I have now been playing golf in Phuket for over 10 years and have to say, not being biased at all, it is the ultimate holiday destination that merges the best holiday atmosphere with such an array of quality golf courses. When I first came to Phuket, many moons ago, I wasn’t even thinking about golf, but a friend suggested we should go and have a round. Out of all the courses on the island, we decide on Phuket Country Club because it seemed to be a forgiving course and an affordable one at the same time.
Phuket Country Club, located in Kathu, just a 10-minute drive from Patong, really is that special course that merges affordability with quality. As we pulled up to the club, we passed by the rolling fairways and were greeted at the clubhouse by a cacophony of smiling female caddies, which immediately awoke us from our slumber.
Making our way into the clubhouse, we looked out across the 18th green from an elevated vantage point and knew we had made the right choice. The course itself is set over a 72-par, culminating in wide fairways, high-quality yet forgiving greens, and a very enjoyable environment. It seemed that maintenance staff were taking care of every hole, and even though it was the ‘dry’ season, the course was a luscious paradise.
Over the years, I have returned to Phuket Country Club more times than I can even count, and even today, everyone is friendly and welcoming. I will never forget my first round of golf in Phuket on the Country Club course, although my scores that day were immediately forgettable.
Please always remember that Phuket Country Club is also a walking course, so you don’t need a buggy to traverse the velvet fairways.
If you are looking for the perfect Phuket golf course to ease you into that golf holiday mentality, we would suggest Phuket Country Club. Click here for more details or to book a round.