Golf in Phuket

Golfers in Phuket are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing where to play. With seven different courses and a golf academy spread across the island to play a round, practice your putting or take a swing from a driving range, you’ll not find yourself short on options. Several of the courses have gained world-wide recognition as being some of the best in Asia, often attracting pros, as well as holding professional championships.


In the northern district of Thalang, there are an impressive range of courses to choose from. Blue Canyon Country Club and Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort & Spa are the island’s most exclusive with the former offering two different courses being a canyon backdrop and the other a lakeside setting.

The latter is the only course that boasts spectacular sea views and is home to a PGA coach who is available for exclusive lessons. Thalang is also home to Laguna Phuket Golf Course, a popular choice set within the exclusive Laguna Phuket resort, which is full of luxurious hotels and a range of restaurants.


There are a number of choices at the centre of the island in the town of Kathu where you’ll find an impressive three different options that all offer diversity in their own unique landscapes.

Loch Palm Golf Course is perfect for players of all levels, while Phuket Country Club was the first golf course in Phuket with both a 9-hole and 18-hole course. Red Mountain Golf Club is ideal for those seeking a challenge with its variety of terrains and elevations.


Phunaka Golf Academy offers you a 56-bay driving range. A professional instructor holds single and group lessons, as well as courses for kids.


Blue Canyon Country Club Canyon Course
165 Moo 1, Thepkasattri Road, Thalang, Phuket
Holes: 18 I Length: 6,460 metres I Par: 72
Set within a spectacular landscape surrounded by freshwater lakes, a plentiful variety of trees, and natural canyon. Narrow fairways and numerous doglegs call for precision where all 18-holes require accuracy.

Blue Canyon Country Club Lake Course
165 Moo 1, Thepkasattri Road, Thalang, Phuket
Holes: 18 I Length: 6,460 metres I Par: 72
Lies in a landscape full of water features that create an aquatic challenge at all but one of its holes. This course is famous for its 18th hole, which is considered one of Asia’s finest finishing holes.

Laguna Phuket Golf Course
34 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket
Holes: 18 I Length: 6,189 metres I Par: 72
Currently being revamped to become a world-class five star facility, expected to be complete by January 2015. Therefore, its former 18-hole course has been reduced to 9-holes for the time being.

Loch Palm Golf Course
38 Moo 5, Vichitsongkram Road, Kathu, Phuket
Holes: 18 I Length: 5,994 metres I Par: 72
One of Phuket’s most popular due to its central location and idyllic landscape, which caters to all levels of player from beginning through to professional.

Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort & Spa
195 Moo 4, Pa Khlok, Thalang, Phuket
Holes: 18 I Length: 6,415 metres I Par: 72
A world-class championship 18-hole establishment where players enjoy an exquisite view towards the clear blue waters of the Andaman Sea, as well as lush green jungle in the hills surrounding the course.

Phuket Country Club
80/1 Moo 7, Vichitsongkram Road, Kathu, Phuket
Holes: 27 I Length: 5,929 metres I Par: 72
The very first golf course built in Phuket back in 1989 lies on a former tin mining site. A number of golf championships have been held at the course, including Phuket Thailand Ladies Masters in 2005.

Phunaka Golf Academy
61/17-19 Moo 6, Soi Chaofa 73, Chalong, Phuket
There is a 300 metres, 56-bay driving range from where to practice your swing, as well as a fully-equipped fitness centre.

Red Mountain Golf Club
38 Moo 5, Vichitsongkram Road, Kathu, Phuket
Holes: 18 I Length: 6,314 metres I Par: 72
Set in a former tin mine which has gained a high reputation since opening in 2007. It offers a challenge to players of all levels with waste bunkers, deep ravines and flooded gullies.