When talking about golf in Phuket, much is made in regards to the island?s Championship courses at the Blue Canyon Country Club and at Red Mountain GC. Although those two golf clubs are 5-star in regards to the course conditions and clubhouse services, both courses can be extremely difficult for the beginner. However, if you are a beginner or novice to the game, you would be better to play a course that ideally suits the learning curve of your game. We have the definitive choice of golf courses on the island with enough diversity to please everyone.
The two best courses for the beginner are Phunaka GC and Phuket Country Club, which are both incidentally the best value for money golf courses in Phuket
Phuket Country Club
Established for over 20 years, Phuket Country Club is an 18-hole, 72-par course located in Kathu, just a 10-minute drive from Patong. With wide fairways, easy-to-read greens and great conditions, Phuket Country Club is easily the best value for money course and also the best for beginners.
The course is very mature, the staff and caddies are extremely friendly and the prices are very affordable. What more could you ask for? To see the full details or to book a round of golf at Phuket Country Club, please click here.
Phunaka Golf Club
As the island?s newest golf course, Phunaka is still growing into its surroundings, which makes for the cheapest round of golf in Phuket. John Morrow, the golf course designer famed for creating courses that blend into their natural surroundings, was the architect for Phunaka.
This 9-hole course situated close to Chalong Temple has a par of 30 and is also widely known for its golf academy, excellent driving range facilities and the unique title of being the only course in Phuket with floodlights for night golf.
The course is perfect for a beginner or novice and is quite a learning experience. Please click here to find out more info or book a round of golf at Phunaka GC.
Mission Hills on the northeast coast of the island and Laguna Phuket GC at Bang Tao are also a great choice for novices. Click here to check out Laguna Phuket. You can also click here to find out more information about Mission Hills GC.