|Address||119 Moo 4 Vichitsongkram Rd, Kathu District, Phuket|
|007 booking hotline||+852 2180 2963 or book-on-line|
|Number of holes||18|
|Par/Back tee||72 / 6,781 yards (Black Tee)|
|Course Rating||Red 70.4, White 68.4, Blue 70.4, Black 72.7|
|Slope Rating||Red 123, White 121, Blue128, Black 136|
|Course Designer||Jonathan Morrow|
|Course Transport||Cart on fairway|
For some strange reason, I miss going to Phuket once in a while, since my last visit was at 06, it is time for me to check it out and play a couple of rounds, and the Red Mountain which opened in 2007 is developed by the Loch Palm Golf Club and is right next door to it, from Patong, it takes around 20-25 minutes drive.
Club Facilities & Service
Beautiful clubhouse, it is not big but the design is nice & cool, however, the service was slow, took me 10 minutes to order a coffee, waited 10 minutes for it and took another 10 minutes to get the bill! I know I am on holiday & but 30 minutes for a coffee is too much. Next time, ask for a coffee & the bill at the same time, and you will save loads of time 🙂
Fairway & Green maintenance
Seashore Paspalum fairways & greens and they were in superb shape!
Caddy Service & knowledge
My caddie was OK….can’t say that with my playing partner’s caddie…which was a bit slow
The course is built on an old tin mine & in the middle of a lush tropical rain forest, so there is no shortage of cliffs and gullies and beautiful vegetation, elevation changes on some of the holes are high and with a nice view overlooking the surrounding villages, ….this is one great looking golf course(1, 2, 3) but really tough with demanding accuracy to land on those tight spots, club selection is also important as you need to hit the right distances, if you want to do well, check out the my photos on the hole by hole section or ask for a yardage book from the caddie.
As said, this is a good looking golf course, I like the #8, #14 & the#17 par 3 is the signature hole.
Black 398, blue 366, white 335 & red 293 yards, index 9
The 1st hole is going slightly upslope with an intimidating tight landing area, in fact, there is a bit of room up there, the green is slightly elevated.
The 2nd is a short dogleg right, going uphill, the 2nd layout shot needs a big right turn.
The rd is a par 3, Don’t be short as the front has a deep ravine.
The 4th is a gentle dogleg to the right, tee shot is slightly downslope, the green is elevated with bunkers on either side, a pretty hole.
The 5th is an index 3 hole, going slighly downslope with water on the left.
The 6th is a long par 4, the teeshot needs to carry the hazard in front.
The 7th is a long par 4, 189 yards from the blue tee with water on the left all the way, index 17?….strange!
This is a short par 4, teeshot is downhill with plenty of hazards, be safe and lay up with a 180 to 200 yards shot.
This 9th is super tight, teeshot is downhill and back up again.
The 10 is a downhill 409 yards par 4 with water on the left, the approach needs to be accurate & a touch right to avoid water….an index 8 hole….I wonder!?
The 11th is a gentle dogleg to the right, tee shot is downslope, the approach is going back up to a elevated and tough green.
The 12th is a short dogleg right par 5, tee shot is slightly downshope, there is big tree is in front blocking your appoach to the green.
The 13th is a straight par 4 going gently up slope, the teeshot needs to carry the hazard in front.
The 14th is a pretty but dangerous par 3, the teeshot is slightly down slope.
The 15th us going upslope, feels like Jiulong Hills…both the landing area & green are tight.
The 16th is going slightly down slope dogleg right par 4, check for the right club as too much left will overshot the fairway, too much right will end up in jungles….
This is a very good looking par 3, going 40 meters down.
Final gole…any ball left? The teeshot of the final hole is very tight & scary, the 2 & 3rd are not easy either.
The clubhouse is nice & clean, the golf course is stunning but very difficult, fairways are tight, lots of hazards, many blind holes, a low handicapper may find it challenging, mid handicapper will struggle, high handicapper wish he was at a more forgiving course.