For a holiday island, Phuket isn’t as small as many would have you believe. In all honesty Phuket is the same size as Singapore, which just goes to prove it’s quite a vast island in terms of size. Did you know there are 8 golf courses on the island? That’s right, 8 courses all within a 40 minute drive of each other, making Phuket such a prime golf holiday location.
There is a wide choice of course types, from beginner-type courses such as Phunaka GC, to the mid-range courses at Loch Palm, Phuket Country Club and Laguna Phuket. When seeking out the best courses on the island to test your skills and to say you have played the best, nothing can compare to Red Mountain GC in Kathu and the world-famous Canyon Course at Blue Canyon Country Club.
Located amidst a former tin-mine that harks back to the island’s glorious mining past, Red Mountain GC weaves its way through the stunning red mountainous and jungle terrain from which the course takes its name. Positioned in Kathu, the club is centrally located and easily reached from Patong in just a 10-minute drive.
The course is set over approximately 7,000 yards from the championship tees and has a par-72. Many golfers regard the course as the best in Phuket, although you would have to play here to make that statement. With beautiful fairways utilizing shade-tolerant Bermuda Hybrid grasses and very fast but true greens, alongside the world-class clubhouse facilities, Red Mountain lives up to all the hype and expectations from the newest championship course on the island.
Canyon Course @ Blue Canyon Country Club
For many years, the Canyon Course at the Blue Canyon Country Club has been known as one of the best courses in Thailand, never mind about in Phuket. Known for its breathtaking ravines and canyon holes, and also as the place where many professional tournaments have taken place, such as the Johnnie Walker Classic, the likes of Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Ernie Els and many more have graced its carpeted fairways.
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