When it comes to golf, Thailand has more to offer than any other country in South East Asia. There are 250 golf courses of high standards since Thailand has made a conscious effort to promote this side of its tourist industry. The standards may be high, but prices are very reasonable. Added to the equation is the fact that the weather is good all the year round and many of the courses are part of resorts that provide facilities such as swimming pools, gyms, restaurants and spas. This offers a complete vacation package to the people who are looking for a relaxing time in Thailand with the exuberant experience of playing golf.
One such destination is Phuket that has one of the best golf courses in not only Thailand, but also in the world. A number of golf tournaments are held annually on Phuket golf courses and famous golfer Tiger Woods has played golf on this island. It is also worth noting that some of these courses have been designed by leading designers such as former champion Jack Nicklaus.
One of the most preferred golf courses is the Blue Canyon Country Club that is renowned as the most prestigious, exclusive and thriving golfing establishments in Phuket. Located in a calm and peaceful valley, Blue Canyon directly overlooks the beautiful and famous hills of Phuket. It has been the hosting venue for several international golfing championships like the Johnie Walker Classics in 1994, 1998 and the Honda Invitational in 1996. Blue Canyon is home to two world class 18-hole championship golf courses, which are Canyon Course and Lake Course. Created in 1991, with minimum harm to the natural landscape, this 72 par Canyon Course has unique features and rubber plantations. The Lake Course was opened a few years later in 1999. 17 out of this challenging 18-hole golf course feature water hazards.
The Blue Canyon Country Club boasts of many international laurels under its belt. It is not merely renowned for its world class golf course though. The clubhouse offers an extensive array of Thai, Japanese and delectable international cuisines. There are facilities such as spa, sauna and therapeutic massages. This golf club of Blue Canyon, Phuket ?includes a golf school, tennis court and swimming pools too. Both leisure travelers and golf enthusiasts can visit this fascinating course and have a memorable time in Phuket.