At least some element of stay and play is considered essential for a successful, stress-free golf holiday in Phuket. It means a minimum of ground travel – often in heavy traffic – to and from each course, removal of the need to constantly pack and repack, and the ability to relax in situ at courses and resorts of one’s choice.
But surprisingly, stay and play isn’t as common in Phuket as you might think. Most golf courses don’t offer accommodation, relying on hotels to serve these needs. This often means an early-morning departure to the course, a late afternoon return and a lot of wasted time before and after each round.
So if you want to stay and play in Phuket, where do you go? Unfortunately, Phuket only offers one option for golfers wishing to make the most out of their golfing time.
Red Mountain/Loch Palm, Phuket
Golf visitors to Phuket are well accustomed to long journeys from resort hotels to the island’s leading golf courses.
But since the Tinidee Hotel opened at Phuket’s Loch Palm course, an attractive accommodation option has been added for golf visitors to Thailand’s holiday island.
With 30 superior and 15 deluxe rooms in four separate buildings, there is a sense of space and privacy unique to more personalised resorts of this nature.
An added benefit is that Red Mountain, one of Phuket’s leading golf courses and a favourite of visiting golfers, is adjacent to Loch Palm. Both are owned and operated by MBK Public Company, which also owns Bangkok’s famous MBK shopping centre. www.tinideehotels.com