Laguna Phuket Golf Club
|Course Designer:||Max Wesler|
|Course Information:||18 holes par 71 - 6768 yards|
|Extras:||Golf Cart 700 thb|
|Location:||At the Laguna Resorts and Bang Tao Beach|
|Facilities:||Driving Range, Accommodation, Golf Academy, Restaurants|
|Distance to Patong:||20 Minute drive from Patong|
Excellent Resort and a Great Golf Course
Laguna Phuket Golf Club has won a string of awards for its resort facilities, club house and golf course. It went through a major renovation for 2 years, Laguna Phuket Golf Club reopened its renewed 18 holes on the 1st of January 2015. Now you have the option to walk the course or rent a golf cart.
The golf course is a very pleasant parkland layout, undulating with excellent playing surfaces and conditions. Fairway tiers, depressions and mounds dominate play. Wide fairways are seemingly easy, but golfers still need to position their ball to have good scoring opportunities. Although not overly long at just over 6700 yards from the tips, its par of 71 contains several long and testing holes. Laid out on relatively flat terrain in two out-and-back nine-hole loops, the nicely contoured and usually good-width fairways are often flanked by excellent quality bunkering, or water hazards, or on several occasions both.
Mature trees of many varieties also play their part in defining the holes. From time to time your shot-making will be critically examined, especially where the fairways are narrowed down or the approach shot demands great accuracy. The short par-4 doglegging 9th, for example, requires a well-placed tee-shot, followed by an accurate approach to an island green. Once safely on the greens you will find they are among the truest and fastest on Phuket island. If ever there was a potential card-wrecker, its the long par-5 17th, a hole that poses all manner of challenges. From the tee there is water left and right. Water on the rightside continues all the way to the green, while several bunkers flank the leftside of the pencil-thin fairway. Although villas and a few condominiums line some of the perimeter here, they tend to enhance rather than detract from the course, and are rarely in range. With occasional pleasant views onto Phuket's jungle-clad hills, this is not one of Thailand's most dramatic layouts, but certainly one where your game will be tested in a very pleasant and well-maintained parkland environment.
Extensive facilities include a driving range, putting green, chipping green and practice bunkers. The modest clubhouse provides a first class restaurant with well-stocked full bar. Non-golfers are encouraged to make use of the adjoining luxury spa facilities, which makes a 4-hour spa and massage treatment the perfect companion to a round of golf.
The Phuket Laguna golf course is a good choice for a fun day out on the links. It is also conveniently located in the Laguna area, which makes for easy transportation for those staying at any of the area’s luxury Phuket resorts. An early morning round of golf will leave time for lunch and the rest of the day on the beach or to explore Phuket Island.