For many a year, Blue Canyon Country Club was widely accepted as the premier golf course on the shores of Phuket, no doubt due to its amazing layout and a reputation that has seen it host some of Asia?s highest ranking golf tournaments with world-renowned players such as Tiger Woods and Freddie Couples gracing its fairways. However, now there is a new kid on the block that is changing the face of Phuket golf as we know it ? Red Mountain Golf Club.
Located near to the Loch Pam golf complex in Kathu, Red Mountain was first created just over 5 years ago, and from the moment the first ball was struck on Hole-1, you knew it was going to be something special. Shaped and molded through an area of the island that was formally a tin-mine, the course weaves its way through, as you could expect, red mountainous terrain against the backdrop of carpeted fairways, elevated tees and glass-like greens that wouldn?t look out of place during the US Open.
Although the conditions are simply supreme and stunningly maintained, the focal point of the course is its awe-inspiring natural scenery that really takes it to the next level.
Set over 18 holes and a distance of approximately 7,000 yards, this 72-par course is championship golf personified, and we are sure that over the next few years it will be hosting some of the continents best tournament and golfers? that?s how good it really is.
As we said earlier, Blue Canyon was always seen as the darling, the jewel if you like, of the Phuket golf scene, but now there is another big player in town and it?s not taking no for an answer.
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