There are some superb golf courses on Phuket attracting enthusiasts from around the globe. Golf package tour companies offer some great discounts on greens fees; try Phuket Golf (www.phuket-golf.com) or, alternatively, give Phuket Golf vacation (www.phuketgolfcourse.com) a go. Below is a selection of some of the best courses on the island.
- The Blue Canyon Country Club, 165 Moo 1, Thepkasattri Rd., near the airport (tel. 07632-8088; fax 07632-8068; www.bluecanyonclub.com), has two courses, the Canyon Course, a par-72 championship course with natural hazards, trees, and guarded greens, and the Lakes Course, which features water hazards on 17 holes (greens fees: 4,000B Lakes Course; 5,600B Canyon Course).
- Laguna Phuket Golf Club, 34 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Rd., at the Laguna Resort Complex on Bang Tao Bay (tel. 07627-0991; fax 07632-4351), is a par-71 championship course with many water features (greens fees: 3,800B; guests of Laguna resorts receive a discount).
- Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, 195 Moo 4, Phla Khlok ([tel 07631-0888; fax 07631-0899; www.missionhillsphuket.com), is the island's newest international course. It's designed by Jack Nicklaus and offers ocean views over 18 holes and a 9-hole bayview, night course (greens fees: 3,800B).
- An older course, the Phuket Country Club, 80/1 Vichitsongkram Rd., west of Phuket Town (tel. 07631-9200; fax 07631-9206; www.phuketcountryclub.com), has beautiful greens and fairways, plus a giant lake (greens fees: 3,500B).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.