Phuket, Thailand

Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort and Spa

Set amongst rubber plantations and mangrove forests, and nestled next to the crystal clear waters off the eastern coast of Phuket, this 18 hole, par 72 course winds its way around a total of 6,806 yards. Water makes an appearance at 7 of the holes and the capricious sea breezes will add a twist to every game.


This unique Nicklaus Design course offers a stimulating round, both to the eye and to the game. Paspalum Sea Isle grasses, selected for their ability to thrive in the local soils and for their striking colours, together with the vast stretches of immaculate white sand bunkers, make a bold accompaniment to the soft blues of the sky and turquoise sea. Several peculiar features along the course create a sense of fun and excitement while at the same time testing the skills of each player. Hole 18 has two greens allowing you to choose an alternative end to your game, and the greens for holes 2 and 5 sit alongside each other on the same island in one of the many water features.

Course Designer: Nicklaus Design
Slope: 113
Course Rating: 73
Type of Grass (fairway and green):  Bermuda 419 (fairway), Sea Isle 2000 (Paspalum Vaginatum v Sea Isle 2000) (green)
Signature hole(s) and short description: Hole # 4
The first of the ocean holes, this medium length par 3 has spectacular view into the Andaman Sea beyond the green. The green sets up as an island of grass in a sea of sand and should present a unique golfing experience. This golf hole sets up best with a slight draw around the front greenside bunker especially if the pin is black left. For the golfers that bail out to the right, they will find a very tricky pitch back to the green from an uneven lie.

Number of rounds of golf per year: 20,000 rounds
Practice facilities available: Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort & Spa offers a well-serviced driving range for golfers seeking valuable practice time beyond the course. Open all day every day, the range is a great place for rehearsing the array of shots needed when on the course. (22 covered bays with automated tees)

Directions:
Mission Hills Golf Course lies on the scenic north-east coast of Phuket, located a 10 minute drive from the airport and 30 minutes from Phuket Town.

Contacts:
Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort & Spa
Address: 195 Moo 4 Pakhlok, Amphur Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand
Tel: +66 76 310 888, Fax: +66 76 310 899
http://www.missionhillsphuket.com

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