Golf lovers will find Phuket a veritable golfing paradise. With some of the best golf courses and facilities at your disposal, fans of one of the oldest sports on the planet will think they?ve died and gone to heaven. The first part of this article is devoted to the best value for money courses on the island.
Phuket Country Club
Easily one of the island?s friendliest and value for money golf clubs, Phuket Country Club, situated in Kathu. The Old Course provides a strenuous 18-hole, 6483 yards, par 72 game of golf. With forgiving fairways and reasonable green speeds, this is a golf course more aimed towards those of all abilities.
Laguna Phuket Golf Club
Laguna Phuket is the island’s only resort-based 18-hole, par 71 golf course. Designed by Max Wexler and David Abell, measuring 6,654 yards from the back tees and 5,464 yards from the forward tees, the award winning Laguna Phuket Golf Club features a wealth of tropical scenic lagoons and undulating fairways set against a stunning backdrop of mountains and the nearby ocean. Situated at the exclusive Laguna Resort, this is one of the island?s classiest courses. Please remember that at the moment the course is being renovated.
Mission Hills Golf Club
Situated on the northeastern coast of the island within close proximity to Phuket International Airport, this fabulous 18-hole, 72-par course is over 6,000 yards long. Designed by golfing demigod, Jack Nicklaus, the course is ideal for those of all abilities. Although the course is fairly flat, the main obstacles to overcome are bunkers, which you will find at every turn.
Phunaka Golf Course & Academy
A highlight of any visit to the idyllic island of Phuket is a round at the Phunaka Golf Course & Golf Academy at Chalong. This exceptional floodlit 9-hole golf course, complete with driving range and golf academy, presents challenges and rewards players of all levels. The location is simply stunning and the course is Phuket?s newest edition. Phunaka is not only the island?s newest course but also its first and only floodlit course. If that is not a reason to play at the club, I don?t know what is!