We and other golf blogs always like to talk about and promote Championship golf courses because it?s what most golfers want. However sometimes, golf novices and beginners want a piece of the action too, but as I remember as a novice golfer, Championship courses in Phuket such as Red Mountain and Blue Canyon would have been not only too difficult at that stage of my learning curve, but would have also dented my confidence and made me question whether I should be playing golf or not.
Phuket has such a wide variety of courses, in terms of difficulty. Please see a list below of the best 3 courses on the island for golf beginners and novices.
Phunaka GC & Golf Academy
Phunaka GC is located in Chalong on the south-eastern coast of the island and is the ultimate golf club for novices and beginners. The course only has 9-holes, which are very golfer-friendly with wide fairways and a steady layout. The best thing about the club is their golf academy, equipped with PGA coaches, driving range facilities and lots of practice areas. If you are a beginner, playing your first round on the island at Phunaka is a great choice.
Phuket Country Club
Located in the heart of Kathu, just a 10-minute drive from Patong, Phuket Country Club is one of the island?s oldest courses, and home to wide fairways and steady approach shots. Although a few of the holes do tangle with water, this is the second easiest course in Phuket after Phunaka. The course is beautiful, set over 18 holes and is a fantastic experience, especially for a novice.
Loch Palm GC
After a couple of rounds on the island?s two easiest courses, Loch Palm at Kathu is a great choice. Although the layout is much more difficult than Phunaka, and slightly more than that of Phuket Country Club, this is one of the island?s most beautiful courses with the first 9-holes straddling the crystal lake. The prices are affordable, the staff are friendly and the course is fun.