Phuket Country Club – New Course

Course Data
LocationPhuket, Thailand
Yardage3597 yards Par 37
Course Rating 
Playing Date4 Dec. 2005
DesignerSukitti Klangvisa
Golf CartYes (can be drive on the fairways)
Overall Rating
Course Layout
Difficulty Level
Greens Condition
Fairways Condition
Landscaping & Views

Phuket Country Club has 27 holes, consisting of this 9-hole New Course and 18-hole Old Course. The designer is the same. There are different clubhouses and there’s a 5-minutes ride between 2 courses. The Old Course is suitable for beginners & intermediate players while the New Course is for advanced players. The New Course is flat with strategically placed water hazards, which requires accurate shots and good course management.

A view

A view from the clubhouse

A view from the clubhouse

1st  Par 5 575 yards

1st Par 5 575 yards (2)

1st Par 5 575 yards (1)
A slight dogleg to the left hole with a lake on the left. The lake cuts in front of the green and making it necessary for the third shot to clear the water. The green slopes from back to front. It is narrow but 50 yards deep.
3rd Par 5 535 yards
A dogleg to the right par 5. After a tee shot over a lake, the fairway curves to the right .The green is also swung further to the right. Long hitters can reach the green in 2 by making short cuts over the lake.

3rd Par 5 535 yards (3)

3rd Par 5 535 yards (2)

3rd Par 5 535 yards (1)
6th  Par 3 150 yards

6th Par 3 150 yards
A short par 3 over water. Bunkers around the green are in play. The elevated tee offers a pretty good view.
8th  Par 4 450 yards

8th Par 4 450 yards (2)

8th Par 4 450 yards (1)
A slight dogleg to the right. It is a long & difficult par 4. There are two attacking routes off the tee. A creek runs 220-240 yards off the tee on the right fairway and 260-280 yards on the left fairway. Long hitters should hit onto the left fairway in spite of the longer route to avoid the water. If you choose the right fairway, you need to hit onto the center of the fairway: otherwise, trees encroaching from right & left will hinder your second shot.
9th  Par 5 567 yards
A sharp dogleg to the right which bends from 100 yards in front of the green. A series of bunkers await your poor second shot. If your ball is in the bunker, the third shot is more difficult as it requires a full water carry. The green is shaped like a peninsula protruding into the lake. Wrong distance on the approach to the green will end up as a victim to the water hazard. The green floating on the lake is picturesque.

9th green

9th Par 5 567 yards (2)

9th Par 5 567 yards (1)
19th hole

It is a 45 minutes ride from Phuket Airport. You need to be accompanied by a member or to book through travel agencies.

I have introduced only 18-hole golf courses. However this 9-hole course was too good and I include it as an exception.


Swimming pool 

The other Sukitti Klangvisa deigned courses in Thailand are Lock Palm GC, The Majestic Creek CC and Tanyatanee CC.