A brand new activity has just opened up in Phuket Island in the south of Thailand, and it’s called Phuket Games Zone.
Located in a very quiet, peaceful and green park of Phuket Island, Phuket Games Zone currently has 3 very unique, and very fun activities for adults and children alike; a large 18 hole football golf course, a challenging 9 hole disc golf/Frisbee golf course, and body zorbing!
Located in Chalong, very near to Phuket Zoo (on the same street). Follow signs to Phuket Zoo, and when you reach the zoo continue on for another 500m, then turn left, and Phuket Games Zone is 300m on the left side. You should see the road sign.
Football Golf at Phuket Games Zone
The Phuket Games Zone football golf course is the biggest and best football golf course in Phuket. It offers 18 holes, multiple challenges, 2 prizes and no limits to the amount of fun you can have. The course has larger and challenging bunkers, chip shot zones, and a lot more plus of course the 19th hole (at the clubhouse) where you can cool down with a chilled drink under the shade.
If you’ve never played football golf before then don’t worry. It’s easy. It’s just like normal golf but instead of using a golf ball and club, you use a football and your foot! Simply aim like you would in normal golf, and then kick! There are 18 holes and it’s great fun completing the course.
There’s no need to worry about which club you’re going to use, handicaps or wind speed, you just relax and have a good laugh with your mates. It’s great for any age and any ability.
Frisbee Golf at Phuket Games Zone
The Phuket Games zone Frisbee golf course is the only Frisbee golf/disc golf course in Phuket (and probably the south of Thailand). Here you can have a relaxing game of skill and cunning for those who understand that the best sports are those you can play with a drink in your hand!
It’s easy to play, simply compete to see who can get their Frisbee/disc into the basket with the least number of throws. Phuket Games Zone provided the discs: a putter (much like a normal Frisbee) which flies slowly and short distances but is very accurate, a mid-range disc which is a little more aerodynamic than the putter, and a driver which has a much sharper edge and can fly long distances. You choose the right disc for the shot, just like you could choose a club in normal golf.
Phuket Games Zone has also devised some variations to play, such as:
Blindfolded Pairs: This is good fun for groups of 4 or more. For this, players need to get into pairs, giving yourself a fun team name, and the blindfolded player is guided by their seeing partner. For putting, the seeing partner rattles the chains of the basket to help them aim the Frisbee into the basket. You can decide the prize, for example the loser pay for everyone’s round!
The 5-Minute Frisbee Feat: A normal round of 9-Hole Frisbee golf will take between 30 – 45 minutes, but if you think that you are skilful and fast enough, then you could try the ‘5 Minute Frisbee Feat’. As the name suggests, you need to complete the course in under 5 minutes, and if you can then you’ll win 2 free drinks and an unlimited day pass to Phuket Games Zone. It’s doable, but you have to be fit to try. I ran out of steam half way through!
Body Zorbing at Phuket Games Zone
If you’re wondering what Body Zorbing is then don’t worry, it’s nothing kinky! Best thing to do is search on Google and you’ll see what body zorbing is all about. In brief, a body zorb is an inflatable ball around 1.5m in diameter, that you half climb into so that you body and head are protected, and your legs are sticking out so that you can run around.
It’s like a protective shell, meaning that you can barge and bump into your friends, fall onto the floor and do somersaults without getting hurt. This activity will definitely bring the kid out of you, another great bit of fun and also the only place in Phuket currently offering this activity.
Typically, the people at Phuket Games Zone have conjured up another fun game to play with body zorbing, which is body zorbing sumo, or as they like to call it – Zorbo!
Zorbo is very much like sumo but the players are of course wearing the protective body zorb ball. You have to get your opponent on the floor or out of the ring to win. Do you have the balance, strength and skill to beat your friends?
The clubhouse, or 19th hole, is a large open air seating area with dart board and drinks and refreshments, and great service. A number of free activities are on offer, including power kite flying, petanque bowls, and darts.
If you’re on holiday and fancy a drinking challenge, then Phuket Games Zones has plenty of ideas for drinking games on offer!
Snacks are available, but for a proper meal you can try one of the many seaside restaurants all within a few hundred meters walk, which offer excellent quality Thai food and seafood.
Phuket Games Zone is located on Soi Palai, Chaofa (East) Road, Chalong. It is very near to Phuket Zoo, on the same street. Drive past Phuket Zoo around 500m, and then make a left turn, another 300m on the left. They have a large street sign so you should be able to find them.
Alternatively you can contact Phuket Games Zone on the following numbers:
English: (091) 010 5488
Thai: (085) 150 6226
The rates are quite reasonable:
Football Golf: 500 Baht first round, 300 Baht per consecutive round
Frisbee Golf/disc golf: 300 Baht first round, 200 Baht per consecutive round
Body Zorbing: 300 Baht for 15 minutes, 200 Baht for each additional 15 minutes
Phuket Games Zone also organises birthday parties, staff outings and corporate events, with balloons, trophies and snacks if required. You can call them for more details.
Writers Opinion: The setting is very rural, quiet and away from hustle and bustle. The prices are very reasonable (especially compared to some other events in Phuket which cost an arm and a leg!), and you’ll leave with a smile feeling like you just got good value for money. The games are quite addictive, but for permanent residents of Phuket discounts are available, including season tickets – just ask the staff.