I have recently returned from Phuket, Thailand from a short visit to meet with the golf course management and golf tour suppliers that support our Phuket golf tours and packages.
There are some spectacular golf courses in Phuket, and combined with Phuket’s relaxed, tropical setting a great golfing experience awaits at Asia's most popular beach destination. Phuket is an island and a province, the largest in Thailand and the size of Singapore. Located on the south west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea and connected to the mainland by the Sarasin Bridge.
Phuket is a golfer’s paradise!
With Red Mountain Golf Club and Blue Canyon Country Club both ranking amongst the best golf courses in the world, visitors to Phuket find themselves spoiled for choice with so many quality golf destinations. Phuket provides the perfect balance between a golfing holiday and relaxation at any of the islands five star hotels and resorts.
Of particular interest was a visit to the newly renovated Laguna Phuket Golf Club. This golf course is undergoing a complete redesign by the Nick Faldo Design team, and when launched in January 2015, will become one of the “must play” courses in South East Asia. I met with Paul Wilson, Director of Golf at Laguna Phuket, who showed me around the new course with its many water carry’s and challenging bunkering. It will be a great test for all standards of golfers.
Managing Director Gary Weir with Paul Wilson at Laguna golf course, Phuket
I plan to return to Phuket in April next year with an Australian golf group, and the new Laguna Phuket course is now well and truly on the International Golf Specialist’s Phuket golfing itinerary.