Hua Hin is a city located at 3 hours from Bangkok. Over the years it became a top destination for the Thai upper class wishing to leave the bustle of the capital. The city and its surroundings possess about 10 classy golf courses that meet the demand of Thai and foreign tourists.
Black Mountain Golf Club
Black Mountain Golf Club is one of the most famous golf in Thailand, located at 15mn only of northwest Hua Hin. This course has received many awards such as the award of the Best Golf in Thailand, issued by Asian Golf Magazine. During the same event, Asia Magazine has also rewarded Black Mountain Golf Club for being the 2nd best golf of the entire Asian Pacific region!
2012 has been a really successful year: it was the only Thai golf to be selected among the 100 best golfs except the United States by Golf Digest Magazine.
Several international contests have taken place in the Black Mountain Golf Club, including 2 main phases of the Asian Tour in 2009 and 2010. The Royal Trophy, a competition inspired by the Ryder Cup but opposing an Asiatic team to a European one has taken place for the first time in 2011.
This course is liked by the best players but is also playable for an average player. All the holes have a safe passage, but the most daring can go by more direct ways, through pools of water, trees, and bunkers.
This golf course has retained much of its natural authenticity with vegetation and waterways that existed before. The clubhouse of the course is magnificent, giving a full view of the whole course. Isolated in the mountains while staying very close to the sea and Hua Hin, the Black Mountain Golf Club is an experience of a lifetime for all golf enthusiasts.
Banyan Golf Club
Banyan Golf Club is another outstanding golf located at only 10mn in south Hua Hin. Open in 2008, it has received in 2009 the prize of the Best New Course issued by the Summit of golf in Asia Pacific.
The rewards did not end there since the Banyan Golf Club has been ranked in 2012 as the 2nd best golf of Thailand by Asian Golf Magazine, just behind its neighbor the Black Mountain Golf Club.
Built on a former pineapple plantation, the course offers some spectacular holes overlooking the mountains and the Gulf of Thailand. It is technical and provides most of the difficulties that can be encountered on a golf course: bunkers, small ponds, inclination or elevation of greens, etc.
Beyond the quality of the course, one of the main strengths of this gold is its 5 stars restaurant, hotel, spa & resort. The buildings are in a traditional Thai style, furnished in a luxury and modern spirit. In December 2012, Asian Golf magazine has rewarded the Banyan Golf Club as the best of the entire Asia Pacific Region.
Royal Hua Hin Golf Course
The Royal Hua Hin Golf Course is another famous and historic Thailand golf. Historic, because it was the first course to be created by the Kingdom of Siam, in 1924. Even if it has received substantial renovations in the 80s, it is the perfect example of a classic golf course into its natural environment.
Another asset of this golf is its location, close to the city center, just behind the famous railway station. Its location, its lush vegetation, its view on the Gulf of Thailand and the monkeys that approach the players on the course make this place a must for anyone visiting Hua Hin.
Springfield Royal Country Club
Located at only 20mn in the north of Hua Hin, near Cha-am, the Springfield Royal Country Club is one of the most interesting golf of the region. It has been designed by the former golfer Jack Nicklaus, in order to meet the strong demand for golfs that can accommodate championships. With 27 holes, there are many difficulties including a green to reach on a small island for the 18th hole.
Apart from a beautiful course, there are also first class facilities. The clubhouse, raised above the background, gives a great view on the course and the whole region. The main building is luxurious from the entrance to the locker rooms…
Palm Hills Golf Club and Residence
The Palm Hills Golf Club is next to the airport, and only at 10mn form downtown Hua Hin. It was one of the first golf with international standards which was open in Hua Hin, in 1992. The golf has been designed on a waving green, which gives the impression to play on a British field. The numerous palm trees have given their name to this golf, and they remind all the players that they are in a tropical country.
In addition to the course, Palm Hills contains a residential park occupied by apartments and villas. Among the facilities, you can find a big swimming pool, a gym, tennis courts, sauna, billiards or squash courts.