There are four top 18-hole golf courses in Phuket, which offer excellent and challenging play. All offer reasonably priced green fees, golf club rentals and caddy services.
• Phuket Country Club (in Kathu)
• Blue Canyon Country Club (in Amphoe Thalang)
• Laguna Phuket Golf Club (at Hat Bang Thao)
• Loch Palm Golf Club (in Kathu)
Muay Thai, the ancient combat technique formerly used on Thai battlefields, is an exciting and challenging sport. A couple of gyms offer instruction in the martial arts form under the guidance of former Thai kickboxing champions. Phuket Thai Boxing Gym, 82/5 Moo 4 Patak Rd, Kata (Tel: 076-281090, 076-281200) and Abang Marts, Rawai, on the road leading to Kata from Chalong Circle. Expect to pay about 300 Baht per session, or at Bangla Boxing Stadium in Patong 700 to 1,000 Baht.
If you need an adrenaline-fix, look no further than bungy jumping. For those adventurous types who live for challenges, you can jump 50 metres over the green-blue water of the Jungle Lagoon at the Jungle Bungy Jump in Kathu.
Set over a picturesque pond, formerly an old tin mining site, but now a safe location for experiencing big-time thrills, the jump site is the only licensed one in Thailand and the only insured site in Asia. Look for Jungle Bungy Jump on the main road leading out of Patong to Phuket Town near the major intersection at Kathu.
There are three riding clubs: the first is on Patak Road, on the way to Hat Kata, the second is Ban Sai Yuan situated at Hat Nai Han route and the Laguna Phuket at Bang Thao. These three have facilities for visitors’ convenience and courses for both beginners and experienced riders.
The Patong Go-kart Speedway is open every day from 10 am to 7 pm. Pit your driving skills on a challenging racing track. Single and double karts plus helmets are available and there's floodlighting for evening races. The track has a car park, restaurant and seating area for spectators. Located on the main road in Kathu between Patong Beach and Phuket City. Open daily 10am-7pm. From 390 Baht for 10 minutes. (Tel: 076-321949)
Discover Phuket by ATV. Follow your guide and explore the countryside along natural tracks and paths through Phuket's rubber plantations, forests and unknown beaches. Get to know the local forest workers, learn about the environment and discover local plants you never knew existed in this unspoiled environment.