Red Mountain Golf Club won the 'Platinum Golf Course of the Year' award at the 2011 Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) in Singapore. Meandering its way through a truly dramatic 1400 rai (1 rai=1600sqm) former tin mine site in the heart of Phuket, Red Mountain Golf Club is certainly one of Asia's most exciting new courses. The course has been ingeniously designed to take advantage of a huge variety of landforms and dizzying elevation changes.
Designer Jon Morrow and co-designer Al Tikkanen, have created a challenging 6,900 yard lay out to complement the shorter and gentler old Loch Palm Course. While the course is unquestionably difficult, the risk and rewards create a fun golfing experience, an adrenaline-charged test of skills and strength and an incredible picturesque tour around a course fated to be a golfing landmark in the region.
There are long par 4s stretching up to 470 yards designed for the long hitters, drivable par 4's with the chance of a birdie and the signature 9th hole is a dramatic par 3 with a 50m drop from tee to green. Every hole poses a new challenge with a range of method to choose from to overcome them. It rewards those with a strategic approach and the skill to land a well-placed shot. On top of that, an exciting range of green presents itself with the newest, shade tolerant Bermuda Hybrid grass.
There are natural bunkers, towering cliffs, deep ravines and flooded gullies, all flawlessly integrated and poses a challenge even to the most experienced players. As you weave your way through the elevation, you will be rewarded with wide views over Phuket before heading back down another gully lined with tropical forest. In fact, the elevation changes so significantly on this layout that golf carts are a compulsory addition. Every aspect of Red Mountain Golf Club ensures her players are mesmerized by the exhilarating variety of play and the spectacular natural setting. The Red Mountain Golf Club course is a standard par 72 covering just under 7,000 yards in total from the pro tees, making it a challenging but fun course for players across different levels. Extra measures have been implemented to ensure that the fairways are in tip top condition even after an unpredicted downpour of rainy season. Unbeatable off-course facilities coupled together with top-class golf, Red Mountain Golf Course unmistakably one of the best courses in Phuket.
Designer : Jon Morrow & Al Tikkanen
Holes / Par / Yardage : 18 holes par 72(6,900 yard)
Established : 2008
Green / Caddy / Buggy Fees : ฿6,000/ ฿400/ ฿700
Distance : NA