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Red Mountain Golf Club

119 Moo 4, Vichitsongkram Rd,

Kathu District, Phuket 83120

  • Office

    +66 (0)76 322 000-1
  • Pro shop

    +66 (0)76 322 000-1
  • Fax

    +66 (0)76 322 009

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Significantly undulating terrain - hilly.

  • Surroundings:

    Jungle environment.

  • Designer:

    Jonathan "Jon" Morrow and Al Tikkanen (of Morrow-Tikkanen Design).
Back
tees
Club
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Front
tees
Yards
6781
5925
5203
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Red Mountain course. Next door, and also owned by MBK Golf, is the 18-hole Loch Palm course (par-72, 6422 yds from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

7.923302

Longitude:

98.349938

How to get there:

10 km NW of Phuket Town

From Phuket Town head west, following direction Patong Beach. After approx 5 km turn right, following route 4020, direction Kathu, to Loch Palm / Red Mountain Golf.

Red Mountain Golf Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2006

Red Mountain Golf Club: It's not difficult to see why this exciting 2006 arrival in Phuket was named Red Mountain. Harder to imagine how such a dramatic landscape, where soft red rock and dense jungle are the principal ingredients, could be transformed into a challenging, yet playable layout.

Particularly on the closing stretch the red rocky cliffs, dense tropical vegetation and significant elevation changes, combine to create some of the most spectacular and testing holes in Thailand.

A truly breathtaking panorama awaits at the back of the 16th green. The short par-3 17th is a dramatically plunging downhiller ... hitting a postage stamp in the jungle-filled depths below has never been more fun! The closing downhill par-5 requires strategic placement from tee-to-green, and can easily add double-figures to an otherwise respectable scorecard.

Prior to the magnificent closing six, the rest of the course contains its fair share of undulations, rocky outcrops, risk-reward holes and a liberal array of water hazards. To avoid your round at scenic Red Mountain turning into a rocky horror show, the advice is simple - carefully consult your caddie on club selection, take dead aim and trust your swing.

It's not too often that golf designers get such dramatic terrain to work with, rarer still that it comes along as their first design project. So hats off to Jon Morrow and Al Tikkanen for creating what the club literature describes as "the most exciting golf course in Phuket" ....... perhaps "in Thailand" also warrants consideration.

Stay & Play at Red Mountain onsite accommodation available at Red Mountain's adjoining sister course Loch Palm, see Where2Stay section below.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: 6,000 Baht (all days); golf cart fee 700 Baht; caddie fee 400 Baht.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts (one per player) and caddie are compulsory.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The MBK golf group boasts four championship golf courses. Adjacent to each other in Bangkok are Bangkok GC and Riverdale GC, while adjacent to each other in Phuket are Red Mountain GC and Loch Palm GC.

Although you can be forgiven for thinking explosives and earth-movers were heavily employed in creating the Red Mountain layout, in fact it was the scarring from former tin mine workings that was mainly responsible the "site" preparation.

Published ranking

2020 Golf Digest rating: 10th best course in Thailand.

Where2Stay

  • Tinidee Golf Resort at Phuket

    42 Moo 5 Vichitsongkram Rd, Kathu District, Phuket 83120.

    +66 (0)7 632 1925

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    Tinidee Golf Resort@Phuket is located alongside the clubhouse at Loch Palm, surrounded by the verdant landscape that encircles the expansive "loch" (lake). The resort offers a relaxing getaway from the big city, yet is just a short drive from stunning beaches and the renowned entertainment areas of Phuket City.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Loch Palm

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Red Mountain (2 km)

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Phuket CC; Blue Canyon; Laguna Phuket; Mission Hills Phuket.

  • Holiday Inn Resort Phuket4-star

    52 Thaweewong Rd, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket 83150

    +66 (0)76 340 608

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    The Holiday Inn is an impressive, well designed hotel that's got a peaceful, calm atmosphere. It is handily placed for Patong resort centre and is just across the road from the beach.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Red Mountain; Loch Palm; Phuket CC.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Laguna Phuket; Blue Canyon; Mission Hills.

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