Set among spectacular beaches and enchanting islands along the Andaman Sea is amazing Phuket, Thailand. The island’s breath-taking Sino-Portuguese style architecture and strong religious heritage with its Buddhist temples, statues, and monuments also attracts visitors, though known for its beaches and stunning seaside views. Yet, more unknown, is that for golfers, Phuket is covered with gorgeous world-class golf destinations!
Laguna Golf Phuket
Situated on Bang Tao Beach, Laguna Golf Phuket provides golfers with two distinct scenic experiences, lush tropical foliage on the front nine and serene coconut groves and sand bunkers on the back nine. Since its redesign in 2015 by golf course designer Paul Jansen, the course has received numerous awards and accolades including, ‘Top 10 Best Maintained Course in the Asia Pacific’ and ‘Thailand’s Best Golf Course’ from the Asia Golf Awards and World Golf Awards.
The Red Mountain Golf Club
Transformed from a tin mine, Red Mountain Golf Club’s course is undoubtedly challenging. Professional golfer and course designer John Morrow explained, “I was a little concern people won’t like it because it’s difficult, if you do not hit the ball straight you’re going to lose a lot of golf balls. And I think the thing that makes it fun is that visually there always something fantastic to look at.”
Loch Palm Golf Club
Well known for its relaxing atmosphere and breezy fairways Loch Palm Golf Club is lined with palm trees that wind around a serene lake. One of Phuket’s truly stunning holes, the par 5 14th is made up of a large undulating green, guarded by water all sides with a long beach bunker in front lying 60-feet below the tee.
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Written by Sara Nabila Harris
Sara Nabila Harris is the head writer at GOASEAN. Currently based in Kuala, Lumpur and travelling Southeast Asia. In addition to research, writing and producing videos, she cracks dad jokes and enters pun competitions.
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