Laguna Phuket Golf Club - - - Before renovation

Course Data
LocationBangkok, Phuket
Yardage6654 yards Par 72
Course Rating72.1
Playing Date 6 Dec. 2005
DesignerMax Wexler & David Abel
Golf CartNo
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Landscaping & Views

The course is built on a flat terrain where some wetlands are converted into lagoons. The front 9 has many easy holes and may not be too challenging for low handicap players while the back 9 is much tougher and each hole varies more significantly. This is a relaxing resort course that isn’t difficult. Laguna Phuket GC is also called “Banyan Tree Course”.

A view from the clubhouse

A view from the clubhouse

A view from the clubhouse

7th Par 3 220 yards

7th Par 3 220 yards
A slightly downhill, long par 3. The green measures almost 60 yards in length and the difference of the front and back pins is 40 yards at maximum, making the club selection important depending on the pin position. This hole is not only long but also water on the right of the green comes into play. It is a challenging hole.

9th Par 4 373 yards

9th Par 4 373 yards (2)

9th Par 4 373 yards (1)
A dogleg to the left. If you can drive over the trees, you can shorten the distance on the second shot. This will make it easier to hit onto an island green over water.
10th Par 4 424 yards

10th Par 4 424 yards (2)

10th Par 4 424 yards (1)
A slight dogleg to the right. Be careful of a lake, which can’t be seen from the tee, on the left of the fairway 250 yards off the tee. The second shot is over the lake and probably the most difficult shot on the course. The shallow green is protected by a sweeping bunker of almost 100 yards in the front. The surrounding view of the green from the second shot area is superb.
14th Par 4 398 yards

14th Par 4 398 yards (2)

14th Par 4 398 yards (1)
A slightly dogleg to the left. The fairway is narrow with trees on both sides. If your tee shot is errant, even if only slightly, you have a high chance of a bogey. The green is narrow, double-tiered and protected by bunkers on both sides.

17th Par 5 612 yards
A long par 5.This is a signature hole that doglegs right adjacent to a big lake. Waters come into play on both sides off the tee. The second shot needs to be accurate as the landing area is narrow with the water on the right and a series of bunkers on the left. A precise lay-up is needed on the second shot as the lake protrudes into the fairway just short of the large tree, so if you use a 3 wood on the second shot, you will likely find your ball in the lake. Then, you may use a fairway wood on a long third shot. This is a hole that is very happy with a par.

17th Par 5 612 yards (3)

17th Par 5 612 yards (2)

17th Par 5 612 yards (1)
19th hole

It is a 25-minute drive from airport. This is a public course surrounded by 5-star resort hotels such as Banyan Tree, Almanda, Sheraton, Dusit.


Resrt hotels surounding the course

The other Max Wexler designed courses in Asia are Palm Hill GC in Thailand, Glenmaire G&CGunung Raya GR in Malaysia, RBA GC in Brunei and Tanah Merah CC –Tampines Course, Sentosa GC – Tanjong Course, National Service R&CC in Singapore.