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The Lakes course is the 2nd course at Blue Canyon Country Club. Like it's older sister ( the Canyon course ) the Lakes course was designed by Yoshi Kato. It opened in 1999.

Located just 7 minutes from Phuket International Airport, and close to all of the famous beach resorts on the west coast of Phuket, Blue Canyon Country Club is ideally located for The Travelling Golfer.

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The Lakes course does not have as much elevation change as the Canyon course, and plays over lower lying land. But lakes in the gullies and gorges are similarly used as a major visual and strategic component of the design. Whilst the Canyon course is framed by thick jungle, the Lakes course is less heavily treed and more open is some areas. It is also shorter and more playable- hence it's popularity with the punters...

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The Lakes course underwent a total renovation in 2006 eradicating some blind shots and generally upgrading the course design as well as the playing surfaces. Certainly in my opinion it is in better condition than the Canyon course.

The front nine holes is routed through a landscape of lakes and natural canyons, whilst the back nine winds through a plantation of rubber trees. But the constant is water- with approach shots having to carry creeks, or canyons to get home in regulation.

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The finishing hole- a long uphill par 4 with an open canyon in front of the green is certainly a great way to finish. A par here will have you enjoying your refreshments all the more...

The Lakes course is a quality course which combined with the Canyon course, Laguna Phuket, Loch Palm & Red Mountain makes Phuket a truly international golfing destination.

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The Travelling Golfer can assist golfing groups who wish to organise golfing trips to Phuket. Trips can be tailored to budget and time constraints, and can include sightseeing as required. Accommodation ranges from budget to very, very nice!

 

Peter Wood

The Travelling Golfer

August 2015

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