Blue Canyon Country Club (Canyon Course)
Prominent golf magazines have rated the Canyon Course as one of the most renowned championship courses in Asia. Having seen the feet of many of the best golfers in the world tread her greens as they test their skill, nerves, patience and luck against each other, the Canyon Course has rightly earned her place amongst the best golf courses in Asia.
The Canyon Course is the winner of several prominent awards, including the "Asian & Pacific Golf Course of the Year 1999" (Hertz International Golf Travel Awards). It staged the Honda Invitational in 1996 and was the first course to play host to the prestigious Johnnie Walker Classics Tournament twice; first in 1994 which saw Greg Norman set the Canyon Course record as he climbed back on top to rank as world number one, then again in 1998 which saw Ernie Els defeated in a playoff on the final hole with Tiger Woods after he staged one of the most astounding comebacks championship golf has witnessed.

Architect Yoshikazu Kato took great care to mould his design ideas for the Canyon Course around the natural environment of Phuket Island, making use of the natural woodlands and topography of the land. The result is a striking, organic design, giving a feeling of unperturbed spontaneity to the intimidating natural hazards and the lush fairways.

The Canyon Course features 80 bunkers and water at 10 of its holes as well as plenty of narrow tree-lined fairways, several dog-legs, narrow landing areas and well guarded, slick Bermuda Tifdwarf greens to challenge even the most proficient golfers. Add to this the natural woodlands and roll of the turf, the rough which can punish severely all who accidentally stray there and its par 3, award winning 17th hole, and you have a course which has become one of Asia's most sought after golf destinations.

Blue Canyon Country Club (Lakes Course)
Lakes Course is another award winning masterpiece by renowned architect, Yoshikazu Kato. With his trademark design philosophy of harnessing the natural landscapes and habitats, Mr. Kato has again excelled in creating a course of authentic natural beauty and challenging golf.
As it name suggests, water features heavily on the Lakes Course in the form of water filled canyons left from when the land was used for tin mining. No fewer than 17 of its 18 holes exhibit these striking water hazards, offering an exciting challenge to your round of golf. Gently winding its way over the natural roll of the land and through stands of old, colonial rubber plantations, the Lakes Course is a stunning combination of natural landscape and ingenious design.

The course has five sets of tees for you to choose from, allowing you to select the pace and complexity of your round. The range of tees and large greens means the Lakes Course can be enjoyed by the amateur golfer while at the same time, the championship tees offer a rigorous test leading you round a challenging 7,129 yard course which demands the best even from the top players in the world. Add to this the breathtaking vistas across the lakes to the enchanting Phang Nga mountains, and you have a golfing experience quite apart from any other.
www.bluecanyonclub.com

Laguna Phuket Golf Club
Laguna Phuket Golf Club has won a string of awards for its resort facilities, its club house and its golf course. Formerly the Banyan Tree Golf Club Phuket, recent renovations and innovative design work by Max Wexler and David Abell have transformed the resort into a first-rate golfing experience capable of challenging every golfer.
Rebuilding of the greens have made them truer and faster and have added a new spice to the short game play. The tactical placing of additional sand and water hazards force players to make accurate shots, testing the iron play of golfers of all abilities.

The rolling fairways of this 18 hole, par 71 course gently wind their way through groves of coconut palms reflected in the deceptively tranquil lagoons; with water featuring on 13 holes, an errant shot can be severely punished. For those who like a gamble, there are a few chances for you to test your long drives and cut a few corners, offering you more time to gaze at the panoramic views of the lush, green hills opening out to the Andaman Sea.

With a host of practice facilities, professional golf instruction and a luxuriant club house, the Laguna Phuket Golf Club provides all that is desired for that memorable Phuket golfing experience.
www.lagunaphuketgolf.com

Loch Palm Golf Club
The Loch Palm Golf Club has recently undergone extensive renovations, which have brought it up to compete with the best courses in Thailand. Formerly known as the Phuket Century Gulf Club, the charming course, which gently moulds itself around the natural environment, will challenge golfers of all abilities.
The new design has ensured that players of all levels will be challenged on this 18 hole, par 72 course. The 6,555 yard layout winds its way between refreshing lakes and rows of shady palm trees before taking you into the hills to traverse the slopes, requiring players to keep tight control of their shots as they hit uphill and downhill. Taking you across ravines and across plateaus with smooth slopes and exciting changes in elevation, this course is as invigorating to play as it is to gaze upon.
Nestled around Crystal Lake, and surrounded by lush vistas of rolling hills, this course provides one of the most relaxing and revitalizing rounds of golf available on the island. With its magnificent views, challenging layout and capacious clubhouse, the Loch Palm Golf club promises to leave you satisfied and invigorated.            
www.lochpalm.com/en

Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort & Spa
Sculpted amongst rubber plantations and mangrove forests, the 18 hole, par 72 course winds its way around a total of 6,806 yards. Water makes an appearance at 7 holes and the capricious sea breezes will add a twist to every game, yet despite being nestled next to the crystal clear waters off the eastern coast of Phuket.
This unique Nicklaus Design course offers a stimulating round, both to the eye and to the game. Paspalum Sea Isle grasses, selected for their ability to thrive in the local soils and for their striking colours, together with the vast stretches of immaculate white sand bunkers, make a bold accompaniment to the soft blues of the sky and turquoise sea. Several peculiar features along the course create a sense of fun and excitement while at the same time testing the skills of each player. Hole 18 has 2 greens allowing you to choose an alternative end to your game, and the greens for holes 2 and 5 sit alongside each other on the same island in one of the many water features.

With first-class facilities including a driving range with 5 target greens and the luxurious spa, surrounded by lush forested hills and stretching out to the refreshing clear sea, its easy to see why the popularity of this new addition to Thailand's top golfing destinations continues to rise.It is the newest addition of premium golf course in Thailand, located on the calmer north eastern coast of Phuket island, just 9 kms. from Phuket airport, nestling below a panoramic range of mountain peaks and breathtaking ocean views. Measuring a challenging 6,806 yards from the tournament black tees, or a handful 6,308 yards from the regular blue tees, the golf course is filled with the best selected Paspalum grass for fairways and greens.
www.missionhillsphuket.com

Phuket Country Club
Phuket Country Club is the longest established golf course in Phuket, conveniently located between Phuket Town and Patong beach, twisting through a valley of rolling hills and limestone cliffs.
Phuket Country Club is an 18 hole, 72 par course which has hosted a string of national tournaments. Winding over the site of an old tin mine, Phuket Country Club gives a charming variety of holes which take you through landscaped forests, over level stretches and twisting though flowing hillsides.

Phuket Country Club provides the perfect game for high-handicappers but the Championship tees can still challenging those with low handicaps as it takes you round a tough but fun 6,484 yards.

Whatever challenges you face on the award winning fairways of Phuket Country Club, easily the biggest of them all will be tearing yourself away from its relaxed and friendly atmosphere and charming staff.
www.phuketcountryclub.com

Phunaka Golf Course (9 holes & night course)
Phuket's newest golfing location, Phunaka Golf Course & Golf Academy, offers a satisfying and enjoyable game for practicing and beginner golfers. This 9-hole, par 30 course, set amidst the well-known tropical lushness which Phuket golf is so famed for, also offers some of the most comprehensive training and instruction available in Asia. The course boasts a full range of facilities, including night-time golf, and is conveniently located, making Phunaka Golf Course a great addition to the Thailand golfing map.
Surrounded by immaculately landscaped grounds, Phunaka Golf Course is another breath-taking addition to the ever-expanding golf scene in Phuket. The course, which is both playable yet challenging to players of every level, has been created by designer John Morrow, who is well-known on the island for his ability to seamlessly blend his expertly sculpted courses into the natural flow of the environment. Beginners to the game are given an exhilarating learning experience, whilst more advanced players are given the chance to meet all manor of shots to test and improve their skills.

The 9-hole course is floodlit throughout, giving you the option of teeing-off day or night. So whether you choose to soak up the sun or to beat the heat and follow your swing through star-studded skies, Phunaka Golf promises to offer challenges and rewards for every grade of player.

At the very heart of Phunaka Golf Course is Phunaka Golf Academy, offering the most complete golf instruction in the area. With instructors creating tailor-made programs, designed throughout to address the goals and objectives specific to each student, players at every level will have the opportunity to advance their game on the custom-made Academy Golf Course.

Add to this the impressive 330 yard driving range with 56 bays, simulating real "on-the-course" play, and you have a truly all-inclusive golf course which is open, accessible and enjoyable to all.
www.phunakagolf.com

Red Mountain Golf Club Phuket
The Red Mountain Golf Club Phuket is the Loch Palm Golf Club Phuket's new 18 hole course, just opened in May 2007. Twisting its way over the site of an old tin mine and through the lush hills of Kathu, the Red Mountain course is a dramatic addition to Phuket's golf destinations.
Designer Jonathan Morrow has ingeniously integrated the course into the natural environment, creating an exciting and spontaneous layout ready to challenge golfers of every ability. Nature has ensured that players will face every variety of natural hazard including waste bunkers, towering precipices, deep ravines and flooded gullies. All this while it takes you on a roller-coaster ride through the hills over spectacular gorges and panoramic plateaus with dramatic changes in elevation ensure players will be captivated both by the diversity of play and the spectacular views.

Players will confront water, wind, cliffs, gorges and forests, demanding uphill and downhill play and requiring the use every one of their clubs to get them through the dizzying heights safely. With one hole dropping an incredible 40m from tee to green, the Red Mountain Golf Course takes Phuket golfing to a new level. An exciting variety of green play also presents itself and with the newest, shade-tolerant Bermuda Hybrid grasses, putting surfaces remain fast and true year round.

The Red Mountain Golf Course Phuket is a standard par 72 and covers less than 7,000 yards in total, making it easily enjoyable to players of all levels. Exceptional care has been taken as regards the drainage, ensuring the fairways are ready and in top condition, even after the torrential downpours of rainy season
www.redmountainphuket.com

(Source: www.phuketgolfcourse.com)

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