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I realize this is an old post, but in case somebody is looking for information, I'd like to respond.

I've played Blue Canyon twice back around 2000-2001. At that time it was famous for having Tiger play in the Johnnie Walker shortly after he turned pro.

It's a great course, but if I would go back to Thailand (oh how I would love to return) I would skip BC for this reason: It's too much like a great championship course here in the midwest USA in layout and types of grasses used. Why is that bad? It's not, but if I am in Thailand, I want to play something that looks and feels more representative of the region.

It truly is a good course, possibly overrated (that is, if it is still considered the crown jewel of Thailand--I don't know that--haven't kept up).

I had fun at Phuket CC. They have a par 5 that wraps around a lake. You can play it like a traditional 3-shot par 5, working your way around the lake, or, if you have the stones, you can take dead aim at the green and try to cross the lake. I'm only a 15 handicap, so this story is like lightning striking, but it is true: I drove for the green (wind was slightly from behind). None of us saw the expected "splash" in front of the land, so I took the short walk with my caddie while the rest of the group worked their way around the fairway. Not only had my ball not gone in the water, it also had missed hitting the various palm trees and was on the green about 25 feet above the hole. So, I had a two-putt eagle, only my second eagle of my life. My caddie (gotta love the Thai caddies) started massaging my biceps saying "You Tigah Wood!". Lifelong memory, that one.

Thanks for putting up with this,

Brian

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