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).