Best 5-star Phuket resorts for golfers


Though Phuket Island is known for resorts catering to their guests’ every need with spas, fitness centers, cooking classes and an endless array of available nearby outdoor activities, there is still one thing that most resorts are missing- the internationally famous game of golf.

However, there are a few select 5-star luxury Phuket resorts that either have some form of golf within the resorts bounds or a conveniently placed golf club nearby. These resorts also have other activities on-site, great for traveling groups who may have a few members wishing to sit out on a golf game or two.

All of the resorts listed below:

  1. Offer golf on-site or nearby
  2. Offer good value for money
  3. Score very high in guest reviews

Best 5-star Phuket resorts for golfers

1- Banyan Tree Resort Phuket

  • High season starting from: US$570 per night
  • Low season starting from: US$307 per night

A nice sized resort made up of 135 villas that vary in size and amenities, the Banyan Tree Resort Phuket is a prized resort that continues to call back visitors year after year. Each villa is large in size and offers a mini bar, TV, dining patio, an outdoor jet-pool, an outdoor sunken bath and an en-suite bathroom with the added luxury of his and hers private dressing areas. You’ll also find a tropical garden outside outfitted with sun loungers.

On the resort grounds you’ll find 7 restaurants and bars to choose from, a swimming pool, library, fitness area and the Turtle Club for children. If you love the outdoors you’ll find tennis courts, yoga sessions and golf to be right up your alley. But not only does this resort feature an on-site golf course, but also a driving range and golf school, great for newcomers to the sport. The reviews are great across the board, as to be expected from a 5-star resort of this statue.

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2- Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort

  • High season starting from: US$253 per night
  • Low season starting from: US$148 per night

Sitting pretty on 40 acres, the Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort houses 470 rooms, all of which are spread out around the property, helping to increase privacy for guests. Just like the resort itself, each room is spacious and comes equipped with internet, a 37″ LCD TV, a balcony, refrigerator, mini bar, coffee and tea maker and turndown service.

The resort also has quite a large selection of restaurants and bars to choose from, each offering a little something different, great for those who like to try a wide variety of dishes. Aside from great dining choices, guests will also find a spa featuring 10 different treatment rooms, a fitness center, culinary classes, tennis, squash and oversize swimming pools alongside a private beach. Golf is ever present at the resort with a nine hole mini golf course and a golf driving range. For a full game, there are several golf courses within a hour’s drive.  Even though the quiet seclusion and privacy of this resort attracts many couples looking for that special romantic escape, reviews have noted that the resort is extremely family friendly with excellent babysitting and a kids club.

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3- Dewa Phuket Hotel

  • High season starting from: US$225 per night
  • Low season starting from: US$131 per night

A smaller resort with 96 suites and villas, the Dewa Phuket Hotel is a great choice for those who want to room near the airport but still be treated as a king and queen. Also, because it is 30 minutes away from Patong Beach and its crowds, the resort is perfect for those who are looking for a more reserve vacation. There are three different types of suites, each with a master bedroom, living room, kitchen area, bathroom and balcony. Essentially, you’ll feel as if you’re staying in a home as all the basic amenities with the luxury of added comforts are right at your feet.

Speaking of comforts, the resort features a plunge pool, library, steam room, spa, elevator, babysitting, free airport transfer and much more. The resort is also a short drive away from a golf course, making an afternoon on the greens an easy treat. Reviews are also very high, with many feeling that the resort is much more than they hoped for.

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4- Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa

  • High season starting from: US$237 per night
  • Low season starting from: US$121 per night

One of the largest and most popular resorts in Phuket, the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa awes with impressive views, a large outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees and a generous 665 rooms on-site. Due to its popularity, things can get a bit hectic and crowded and guests will find that there are some added fees for things around the resort, but reviews suggest that those fees really don’t matter as customer service and the rooms are hard to beat.

The rooms themselves are a nice size and come with a balcony, air conditioning, separate bathtub and shower, a seating area and black out curtains for later sleepers along with many other general resort room amenities. If you’re looking for resort amenities, you’ll find more than enough with choices like a fitness room, jogging track, playground for kids, a large pool, squash, tennis, a beauty salon, a barber shop and the unexpected yet delightful florist. Golf enthusiasts will find a nice putting green on site as well as golf courses nearby.

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5- Sea Pearl Villas Resort

  • High season starting from: US$178 per night
  • Low season starting from: US$96 per night

A hillside resort with 188 rooms overlooking Patong Beach, the Sea Pearl Villas Resort is perfect for guests who are looking for great rooms at a reasonable rate while still close enough to all the action- though there are tons of amenities on-site, making the need to venture out of the resort unnecessary. Guests will find an outdoor swimming pool, clubhouse, table tennis, pool volleyball, soccer, jogging and Thai cooking classes among many other resort amenities and activities.

Each room is very spacious and features the choice between twin beds or a king, a LCD TV, refrigerator along side a mini bar, free internet and both an outdoor terrace and jacuzzi. Golfers will find several golf courses near by where they can spend a day on the greens. Whether you’re a golfer or not, reviews suggest that you’ll enjoy the resort a lot, outside of front desk service that may or may not be up to par with expectations.

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6- Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort & Spa

  • High season starting from: US$161 per night
  • Low season starting from: US$118 per night

With a name that says it all, the Mission Hills Phuket Gold Resort & Spa is all about golfing. With 72 rooms, this resort is also on the small side, catering to those who seek a quieter vacation and like minded travelers. Golfers will find a full golf course with impressive ocean views, a driving range and a pro shop.

The resort also offers guests spa treatments, use of the fitness center and several bars and a restaurant. Individual rooms include a TV, a sunken bath, internet, space for additional beds aside from the included queen or king size bed, a mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities and a balcony with either a golf course view or pool view. The reviews are great with golfers loving the price of the resort for what they get.

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