Phuket is a great place for golf lovers with a wide choice of courses of all standards, styles and prices. Although you have championship courses such as Blue Canyon and Red Mountain, courses such as the Phuket Country Club provide that much needed alternative for players who enjoy wide fairways and forgiving green speeds.
Situated in the heart of Kathu, the ?Country Club? is probably the most popular and definitely the best value for money course on the island. This 18-hole course is a favorite for local expats and tourists because of its quality and affordable green fees.
The Old Course ?
This picturesque 18-hole golf course is set over an area of 6,483 yards with a par of 72. The course layout has a mixture tree-lined fairways and woodlands, and a smattering of water hazards. I always enjoy playing this course more than any other because it suits my high-handicap (15) game, and all the staff and caddies are very friendly. Generally speaking, the course is quite flat, but you will counter some undulations and elevated tee positions.
The signature hole has got to be the 10th, which has wrecked some scorecards over the years ? mine included. This 557 yard par-5 wraps around the entirety of the centerpiece lake. As the bird flies, a big hitter can actually drive the green in one, which is amazing for a par five. Unfortunately, mere mortals have to try and circumnavigate the hole by straddling the lake-lined fairways.
The facilities at the Phuket Country Club are very good. Alongside an excellent restaurant and communal swimming pool, there are lots of changing options, practice greens and a driving range.
Phuket Country Club is one of the most affordable courses on the island, so please click here to book a round of golf with the island?s most trusted golf holiday provider.