Phuket was once an island of rubber trees, tin mines and cash-hungry merchants. The main city, Phuket Town, attracted entrepreneurs from the Arabian Peninsula, China, India and Portugal for a colorful blend of cultural influences that was cobbled together by tentative compromise and cooperation. Today Phuket is known internationally as one of the most exotic destinations in Southeast Asia. With its endless white beaches, cooling blue lagoons and mountainous, tropical interior, it is a stunning and glorious paradise on earth.
Phuket has also developed into a world-class golf destination, with eight courses that offer unique, stunning landscapes and challenges for beginners and more experienced golfers alike. These fantastic layouts will take you to all corners of the island. The standout clubs here are without doubt Blue Canyon Country Club and Red Mountain. Blue Canyon has been rated as one of the most prestigious clubs in Asia, having hosted some of the continent’s biggest tournaments. Red Mountain was recognized as one of Asia's best soon after opening in 2007. Twisting its way through the rugged landscape of an old tin mine, this course offers an exciting variety of play to match the stunning variety of the surroundings. Loch Palm, Phuket Country Club, Laguna Phuket Golf Club and Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa are also well up to the high international standards of the game.