Phuket Country Club
The first ever golf course to be built in Phuket, Thailand’s best-known island, is the Phuket Country Club. This golf course is widely considered to boast one of the finest golf layouts in the whole of Phuket and is an essential golf course on any itinerary for a perfect golfing getaway. Golfers here have the choice of playing the spectacular 18-hole Old Course or the 9-hole Country Club Course. For an unforgettable round of golf on a stunning landscape, the Phuket Country Club makes an unbeatable choice.
Unlike most golf courses that are distinctively set in the back and front nines, the Old Course offers its players three sets of 6 holes, each boasting a unique character. Six holes are set across undulating hills, six holes set flat on the level and the final six are set winding through an idyllic forest. Conveniently for players of a higher handicap, on this course wayward shots are not severely penalised, and they can benefit from a wide range of tee shots. Despite the Old Course accommodating for the less experienced golfer, even high handicappers will have a fantastic round of golf.
18 Holes, Bar, Buggy Hire, Changing Facilities, Club Hire, Driving Range, Par 72, Pro Shop, Putting Green, Restaurant, Short game practice area, Trolley Hire
A signature hole on the Old Course includes the 10th hole, a tricky par-5. This hole is arguably among some of the most difficult holes on the course. Featuring a dogleg leaning to the right that lines the edges of a large lake, even the most experienced golfers are kept on their toes. With the right balance of skill and accuracy, a hole in one can be achieved. Long-hitters can attempt to go straight for the green in order to take advantage of the all-in-one opportunity. A surplus of balls is certainly required with such a complex hole!
Other examples of the fantastic holes on the Old Course include the short par-4 16th hole and the island green par-3 17th hole. These holes are widely considered to be some of the best holes in the whole of Phuket and both encapsulate the character of this magnificent golf course. At these holes, golfers must anticipate an array of bunkers strategically placed across the greens, meanwhile other open fairway bunkers help the player in guiding their shot from the tee.
Conveniently for golfers that just have a few hours spare on their golf holiday in Phuket, the Phuket Country Club is home to a fantastic par-36 9-hole golf course. The Country Club Course is best suited for those of a lower handicap, but the stunning scenery and impeccable layout softens the blow of a wayward shot!