Gallery2-Aerial view of the Laguna Phuket course .This is a 18 hole .6768 yard award winning resort course that was redesigned in 2004 by Max Wexler & David Abel
Gallery3-Phuket -Panaromic view of 3 beaches
Gallery4-The Phuket Country Club is a 18 hole ,6484 yard ,Par 72 layout that is rated 71.1/124. Picture features the the 9th green - a Par 5 , 510 yard hole
Gallery5-Phuket-Take a canoe ride amongst huge Limestone cliffs
Gallery6- The Mission hills golf course at Phuket overlooks the Andaman sea & is a 6806 yard ,Par 72 course designed by Jack Nicklaus with spectacular views of the sea
Gallery7 - The Lake course at the Blue canyon. Its a 7129 yard ,Par 72 layout with water in play on 17 holes & is a very challenging course to play
Gallery8- Side view of the 9th green , a 373 yard ,Par 4 design at the Laguna Phuket course
Gallery9-Blue Canyon course. Panaromic views of the 18th hole , a 403 yard ,par 4 finishing hole
About this Package
Phuket is Thailand’s largest island & its most popular tourist destination by the sea. Located along the Andaman sea its about 850 kms south of Bangkok. Almost the size of Singapore it is blessed with magnificent coves and bays, powdery and palm-fringed white beaches. The west of the island along the sea is home to the best of restaurants, beaches, hotels & some world class golf courses. With some of the best golf courses in Asia located here a Golf holiday to Phuket is a must do with a varied mix of courses & other activities to indulge in. Play the Canyon courses rated as some of the best in Asia. The Mission hill course & the Red mountain course have got rave reviews. Then play the award winning resort course at the Laguna Phuket. The Phuket country club & the Loch Palm courses are the old gems which are very popular with locals & visitors alike. Ideally you need a 4N/5D stay to play atleast 3 of the TOP courses here & keep a day aside to explore the beaches & the sea beyond. The perfect holiday here is a 7N/8D break with 5 rounds of golf at a wonderful array of world class courses. Traditionally, the island’s high season is between October and April. To reach Phuket you will have to fly down from Bangkok. Thai Airways International operates a number of daily flights.
COST OF THIS PACKAGE:
Depending on the hotel
4N/5 Days = 4 star hotel + 3 rounds of golf = From 799 USD on a twin sharing basis approx. Will be lower if the group is larger
7N/8 Days = 5 star hotel + 6 rounds of golf = From 1399 USD per person on a twin sharing basis.
No of days – 4N/5D to 7N/8 days
Type of trip – Golfing at the best courses around Phuket
How to travel around (internal) – Road
When to go – Through the year – avoid March to May as its very humid
Currency – 1 USD = 32.11 THB (Sept 2013) – Thai Baht
Blue Canyon – Canyon course A strictly walking course & host to the Johnnie Walker Classic & Honda Invitation this has often been rated as one of the top courses in Asia.Its the most sought after course to play in Phuket & consequently the most expensive.As its name “Canyon” suggests the holes are built along canyon edges with undulating fairways and greens.
Blue Canyon – Lakes course Located alongside the Canyon course this features water in 17 of the 18 holes .Ensure you carry enough golf balls along.Carts are allowed on this course.
Mission Hills Phuket Golf resort & spaA Nicklaus design, set alongside the clear waters of the eastern coast of Phuket. Incredible ocean views abound.Hole 18 has 2 greens alllowing you to choose which one to play. Has a island green with 2 flags for 2 holes.
The Red mountain golf course is the second course at the Loch Palm golf club It is located at the site of an old tin mine & along the lush hills of Kathu This is a compulsory CART course.
Laguna Phuket golf club was earlier known as the Banyan Tree Golf Club. Award winning Laguna Phuket Golf Club features a wealth of tropical scenic lagoons and undulating fairways set against a stunning backdrop of mountains and nearby sea.It has water in play on 13 holes & is a PAR 71 course & is set in a resort. It’s a walking course. The sea breeze can really spice up your game here.
Phuket Country Club is an 18 hole, 72 par course which has hosted a string of national tournaments. Built around the site of an old tin mine, do not let the short yardage fool you. With water, changes in elevation & thick vegetation it is a challenging layout.The course also has a additional 9 hole layout. The 10th hole, a 557 yard, Par 5 can be reached in ONE SHOT !!! The fairway runs all around a lake & you tee off from a elevated tee box to a fairway that runs from left to right in a semi circle .The right edge of the semi circle is the green which needs a 280 carry to get to !!
Loch Palm course – Nestled along the Crystal lake with palm trees, changes in elevation & with the redesign it is a extremely pretty course & well maintained. This lake is the largest water body on any golf course in Phuket .Has the Red mountain course added on recently making it a 36 hole complex
Pictures – courtesy TAT(http://www.tourismthailand.org) and Respective Golf courses/clubs