Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort

Golf Cart : THB 700 , Golf Set : THB 1000 , Golf Shoes : THB 300 , Umbrella : THB 200

If you’re looking for a sea-facing, picture-perfect golf course in Phuket, the Jack Nicklaus-designed Mission Hills Golf Resort is a must-play. Nestled among mangrove forests on Phuket’s scenic northeast coast, this course offers incredible ocean views from nearly every hole, including several that play directly over the Andaman Sea, reminiscent of televised PGA tournaments.

Large white sand beach bunkers contrast with the translucent blue ocean waters and the vibrant greens of the Bermuda grass fairways and Paspalum Sea Isle 2000 greens. These breathtaking ocean views come with a challenge, as water hazards are present on seven holes, and the prevailing sea breezes can make play tricky at times.

Nicklaus incorporated unique features at Mission Hills Phuket. Notable holes include the par-5 2nd, requiring two well-placed shots to set up a reasonable third shot into an island green. The 4th hole, the first of the ocean holes, is a medium-length par-3 with spectacular sea views, featuring a green surrounded by white sand. The par-4 5th hole offers an island tee to an island green, with a sandy waste near the beach and an elevation change adding to the excitement.

The signature 12th hole, the longest par-4 on the course at 481 yards from the black tees, demands two long, straight shots or an accurate one-chip, one-putt for a shorter hitter to make par. The tee shot needs to carry well over 250 yards from the black tees, landing on the left-hand side of the fairway for the shortest approach to a well-guarded green. The green is flanked by a lake on the right and a deep hollow on the left, challenging those who try to avoid the water. Landing safely on the green or nearby can result in a satisfying par or even a respectable bogey. Take your time to appreciate the breathtaking ocean view and picturesque mountain peaks from this challenging hole.

Mission Hills’ playing conditions can vary, with ongoing improvements to fairways and greens, so check for current maintenance updates. Individual golf carts are mandatory, even though the course is relatively flat and easy to walk.

Service on the course and at the accompanying spa and resort is top-notch, with food and drinks delivered to you as you play. Afterward, enjoy the spa and clubhouse restaurant for a complete day of golfing and relaxation at Mission Hills, offering a full Phuket golfing experience.