Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort

Picturesque Nicklaus design on the Andaman Sea

For an unparalleled sea-facing golfing experience in Phuket, look no further than the Jack Nicklaus-designed course at Mission Hills Golf Resort. Nestled amidst mangrove forests along the scenic northeast coast of Phuket, this extraordinary course offers breathtaking ocean views from nearly every hole, featuring several that play out over the Andaman Sea, reminiscent of televised PGA tournaments.

The course's design is a visual masterpiece, with large white sand beach bunkers contrasting against the translucent blue waters and vibrant green fairways of Bermuda grass, complemented by Paspalum Sea Isle 2000 grass on the putting surfaces. However, the stunning ocean views come with a challenge – water comes into play on seven holes, and the prevailing sea breezes add an element of complexity during certain times of the day.

Jack Nicklaus has left his mark on Mission Hills Phuket with distinctive features. Notable holes include the par-5 2nd, demanding strategic shots for a reasonable approach to the island green. The 4th, the first ocean hole, is a medium-length par-3 with spectacular sea views, featuring an island putting surface surrounded by white sand.

The par-4 5th adds excitement with an island green approached from an island tee, accompanied by a sandy waste near the beach and a substantial elevation change through the fairway. The signature 12th hole, ranked as index 1, is the longest par-4 on the course, requiring two long, straight hits or a precise one-chip and one-putt for a shorter hitter to secure par. A tee shot over 250 yards from the black tees, landing on the left-hand side, sets up the best angle for a well-guarded green. Mission Hills Phuket promises not only an extraordinary golfing challenge but also a feast for the senses with its stunning coastal vistas.

Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort