Golf in Phuket is a great experience for those wanting to combine their holiday with relaxation at some of the world’s best beaches. Phuket is known internationally as one of the most exotic destinations in Southeast Asia. With its endless white beaches, cooling blue lagoons and tropical mountainous interior, it provides a stunning and ideal backdrop for a golf holiday. From basic beach front bungalows, to stunning world-class resort hotels with sumptuous spa facilities, Phuket offers a variation in accommodation to meet all levels of budget.
There are now 7 championship 18 hole golf courses available to choose from. Golf in Phuket first grabbed the world’s attention in 1994, when the Canyon Course of the Blue Canyon Country Club was chosen to host the Johnnie Walker Classic. It is now one of the recognized world’s greatest championship golf courses, regularly visited by top international players. There is plenty of variation in the styles and challenges presented by each course, ensuring that all levels of golfers are catered for. I will write up some reviews of my favorite Phuket golf courses in another post, In the meantime more Phuket golf and holiday information can be found on my web site. Also more Phuket golf information is available in the continuation of this article.
Outside golf, there is an abundance of tourist attractions, ranging from coral reef diving and sailing trips around the local islands, to elephant riding through the interior forests. In the evening, there is a wide variety of restaurants and entertainment to choose from, and Phuket now also hosts some stunning shopping facilities. There are also the local night markets to view and bargain for the wide range locally made products. Patong Beach, the tourist capital, also provides plenty of entertainment for those who wish to party. From the many beer bars, to live bands & music, together with discotheques, you will never be short of choice.
Without doubt, this stunning island is one of the great holiday destinations in the world. For those wishing to combine their golf with total relaxation at some of the best beaches, then Phuket is for you