The Black Knight At La­guna Phuket

Lo­cal ju­niors thrilled to meet golf le­gend Gary Player

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La­guna Golf Phuket wel­comed nine­time ma­jor win­ner and golf le­gend Gary Player, as he took time dur­ing a per­sonal trip to ex­pe­ri­ence the world­class fa­cil­i­ties at La­guna Phuket – Asia’s first in­te­grated des­ti­na­tion re­sort. Dur­ing his visit, Player en­joyed lunch at Banyan Café over­look­ing the tran­quil 18th green and played 9 holes around the award­win­ning La­guna Golf Phuket. He hosted a golf clinic for more than 20 young golfers at La­guna Golf Acad­emy Phuket, South­east Asia’s first PGA-branded acad­emy. The ju­niors were ex­cited to meet and prac­tise the golf­ing tips fol­low­ing Mr Player's keen in­struc­tions.

Mr Paul Wil­son, La­guna Golf As­sis­tant Vice Pres­i­dent / Group Golf Di­rec­tor en­thused, “La­guna Golf, part of the

Banyan Tree Group, is hon­oured to wel­come Mr Gary Player to La­guna

Golf Phuket. With Mr Player’s per­sonal achieve­ments and un­be­liev­able pas­sion, our young golfers have been very for­tu­nate to spend over 90-min­utes learn­ing from him. A tes­ta­ment to the Group’s ethos of Em­pow­er­ing Peo­ple through de­vel­op­ing as­pir­ing ju­nior golfers, we sin­cerely ap­pre­ci­ate Mr Player mak­ing time to visit us and coach the young golfers of Phuket

amidst his busy sched­ule.”

Gary Player is re­garded as one of the most suc­cess­ful global golfers of all time, hav­ing won 165 pro­fes­sional events, de­signed over 300 golf cour­ses and raised over US$62 mil­lion for his char­ity foun­da­tion to-date.

La­guna Golf Phuket is an 18-hole, par 71 golf course sit­u­ated in the heart of Asia’s first in­te­grated re­sort – La­guna Phuket. Thor­oughly re­designed and re­opened in 2015, the new land­scap­ing with great em­pha­sis on nat­u­ral sur­round­ings and wildlife pro­vides golfers a whole new golf­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Dur­ing the game, be­gin a tran­quil jour­ney into the na­tive cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ence with in­fused lo­cal el­e­ments cre­at­ing a unique sense of place. The Thai villa de­sign club­house of­fers a host of lux­ury fa­cil­i­ties, in­clud­ing a well-stocked Pro

Shop and in­ter­na­tional din­ing op­tion.

The newly up­graded La­guna Golf Acad­emy Phuket – South­east Asia’s first PGA branded golf acad­emy of­fers ul­ti­mate pre­mium prac­tice fa­cil­i­ties and a wide range of teach­ing pack­ages, with a team of ex­pe­ri­enced PGA golf in­struc­tors pro­vid­ing en­joy­able golf learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences. The golf course is con­ve­niently ac­ces­si­ble by com­pli­men­tary shut­tle ser­vice from the sur­round­ing ho­tels in La­guna Phuket Re­sort.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit­gu­ or con­tact +66 (0) 7632 4350 / golf@la­gu­na­

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