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Phuket Country Club

May 11, 2010

Phuket Country Club is the realisation of a remarkable transformation of a former tin mine located at the heart of Phuket, which since 1989 has been the site of one of the very best courses in Phuket, and one that is a must for any group visiting the popular holiday destination.

10 minutes from the centre of Phuket town and 15 minutes from the famous Patong beach, the Country Club is easily accessible, and has played host to a number of prestigious national professional championships. The par-72 layout is just shy of 6,500 yards, and is characterised by holes of hugely differing characters.

The layout can be approximately divided in three stylistically; six holes span natural undulations, six are flatter, while the remaining six are carved through lush woodland. Severe dog-legs and enormous lakes are among the hallmarks of this Thailand golf holiday gem, which is a superb option for Phuket visitors.

THE OLD COURSE provides a strenuous resort 18-hole, 6483 yards, par 72 golf game.

Hole #10, 557 yards par 5, is one of the most unusual holes you will find anywhere; a dog-leg right that snakes around an enormous lake and reachable in one!

To achieve it, you must aim 90 degree right of the fair way – and be able to carry you drive 240 yards over the water. The course is fun and friendly. Set in a valley, the fairways meandering through the hills and limestone cliffs.

You will traverse 3 distinct environments:- six holes in undulating hills, six holes on the level and six holes through landscape forest.

It is generally not humiliating or intimidating (depending on your temperament, of course!). Wayward shots are not too severely penalized; just stay away from the ‘vertical-cliff’ wall bunkers guarding strategic Greens.

Although high handicappers have the best round of their lives and keep coming back for more, the low handicap golfers still find the course quite a challenge.

THE COUNTRY CLUB COURSE is a challenging 3375 yards (championship tee) par 36, 9-hole course, particularly suitable for the low handicap golfer. The picturesque beauty of the scenery and layout, somewhat softens the difficulty of the course. Watch out for those wayward shots; all are penalized either landing in water or out-of-bounds. However, with five tee-off boxes at each hole, you have a choice of making it less of an ordeal.

The distinct feature is water- water comes into play 90% of the time. Black swans glide amongst the water lilies taking very little heed of your slices! (Hint: high handicap golfers, remember to purchase a few dozen second hand balls from the Pro Shop before tee off! You just might need a few!)

THE DRIVING RANGE is conveniently situated at the entrance of the Country Club Course.

It has 52 floodlit bays and just about everything necessary to help you improve your game- chipping and putting greens, practice bunkers, including a restaurant, serving delicious Thai cuisine.

Need help with your technique? Book a lesson or three with the PGA professional.

No time during the day? Day or night, rain or hail, the weather proof bays and floodlight system will allow you to practice your swing any time,seven days a week. Hitting practice balls here is an experience in itself!

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  1. Shenandoah bed and breakfast permalink
    May 17, 2010 12:24 pm

    Phuket is really an ideal place for golfer. Phuket Country Club landscape looks like really beautiful and valuable for golf trip. We haven’t visited there (Phuket Country Club) before however during our next of Phuket we will try it.

    Best Regards,

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