Blue Canyon Country Club, located at Mai Khao on 730 acres of prime land, is recognized as being amongst the most exclusive golfing establishments in the region. Cradled in a secluded, verdant valley, against a magnificent backdrop of majestic mountain views, the Blue Canyon Country Club basks in Phuket's tropical sunshine.
|The Club is just minutes away from Phuket International Airport and the beautiful Nai Yang Beach and about 29km from Phuket Town.
Blue Canyon Country Club offers you two 18 holes championship golf courses, a 49 bedroom Golfers' Lodge and condominium apartments for sale and for long or short term lease.
Developed in 1988 from an old tin mine and rubber plantations, both the golf courses are molded around the existing canyons and rubber plantations, with minimal disruption to the natural landscape. It was the belief of many that the land was made for a golf course.
In an age when many of Asia's new golf courses are little more than man-made monstrosities, the Blue Canyon developer and course designer, Mr. Yoshikazu Kato, went out of their way to ensure that the interference with nature was minimal.
In doing so, only 250,000 cubic meters of earth was moved at the Canyon Course. The average for most modern courses is between two and three million. To have moved any more earth and tampered with the rubber plantation and tin mine would have been an environmental disaster. Therefore, what has been created is a masterpiece of golf course design with spectacular, sometimes daunting, natural hazards, plus acres of lake accentuated by towering trees.
Since Blue Canyon Country Club opened its doors in late 1991, the Canyon Course has played host to the 1994 and 1998 Johnnie Walker Classics and the Honda Invitational in 1996, welcoming world ranked players the likes of Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Ernie Els etc.
As a world championship golf course, the Canyon Course has also won international awards namely the, "Asian & Pacific Golf Course of the Year 1999" by Hertz International Golf Travel Awards - London and the "Top 500 Best Holes in the World" for its par 3, hole 17th.
At Blue Canyon, its not only the course which leaves an impression. The clubhouse offers Thai, Japanese and Continental cuisine, and the spacious opulently designed changing facilities, Jacuzzis, steam room, sauna and massage facilities, are without equal in the Asia Pacific. The Blue Canyon Golf School, tennis courts and swimming pools offers the perfect golfing retreat with a internationally reputed management and service standards one can only find in the exotic surrounds of Thailand.
In fact, Blue Canyon Country Club was recently awarded the "Asian & Pacific Golf Resort of the Year 2000" by the Hertz International Golf Travel Awards.
In short, you can be assured of a traditional warm welcome from our charming and attentive staff. Blue Canyon Country Club - the Ultimate Golf Retreat, warmly welcomes you to Phuket.
|Condominium apartments and villas are available for short-term or long-term stay and lease. These family suites with 2 or 3 bedrooms are just 2 minutes away from the Clubhouse. There are currently 4 2-bedrooms and 6 3-bedrooms family suites for short term stays by golfers in a group.
Blue Canyon’s natural beauty and serenity have been captured and preserved by the graceful architecture of these villas and condominiums. Molded unobtrusively into the hillside, each individually designed villa is constructed with the highest standards of material and workmanship, and blends harmoniously with its surroundings.
Although Blue Canyon offers vast amounts of space, developments have been limited in order to assure privacy for the residents and an unspoiled experience of the natural environment.
The design and layout of the villas and condominiums provide the ultimate in luxurious living. Spacious interiors lead onto multiple terraces that command spectacular views of Blue Canyon’s hills and valleys, and the land and seascapes beyond.
|The Canyon Course was designed with minimal disruption to the natural landscape. This feature, along with the use of existing canyons and rubber plantations helped create the masterpiece that the Canyon Course is renowned today.
The Canyon Course has an intriguing mix of narrow tree-lined fairways requiring accurate tee shots. A number of dog legs demand precise shot making, and there is a selection of testing Par 3's. These features, along with numerous water hazards, long carries the and beautifully manicured fairways, all lend themselves to one of Asia's most sought after golfing destinations.
Two of the most spectacular holes on The Canyon Course are #14 and 18. Like most of the holes you'll find that your score is secondary to the breathtaking views.
Correct club selection is critical! Use points A at the front of the green or B over the water to the widest part of the green (safest target area!), together with the pin position, to assess the yardage. Take one and a half clubs less, or even two from the black tee, to account for the drop to the green. You may not feel the crosswinds so look at the flag and the surface of the water to determine strength and direction.
From the black tee, a 260 yard drive is required to carry the lake on the line over the flowers! Even from the forward tees, most players opt for the sound strategy of keeping left. Flirt with the water only if the hole is cut left and you need and birdie! Just the way our architect, Mr. Kato, planned it! Do not attack the flag too hard. Bogey or worse is almost certain from behind the green. Allow for more slope from every angle on this green.
Blue Canyon Country Club Canyon Course Score Card
Designer: Yoshikazu Kato
"Best Course in Thailand 2003" by US Golf Digest (November 2003)
"Best Course in Asia 2003" by Finance Asia (November 2003)
"Best Golf Course in Asia 2002" by Asiamoney Travel Poll (March 2003)
"Asia's Best Championship Course 2002 & 2003" by Asian Golf Monthly
Blue Canyon Country Club
165 Moo 1 Thepkasattri Road,
Phuket 83110, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)76 328 088 ext.147
Fax: +66 (0)76 328 066
Additional Photos of Canyon Course
|Following the success of the challenging Canyon Course, the
Lakes Course opened in 1999, offering a whole new challenge to the game of golf with water hazards on 17 out of 18 holes. It 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 natural canyons, whilst the back 9 weaves its way through scenic lakes and soft whispering woodlands of rubber trees. Gentle winds at 10mph constantly add a challenging dimension to any game.
The Lakes Course distinctly features one of the largest greens and is already reputed to have one of the best finishing holes in this part of the world.
Its panoramic mountain views across many lakes provides a memorable golfing environment for golfers.
Read more about the Lakes Course here...