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Golf Courses In Phuket

Phuket is one of Thailand’s premier golfing destinations, combining excellent facilities, cool island breezes and picturesque vistas of the forested mountains and beaches.

Blue Canyon Country Club

The legendary Blue Canyon Country Club is only 30 minutes drive from the villa. Cradled in a 720-acre verdant valley against a magnificent backdrop of the majestic Phang Nga mountains and the Andaman Sea, Blue Canyon offers two award-winning championship golf courses, "The Canyon" built in 1991 and "The Lakes" in 1999, complete with boutique spa resort and luxurious clubhouse facilities.

In 1988, Yoshikazu Kato, one of Japan's most prolific golf course architects started developing the site, originally an abandoned tin mine flanked by rubber plantations. Both courses were created around existing canyons and woodlands, with minimal interruption to the natural landscape and wildlife. The property is a masterpiece of design characterised by spectacular and daunting natural hazards including numerous taunting water features accentuated by towering trees to challenge golfers of all levels.

The Blue Canyon Country Club is the one and only three-time host of the Johnnie Walker Classic.

Awards & Accolades
  • Johnnie Walker Classic - 2007, 1998 & 1994
  • Best Golf Course in Asia - FinanceAsia, 2009, 2008, 2006 & 2003
  • Asia’s Best Golf Course - Asiamoney, 2007, 2005 & 2004
  • Best Golf & Spa Destination - SpaAsia, 2005
  • Best Championship Course in Asia (Canyon Course) - Asian Golf Monthly, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 & 2000
  • Most Popular Course in Asia - Golf Vacations, 2004
  • Best Course in Thailand - US Golf Digest, 2003
  • Best Par Four in Asia (Lakes Course Hole 18) - Asian Golf Monthly, 2003
  • Asian & Pacific Golf Resort of the Year - Hertz International Golf Travel Awards, 2000
  • Asian & Pacific Golf Course of the Year - Hertz International Golf Travel Awards, 1999
  • Top 500 Best Holes in the World (Canyon Course Hole 17 - Par 3) - Golf Magazine
Major Tournaments

The Blue Canyon Country Club rose to fame when the Canyon Course was selected for the 1994 Johnnie Walker Classic. This was followed by the 1996 Honda Invitational Tournament of the Omega Tour. The Canyon Course's reputation as Asia's best was reaffirmed in 1998 and again in 2007, when the Johnnie Walker Classic returned, making it the first golf course to ever host the tournament thrice in the JWC’s history.

2007 Johnnie Walker Classic

1-4 March, 2007 - The stellar field included world number three Australian Adam Scott, world number five Ernie Els and number six Retief Goosen, Ryder Cup stars Paul Casey, Colin Montgomerie and Ian Woosnam, Canadian Mike Weir, and Seniors Tour stalwart Sam Torrance. Challenging in the star-studded 156 player starting field was a force of the very best Asian talents including Indians Jeev Milkha Singh and Jyoti Randhawa, Yang Yong-eun of Korea, Liang Wen-chong and Zhang Lian-wei of China, Wang Ter-chang of Taiwan and a formidable seven in-form Thai players led by Thongchai Jaidee, Prom Meesawat and Thaworn Wiratchant. The event saw a nail-biting three-way play-off finale. South African Anton Haig captured the title, after keeping his cool in the play-off with fellow South African Richard Sterne and England’s Oliver Wilson. Haig birdied the last hole, joining Sterne and Wilson at 13 under par. To clinch the victory, Haig sank a six-foot birdie putt, giving him his first European Tour win and his fourth professional win. Haig is the youngest ever winner of the JWC.

Tiger Skins 2005

15-17 April, 2005 - Top players who took part included Retief Goosen, Grace Park, Colin Montgomerie, and Thomas Bjorn. The decision to take the prestigious event to Phuket was made to help the island recover from the impact of the 26 December Tsunami, both through fund-raising and by bringing positive international attention back to the island. A total of US$180,000 (over THB 7 million) won in prize money was contributed to the tsunami relief efforts in Thailand. Retief Goosen and Thomas Bjorn won the prize of $85,000 each. A moment to remember was Goosen driving his tee shot straight to the green of Hole 13, just as Tiger Woods did at the 1998 Johnnie Walker Classic.

Thai Airways International Thailand Open 2005

3-6 March, 2005 - Staged on the Canyon Course, in an effort to aid the resort island's recovery following the Tsunami tragedy. New Zealand's Richard Lee struck it rich at the US$500,000 Thai Airways International Thailand Open, winning his maiden Asian Tour title after a play-off victory over Australian Scott Barr.

1998 Johnnie Walker Classic

In January 1998, JWC returned to the Canyon Course as the first event on the 1998 European Tour calendar. Once again, many of the world's top golfers competed for the title, including Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam. The spectacular finish included one of the greatest comebacks in tournament golf. On the final day, Tiger Woods was 9 strokes behind the leading Ernie Els. Woods made up the 9 strokes in dynamic fashion and Els had to birdie the 18th for a playoff. The first hole of the playoff was a draw, but Woods birdied the next for a dramatic and hugely popular win.

Honda City Invitational Tournament 1996

Australia's Steve Elkington left his world-class stamp by winning the Omega Tour’s US$300,000. Elkington carded a final round three-under-par 69 for a four-round total of 281, to win by one shot over Felix Casas of Philippines.

1994 Johnnie Walker Classic

Many of the world's top golfers, including Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Ian Woosnam and Greg Norman, kept the galleries captivated by their excellent play right until the last hole in 1994. Greg Norman holed his final putt to win the 1994 JWC with a final round of 64, beating Nick Faldo to reclaim the World No.1 ranking and setting the Canyon Course record. Tiger Woods took part in the 1994 Johnnie Walker Classic as an amateur, finishing a joint 34th. He is still the current amateur record holder for the Canyon Course with a score of 71.

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Laguna Phuket Golf Club

Situated just 15 minutes drive from the villa and voted in the Top Ten for Best Golf Resort in Asia, Best Clubhouse in Asia and Best Golf Courses in Thailand by readers of Asian Golf Monthly magazine, Laguna Phuket Golf Club is an 18-hole, par-71 resort course, designed by Max Wexler and David Abell, which challenges golfing enthusiasts of all abilities. Measuring 6,654 yards from the back tees and 5,464 yards from the front tees, the course features a wealth of scenic lagoons, coconut groves and undulating fairways, set against the dramatic backdrop of the surrounding mountains and Andaman Sea.

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Loch Palm Golf Club

Loch Palm Golf Club is built around Crystal Lake, the glistening central feature of the course and the largest body of water on any Phuket golf course. Loch Palm has smooth slopes and dramatic elevation changes. It will take you across and around ravines and plateaus that will test your skills at many levels of play. The front nine sits amid lakes and palm trees. The second nine moves you though mountains, hitting uphill and downhill with woods, irons and even your putter.

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Mission Hills Golf Resort

Golfers playing at tropical Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort & Spa will enjoy the wide range of facilities and services on offer. In addition to the vast array of superior equipment ready for hire, golf enthusiasts can also brush up on their game with a private lesson from a fully qualified PGA Coach or become a member and benefit from unlimited rounds of play and discounts at the spa, business centre and restaurants. Families who would like to play together will be pleased to know that children may also participate in golf, whilst off the course there are a host of other amenities including a fitness room, swimming pool and five-star spa to keep non-golfing family members amused.

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Phuket Country Club

PHUKET COUNTRY CLUB established in 1989, is the first and one of the finest golf courses built in Phuket, over a reclaimed tin mine site. The stunning beauty and elegance of the course, together with the typical Thai charm and hospitality will make your golfing here a joyful & memorable occasion.

The Club has hosted LADIES KOSAIDO THAILAND OPEN 1992, PRINCE BERNARD CUP, THAI SENIOR PGA CHALLENGE 2002, PHUKET THAILAND LADIES MASTERS 2005 & PHUKET ASIAN SENIOR MASTERS 2006 and 2008 & 1st-TGA Junior Golf Thailand Regional Championship Challenge 2010. PCC is also very conveniently located - 10 minutes out of Phuket town and 15 minutes to Patong Beach.

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Phunaka Golf Club

A highlight of any visit to the idyllic istland of Phuket is a round at the Phunaka Golf course. This exceptional; floodlit 9-holes golf course, complete with driving range and golf academy present challenges and rewards for players all levels.

The location is simply stunning. Just a short drive from Phuket Town and the island's beaches, Phunaka Golf Crouse is set within area of the most beautifully lush and green landscaped grounds.

The course itself is ground breaking; the John Morrow designed golf course is great challenge for all levels of play. It provides a great learning experience for beginners and a chance to practice all shapes of shots for advanced players.

Open day and night, the course future par 3s ranging from 100 to 190 yards. But, with a short and a medium par 4 and a real par 5, player will find a use for every club in the bag.

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Red Mountain Golf Club

Winding its way through a truly dramatic 1400 rai former tin mine site in the heart of Phuket, Red Mountain is surely one of Asia's most exciting new courses. The course has been cleverly routed to take advantage of a huge variety of landforms and dizzying elevation changes. Scars left from the tin mine era have been imaginatively incorporated into the overall scheme, creating a unique character at the same time as establishing an indelible link with an important era in the Island's past.

Designer Jon Morrow and co-designer Al Tikkanen, have created a highly strategic and challenging 6,900 yard lay out to complement the shorter and gentler old Loch Palm Course. While the course is undoubtedly challenging, numerous risk and reward options create a fun playing environment, an exhilarating test of golf and a breathtaking scenic tour around a course destined to become a golfing landmark in the region.

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Phuket Golf Course Rates (as at 2012)

All prices in Thai Baht.

Course Fee Discounted Rates
Blue Lakes
(Canyon Course)
5600 5160
Blue Canyon
(Lakes Course)
4000 3500
Mission Hills Golf Club 4500 3500
Laguna Phuket Golf Club
(Banyan Tree Golf Club)
5250 4200
Phuket Country Club 3500 2990
Loch Palm Golf Club 4400 3960
Red Mountain Golf Club 5700 5130
Phunaka Golf Club
(9 Holes)
950 850
Phunaka Golf Club
(18 Holes)
1600 1450