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Thailand - Laguna Phuket Voted as “Asia’s Best Golf Course” at World Golf Awards in November 2016, Laguna Golf Phuket is an 18-hole, par-71 golf course, set within the world renowned Laguna Phuket Resort, Asia’s first fully integrated destination resort. Redesigned by architect Paul Jansen, the new golf course layout opened in January 2015 and provides the perfect golf experience for players of all abilities. The upgraded design focuses the golfer on position and strategy from the tee, with well-placed bunkers and water hazards to consider. The USGA specification greens provide superb quality playing surfaces year round, with well-designed contouring and run-off areas that offer a wealth of shot options. Undulating fairways meander through the Laguna Phuket lagoons. Native water grasses and environmental habitats attract an abundance of wildlife to the golf course. The surrounding mature woodland and stunning mountain views provide the perfect backdrop to this stunning golf course design. The traditional Thai Villa design clubhouse offers a host of luxury facilities, including a well-stocked Pro Shop and large outdoor terrace. The renowned Banyan Café provides a wealth of international dining options, with stunning views over the golf course. For instruction, there’s Southeast Asia’s 1st PGA branded golf academy. 34