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Laguna Phuket Golf Club Opens Redesigned Course

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Laguna Phuket Golf Club will officially celebrate the reopening of its redesigned 18-hole, par 71 course this coming Sunday, at an event featuring European and Asian Tour player Shiv Kapur, and 100 invited golfers.

Canadian-based designer, Paul Jansen, has reversed the front and back nine holes, accentuated water features and contours, and rebuilt several new holes to offer a more challenging course.

The course set-up has been developed to provide consistent year-round playing conditions. Zoysia matrella grass has been chosen for the tees, fairways and rough as it is a low maintenance, drought tolerant grass that is very adaptable to the climatic conditions in South East Asia. The greens are Tif-Eagle Bermuda grass which is known for getting established quickly to ensure premium, quality putting surfaces. Golf carts have also been introduced.

Jansen, who worked with Sir Nick Faldo to create Laguna Lang Co in Vietnam, said, In making changes to the original course, I wanted to create a story full of adventure. I want golfers to explore the property and discover the many outstanding features, as I did through the design and build stages. This has been achieved and the course is now more strategic and memorable.

Measuring 6,719 yards off the back tees, sound strategy is needed to negotiate through the courses many unique features and beautiful water bodies.

As well as the course redesign and the addition of cart paths, there also has been significant investment in off-course facilities. Locker rooms and the pro shop have been remodeled and the practice area enhanced with a full-length driving range staffed by PGA professionals.

With 1,200 on-site hotel and villa rooms in internationally renowned brands including Banyan Tree, Angsana, Dusit Thani and Outrigger the Laguna Phuket resort complex has traditionally supplied a third of the golf courses customer base, a level expected to increase as more visiting golfers make the resort their base in Phuket. 

Facts and Figures Laguna Phuket Golf Club

Length: 6,719 yards of the back tees
Par: 71
Golf carts available to all golfers
Equipment available for hire
Opening date: 1992 with the relaunch course opening on January 2015
Original designer: Max Wexler and David Abell
New course designer: Paul Jensen

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