Why you need to visit Phuket to play golf

By Alan Wass | December 15th, 2017 | Leave a Comment


It’s a great time in history for golfers across the world who want to enjoy golf holidays. There is more choice than ever before, and with the onset of the internet, you can obtain information more quickly and freely than ever before on worldwide golf holiday destinations. Phuket is a popular place to play golf, and obviously is a world-class holiday island in its own right. So, why would you choose Phuket as your golf holiday destination instead of somewhere else? Here are some reasons why Phuket is the perfect golf holiday destination.

Sub-Tropical Environment

Although it sounds great to visit Scotland or some other place in the British Isles to play golf, but when the rain is pelting down and your drives are only reaching 100 yards due to gale-force winds in your face and everything tastes salty, you will wish you reconsidered. Phuket has a year-round sub-tropical clime that is perfect for golf. Because we have rainy seasons, the conditions in Phuket are always hot and green, which is such a contrast to other golf holiday destinations across the world.

If you want to play Phuket at the best time of the year in terms of comfortable temperatures, little humid ad rainfall, we would suggest between December and April. The temperatures are still over 30 degrees during May to November, but the humidity is higher and there is more chance of rain. It is still hot though!


Unique Culture

One of the great things about visiting Phuket for a golf holiday is that you get the opportunity to sample Thailand’s rich and exciting culture at first hand, which has to be seen to be believed. Thailand is one of the most unique places in the world in terms of culture, untouched by Western crusaders and harking back almost 1,000 years. The mix of temples, food and life philosophies is worth the journey by itself, even without playing golf.

If you are looking for fascinating architecture and want to know more about the island’s roots, the Sino-Portuguese architecture in Phuket Town harks back to a time when Chinese settlers first made Phuket their home. Other cultural hotspots include the classy Chalong Temple and the awe-inspiring Big Buddha Hill, which is simply majestic in every way.

Phuket has a vast history and lots of cultural delights to enhance your Phuket golf holiday to the next level.


Phuket is a World-Class Holiday Destination

Playing golf in Phuket makes the most sense because it is already a desirable world-class holiday destination with stunning beaches, excellent road systems, an international airport, fantastic nightlife, first-class shopping options and lots of restaurants serving all manner of cuisine styles from the four corners of the globe. Take advantage of world-class shopping centers such as Central Festival near Phuket Town, or the massive Jungceylon Shopping Center in Patong.

Some of the most recommended Phuket beaches include Nai Harn Beach, Nai Yang Beach and Kata Noi. If you are looking for exciting nightlife, we would suggest you visit Bangla Road in Patong to find the largest choice of bars, restaurants and nightclubs on the island. If you are looking for a more laidback affair, we would suggest Karon, Kata, Surin or Kamala.

Phuket really does have everything you need from a golf holiday destination… and then some!

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