5 Best Golf Resorts in Asia
The origins of golf might be deeply rooted in the West, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find some ultra-elite courses to play while you’re traveling throughout Asia. Pack your clubs and prepare to play the links at some of the best championship-level courses in Asia. List down these 5 Best Golf Resorts in Asia!
At Phuket, Thailand. Built along canyon edges, Blue Canyon Country Club in Phuket, Thailand has two courses with distinct greens and fairways. Both are surrounded by freshwater lakes and feature natural hazards and slick Bermuda Tifdwarf greens. The Canyon Course has undulating fairways, deadly roughs, lengthy carries and narrow landings, while the Lakes Course has distracting winds but sizeable greens. The most exciting hole on the Canyon Course is undoubtedly the 17th, described by Fred Couples as “one of the best par threes in the world.” Play here and see why Tiger Woods considers it one of the most memorable courses he’s ever played.
One of the top 100 courses in world, one of the top 3 courses in Japan, and the site of the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament since 1974, the Phoenix Country Club is located within the Phoenix Seagaia Resort, on the Hitotsuba Pacific Coast. Lined by pine groves and lusciously designed, the beauty of this course is matched only by its excitement. Challenge yourself on this engaging, fascinating course. The Garden Shuttle Bus to the Clubhouse is free of charge and takes only 5 minutes from the Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort.
At Taoyuan, Taiwan. In the higher hills of Northern Taiwan is an exciting course characterized by natural elevation changes and persistent breezes. Designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. has added a number of interesting hazards, as well as a monumental clubhouse-hotel. Arching fairways and hundreds of varieties of trees and flowers create panoramic views from every angle of this 18-hole championship course.
Singapore’s most exclusive venue for golf, the Sentosa Golf Club, is home to two of the most scenic and toughest rounds of golf in the region. Both the Serapong and the Tanjong courses are 18-hole masterpieces carved out of lush tropical flora and mangrove swamps that have been beautifully transformed into rolling hills and challenging greens looking out onto the Singapore Harbor or South China Sea, depending on the hole. Golf greats such as Angel Cabrera, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh have all experienced the demanding holes and spectacular vistas of these championship courses.
At Namhae-gun, South Korea. Kyle Phillips’ majestic course along the rugged coastline on Namhae Island in southeast Korea is a seamless match with the elegant and modern clubhouse designed by the renowned architecture firm Mass Studies. On-site dining options include a restaurant, which is an ideal spot to have a meal. Provides comfortable rooms, equipped to accommodate the needs of any guest. Sacheon Airport is a 60-minute drive from the resort.
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