Blue Canyon Country Club near the Phuket International Airport has been the championship course of choice in Phuket for many years. The course has for instance been home to the Johnny Walker Classic 3 times.
The first time Blue Canyon hosted Johnny Walker Classic was already back in 1994 when Phuket was much less developed as a tourist destination than it is today.
Hole 14 at the Canyon Course
Greg Norman became world number one after winning the tournament in 1994. Tiger Woods staged a famous comeback when winning the tournament in 1998. The most recent time the tournament was held in Phuket was in 2007 when Anton Haig took home the Johnny Walker Classic tournament.
The course has two 18 hole circuits - The Lake Course and The Canyon Course
The Canyon Course
The 17th Green at the Canyon Course
The 17th par 3 hole at The Canyon Course was described by Fred Couples as one of the best par 3 holes anywhere in the world and has been nominated as one of the world's best par 3's by Golf Magazine.
Johnnie Walker Classic - 2007, 1998 & 1994
Best Golf Course in Asia - FinanceAsia, 2009, 2008, 2006 & 2003
Asia’s Best Golf Course - Asiamoney, 2007, 2005 & 2004
Best Golf & Spa Destination - SpaAsia, 2005
Best Championship Course in Asia (Canyon Course) - Asian Golf Monthly, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 & 2000
Most Popular Course in Asia - Golf Vacations, 2004
Best Course in Thailand - US Golf Digest, 2003
Best Par Four in Asia (Lakes Course Hole 18) - Asian Golf Monthly, 2003
Asian & Pacific Golf Resort of the Year - Hertz International Golf Travel Awards, 2000
Asian & Pacific Golf Course of the Year - Hertz International Golf Travel Awards, 1999
Top 500 Best Holes in the World (Canyon Course Hole 17 - Par 3) - Golf Magazine