Although Phuket sometimes might get the reputation as being a holiday destination that attracts high-end tourists when compared to other places in Thailand such as Pattaya, there are still some fantastic bargains to be found and some quality yet affordable Phuket golf courses and options.
Phuket might well be an upscale and modern holiday destination that merges stunning tropical beauty with an atmosphere that appeals to high-end clientele, but if you are looking for affordable Phuket golf options, maybe we can help you to find the best bargains for Phuket golf on the island.
Here are some of the most affordable and best value-for-money Phuket golf courses that will not break the bank.
Playing Phuket Golf @ Loch Palm GC
Loch Palm Golf Club, located in the center of the island at Kathu, just a 10-minute drive from Patong Beach, is a club that combines a true challenge with affordable green fees. Set aside the stunning Crystal Lake, many of the holes have water hazards in play. With the mountains in the background, the focal point of the lake, and a meticulously maintained course and challenging layout, Loch Palm one of the island’s must-play Phuket golf courses. Loch Palm also has golf carts of you don’t feel like walking.
With a central location in Kathu, the course is easily reached from every part of the island. Set over 6,470 yards and a par of 72, Loch Palm really epitomizes tropical golf in Phuket, so if you only have a day or 2 set aside for golf and want to play the best value for money course in Phuket, we recommend Loch Palm GC every time.
Central Location near to Patong Beach
When it comes to immense value for money Phuket golf courses, not many can match the stunning Loch Palm Golf Club for affordability. One of the best things about playing Phuket golf at Loch Palm GC aside from the affordable green fees is its central location just over a 10-minute drive from Patong beach at Kathu. If you are staying on the west coast of Phuket in holiday destinations such as Patong, Karon, Kathu, Kamala or Surin, Loch Palm is one of the easiest golf courses to reach.
Although the course might not be as forgiving as Phuket Country Club in terms of difficulty, it is still quite forgiving when compared to the courses at Blue Canyon or Red Mountain, and is also not a very long course in terms of yardage. The course enjoys a stylish layout, top quality conditions and facilities, but a price that is fair and affordable, ideal for those who want to limit their spending while on holiday in Phuket without sacrificing quality.
For more details about Loch Palm GC such as a full description, photos and green fee prices, or to book a round directly, you can click here.
Taking Advantage of Affordable Golf at Phuket Country Club
One of our favorite courses at phuketgolf.net, and most certainly one of the best value for money on the island, is Phuket Country Club, located in Kathu, just a 10-minute drive from Patong in a very central location. Phuket Country Club has always been a favorite with local Thai golfers and expats who know the scene. Merging stunning aesthetics, high-quality playing conditions and a very affordable price, Phuket Country Club is the course of choice for many of the island’s residents.
One of the best features of the club is that it has been established for over 20-years, which ensures the course has matured and grown into its surroundings over the years. Set over 18-holes and a Par-72, the course is 6,484 yards from the back-tees, offering a forgiving and enjoyable Phuket golf experience, perfect for players of all ages and abilities.
This course merges a woodland appearance with a tropical feel, with wide fairways and fairly flat greens, alongside the large lake that is the focal point of the course and home to the famous 10th hole, which is the ultimate risk/reward hole, shaped at 180 degrees around the lake and drivable in one shot for big hitters with a 300-yard carry, although most opt to take the standard par-5 route.
Other notable holes include the card-breaker 17th, which is a par-3 with an island green which really can mess up the most enjoyable round.
The course has some great onsite facilities such as a restaurant with stunning views over the 18th green while serving a nice selection of international and Thai food. The club has locker rooms, a pro-shop, tennis courts, putting greens and even a swimming pool.
Not only does Phuket Country Club have one of the cheapest green fee prices in Phuket, but is one of the best value for money golf experiences in Phuket.
If you are staying at Patong Beach for your Phuket golf holiday, as most people do, Phuket Country Club is the ideal course to play being just a 10-minute drive away. Kathu is a very central location and home to other popular courses such as the stunning championship course at Red Mountain GC and the great value for money Loch Palm GC. So not only is Phuket Country Club one of the most affordable courses in Phuket, but is also one of the easiest to find.
Please click here to see a full listing for Phuket Country Club where you will find photos, a course description and even book a round of Phuket golf directly.
Walking in the Footsteps of Legends at Mission Hills Phuket Golf Club
When you hear the name Mission Hills, it conjures up images of the ground-breaking 20kmsq golf and holiday resort in Shenzhen, China, which has several courses designed by golfing greats such as Nick Faldo and José María Olazábal. However, the Mission Hills brand didn’t just stop right there. In Phuket, we have our very own Mission Hills course, and let me tell you, it is one of the most scenic courses in the whole of Thailand in terms of its backdrops and vistas and it is also an affordable option when compared to the island’s championship courses.
Anyone who knows about the South of Thailand will inform you that the Phang Nga Bay region, which also borders Krabi and Phuket, and is the home to the famous James Bond Island, really is stunning. Known for its picture-postcard glimpses of majestic limestone karsts jutting out the ocean like some otherworldly creation really is something special to behold. Now imagine those views when you are about to tee-off in Phuket!
Located on the North-East Coast of Phuket, facing Phang Nga Bay, Mission Hills Phuket Resort & Spa combines an aesthetically-pleasing 72-par 18-holes, spread across a stunning rubber plantation and is 6,806 yards from the back tees and 6,308 yards from the front tees. With a selection of water hazards and quite a few interesting yet frightening island-style greens, the course merges playability with a challenging environment.
The 4th, 5th and 6th are the most beautiful stretch of holes in Phuket, and home to some of those mesmerizing Phang Nga Bay backdrops.
World Class Phuket Golf Resort
Merging a world-class golf course with 5-star onsite facilities that include a spa, restaurant, pro-shop and classy changing rooms, Mission Hills is a complete golf experience in Phuket. The Phuket-branch of the Mission Hills brand is a one-stop-shop for 5-star Phuket golf holidays. Alongside those international-standard facilities, an onsite hotel and stunning vistas out across Phang Nga Bay, Mission Hills Phuket offers one of the most amazing 5-star golf destinations in SE-Asia.
Most Picturesque Phuket Golf Course
Although many golfers in Phuket might consider Red Mountain or the Canyon Course at Blue Canyon Country Club to be the most picturesque golf courses in Phuket, we would suggest that you are forgetting about Mission Hills Phuket. Designed by golfing legend, Jack Nicklaus, Mission Hills Phuket is the only true sea-view course on the island. With mesmerizing views looking out across Phang Nga Bay, the scenery is exceptionally stunning, so much so, it can take your mind away from playing golf, which is great if you are not playing very well!
Please click here to find out more about Mission Hills Phuket or to book a round directly.
3 Tips for Booking Your Phuket Golf Holiday
Now you are equipped with a mass of information on the most affordable Phuket golf holiday options, it is time to start booking your Phuket golf holiday. At Phuketgolf.net, we have over a decade of experience organizing golf holiday right across Thailand, which has led to us trying to simplify your whole experience.
There are a few things you need to take into consideration before you book your Phuket golf holiday, so let us help you to not only see the right direction to take, but to help you along the way. Please have a look below at some of the things you need to consider when organizing a Phuket golf tour.
Which Phuket hotel/location?
Remember, no matter how long your Phuket golf holiday, you won’t be spending every waking moment on the course, although you would probably like to! Always make sure you are located in a destination that not only suits you and your companions, but also has lots of things to do at night. Those who are looking for a laidback Phuket holiday experience that still has lots of holiday and nightlife options, we would suggest you think about staying in Karon, Kata beach or even Kamala.
If you are looking for the most exciting destination for your holiday, nowhere on the island does it like Patong Beach. We have some great hotels located in the heart of Patong, which is the island’s most popular and visited area with a nice beach, hundreds of international restaurants and amazing nightlife. The central location of Patong ensures all golf courses, aside from Blue Canyon, are all under a 30-minute drive away. Please click here to see all our hotel options.
Which Phuket golf courses to play?
This all depends on how long you are on the island to play golf, because in all honesty, every course is an interesting and unique experience. If you have a limited amount of time on the island, we would recommend that you play Blue Canyon CC, Red Mountain GC, and then either Loch Palm or Phuket Country Club. We have 7 Phuket golf courses on our books, that also include Mission Hills and Laguna Phuket.
Phuket Green Fee Prices
The only thing you need to know about the green fee prices is that by booking with Phuketgolf.net, you get the most affordable golf rates on the island. You would think it is cheaper to book a round directly at the course, right? Wrong! Our rates are cheaper than the walk-in prices of the golf courses, so bear this in mind when booking a holiday.
Utilizing the services of a reputable Phuket golf holiday agent can make your golf holiday on the island a simple and stress-free experience, because who wants stress and trouble when you are here to relax and enjoy yourself!
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