Phuket is a city in Thailand that is known for its pristine beaches, great tours, and fabulous shopping. This city is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Thailand, because of all of the fun things to do here. Of all the exciting things to do in Phuket, the most popular has to be playing golf in Phuket.
Every golf course in Phuket will require you to take at least one caddy along per federal regulations in Thailand, but that can be quite helpful since the temperature is known to climb during the day. One thing that sets Phuket golf apart from golf in other parts of the world is that the caddies are female. While it may be a novel thing for many, these caddies are known for providing superior customer service as well as attending to the needs of the golfers on the course. While Phuket has several golf courses, the two best are the Red Mountain Golf Club and Blue Canyon (The Canyon Course).
The Blue Canyon Country Club is internationally known as being one of the best golf courses within the Asian continent. There are several great reasons for this, but probably the best one is that Tiger Woods played on this course. The Blue Canyon Golf Club is home to the Johnny Walker Classic, which is played on the Canyon Course. In 1998, Tiger Woods defeated Ernie Els on this course. That nugget of information alone will have many clamoring to play on this course; however, it is one of the most challenging golf courses in the world. The Canyon Course contains 80 bunkers and 10 water hazards, along with narrow passages that were built to intimidate even the best golfers around.
The Red Mountain Golf Club offers a par 72 course. However, this course was built on top of an old tin mine which means plenty of uphill hoofing. This is the ultimate golfer’s crucible, which makes it one of the most popular destinations to play at. One thing to remember is that golf carts are mandatory at Red Mountain, so be sure to budget a little bit extra for the cart. The rental fee for a golf cart at Red Mountain is 700 Baht.