Blue Canyon Country Club - Lakes Course
|Course Designer:||Yoshikazu Kato|
|Course Information:||18 holes par 72 - 7179 yards|
|Extras:||Golf Cart 700 thb|
|Location:||At the north end of Phuket, near Phuket Airport|
|Facilities:||Driving Range, Accommodation, Golf Academy, Massage, Restaurants, Spa, Swimming Pool|
|Distance to Patong:||40 Minute drive from Patong|
A beautifully designed course with the best finishing holes in Phuket
Established in 1999, the Lakes Course has water hazards coming to play on 17 out of 18 holes. The course is a mixture of water-filled canyons created by open cast mining with its natural land flow left relatively unchanged. Its front 9 holes run through a landscape of lakes and original canyons, whilst the back 9 weaves around more scenic lakes and soft whispering woodlands of rubber trees.
Architect Yoshikazu Kato has masterfully provided an inspiring alternative to Blue Canyon's myriad of golfing standards. From the championship tees, this is a 7,129-yard challenge with target-driving areas set at 270 yards to accommodate today's long hitting professionals. . With a range of five sets of tees to choose from, it is capable of challenging the best players in the world, although even modest players can enjoy this course with wide fairways and generous greens.
The greens are much wider than Canyon Course; in fact the Lakes Course boasts some of the largest greens in Asia. Hole 6 occupies 1,115 sq.m. and Hole 2 green is 1,040 sq.m. For Lakes Course, it is often easy to drive to the green but the real test of golfing mettle will be your putting skills to hole them.
Hole 18 is also well known as one of Asia's best finishing hole in golf. It gives golfers a choice to end their final stroke onto the green from two platforms. A lone tree separates two totally differnt fairway options. The vegetation fringed waterfilled canyon is on the right and expands against fairway. The high left side allow a view of a small green between high rust tinted canyon walls, steep grassed mounds and a big water filled canyon. The right side of fairway allows longer drive, but the partly hidden view of the green psychologically takes back advantage. Lakes Course Hole 18 is ranked as one of the top best par-four in Asia by Asian Golf Monthly 2004.