuket?

Approximately there are about 10 Golf Courses in and around Phuket

Q2. Which is the best Golf Course in Phuket?

Red Mountain Golf Club

Q3. Which Golf Course is closest to Phuket?

Phuket Country Club

5. How much should you tip caddies in Thailand?

A tip of 300 – 400 Thai baht ($10-$12) is acceptable

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