As the earth’s largest island, Phuket offers a plethora of activities for all types of people during your holiday. No matter what you’re looking for in your next holiday destination, you’ll find it here..  Located on the west-facing Andaman Sea coast in Southern Thailand, Phuket is a large island that stretches 48 kilometers long and is 21 kilometers wide.

Phuket has been on the ranking for countries with the most golfers, and a lot of people come here to play. Although their prices are higher than in other parts of Thailand, their courses offer unique challenges that make it an exciting destination. For those living in Europe or North America, Phuket is a great place to visit for winter golfing – as rainfall is minimal during this time.

We know that playing golf on the Thai island of Phuket is a great idea. Many courses are available referred in  Phuket Golf Tours and are also affordable to play as well. Here are some recommendations for the 10 best golf courses in Phuket for you.

Laguna Golf Phuket

Laguna Golf Phuket

Laguna Golf Phuket

Laguna Golf Phuket should be in the top of the list of best golf courses in Phuket, which is an 18-hole golf course located within the world-renowned Laguna Phuket Resort – Asia’s first fully integrated destination resort. With proximity to the surrounding hotels, guests who travel to Laguna Phuket for leisure can take it easy with a complimentary shuttle service. The newly redesigned golf course has also been revitalized and is set at world-class standards. This golf course is both challenging and great for serious golfers, but also suitable for beginners.

After fully reopening in January 2015, the new landscape provides golfers with two distinct scenic experiences with lush tropical foliage on the front nine, while the back holes feature coconut groves and sand bunkers.

Start on the back nine with a friendly drivable par-4 and a short dogleg par-5 followed by a straightforward par-3. This hole is rather demanding with the risk of sinking in water (Hole 16). Great hole to finish and you need to flirt with the OB line to get in the right position on the fairway.

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Red Mountain Golf Club

Red Mountain Golf Club

Red Mountain Golf Club

The stunning scenery around Phuket Island makes it the perfect place for golf. We’re concerned that there are many golf courses on this island, but Red Mountain Golf Club is by far one of the best courses in Phuket. Red Mountain Golf Club is a design that Jonathan Morrow, who was inspired by Puerto Rico, unveiled in 2007. The course is just 15 minutes from Karon and Patong beaches and it provides an enjoyable experience every time a round is played.

As you head to the golf course, you will begin to understand just why this course is called the Red Mountain. You may question how a golf course could exist among the jungle and red rock.

The golf course features plenty of greens which are different in size and shape. Some greens have shallow breaks, some have difficult slopes, and others require a more controlled putting stroke. The final six holes are considered to be the real test at Red Mountain golf club and this is where the changes in elevation become noticeable, in addition to the dense vegetation and red rock cliffs.

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Blue Canyon Country Club

Blue Canyon Country Club Canyon Golf Course

Blue Canyon Country Club Canyon Golf Course

Blue Canyon Country Club has been rated as one of the most prestigious golf clubs in Asia, with two stunning, award-winning championship courses on its 700+ acres of succulent valley seamlessly winding its way through rubber plantations and tin mines. Therefore, we have many pieces of evidence to regard this club as one of the best golf courses in Phuket and Thailand as well.

This course was widely recognized after being selected for the Johnnie Walker Classic and became the only three-time host of the Johnnie Walker Classic in 1994, 1998 & 2007. This 18-hole club serves golfers with the best 5-star standard facilities from clubhouse, dining, spa…. No matter if a golf-lover passes Phuket for a traveling or business trip, surely no one will miss this amazing experience.

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Loch Palm Golf Club

Loch Palm Golf Club

Loch Palm Golf Club

Back to the center of Phuket and a favorite course with the local Thai golfers is Loch Palm Golf Club. This 18-hole golf course in Phuket was designed by Dr. Sukitti Klangvisai and opened for play in 1993. It is one of the longest established and best golf courses in Phuket, located in an enviable landscape below the jungle covered in rubber trees.

While the layout may be easy, it doesn’t mean it is devoid of challenges. It may look like one of the most beautiful courses, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to work hard to play your best. There is a large lake, which comes into play on many of the front nine holes and the main test is to keep your ball dry as you reach the turn.  The water even crosses some of the fairways, so be wary of this when teeing up.

The clubhouse’s Thai food is among the best in Phuket. It went through renovations in 2008, just like other more modern golf courses’ clubhouses, and offers a comfortable environment for golfers.

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Mission Hills Phuket Golf Club Resort and Spa

Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort Spa

Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort Spa

If you enjoy the views at Red Mountain Golf Club, you will absolutely love them when playing at Mission Hills Phuket Golf Club Resort and Spa. Jack Nicklaus designed this course so you have spectacular views of the Andaman Sea and it feels like you are playing in an actual PGA tour event. Each hole has its own unique characteristics and multiple ones across the course add up to an experience that you can’t miss in Mission Hills Phuket Golf Club – one of the best golf courses in Phuket.

Together with the bright colors of the greens and the turquoise blue ocean, make Mission Hills Phuket Golf Club a sight for sore eyes, with lovely contrasting colors throughout the 18 holes. Once you’re done with your round, make time to enjoy the clubhouse restaurant and spa. They’re both awesome.

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Phuket Country Club

Phuket Country Club

Phuket Country Club

Phuket Country Club was established in 1989 and is regarded as one of the best golf courses in Phuket and in Thailand as well. They are well known for their beautiful landscape plus their hospitality and service.

Phuket Country Club has hosted several championships, namely Ladies Kosaido Thailand Open 1992, Prince Bernard Cup, Thai Senior PGA Challenge 2002, Phuket Thailand Ladies Masters 2005, and so on.

The Phuket Country Club has two courses: An 18-hole Old course that is over 6483 yards, and the challenging Country Club course, a 9-hole 3375 yard with an especially designed layout to cater to low handicap golfers. Both resorts are convenient as they’re about 30 minutes out of Phuket town and 25 minutes from Patong beach

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Royal Hua Hin Golf Club

Royal Hua Hin Golf Club

Royal Hua Hin Golf Club

Royal Hua Hin Golf Club is one of the best golf courses in Phuket in particular and in Thailand in general, which was built around 1942. It is regarded as one of the world’s top-secret places to play golf with an international standard.

Significant events in the past including the King’s Cup, the Queen’s Cup, the Close Amateur Cup, The Open Amateur Cup, the Mixed Foursome Cup, and the Open junior Cup, used to be held here.

This is one of the oldest world-class international golf courses in Thailand. Established in 1919, construction began during the reign of King Rama VI and was completed during the reign of King Rama VII. Railroad engineer, Mr. A.O.Robin contributed to the design of this all-natural terrain course and is proud of its design, amenities, as well as history, and luxurious scenery.

With a golf course varying in length and difficulty and mature flora standing out all over, this example of American heritage could be easily listed as a national treasure by many professional organizations.

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Katathong Golf Resort

Katathong Golf Resort

Katathong Golf Resort

If you’re looking for a real test of your golfing ability, Katathong Golf Resort and Spa’s 18-hole PGA course is ranked as one of the most challenging pertains to golf in the area. It’s actually not on the island of Phuket but in the adjacent province of Phang Nga.

A modern golf course, called Katathong Golf Resort and Spa, is said to be a bit more of a journey than the two highlighted courses on this island. It takes just about an hour to drive to get there by car then you will be surprised with one of the best golf courses in Phuket like this.

The mountain views are excellent and feature throughout the course, with natural waterfalls and streams common across many of the holes. The fairways are not as long as many other golf courses in Phuket but are narrow, making accuracy off the tee more important than distance.  This makes Katathong Golf Resort and Spa a good contrast to the other golf course in Phuket and is the reason why it is considered a good test of a golfer’s ability.

The clubhouse is designed in charming Sino-Portuguese architectural style and decorated with memorabilia from the mining era, there are even authentic rusting relics of the industrial mine that can still be seen from the fairway, but make sure you have something to eat in the clubhouse afterward as there is not much else around in terms of restaurants

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Palm Hills Golf Club Residence

Palm Hills Golf Club Residence

Palm Hills Golf Club Residence

Today, Palm Hills has hosted a variety of prestigious tournaments and is an 18-holes championship course by world-renowned golf architect Max Wexler. These challenging greens are designed to challenge golfers of all levels.

Golfing at Palm Hills Golf Club Residence gives a unique golf experience with magnificent undulating rolling fairways that go up and down hills, lush greens, and strategically placed hazards, yet enclaves upscale amenities including lavish clubhouses, state-of-the-art sports club, and a sophisticated Pro shop.

This one of the best golf courses in Phuket will offer you a beautiful setting and is ideal for golfing in Thailand. The site is across from the international airport, just 8 minutes away from downtown.

Its estate is exquisite and impeccably maintained by professionals. They have a team of well-trained staff members to help them keep things up to date.

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Santiburi Samui Country Club

Sanitburi Golf Course

Sanitburi Golf Course

The last big name for the best golf courses in Phuket within this series calls Santiburi Country Club, Chiang Rai. It is located away from the heat and bustle of Bangkok, is the only golf course stretching along the hills of the Northern coast of Thailand, and is the first Chiang Rai golf course. The Chiang Rai Robert Trent Jones Jr designed Santiburi Country Club covers vast fields with excellent placement of holes and an abundance of water hazards and bunkers.

Golfers will be surprised by the magnificent beauty of this 18-hole golf course across hilly terrain and slopes deeply down towards the ocean, boasting breathtaking views of the ocean and island.

Many golfers living in Thailand will surely highly recommend Santiburi as one of their favorite golf courses, and this is a true compliment! Come and make your own experience in one of the most beautiful must-visit destinations when visiting Thailand.

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With such full information, if a golfer is on a Thailand travel tour, surely they will not miss out on this extraordinary experience. Not only Bangkok, Chiang Rai… Let’s tee off in at least one of the best golf courses in Phuket.

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I am an avid traveler who loves to play golf and have experience in tourism golf in Vietnam and Southeast Asian countries.

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