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TEE OFF WITH PHUKET GOLF

Keeping everyone happy when planning a family holiday may be sometimes challenging, and if you’re a golfing enthusiast then you also want a destination that offers the chance to play a few rounds, whilst making sure the family are also content.

Fortunately, Phuket has it all, beautiful beaches and international shopping, beach bars and first-class restaurants, boat trips and fun and challenging activities. There are also some of South East Asia’s best courses committed to delivering a premium golfing experience.

The islands tropical climate, sea breeze, and mountainous interior make it the ideal setting not only for a family break but also for a few rounds of golf. You no longer have to dream about a hole in one when on holiday, your family will be having such a great time they’ll be glad to send you off. They’ll be happy to stay at the poolside sipping a cocktail, swimming at the beach or indulging in a spa day.

Phuket’s Unique Landscape

Phuket is an idyllic place to join a scuba diving course or upgrade your skills. It’s rated amongst the top 10 diving destinations in the world and there are some excellent centres on the island to help you achieve this.

We have some very impressive dive sites suitable for both experienced divers and beginners, with day trips from Phuket to the Racha Islands and Phi Phi Islands running throughout the year.

Some of the golf courses are located on these abandoned tin mines, the craters have since been flooded and turned into attractive lakes and the landscape of steep cliffs revealing red and white tin ore-laden rock has resulted in some challenging holes and interesting courses.

Championship Courses

Phuket’s golf courses have hosted international competitions and world championships and have a reputation of high standards with excellent service.
Mission Hills was designed by Jack Nicklaus and Yoshikazu Kato designed the Blue Canyon Course  With challenging holes for new and experienced players, you really are spoilt for choice.

One of the most exciting is Red Mountain  golfers face an assortment of challenges here with cliffs and valleys, soaring hills and flooded canyons. It’s the highest course on the island and the views are spectacularly dramatic.

Located right next door is Loch Palm  popular with residents. A number of the holes are played alongside the lake and it has a number of holes to keep the Phuket golfer interested.

Blue Canyon Country Club came to the world’s attention when chosen as the setting for the 1994 Johnnie Walker Classic, the same tournament has returned two more times with Tiger Woods winning in 1998. It’s achieved world championship status and repeatedly ranks as one of Thailand’s best.

The oldest course is Phuket Country Club, the first championship golf course on the island. Located in the hills between Phuket Town and Patong, it’s set in a valley winding through rolling hills and limestone cliffs.

Most of the courses are inland, apart from Mission Hills which has some phenomenal views of the gorgeous Phang Nga Bay. Mission is surrounded by rubber plantations and mangrove forests and very close to the airport. it features numerous flat and lush green fairways and bunkers filled with fine white sand.

The host of the 2009 Singha Thailand Open and the Mercedes-Benz Masters Thailand 2010, Laguna Phuket Golf Club is based within the Laguna Phuket resort complex near Bang Tao beach. The course runs through a valley, bordered by low wooded hills and marshlands.

Phuket offers a one-of-a-kind golfing experience. Get a quick early morning round in and then spend the rest of the time with the family, or take the family with you where they can enjoy the first-class amenities at the clubhouses.

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