Blue Canyon Country Club - Lakes Course

The younger sibling to the more famous Canyon course on the opposite side of the clubhouse, the Lakes Course at Blue Canyon Country Club has emerged from big brother’s shadow to become an excellent course in its own right thanks to rebuilt greens and additional bunkers.

Sweeping through dramatic scenery and peppered with lakes and canyons, it is a demanding course with enough leeway that an off day isn’t too heavily punished.

Having said that, good scoring requires finding the fairway as approach shots can prove tough even from position A thanks to the creeks and bunkers that intrude upon many of the fairways. The standout hole is probably the last one, up there with the best in Thailand.

From the tee, a large tree some 180 yards away in the centre of your view signals the start of a huge canyon that splits the fairway in two. The conventional line is to go right, leaving a long approach to an elevated green that must cross the canyon. Whichever you choose, if you can make the green in two you deserve some sort of medal.