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).