Blue Canyon Country Club

Blue Canyon Country Club leaves an impression on every golfer from around the world. Having an opportunity to play and sample the delights of Asia’s finest private golf resort is like being in an exciting natural jungle with daunting natural hazards, an abundance of lakes and towering trees. Blessed with rare, natural landscape, the concept of creating a world standard championship golf resort has been achieved with our courses. On 1,300 acres of land that was originally used for tin-mining and rubber trees, the developers specifically ensured that the original natural surroundings were maintained. Thus only 250,000 cubic metres of earth was removed in comparison to the normal two to three million.

Blue Canyon is also famous for the luxurious Golfer’s Lodge hotel and Clubhouse. With 48 guestrooms, excellent dining facilities offering a variety of Thai, Japanese and Continental cuisine, the spacious Lodge is the heart of the Blue Canyon community. Facilities such as the health centre with Jacuzzis, saunas, steam room and massage are welcome after playing on the Canyon Course or enjoying either our Gary Player Golf Academy, tennis courts and swimming pools.

Blue Canyon Country Club leaped to fame when the Canyon Course was selected as the venue for the Johnnie Walker Classic as well as the 1996 Honda Invitational Tournament of the Omega Tour. Many of the world’s top golfers, including Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Ian Woosnam and Greg Norman, kept the galleries captivated by their excellent play until the excitement of the last hole. Greg Norman holed his final putt to win the Johnnie Walker Classic and Steve Elkington won the Honda Invitational. Tiger Woods also played in the 1994 Johnnie Walker Classic as an amateur and is the current amateur course record holder.

In January, 1998, the Johnnie Walker Classic returned to the Canyon Course. Once again, many of the world’s top golfers competed for the title, including Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Nick Faldo, Fred Couples and Ian Woosnam. The spectacular finish included one of the greatest comebacks in tournament golf. On the final day, Tiger Woods was 9 strokes behind leader Ernie Els. Woods made up the 9 strokes in dynamic fashion and Els had to birdie the 18th for a playoff. The first hole of the playoff was a draw, but Woods birdied the next for a dramatic and hugely popular win in his mother’s homeland.

The Canyon Course is a caddy only course. Designed for the pleasure and enjoyment of golfers at any skill level, the choice of five teeing areas allows the course to be played from varying distances – from a length of 7,054 yards from the back tees to a comfortable 5,974 yards from the forward tees. The course has 18 holes and is par 72.

A different golfing experience will be offered on the challenging Lakes Course, with plenty of water and gently undulating fairways. Panoramic mountain views across the many lakes will provide a memorable golfing environment for everyone.