Blue Canyon Country Club (Canyon Course) Course Guide | Comprehensive information of yardage guide, course layout, hole by hole best approach by Phuket Golf Course

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Blue Canyon Country Club (Canyon Course) Course Guide

Hole 1 Par 4 HCP 16
  • 390 Yards
  • 380 Yards
  • 364 Yards
  • 326 Yards
A relatively gentle opening - until you reach the green! A well-executed tee shot of about 220 yards (from the blue tee) will avoid the large traps on the left and palm trees beyond the fairway. UpHills approach to the green should be kept short and right of the hole, as putts from the back left can be extremely fast.
Hole 2 Par 3 HCP 8
  • 218 Yards
  • 204 Yards
  • 182 Yards
  • 123 Yards
A demanding Par 3. A water hazard runs the length of the hole on the left, with large sand traps surrounding the green. Many players come up short or fail to judge the direction of cross-winds - look at the tops of the trees and the water surface! Again, extremely fast from the middle of the green to the front. A lofted wood will generally be more forgiving than a long iron for most golfers.
Hole 3 Par 4 HCP 2
  • 449 Yards
  • 400 Yards
  • 382 Yards
  • 368 Yards
The fairway is narrow, tree lined and uphill all the way on this longest Par 4 on the course. The giant Calabash tree dictates play. Accurate drives will select a right or left route up the fairway as second shots from the centre will require shaping round the tree. The length of the green makes checking the pin position essential in club selection.
Hole 4 Par 4 HCP 18
  • 407 Yards
  • 354 Yards
  • 341 Yards
  • 326 Yards
The tee shot must carry the mounds (over 200 yards from the blue tee) to avoid a blind shot to well bunkered green. Longer hitters should favour the right side. Except at the front of the green, this is one of the few holes where putts break less than you think!
Hole 5 Par 4 HCP 4
  • 398 Yards
  • 374 Yards
  • 354 Yards
  • 336 Yards
Accuracy from the tee is vital. OB runs from tee to green on the left. This fairway slopes towards a deep hollow on the right so a right-to-left tee shot is ideal. Approach shots to the front to back sloping, two-level green, tend to bounce forward and right. Downhill putts to or on the lower level are some of the fastest on the course.
Hole 6 Par 5 HCP 12
  • 556 Yards
  • 540 Yards
  • 520 Yards
  • 499 Yards
For long hitters, reaching the green is only possible if the drive is struck perfectly over the Flame tree to the right side of the fairway and the second shot is right-to-left around the dogleg. For others, drive between the Flame tree and the towering coconut palms on the left, then hit over the water, taking careful note of the distance to and over the bunkers. The two-level green is normally very fast from back to front.
Hole 7 Par 3 HCP 6
  • 205 Yards
  • 188 Yards
  • 172 Yards
  • 153 Yards
There is a blind bunker guarding the green on the front left and another deep bunker at front right. The green slopes steeply from the left to right so getting up and down from the left side is almost impossible! From the front, putts will be fast with more break than you think. If you miss the green, better to miss it long!
Hole 8 Par 4 HCP 10
  • 412 Yards
  • 395 Yards
  • 380 Yards
  • 372 Yards
Only a long and well placed drive favouring the right side will give a clear view of this well guarded three-level green. Do not attempt to carry the trap on the left from the tee- there is another lurking behind it! Check the pin position and yardage carefully to land your approach on the correct level to give yourself a birdie chance!
Hole 9 Par 5 HCP 14
  • 561 Yards
  • 526 Yards
  • 490 Yards
  • 464 Yards
Take care with the tee shot. There are two more traps behind the one you can see on the right of the fairway. Conservative play produces many pars and some birdies. Only try to carry the water if you are sure you can hit the target. The green is very undulating and fast from back to front.
Hole 10 Par 4 HCP 11
  • 392 Yards
  • 357 Yards
  • 345 Yards
  • 333 Yards
A look from the higher back tee will give a clear picture of the hole and superb views of the golf course. A drive down the right is safest. If bunkered from the tee, make sure the next shot is from grass, or this easy looking hole could turn nasty! The second shot to the green is more downhill than its first appears- consider one less club.
Hole 11 Par 5 HCP 1
  • 600 Yards
  • 570 Yards
  • 544 Yards
  • 524 Yards
The water crossing the fairway is reachable for the longer hitter on this slightly downhill tee shot. The ideal position is as close to the water as possible favouring the right side. This opens up the second shot landing area, well guarded by bunkers on the left and by palm trees over the fairway. Club selection and accuracy are critical on the approach to the long narrow green, with sand and then water on both sides.
Hole 12 Par 4 HCP 5
  • 440 Yards
  • 392 Yards
  • 354 Yards
  • 330 Yards
OB right may be a factor for the short hitter. Longer drives erring right will run out of fairway or even reach the water. A well-struck drive down the "fast lane" on the left will gain extra roll. If laying up short of water with your second shot, keep left as the landing area slopes towards the lake on the right. If the hole is cut at the front of the green, a conservative approach shot beyond the flag will leave a very fast downhill putt.
Hole 13 Par 4 HCP 15
  • 390 Yards
  • 373 Yards
  • 365 Yards
  • 356 Yards
From the tee, check the yardage very carefully. Select a tee shot line within your capabilities! For the big hitter, the line is just left of the far right bunker over the canyon. For others, aim at the bunker to the left of the trees at the corner of the canyon. Easy to miss this shallow green long, which then makes the up and down almost impossible. Putts from above the hole are extremely fast and break more than you expect toward the fairway.
Hole 14 Par 3 HCP 13
  • 194 Yards
  • 169 Yards
  • 143 Yards
  • 128 Yards
Club selection is critical on this par 3. Take one and a half clubs less, or even two from the black tees to account for the drop to the green. It is difficult to feel the cross-winds so look at the flag and the surface of the water to determine strength and direction. Visualize the perfect ball flight and enjoy one of the most spectacular shots in golf.
Hole 15 Par 5 HCP 7
  • 586 Yards
  • 567 Yards
  • 554 Yards
  • 521 Yards
A double dog-leg, left then right. The tee shot needs to avoid the bunker on the left and OB on the right. If the drive is short, it may be better to lay up to the water hazard that crosses the fairway. If attempting the carry, unseen traps on the right must also be avoided: In both cases, slightly left of the tallest tree beyond the fairway will be the best line. The green slopes mainly from left to right.
Hole 16 Par 4 HCP 17
  • 357 Yards
  • 323 Yards
  • 316 Yards
  • 303 Yards
A good drive up the right side and a well executed short to medium iron will allow a putt for birdie. However, the approach shot over the front bunker must be soft landing, as putts level with or above the hole can be very awkward. PRO TIP: to hit this shot, feet closer together, ball position slightly more forward, brush the grass and finish high.
Hole 17 Par 3 HCP 3
  • 221 Yards
  • 212 Yards
  • 197 Yards
  • 178 Yards
Described by Fred Couples as "one of the best Par 3's anywhere in the world", this exacting hole favours a left to right shot. Although it may not appear so, the hole is downhill and the green slopes from front to back, so select one club less than normal. Around the green getting up and down from anywhere else but long and left can be very difficult. The best option may be to aim there and chip close for a well-earned par.
Hole 18 Par 4 HCP 9
  • 403 Yards
  • 340 Yards
  • 327 Yards
  • 303 Yards
From the black tee, a 260-yard drive is required to carry the lake. Even from the forward tees, most players opt for the sound strategy of keeping left. Flirt with the water only if the hole is cut left and you need a birdie! Do not attack the flag too hard. Bogey or worse is almost certain from behind the green.

PRO TIP: Tee up your ball as near as possible to the water to give the safest angle to the fairway.
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