When you come to Phuket for a golf holiday, the word ‘holiday’ is an intricate part of the equation, and you don’t want to spend every waking hour on the course or limited to accommodation within the grounds of said golf course. You need somewhere that has a great choice of nightlife, restaurants and shopping so you can really let your hair down and enjoy yourself. Let us inform you of the best destinations for Phuket golf vacations.
If you want to stay in the busiest and most exciting locale in Phuket, nothing can really match Patong Beach, located on the mid-western coastline and known as the most popular holiday destination in Phuket. Patong is home to hundreds of bars and restaurants serving all manner of cuisine styles, mainly located off Bangla Road. The great thing about Patong’s location is that within a 15-minute drive you can be in Kathu, home to Loch Palm, Red Mountain GC and Phuket Country Club. It’s also just a 20-minute drive over to Laguna Phuket GC.
Karon & Kata
If you are looking for a location that is close to the beach and has bars and restaurants, but is a more laidback experience than Patong and good for families, Karon and Kata beaches are great places to stay. Here you will find friendly locals, beautiful beaches and understated nightlife and dining options. Located a 15-minute drive south of Patong, it’s a bit further away from the courses but is a tranquil Phuket holiday experience.
Surin & Bang Tao
The Surin and Bang Tao areas of the island are some of the most beautiful, located on the north-west coast and home to great beach bars and a few cool restaurants. This is one of the more high-end locations, but is popular with families and just a 2-minute drive to Laguna Phuket GC and just over a 30-minute drive to Blue Canyon Country Club.