FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is there a dress code at the golf course?
Yes, the dress code is as follows:
Appropriate clothing for men: golf shoes, socks, long non denim pants, Bermuda shorts, shirts with collar.
Prohibited clothing: flip-flops, sandals, running shoes, mesh or football shirts, gym shorts, jogging shorts, cut-off trousers and denims.
Appropriate Ladies Attire: golf shoes, socks, tailored/Bermuda shorts, non denim pants, slacks, skirts and blouse/polo t-shirts with collar.
Strictly Prohibited: flip-flops, sandals, running shoes, tank-tops, round neck shirts, low cut tops, football shirts, shorts, mini shorts/skirts, tights, leggings, leotards, jogging shorts and denims.
Soft spike shoes required.
Do I need a CADDY?
Yes, a caddy is compulsory on all courses, and each golfer is required to retain their own caddy.
May I take more than one Caddy?
How much is an appropriate tip for the Caddy?
300-500 baht depending on satisfaction level of your caddies performance. Caddy are not permitted to ask for tips and should be reported if they do so.
Golf bags and clubs.
Every golfer must have their own golf clubs and bag while playing.
Can clubs/bags be rented?
Yes, all golf courses in Phuket are able to provide club set rentals, however it is highly recommended that the serious golfer bring their own clubs.
Which golf courses in Phuket have golf carts?
Blue Canyon Lakes (optional) 700 baht/cart or 1000 baht shared between two golfers.
Loch Palm Golf Club (optional) 700 baht/cart, sharing not permitted.
Red Mountain (compulsory) 700 baht per cart per golfer.
Mission Hills (compulsory) 700 baht per cart per golfer.
How many may play in one group?
4 golfers is maximum per flight, 5 are permitted at Loch Palm provided all golfers use carts.
Do I need a handicap card to play?
No handicap card is required.
Will green fees be refunded if it rains?
If you are unable to complete your round due to extreme weather conditions,
rain checks for 9 or 18 holes will be issued by the golf course depending on number of holes completed.
No cash refunds will be issued and rain checks are for green fees only.
Each Golf Course Policy:
Phuket Country Club:
Does not offer rain checks. You must complete your 9 or 18 holes same day.
Loch Palm Golf Club:
If rain interrupts group play up to the 5th hole, they are eligible for a full 18 hole rain check.
If rain interrupts group play from the 6th hole to the 14th hole, they are eligible for a 9 hole rain check.
Rain check vouchers are valid for 1 month after issue & caddy, cart, rental fees are non refundable.
Red Mountain Golf Club:
If rain interrupts group play up to the 5th hole they are eligible for a full 18 hole rain check
If rain interrupts group play from the 6th hole to the 14th hole they are eligible for a 9 hole rain check.
Rain check vouchers are valid for 1 month after issue.
Caddy, cart, club fees are non refundable.
Laguna Golf Phuket:
Once a player has started their round they cannot receive a refund.
If the player plays less than 4 holes, a full 18 hole rain check will be issued.
If a player completes 9 holes, a 9 hole rain check will be issued.
If a player completes 13 holes or more, no rain check will be issued.
Rental equipment for rentals based on # of holes on rain check.
Caddy fees are non refundable.
Mission Hills Golf Club:
If rain interrupts group play up the 3rd hole they are eligible for a full 18 hole rain check.
If rain interrupts group play from the 4th hole to the 12th hole, they are eligible for a 9 hole rain check.
If more than 13 holes played no rain check shall be issued.
Rain check vouchers are valid for 1 month after issue.
caddy, cart, club fees are non refundable.
If less than 3 holes played a full 18 hole rain check shall be issued.
If 4 holes to 11 holes played, a 9 hole rain check shall be issued.
If more than 12 holes are played, no rain check shall be issued.
Rain check vouchers are valid for 180 days.
Rain checks are transferable and original copy must be provided.
No rain checks for caddy and rental fees.
On-line Payment by Credit Card.
Payment may be made on-line with our secure server using Visa or MasterCard.
Once your booking is confirmed we will provide you an invoice and link to our secure
on-line payment process.
Once payment is complete we will send you your Golf Vouchers via e-mail and confirm hotel pickup to the golf course if requested.
Payment at golf course just prior to Tee-Time.
Payment may be made at the golf course with our driver or our company representative sent
to the golf course to meet you just prior to Tee-Time.
You may pay the driver or representative by cash (Thai Baht), or with Visa or MasterCard with our secure network banking machine. All credit card transactions are encrypted and secure. There are no other hidden fees or charges.
Any personal information gathered is kept secure and confidential and used for Tee-Time booking with golf courses only. Information will never be sold or provided to marketing agencies.
When is the best time to visit Phuket?
November to April is the high season with fabulous weather. May to October is the low season and you may encounter some rain, however golf courses are less busy and hotels are cheaper.
Weather in Phuket
The weather is hot all year in the low 30 C range; dry during the high season, and sporadic rain storms during the low season.
Hotels and Villas are plentiful in Phuket. We highly recommend you book in advance with Agoda for best rates. During low season we encourage you to negotiate rates with hotels due to low occupancy.
No visa is required to enter Thailand for less than 30 days, however a visa is required if you are staying 30 days or more.
Currency Exchange and Credit Cards
Cash can be easily exchanged for Thai Baht at one of many exchange kiosks all around Phuket. ATMs can be found everywhere in Phuket, however many smaller businesses and restaurants may not accept credit cards. Check first if you are not carrying cash with you. It is highly recommended you inform your credit card company you will be traveling abroad so they can make a note on your account before you leave your country.
Beaches and swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling are amazing during the high season, however there may be swimming advisories during the low season due to strong tides and undertows.
Scuba diving certificates can be attained from one of many dive schools during your visit for much less than the cost in your home country.
To rent scuba gear you may be required to provide your dive certificate unless taking lessons from a certified dive school.