Fondly known the world over as the “Gentleman’s Game”, the game of golf is a popular sport whose mere mention brings to mind icons such as Tiger Woods. Enjoyed by over 30 million people across the world, the evolution of golf is interesting to trace. Historically, the most basic form of the game has been enjoyed by Romans, Europeans and even the Chinese throughout ancient history. However, golf began to take its current form around the 15th century in Scotland. Given that golf has been played by all these civilizations throughout history, its popularity in the 21st century should come as no surprise.
As many find the sport to be almost a meditative experience, it is a popular sport sought by many holidaymakers, regardless of where they retire to in order to take a break from their hectic lives. For those who are considering the beautiful Thai island of Phuket as their next holiday destination, among the major golfing tourist attractions Phuket has to offer is the Blue Canyon Country Club, a mere fifteen minutes drive from resorts such as Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa. This Club hosts two golf courses and has even witnessed the amazing comeback staged by Tiger Woods in 1998 where he defeated Ernie Els.
The Blue Canyon Country Club is spread over seven hundred acres of dotted with rubber plantations, luscious green valleys and small lakes, making it a truly tranquil location to enjoy a quality game of golf. The Club is home to two championship courses, namely, the Canyon Course and the Lakes Course and while the former has hosted the Johnnie Walker Classics Tournament twice, the latter is perfect for a relaxing game of golf.
After a round, patrons can retire to the Club House and enjoy a myriad of services including meals at the in-house restaurant as well as the sauna and Jacuzzi.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.