About Blue Canyon

Blue Canyon Country Club has 2 golfing marvels from the Canyon Course,“The Ultimate Championship Course” built in 1991 to Lakes Course “A Pleasurable Masterpiece” built in 1999, has hosted numerous world events such as Johnnie Walker Classics and Honda Invitational.

The Blue Canyon Country Club rose to fame when the Canyon course was selected for the Johnnie Walker Classic and is the only three-time host of the Johnnie Walker Classic in 1994, 1998 & 2007.

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Playing at the Blue Canyon puts you in the league of golfing legends. International dignitaries, worlds leaders and heads of state the likes of Bill Clinton and George Bush Senior have golfed golf greats Greg Norman, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Ian Woosnam, Gary Player, Nick Faldo, Grace Park, Colin Montgomerie, Thomas Bjorn, Retief Goosen in our hall of fame.

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18th Hole Lakes Course -Best Par Four in Asia by Asian Golf Monthly

From the championship tee, perhaps the most difficult natural par 4 finishing hole in golf! A single tree separates fairway options. The high left side allows a beautiful view of a small green slotted healthy between high rust tinted canyon walls, step grassed mounds and a vegetation fringed water filled canyon. A single bunker provides "relief" for slightly pulled second shots. The right side of the fairway allows longer drives, but the partly hidden view of the green psychologically takes back the advantage. Over safe long second shots find rough slopes, awkward to chip from. There is nowhere to hide on one of golf's most testing holes.
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13th Hole Canyon Course- “The Tiger Hole”

One of Canyon’s signature hole. Spanning an intimidating 390y yards, was built on an existing canyon structure that plunges into the deep waters. It was christened “The Tiger Hole” in 1998 after Tiger Woods’ supreme “one-on” shot across 270 yards, from the black tee past canyon, all the way to the green. The 390-yard challenge remains irresistible to golfers today.
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14th Hole Canyon Course- Island Pin

Correct club selection is critical! Use points A at the front of the green or B over the water to the widest part of the green (safest target area!), together with the pin position, to assess the yardage. Take one and a half clubs less, or even two from the black tee, to account for the drop to the green. You may not feel the crosswinds so look at the flag and the surface of the water to determine strength and direction. MENTAL TIP: Don't get distracted from your normal routine. Visualise the perfect ball flight, focus on one key swing thought and enjoy one of the most spectacular shots in golf!
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17th Hole Canyon Course- “Top 500 Holes in the World”

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

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Yoshikazu Kato

In 1988, Yoshikazu Kato, one of Japan’s most prolific golf course architects started developing the site, originally an abandoned tin mine flanked by rubber plantations. Both courses were created around existing canyons and woodlands, with minimal interruption to the natural landscape and wildlife. The property is a masterpiece of design characterized by spectacular and daunting natural hazards including numerous water features accentuated by towering trees to challenge golfers of all levels.

Major Tournament History

The Blue Canyon Country Club rose to fame when the Canyon Course was selected for the 1994 Johnnie Walker Classic. This was followed by the 1996 Honda Invitational Tournament of the Omega Tour. The Canyon Course’s reputation as Asia’s best was reaffirmed in 1998 and again in 2007, when the Johnnie Walker Classic returned, making it the first golf course to ever host the tournament thrice in the JWC’s history.

1994

Johnnie Walker Classic

Many of the world's top golfers, including Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Ian Woosnam and Greg Norman, kept the galleries captivated by their excellent play right until the last hole in 1994.
Greg Norman holed his final putt to win the 1994 JWC with a final round of 64, beating Nick Faldo to reclaim the World No.1 ranking and setting the Canyon Course record. Tiger Woods took part in the 1994 Johnnie Walker Classic as an amateur, finishing a joint 34th. He is still the current amateur record holder for the Canyon Course with a score of 71.

1998

Johnnie Walker Classic

In January 1998, JWC returned to the Canyon Course as the first event on the 1998 European Tour calendar. Once again, many of the world's top golfers competed for the title, including Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam. The spectacular finish included one of the greatest comebacks in tournament golf. On the final day, Tiger Woods was 9 strokes behind the leading Ernie Els. Woods made up the 9 strokes in dynamic fashion and Els had to birdie the 18th for a playoff. The first hole of

2007

Johnnie Walker Classic

1-4 March, 2007 - The stellar field included world number one Australian Adam Scott, world number fifty-four Ernie Els and number one hundred ninety-seven Retief Goosen, Ryder Cup stars Paul Casey, Colin Montgomerie and Ian Woosnam, Canadian Mike Weir, and Seniors Tour stalwart Sam Torrance. Challenging in the star-studded 156 player starting field was a force of the very best Asian talents including Indians Jeev Milkha Singh and Jyoti Randhawa. In the end Anton Haig from South Africa won the tournament with 13 under par and with score 275.

2005

Thai Airways International Thailand Open

3-6 March, 2005 - Staged on the Canyon Course, in an effort to aid the resort island's recovery following the Tsunami tragedy. New Zealand's Richard Lee struck it rich at the US$500,000 Thai Airways International Thailand Open, winning his maiden Asian Tour title after a play-off victory over Australian Scott Barr.

1996

Honda City Invitational Tournament

Australia's Steve Elkington left his world-class stamp by winning the Omega Tour’s US$300,000. Elkington carded a final round three-under-par 69 for a four-round total of 281, to win by one shot over Felix Casas of Philippines.

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Awards

  • Best Golf Resort in Asia Pacific – Global Golf Awards 2018
  • Best Golf Course in Thailand (Canyon & Lakes Course) – Asian Golf Awards 2018
  • Top 500 Best Holes in the World (Canyon Course Hole 17 : Par 3) – GOLF Magazine
  • 2000 Best Golf Course in Country (Thailand) – Asian Golf Awards 2007, 2006
  • Best Golf Course in Asia – FinanceAsia : 2009, 2008, 2006, 2003
  • Asia’s Best Golf Course – Asiamoney : 2004, 2005 & 2007
  • Best Par Four in Asia (Lakes Course Hole 18 : Par 4) – Asian Golf Monthly, 2003
  • Best Golf & Spa Destination – SpaAsia Magazine,2005
  • Best Championship Course in Asia – Asian Golf Monthly, 2000-2005
  • Best Course in Thailand – US Golf Digest, 2003