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Blue Canyon Country Club : Canyon Course

The Canyon Course features natural hazards, acres of lakes accentuated by towering trees, multiple tees, rolling fairways and slick Bermuda Tiff Dwarf greens. The Johnnie Walker Classic 1994, 1998 and the Honda Invitational Tournament 1996 were played on this course.

Contoured fairways and skillfully placed pure white sand bunkers combine to create a beautiful, distinctive and challenging golf environment. Views across the golf course are exciting and dramatic. The course is also serviced by five kiosks offering a wide range of cold drinks and snacks for leisurely consumption.

Gary Player was moved to comment. "Absolutely magnificent course, they've got the most beautiful setting, really using the natural landscape and building the holes around it. You won't find a better club house anywhere in the world, the food is good, and everybody is friendly. How can you beat it!"

  1. Overview
  2. Facilities
  3. Course Guide
  4. Scorecard
  5. Special Rates

Canyon Courses Overview

Blue Canyon Country Club is one of the most prestigious courses in Asia.

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. The local club members call the course the "Blue Nasty"

European PGA Tour pros say that Blue Canyon is one of the best courses they play all year and is certainly amongst the top five in Asia.

The Canyon Course features natural hazards, acres of lakes accentuated by towering trees, multiple tees, rolling fairways and slick Bermuda Tiff Dwarf greens. The Johnnie Walker Classic 1994, 1998 and the Honda Invitational Tournament 1996 were played on this course

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Golf Course Published Rates

Price per golfer / round in THB

Description Published Rate (THB)
Visitors Visitors
Green Fee Weekdays/Weekends 5,600;
18 holes
3,300; 9 holes
Special Discount Rates
Description Special Rate (THB) Remarks
Green Fee Only 4,750 pre book, pre pay, 7 days in advance
1 Golfer 6,200 Full service; includes Green fee
and round trip transport.
All relevant government Taxes VAT and
service Charge
2 Golfers 5,700
3 Golfers 5,,550
4 Golfers 5,400
Group Special price on application
Caddy Fee 350 Note: We recommend caddy tip minimum 400.-Baht per 18 holes.  
Rental Item Rental Rate (THB)
Club Set 1000 ++
Shoes 250
Umbrella 125

Canyon Courses Facilities

  • Conference room
  • Golfer's Terrace
  • Lobby Lounge
  • Sauna
  • Steam Bath
  • Whirlpool
  • Massage room
  • Pro shop
  • Locker room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Golf Instruction
  • Driving range

Golf Course Published Rates

Price per golfer / round in THB

Description Published Rate (THB)
Visitors Visitors
Green Fee Weekdays/Weekends 5,600. 18 holes 2,000; 9 holes
Special Discount Rates
Description Special Rate (THB) Remarks
Green Fee Only   pre book, pre pay, 7 days in advance
1 Golfer   Full service; includes Green fee and round trip transport.
All relevant government Taxes VAT and
service Charge
2 Golfers  
3 Golfers  
4 Golfers  
Group Special price on application
Caddy Fee    
Rental Item Rental Rate (THB)
Club Set 1,000 ++
Shoes 250
Umbrella 125

Canyon Courses Guide

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.

The signature hole:
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.

Hole 1

A relatively gentle opening – until you reach the green! A well-executed tee shot of about 220 yards (from the blue tee) will avoid the large traps on the left and palm trees beyond the fairway. Uphill approach to the green should be kept short and right of the hole, as putts from the back left can be extremely fast.

 

 

 

 

Black 563 yards
Blue 563 yards
White 532 yards
Red 515 yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hole 2

A demanding Par 3. A water hazard runs the length of the hole on the left, with large sand traps surrounding the green. Many players come up short or fail to judge the direction of crosswinds – look at the tops of the trees and the water surface! Again, extremely fast from the middle of the green to the front. A lofted wood will generally be more forgiving than a long iron for most golfers.

 

 

 

 

Black 563 yards
Blue 563 yards
White 532 yards
Red 515 yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hole 3

The fairway is narrow, tree lined and uphill all the way on this longest Par 4 on the course. The giant Calabash tree dictates play. Accurate drivers will select a right or left route up the fairway as second shots from the centre will require shaping round the tree. The length of the green makes checking the pin position essential in club selection.

 

 

 

 

Black 563 yards
Blue 563 yards
White 532 yards
Red 515 yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hole 4

The tee shot must carry the mounds (over 200 yards from the blue tee) to avoid a blind shot to well bunkered green. Longer hitters should favour the right side. Except at the front of the green, this is one of the few holes where putts break less than you think!

 

 

 

 

Black 563 yards
Blue 563 yards
White 532 yards
Red 515 yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hole 5

Accuracy from the tee is vital. OB runs from tee to green on the left. The fairway slopes towards a deep hollow on the right so a right-to–left tee shot is ideal. Approach shots to the front to back sloping, two-level green, tend to bounce forward and right. Downhill putts to or on the lower level are some of the fastest on the course.

 

 

 

 

Black 563 yards
Blue 563 yards
White 532 yards
Red 515 yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hole 6

For long hitters, reaching the green is only possible if the drive is struck perfectly over the Flame tree to the right side of the fairway and the second shot is right-to-left around the dogleg. For others, drive between the Flame tree and the towering coconut palms on the left, then hit over the water, taking careful note of the distance to and over the bunkers. The two-level green is normally very fast from back to front.

 

 

 

 

Black 563 yards
Blue 563 yards
White 532 yards
Red 515 yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hole 7

There is a blind bunker guarding the green on the front left and another deep bunker at front right. The green slopes steeply from the left to right so getting up and down from the left side is almost impossible! From the front, putts will be fast with more break than you think. If you miss the green, better to miss it long!

 

 

 

 

Black 563 yards
Blue 563 yards
White 532 yards
Red 515 yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hole 8

Only a long and well placed drive favoring the right side will give a clear view of this well guarded three-level green. Do not attempt to carry the trap on the left from the tee – there is another lurking behind it! Check the pin position and yardage carefully to land your approach on the correct level to give yourself a birdie chance!

 

 

 

 

Black 563 yards
Blue 563 yards
White 532 yards
Red 515 yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hole 9

Take care with the tee shot. There are two more traps behind the one you can see on the right of the fairway. Conservative play produces many pars and some birdies. Only try to carry the water if you are sure you can hit the target. The green is very undulating and fast from back to front.

 

 

 

 

Black 563 yards
Blue 563 yards
White 532 yards
Red 515 yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hole 10

A look from the higher back tee will give a clear picture of the hole and superb views of Phang-Nga Bay . A drive down the right is safest. If bunkered from the tee, make sure the next shot is from grass, or this easy looking hole could turn nasty! The second shot to the green is more downhill than it first appears – consider one less club.

 

 

 

 

Black 563 yards
Blue 563 yards
White 532 yards
Red 515 yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hole 11

The water crossing the fairway is reachable for the longer hitter on this slightly downhill tee shot. The ideal position is as close to the water as possible favoring the right side. This opens up the second shot landing area, well guarded by bunkers on the left and by palm trees over the fairway. Club selection and accuracy are critical on the approach to the long narrow green, with sand and then water on both sides. Check yardages carefully for all shots on this demanding Par 5.

 

 

 

 

Black 563 yards
Blue 563 yards
White 532 yards
Red 515 yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hole 12

OB right may be a factor for the short hitter. Longer drives erring right will run out of fairway or even reach the water. A well-struck drive down the "fast lane" on the left will gain extra roll. If laying up short of water with your second shot, keep left as the landing area slopes towards the lake on the right. If the hole is cut at the front of the green, a conservative approach shot beyond the flag will leave a very fast downhill putt. Attacking the pin could be the best policy!

 

 

 

 

Black 563 yards
Blue 563 yards
White 532 yards
Red 515 yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hole 13

From the tee, check the yardage very carefully. Select a tee shot line within your capabilities! For the big hitter, the line is just left of the far right bunker over the canyon. For others, aim at the bunker to the left of the trees at the corner of the canyon. For extra carry, tee the ball up and follow through to a long, high finish. Easy to miss this shallow green long, which then makes the up and down almost impossible. Putts from above the hole are extremely fast and break more than you expect toward the fairway.

 

 

 

 

Black 563 yards
Blue 563 yards
White 532 yards
Red 515 yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hole 14

Correct club selection is critical! Use points A at the front of the green or B over the water to the widest part of the green (safest target area!), together with the pin position, to assess the yardage. Take one and a half clubs less, or even two from the black tee, to account for the drop to the green. You may not feel the crosswinds so look at the flag and the surface of the water to determine strength and direction. MENTAL TIP : Don't get distracted from your normal routine. Visualise the perfect ball flight, focus on one key swing thought and enjoy one of the most spectacular shots in golf!

 

 

 

 

Black 563 yards
Blue 563 yards
White 532 yards
Red 515 yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hole 15

A double dogleg, left then right. The tee shot needs to avoid the bunker on the left and OB on the right. If the drive is short, it may be better to lay up to the water hazard that crosses the fairway. If attempting the carry, unseen traps on the right must also be avoided. In both cases, slightly left of the tallest tree beyond the fairway will be the best line. The green, guarded on the left by a large wood-faced bunker, slopes mainly from left to right.

 

 

 

 

Black 563 yards
Blue 563 yards
White 532 yards
Red 515 yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hole 16

A good drive up the right side and a well executed short to medium iron will allow a putt for birdie. However, the approach shot over the front bunker must be soft landing, as putts level with or above the hole can be very awkward. PRO TIP : To hit this shot, feet closer together, ball position slightly more forward, brush the grass and finish high.

 

 

 

 

Black 563 yards
Blue 563 yards
White 532 yards
Red 515 yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hole 17

Described by Fred Couples as "one of the best Par 3's anywhere in the world", this exacting hole favors a left to right shot. Although it may not appear so, the hole is downhill and the green slopes from front to back, so select one club less than normal. Around the green getting up and down from anywhere else but long and left can be very difficult. The best option may be to aim there and chip close for a well-earned par.

 

 

 

 

Black 563 yards
Blue 563 yards
White 532 yards
Red 515 yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hole 18

From the black tee, a 260-yard drive is required to carry the lake on the line over the flowers. Even from the forward tees, most players opt for the sound strategy of keeping left. Flirt with the water only if the hole is cut left and you need and birdie! Just the way our architect, Mr. Kato, planned it! Do not attack the flag too hard. Bogey or worse is almost certain from behind the green. Allow for more slopes from every angle on this green. PRO TIP: Tee up your ball as near as possible to the water to give the safest angle to the fairway.

 

 

 

 

Black 563 yards
Blue 563 yards
White 532 yards
Red 515 yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phuket Country Club Scorecard

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
HCP 6 14 16 10 2 18 12 8 4
Black 397 484 167 543 432 480 213 337 351 3405
Blue 366 476 154 513 398 451 189 305 332 3184
White 355 455 137 491 371 434 161 275 308 2967
Red 349 116 461 348 353 138 242 259 255 2558
Par 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 36
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
HCP 5 13 7 2 6 10 14 18 4
Black 440 385 514 584 191 363 301 169 559 3376 6781
Blue 409 357 488 559 172 342 283 155 525 3157 6341
White 390 336 464 545 159 325 274 140 502 2958 5925
Red 345 277 440 130 321 306 253 121 450 2645 5203
Par 4 4 5 5 3 4 4 3 5 36 72

Loch Palm Golf Club Special Rates

Golf Course Pubished Rates

Price per golfer / round in THB

Description Published Rate (THB)
Visitors Member's guest
Green Fee Weekdays/Weekends 5600 2000
Special Discount Rates
Description Special Rate (THB) Remarks
Green Fee Only   pre book, pre pay, 7 days in advance
1 Golfer   Full service; includes Green fee,
and round trip transport.
All relevant government Taxes VAT and
service Charge
2 Golfers  
3 Golfers  
4 Golfers  
Group Special price on application
Caddy Fee 300  
Rental Item Rental Rate (THB)
Club Set 1000 ++
Shoes 250
Umbrella 150

 

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