Red Mountain - Southern Thailand - Thailand

Red Mountain Golf Club,
119 Moo 4 Vichitsongkram Road,
Kathu District,
Phuket 83120,

  • +66 (0) 76 322 000

  • Saradej Sudasna

  • John Morrow and Al Tikkanen

  • Michael Brasier

Operated by the MBK Group, a Thai conglomerate that specialises in hotels, shopping centres and other real estate developments, the mountain course at Red Mountain Golf Club is an exhilarating test of golf that was one of the first projects undertaken by the Morrow Tikkanen design company in 2004.

Situated in the heart of Phuket, next door to another MBK course called Loch Palm, the fairways at Red Mountain twist through the site of an old tin mine, with holes routed to take full advantage of dramatic rocky escarpments, thrilling elevation changes and deep flooded ravines.

Particular care was taken during construction to provide adequate drainage, ensuring the course remains in play even after heavy rainy season cloudbursts. With many of the holes literally carved from the native jungle vegetation, one or two of the fairways are tight in places so course management is all-important here.

Feature holes include the par five 2nd (where the fairway narrows as it swings right towards a hidden green), the short par four 8th (which has water lying in wait on either side of the fairway) and the simply stunning par three 17th, played from a tee box perched 150 feet above the green.
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Description: Built on the site of an old tin mine in Phuket, Red Mountain Golf Club was Jonathan Morrow's first 18-hole design and he made a fantastic job of routing fairways through dense vegetation and around rocky cliffs. Rating: 4.6 out of 6 Reviews: 5

After reading reviews, the base was its expensive but the best choice to play in Phuket. Well yeah its pretty with some good holes. But the totsl package is disappointing. The pro shop stock nothing really. the buggies have no cover at back for bags, considering it rains hear not right. have to hire umbrellas. pulled up no one to greet or take bags. caddies polite but golf knowledge limited, and you share a cart with them i want to play with my friends not the caddy. Seen played thanks but won`t be back

4 / 6
Red Mountain
February 24, 2018

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March 29, 2018

Thank you for your review and feedback on your experience after your golf at Red Mountain Golf Club.

Assumed that you played on February as this is the best month to golf in Phuket and the weather is good for golf, raining season in Phuket during June - October then if the golfer play during raining season the caddies will use rain cover to protect the golf bags, golfers who golf in Thailand often must have an own umbrella or if not bring the own set then the club give an option to rent for 1 time use for THB100.

Caddies in Phuket or other golf course in Thailand is not professional and the caddies work to provide accurate and helpful advice on the course, yardages and the target to hit the ball or basic information to get the ball near the pin, basic putting direction but to put the ball into the hole is by yourself.

Golf cart compulsory as it is mountain course and the caddies drive the cart with make sure that the golfer will enjoy the game and convenience to play and caddies take care or help the golfer to carry the clubs and clean it after hit the ball and also fill divots. This is the difference experience to golf in Thailand or Asia with caddies as not the same as play by your own at home course.

Caddies do hard work for 4-5 hours in the heat and minimum fee to pay with some tip that worth your money and just enjoy to golf in Thailand.

We played nine rounds of golf on a golf cruise round South East Asia. Red Mountain was probably the stand out course.

Red Mountain Golf Course - Photo by reviewer

It was definitely a unique Asian experience with great golf holes winding between trees, lakes and cliffs produced by the tin mine. If you’re in the area for golf it’s a must play.

6 / 6
Red Mountain
December 16, 2017

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Red Mountain was an absolute treat to play. We decided to play golf on a whim when on a short trip to Phuket and red mountain seemed the obvious choice. We duly rocked up with fairly low expectations but we were blown away from the very first view of the course on arrival. The 18 holes that followed didn't disappoint, in fact even having played some of the world's best courses including Muirfield, Wade Hampton, Royal County Down and Red Mountain Golf Course - Photo by reviewerMonte Rei, the next few hours were without doubt some of the most fun I've ever had on a golf course. The track is situated in unique terrain, winding its way through the undulating landscape and lakes of an old tin mine. This unique setting not only offers the architect a phenomenal chance to shape some glorious holes through the terrain, but the incredible novelty of playing in such a unique setting made the whole experience that much more memorable. There were some sublime holes requiring delicate plotting around the various lakes and canyons. Some could argue that the course may be a touch 'gimmicky', for instance the par 3 17th must have a 300foot drop to the green so clubbing is a tad tricky to put it mildly. However in terms of pure enjoyment, this course is way up there. The excellent lady caddies made the day even more fun and if I'm ever back to Phuket, playing red mountain again will be one of my top priorities!

6 / 6
Red Mountain
November 20, 2016

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I played Red Mountain a few years ago and found it to be very expensive for what it was. It was in good shape but all rather predictable. Buggy and caddy are obligatory ( to add to the cost) but certainly the buggy is necessary as the distance between green and tee is often huge. I enjoyed playing ti once but wouldn't return. DAVID LAIRD
3 / 6
Red Mountain
November 26, 2015

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I was waiting for a few holes for the blow me away moment, but it just never came. Whilst this is a nice resort course and the design and layout is aided by the terrain, the club just didn't do all of the things that the exorbitant green fee suggest it should.The compulsory caddie drove the buggy and raked some bunkers but added virtually nothing to the game: by her third read on the greens I'd realised she was guessing more poorly than I was!The ball plugged regularly in the fairway and rough.And if I was going to nitpick, the signs were there early, right at the driving range where someone had to go and get a tray of balls for me and they were a poor collection of assorted rocks and decent balls and they'd been marked with red paint like the poorest of council courses.The course itself is very challenging with pretty dense jungle bordering some of the holes and plenty of water hazards that are on or close to the line of play. 3W was a regularly choice off the tee where the fairways were narrow or the best line was close to hazards. The feature hole is the par 3 17th with a significant drop (150ft I believe - it looked every bit of that and more!) but I find these kind of holes to be gimmicks as unless you've played them a couple of times and know exactly which club you should hit, it's really just guessing (do you take off two or three or four clubs for the drop??? - I took off two clubs at the suggestion of my caddie, but should have taken off three...).Summary: nice course that is pretty cool to drive around and see what has been created and glad to have experienced it, but it's so overpriced (like most Phuket golf) that I can't see any reason to ever return.
4 / 6
Red Mountain
October 03, 2015

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