Whether you are coming to Phuket on a dedicated golf holiday or you are visiting here with the family and fancy a few rounds in between, playing the best courses on the island is the desire of most golfers. Although there are 7 courses across the island, we don’t always have enough time to play them all. Please see 3 Phuket golf courses you must play when holidaying in this beautiful part of the world. These 3 courses are the best and most highly-recommended by former guests who have played golf in Phuket on numerous occasions.
#1 – Red Mountain Country Club
It’s been debatable for a while now as to whether the best course on the island is the Canyon Course at Blue Canyon or if the newer Red Mountain at Kathu is the best. Located near to the Loch Palm course, Red Mountain has become one of the most talked about courses in Asia since its launch almost 5 years ago.
Constructed on an old tin mine, which was Phuket’s main source of income a couple of hundred years ago, the views are spectacular, weaving its way through red mountains, with high elevation tee locations. The course is stunning and the facilities are world class. What is there not to like?
#2 – The Canyon Course @ Blue Canyon Course
The Canyon Course at Blue Canyon has long been the standard bearer for 5-star golf in Phuket, and is easily the most famous course on the island, and one of the highest rated in Thailand. The course has hosted many Asian tour events with golfers such as Tiger Woods, Freddie Couples, Ernie Els, Greg Norman and many more gracing its fairways. The Canyon Course, known for its dramatic holes utilizing the canyon, is a challenge and a fantastic experience for any golfer across the world.
Some of the views over the canyon holes are simply mesmerizing and worth the price alone. Make sure you bring your camera along to catch some special moments. If you are a high-handicapper, brings some extra balls with you because you might be needing them,
#3 – Loch Palm Golf Club
Many people will believe that the Lakes Course at Blue Canyon is the 3rd choice on the island or Mission Hills, but we strongly disagree. Loch Palm at Kathu really personifies that special tropical golf environment we come to associate with Thailand. With many of the holes centered on the stunning Crystal Lake, the use of sand traps, palm trees and water hazards make it a tough challenge if you are not hitting the ball well. The course is always in great condition, and with the backdrop of the mountains, it really is a picturesque course as well.
If you are thinking about coming to Phuket to play golf but don’t have time to organize your holiday, you can click here to take advantage of our Phuket Golf Holiday Packages that have a set amount of days/nights, green fee prices on the courses and even some of the best hotel choices on the island.
Alternatively, if you want to create your own Phuket golf holiday package, we have our ‘Design Your Own’ Phuket golf holiday package page where you can choose how many nights you want to stay, which courses you want to play and which hotel you want to stay at. Both package options also include taxi transfers that will pick you up from the airport and transport you to your hotel and courses.