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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 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; 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: 4,100B in low season and 4,300B high season at Lakes Course; 4,900B in low season and 5,100B in high season at Canyon Course.
  • Laguna Phuket Golf Club, 34 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Rd., at the Laguna Resort Complex on Bang Tao Bay (www.lagunaphuket.com/golf; tel. 07627-0991), is a par-71 championship course with many water features (greens fees: 3,950B–7500B; guests of Laguna resorts receive a discount).
  • Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, 195 Moo 4, Phla Khlok ([tel 07631-0888; 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: 4,500B).

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.