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There are half a dozen golf courses on Phuket, but our favourites are the two at Blue Canyon Country Club.
The world championship Canyon Course (the short 14th hole is pictured above) for those of you who like a rigorous challenge, and the stunning Lakes Course for the days when you want a relaxing round with magnificent views of the lush green hills across the many lakes.
Driving ranges, practice putting greens and lessons from professionals are available at both courses, as well as an all female crew of well trained caddies, eager and able to celebrates your victories and guide you through the rough. The excellent club house facilities - and delicious lunches - are the icing on the cake.
For the Phuket golfing experience par excellence, the Blue Canyon Country Club has it all.
For convenience, if you're staying at Banyan Tree Phuket, you may prefer to play the resort's own 18 hole course: Laguna Phuket Golf Club. Measuring 6,654 yards from the back tees and 5,464 yards from the forward tees, the course features a wealth of scenic lagoons, coconut groves and undulating fairways, set against the dramatic backdrop of the surrounding mountains and the nearby sea.
However, if you are staying at Six Senses Yao Noi it's a speed boat ride away, so you might find it easier to save this up until the end of your trip, and play it before flying back up to Bangkok or elsewhere. But there's easy access from both Banyan Tree Phuket and Trisara. About an hour away on the west coast in Khoa Lak, close to amazing diving in the Similan and Surin Islands, is the excellent Sarojin.
Other suggestions for resorts in Thailand with golf
With so many superb resorts to choose from in Thailand, do call on the services of our travel experts to help you decide which option would suit you best.