Best Phuket Golf Clubs and Courses

Phuket is the world top holiday destination, not only for beach lovers but also golfers. Phuket Golf clubs offer stunning landscapes, tropical climate and world-class golf courses that give players new experiences.

The scenery and course design every club offers is incredible and unique. Since, well-known leading course architects like Jonathan Morrow, Paul Jansen and Suktti Klangvisai created true masterpieces in the course design. As well as some courses have hosted world-class golf tournaments over the years of their existence.

The all-year-long summer in Phuket has its own attraction. With an average temperature of 30 degrees, many golfers believe that it makes a golf ball travels further and gives you a feeling of playing the best golf in your life.

person playing golf

Can I travel anytime? Travel here between November to April, since in these months the island has minimal rainfall.

Besides offering its best view and course design, Phuket Gold courses have high standards of world-class on-course conditions and five-star onsite facilities. All golf courses have an excellent location, which is close to resorts and hotels. Thus, golfing is very convenient for people who are travelling here. The facilities range from swimming pools, spas and clubhouses to restaurants and lounge bars.

Thailand’s hospitality services are one of the best you might ever experience in your life. Therefore, it is one of the reasons why travellers would like to come over and over again.

The caddies in all golf courses will help you from carrying your staff to giving professional advice to nail all the holes. Hence, caddies and golf carts are compulsory on all the golf courses.

Here are the top five golf courses in Phuket based on its scenery, difficulty, facility and price.

1. Red Mountain Golf Club

Red Mountain is considered to be one of the top rank Phuket Golf courses. It is located in the heart of Phuket at Kathu. Additionally, the prestigious awards like ‘Platinum Golf Course of the Year’ prove this golf course outstanding performances and how it is an excellent place to visit. It is also known as the highest rank of golf course across Phuket. While it is a champion class golf course, it can be a fun game for all golfers at any level.

Red Mountain Gold Club Phuket

Scenery and course design

Taking advantages of the variety of landforms and undulating landscapes this golf course offers unforgettable experiences for golfers. It is a fun playing environment with a breath-taking view, where you enjoy the red mountainous terrain view at first hand. The course has 18 holes and 72-par.

The signature hole is the 17th hole, where there is a dramatically elevated view with a 50-meter drop from tee to green.

red mountain golf course design

Facilities and service

Red Mountain Golf Club offers five-star onsite facilities from a restaurant, kiosks in every three holes, locker rooms and staging area. There is also an excellent driving range for those who want to warm up and hit some golf balls before starting. Moreover, the course also provides some rental equipment with an excellent condition from well-known brands like TaylorMade and Nike.

Red Mountain Golf Club facilities

Price

Even though some people might find it a bit expensive, many golfers said this course is worth the money. With all the excellent service, high-quality rental equipment and super friendly staff, Red Mountain Golf Club charge customers ฿6,000 for 18 holes and ฿3,300 for nine holes.

Caddy fee is ฿400 and golf cart fee is ฿700.

2. Loch Palm Golf Club

Loch Palm Golf Club is located near the Red Mountain Golf Course, right in the central of Phuket, with only a short drive from Phuket Town and Patong Beach. It is suitable for beginners, intermediates and professional golfers to test their ability while enjoying the relaxing view of the location. It recently earned a title of ‘The most relaxing golf course in Phuket’. For those who are mid-level golfers, this is a perfect course to try.

Loch Palm Golf Club hole 18

Scenery and course design

While you are here, enjoy the panoramic range of peaks, beautiful scenery between Kathu Waterfalls and Kathu Village and refreshing Crystal Lake. Crystal Lake is the largest lake of any course in Phuket, which the unique feature of this course. This course has 18 holes course with 72-par. The first nine holes are placed among lakes and palm trees whereas the second nine holes walk you through incredible mountains view, uphill and downhill woods.

Loch Palm Golf ClubThe signature hole of this course is the 16th hole (Par 3). It is known as the most challenging hole, located beside a large lake where the green area is between two sand bunkers. This hole will challenge your golf skill.

Facilities and service

The course provides excellent facilities and service to accompany your visit. There are locker rooms, pro shop and a restaurant that serves Thai and international dishes. The pro shop provides high-quality rental equipment from brands like TaylorMade. Also, there is a nice driving range area for you to use before starting on.

Price

Many people argue that Loch Palm Golf Club is ‘The best value for money’. Compared Red Mountain Golf Club, the prices here are lower. It charges you ฿4,800 for 18 holes and ฿2,500 for nine holes.

The caddy fee is ฿400 and golf cart fee is ฿700.

3. Blue Canyon Country Club

Blue Canyon Country Club has two golf courses, which are the canyon course and lake course. It is located on the north side of Phuket close to Phuket airport. This course has been used for many international and regional golf tournaments since the 90s. This golf course has made its way to becoming a world-class golf course and known as the best in Asia by winning many awards. It has been awarded the ‘Top 500 Best Holes in the World’ for its 7th hole, par-3.

Golfer Phuket

Scenery and course design

Set in a natural environment around the canyon and lake the course design was created in variety ways that give unique experiences to the players. Taking advantages of its natural landscape, many natural is taken part into the great layout, like when in 10 holes water comes into play. Also, it has more than 80 bunkers.

The signature hole for canyon course is the 13th hole, which they call a Tiger hole. It has a gap canyon drops off the tee box, which requires high skill and experience. The name itself was inspired by the moment when Tiger Woods was driving the green on this hole. Hence, many players have tried to copy him, but many balls have been lost to the canyon depth.

Facilities and service

Blue Canyon Country Club offers golfers its full package facilities from a restaurant and spa to a hotel. They have three restaurants with friendly people ready to welcome you in the clubhouse. Moreover, the restaurant serves authentic Thai food and international dishes like Japanese and Western food suitable to every taste. For those who want to fulfil the need of relaxation, this place also offers a fantastic salon and spa treatments.

Last but not least, for those who are travelling down here, there are rooms with special prices for you to choose if you are planning to stay.

golfer and a range shot

Price

For the canyon course, 18-hole costs ฿5,600 and ฿3,300 for 9-hole whereas the lakes course is cheaper with ฿4,800 for 18-hole and ฿2,800 for 9-holes.

The caddy fee is ฿300 and cart cost ฿700.

Address: 154 Moo 1, Thepkasattri, Talang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Website: http://www.bluecanyonclub.com/golf/

4. Laguna Country Club

Laguna Country Club was recently refurbished, formerly was Banyan Tree Golf Club, and reopened in January 2015. Now, with a new landscape and modern course design, this course offers a world-class standard layout with a very playable yet challenging course suitable for golfers at any level. Located within the famous Laguna Phuket Resort, this golf course is a perfect golf holiday destination. Since the refurbishment was a huge success a year after Laguna was awarded ‘Thailand Best Golf Course’ of 2015.

The golf course is located on the East side of Phuket, very close to the seaside, namely Laguna Beach. While playing here, you’ll enjoy relaxing landscape of Bang Tao Bay, as well as the pleasant breeze of the Andaman Sea.

Golf Ball

Scenery and course design

The refurbishment created two areas for golfers to play and enjoy. The first scenic experience is the lush tropical view then coming to the end of the game golfers will enjoy coconut groves and sand bunkers. The Phuket Mountain and lagoon scenery will accompany players along the 18 holes. This course offers an 18-hole and par-71 golf course.

The signature hole of this course is the 17th hole that has a nearly 600 yards distance from the tee box to reach the green. Therefore this hole will bring your golf skill to the next level.

Golf Hole

Facilities and service

Before starting, you can warm up at the driving range, putting greens and practice bunkers. During your play, you can easily find kiosks with a variety of beverages and cold towel.

The golf course comes with luxury facilities that include full-service locker rooms, golf bag storage, a well stocked Pro Shop and Café that offers international daytime dining with air-conditioning inside and outdoor terrace seating areas. Moreover, you can enjoy the stunning views of this golf course in every corner of the facilities.

This Phuket golf course has an excellent location where it is close to island’s best resorts, such as Dusit Laguna, Banyan Tree and Sheraton Grande.

Price

The golf course and luxury facilities provided come with a slightly premium price. Visitors can enjoy 18-hole games with ฿5,200 and ฿2,900 for 9-hole games. The caddy fee is ฿350 and golf cart costs ฿5700. You can also rent some equipment that includes umbrella, bags, shoes or add more balls from ฿300. There is a special price if you stay at the Laguna Resort.

Address: 29 Moo 4 Srisoonthorn Road Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Website: http://www.lagunagolf.com

5. Phuket Country Club

Phuket Country Club was established in 1989 and claimed to be the first Phuket golf course. Hence, prestige golf tournaments were hosted here From Prince Bernard Club to Phuket Asian Senior Masters championships. This golf course has two courses, which are Old Course (18-hole) and Country Club course (9-hole). The locations of these golf courses are next to each other, both in the central of Phuket.

Phuket country club golfer

Scenery and course design

In the old course, you will experience three different areas, which are six holes with undulating hills, as well as six holes on the level and six holes with stunning forest landscape.

The signature hole for this course is the 10th hole. To achieve it players must be able to drive 240 yards over the water. Hence, it can either prove your golf skill or lost many balls here. Another famous hole is the 3rd hole, which is known as the best short hole in Phuket.

In the country club course with a 9-hole and 36-par game, 90% of the time water comes into play. Even though it is only a 9-hole golf course, don’t underestimate its difficulty because some golfers argue that it is the hardest 9-hole golf course on the island.

Golf Thailand

Facilities and service

Both golf courses are fully equipped with locker rooms, pro shop, tennis court, driving range and a five restaurant with Thai and International dishes. The golf rental club has a range of brands from Titleist, Cobra to Nike.

The country club course offers newer and more modern facilities compared to the old course. Hence, it a five-star clubhouse and friendly staff waiting for you.

Price

The old golf course costs ฿4,000 (18-hole) and ฿2,100 (9-hole). The country club course fee is ฿2,400 (18-hole) and ฿1,600 (9-hole). Also, you must pay the caddy fee for ฿400 (18-hole) and ฿300 (9-hole).

Address: Old Course (18-hole)
80/ 1 Vichitsongkram Rd, Moo 7, Kathu District, Phuket 83120, Thailand

Country Club Course (9-hole)
97/4 Vichitsongkram Rd, Moo 7, Kathu District, Phuket 83120, Thailand
Website: http://www.phuketcountryclub.com/

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