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2/10/2012 Europe beats the US in the Ryder Cup Medinah This week the European and American Ryder Cup teams played at Medinah golf club Illinois in Chicago. Europe knew it was going to be a partisan affair with the American’s on home soil, they had been told the only way … Continue reading

25/9/2012 Snedeker sneaks in to win the Coca Cola and the Fed Ex Cup: PHUKET: This week on the PGA tour saw the Tour Championship and the finals of the Fed Ex Cup played at the East Lake golf course in Atlanta, Georgia. The course was in immaculate condition and … Continue reading

9/9/2012 This week on the PGA Tour: Rory continues his dominance Seventy professional golfers teed it up this week for the third tournament that counts toward points for the Fed Ex playoffs. This week’s venue, the renowned Crooked Stick Golf Club Carmel Indiana, is steeped in tradition and not for … Continue reading


After 40 years of playing golf, I’ve lost count of the number of lessons, tips, and swing thoughts I’ve been exposed to. However, Martin’s teachings have stuck with me as the most valuable in the development of my game, both in terms of swing mechanics and mental approach. He keeps … Continue reading

Martin, I wanted to write to say thank you for the very productive two weeks of instruction. I have stayed after what we worked on and now I’m really seeing a big difference. I leave for 3 weeks vacation and come back playing 5 strokes better. All my buddies want … Continue reading

Hi Martin Just returned from a shooting a 39 for a nine hole Wednesday tournament win. Hardest part is not falling back on old habits under pressure and continuing what we worked on. Pitching to six iron going strong. Enjoyed training with you and look forward to returning. Gary Hi, … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Golf Guru International Golf Academy and Phuket Driving Range

Planning to play golf in Phuket? We offer a top level golf school and a public driving range in one of the most convenient locations in Phuket. The Golf Guru International Golf Academy and public driving range are located one minute from Laguna and two minutes from the renowned Banyon Tree Golf Resort Phuket. As more and more people travel to golf in Thailand and play the numerous golf courses Phuket now offers it is always important to know where the best location is for practicing and taking golf lessons.

Our driving range is open to the public 7 days a week and offers 25 shade and rain covered stalls with both rubber matt and natural grass hitting surfaces and top quality range balls. Our golf school, The Golf Guru Academy, caters to golfers of all playing levels by offering numerous lesson packages including individual lessons, group lessons, junior lessons, 3 days tune up clinics, 5 day “fun for a life time” clinics, special Golf Phuket playing lessons, and much more.

While Phuket Golf is truly about the natural beauty of the area and the numerous championship courses now open, game improvement and quality practice facilities can surely complement your vacation plans. A key part of the Golf Guru teaching experience focuses on creating a fun and friendly atmosphere for new golfers, families, junior golfers and also individuals seeking to truly tune up their game before heading out to play one of the many wonderful Phuket Golf courses. Two of our most popular programs are family lessons (up to 5 people) and also our Junior Golfer clinics (also up to 5 people).

For the more accomplished player our most popular lesson packages are our 5-day refresher clinics and also our on course playing lessons at a Phuket golf club of your choice. In these two programs golfers are refreshed on all aspects of playing a round of golf including mental preparation, ball striking, short game and sand play, course management, more efficient warm up and practice methods, golf rules and etiquette and more.

Once a best kept golf secret, Phuket is now considered a world-class golf destination, with 7 beautiful championship courses and numerous 4 and 5 start resorts just 5-40 minutes from our Golf Guru Golf Academy at Phuket Driving Range. The Golf Guru Academy is the leading golf instruction facility in Phuket and our head teaching Professional, Martin Platts, is the top golf instructor in Phuket and one of the top teaching professionals in Asia. By using his own proven coaching techniques for “The Ultimate Learning Experience” Martin, has helped golfers of all levels, from beginners to Ryder cup tour professionals, immediately improve their game and lower their scores.

Before you head out to play take some time to visit the Phuket Driving Range and hit some balls to prepare properly for your next round, have your clubs re-gripped for the humid tropical conditions, or schedule a lesson with Martin Platts the Golf Guru and best teaching professional on the Island and let him help you make your vacation truly memorable.

Cheers from Phuket, and safe travels. We look forward to helping you lower your scores and to showing you a great time in Phuket!

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