Whenever people mentioned playing golf in Phuket in the past, everyone would think of the Canyon Course at Blue Canyon Country Club. Although for many years, the Canyon was Phuket’s best, and only championship course, over the course of the past few years, another real contender to the throne is Red Mountain GC in Kathu.
Located in the same grounds as the Loch Palm GC in the heart of Kathu, Red Mountain was constructed on an old tin mine with lots of red mountains, which inspired the name of the course. Weaving its way through the mountainous terrain, the course is pristine in terms of condition.
This 18-hole course is played over a total yardage of 6,900 yards with a 72-par, famous for its long par-4s. Long hitters have a real advantage on this course, which is normal on a championship course. The signature hole is the Par-3 17th hole, with an elevated tee and a 50m drop to the green, which is breathtaking and picturesque.
Utilizing the latest technology in terms of grass, the course has Burmuda Hybrid grass for the greens. The varying levels of tees and greens, alongside natural waste bunkers, ravines, flooded gullies and tropical forests accentuate not only 5-star golf, but also showcases the island’s ability to compete on the world golf scene.
This is a course for an experienced player who knows how to manage his/her way around a golf course economically. Playing percentages golf at Red Mountain is a must.
This beautifully manicured course enjoys a true 5-star golf environment, added to by the club’s excellent onsite facilities such as a world-class clubhouse with pro-shop, expansive changing rooms and a restaurant.
If you are looking to play one of the best courses in Phuket, or are simply looking for a golf challenge of the highest order, the Red Mountain GC in Kathu is one of SE-Asia’s best.