Blue Canyon (Canyon) - Southern Thailand - Thailand

Blue Canyon Country Club,
165 Moo1,
Thepkasattri Road,
Thalang,
Phuket 83110,
Thailand


  • +66 (0) 76 328 088

  • 5 km from Phuket International Airport

  • Packages available, contact in advance.

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  • Yoshikazu Kato

  • Jeff Craig

The Canyon course at Phuket’s Blue Canyon Country Club is one of Asia’s more exacting golfing examinations. It is not possible to play poorly here and score well. While all golfers rely on a bit of luck in any round, at the Canyon your luck runs out very soon. What makes the golfing experience here all the more beguiling is that the venom is cloaked in the softest of environments, a tropical island in the Andaman Sea, a holiday destination.

The land was originally used as a rubber plantation and a tin mine and in the way in which these uses have left the land, this historical legacy determines the character of the course. The first nine meanders through the close confines of the former rubber estate and the second plays much more in to the open but features more watery in-fills.

The Canyon Course at Blue Canyon is an outstandingly fine golfing experience. There are several shots here that many golfers will remember for the rest of their lives even if they play the course only once; the approach at the 3rd, the drive at the 10th, the third at the 11th, the tee shots at the 13th, 14th and 17th and the approach to the last . Blue Canyon has more than a fair share of memorable golf holes.

Re-produced with kind permission from The Finest Golf Courses of Asia & Australasia by James Spence.

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Description: The Canyon course at Phuket’s Blue Canyon Country Club is one of Asia’s more exacting golfing examinations. It is not possible to play poorly here and score well. Rating: 4.8 out of 6 Reviews: 4

Played the course in January. Not bad, but not great, overall slightly underwhelmed by it. Can someone please explain how this course is rated above Loch Palm, let alone above Red Mountain, which is excellent!!
4 / 6
Blue Canyon (Canyon)
January 27, 2015


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Played the course earlier this year and it was not in great condition. The caddie was also pretty grumpy. Some really nice holes but overall no comparison to the much nicer Red Canyon. I was expecting a lot more given the price and am not even sure it is worth the premium over the lake course.
4 / 6
Blue Canyon (Canyon)
June 09, 2009


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Tom Smith
August 08, 2010
I played the course recently and it was in great shape, the greens were the best I've played all year and the fairways like carpets. My caddie was pretty good too! This is a must play course for anyone visiting Phuket.
Keith
October 28, 2011
Surely you mean Red Mountain in Phuket? As far as I'm aware there isn't a Red Canyon course.
Chris L
October 14, 2012
I agree - was very dissapointed with this course, some average holes (compared to red mountain with is spectacular) - facilities here are very good but the courses are expensive for what they are - better off playing red mountain twice
I played here in January 2008. I would rate this as a great golf course despite having one of the worst rounds of my life here. No pars in 18 holes which says something about the tight driving and exceedingly quick and undulating greens. The whole set up smacks of a tournament course which is testified to by the club house facilities including amateur course record by Tiger Woods set in 1994. The fact that he "only" shot 71 suggests how tricky this course is although double that and you'll be closer to my effort. I thoroughly recommend this course and although I haven't played it the Lakes course on the same resort looks great value too.
6 / 6
Blue Canyon (Canyon)
February 08, 2008


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Matthew Carmody
January 06, 2009
I have played this a few times now and it should be right up there in the top 10. I normally play in the UK and Europe and this seems better than all the courses I have played there. It was also most recently used again for the Johnny Walker. It is a different challenge, as you have to battle the humidity as well as the fast greens. It really is breathtaking to view.
Played here last December when it was really hot and humid. Great fun course in good condition, quite long but great design, utilizing the topography. Lots of gorges and small canyons to hit over, hence the name. We found the greens to be probably the hardest part as they were quick and very undulating. You can probably remember from watching the Jonny Walker that there are some fantastic par 3s with the island green 14th and the long 17th being the pick of the bunch. Didn't think there were any really weak holes and I would definitely reccommend anyone coming to Phuket to put this at the top of their list...it is expensive but it is worth it. Enjoy.
5 / 6
Blue Canyon (Canyon)
July 17, 2007


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