THE OLD COURSE at Phuket Country Club provides a strenuous resort 18-hole, 6483 yards, par 72 golf game.
Hole #10, 557 yards par 5, is one of the most unusual hole you will find anywhere; a dog-leg right that snakes around an enormous lake and reachable in one!
To achieve it, you must aim 90 degree right of the fairway - and be able to carry you drive 240 yards over the water. See layout hole #10 diagram. The course is fun and friendly. Set in a valley, the fairways meandering through the hills and limestone cliffs.
You will traverse 3 distinct environments:- six holes in undulating hills, six holes on the level and six holes through landscape forest.
It is generally not humiliating or intimidating (depending on your temperament, of course!). Wayward shots are not too severely penalized; just stay away from the 'vertical-cliff' wall bunkers guarding strategic Greens.
Although high handicappers have the best round of their lives and keep coming back for more, the low handicap golfers still find the course quite a challenge.