Blue Canyon Country Club

The legendary Blue Canyon Country Club in Phuket, Thailand is ranked by international media as one of the most prestigious golfing establishments in the region. Cradled in a 720-acre verdant valley against a magnificent backdrop of the majestic Phang Nga mountains and the Andaman Sea, Blue Canyon offers two award-winning championship golf courses, “The Canyon” built in 1991 and “The Lakes” in 1999, complete with boutique spa resort and luxurious clubhouse facilities.

In 1988, Yoshikazu Kato, one of Japan’s most prolific golf course architects started developing the site, originally an abandoned tin mine flanked by rubber plantations. Both courses were created around existing canyons and woodlands, with minimal interruption to the natural landscape and wildlife. The property is a masterpiece of design characterised by spectacular and daunting natural hazards including numerous taunting water features accentuated by towering trees to challenge golfers of all levels.

Surrounded by freshwater lakes and in harmony with the earth, the Canyon Course brilliantly features natural hazards, towering trees, multiple tees, rolling fairways, long carries, narrow landing areas and well-guarded slick Bermuda Tiffdwarf greens. As its name “Canyon” suggests the holes are built along canyon edges with undulating fairways and greens.

The course also has an intriguing mix of narrow tree-lined fairways requiring accurate tee shots and a number of doglegs demand precise shot making together with a selection of demanding Par 3s and large, fast, and very true greens. Players have found that each and every one of the 18 holes has its own characteristic which makes it memorable for them.

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.

Living Your Dream

Membership at the Blue Canyon Country Club offers you exclusive entrance to a world-class golfing venue on the paradiseisland of Phuket. Since the club’s inception in 1990, it has become a highly respected institution. As a member of the club, you will enjoy unlimited access to first-class golf and boutique resort facilities designed to meet your highest expectations. The biggest names in golf have played both our courses, the Canyon and the Lakes. When you tee off at the Blue Canyon, you know that you are joining the highest echelons of golf.

Membership Privileges*

·          Exclusive golfing privileges and participation in club tournaments;

·          Special rates for tuition at the Blue Canyon Golf Academy;

·          Special rates for accommodation at the Golfers Spa Lodge Jacuzzi rooms/suites and resort apartments, with complimentary airport transfer and daily breakfast;

·          Complimentary room upgrade subject to availability;

·          Discounts on spa & salon services, F&B consumption and pro shop merchandise;

·          Priority booking of tee times and caddie reservation;

·          Access to prestigious affiliated clubs.

BLUE CANYON GOLF ACADEMY

The Blue Canyon Golf Academy offers premium tuition for all levels of golfers. Our innovative methods and cutting-edge training facilities take away the trial-and-error frustration of learning and mastering golf, allowing golfers to enjoy the challenge of improving their game. Our customised programmes are designed for:

·       beginners to master the fundamentals of the golf swing and acquire a comprehensive 

understanding of the game

·       experienced golfers to shave strokes from their score

·       professional golfers to fine tune their game

Individual or small-group lessons conducted by PGA-certified teaching professionals are available on an hourly basis or in packages.

DRIVING RANGE

The Blue Canyon Golf Academy has the most complete state-of-the-art driving range facilities on the island ofPhuket that could rival any in the world. Originally set up for the 2007 Johnnie Walker Classic, our impressive indoor swing analysis centre includes

  • 2 swing stations each equipped with 4 cameras
  • plasma televisions
  • G.A.S.P. coaching software
  • K-vest
  • Explanar
  • S.A.M. putt lab

Our remarkable outdoor facilities include

  • 17 covered bays with natural or artificial turf
  • world-class grass-hitting area
  • over 350-yard outfield
  • Four practice putting greens located on both the Canyon & Lakes courses. Each practice green simulates actual course greens

RESIDENT PGA TEACHING PROFESSIONAL

Blue Canyon’s resident PGA Teaching Professional, Ben Davenport, has some 11 years of experience behind him.  Ben completed his PGA training at the exclusive St Georges Hill Golf Club in Surrey, England and has since coached a whole spectrum of golfers including European Tour players. While working for Scott Cranfield, celebrity coach to many winners, Ben gained invaluable insight on the mental, technical and physical aspects of the profession. Over the last two years, having worked extensively on custom fitting at Silvermere Golf Centre besides coaching there, Ben has acquired thorough and in-depth product knowledge on the latest brands. Ben Davenport will be happy to provide the necessary expertise and guidance to help you improve your game.


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