Hua Hin Golf Courses
Black Mountain Golf Club is a thirty-minute drive from Hua Hin, set in a valley at the foot of the Black Mountains. When designing the course, Phil Ryan utilised many of the natural features of the land, including the creeks, trees and large rocks, to set a challenging layout. This makes the course feel natural and intuitive. Though the course is challenging, players of all abilities will appreciate the layout. Choose your own difficulty from the tee box, and appreciate the course according to your own skills.
Banyan Golf Club
Banyan Golf Club is a relatively new location; it opened in late 2008. Since then, the 7,361-yard course has been awarded the Asian Golf Monthly ‘Best New Course in Asia Pacific’ title in 2009, and mentioned in the ‘Rolex Top 1000’ of the world’s courses. The Pirapon Namatra design is only 15 minutes out of Hua Hun, showcasing both mountain and sea views. The course is designed to be walked through, so you can fully appreciate the scenery. Thanks to the six tee boxes at each hole, players of all abilities can tailor the game to their desired challenge. The layout utilises water hazards, tricky bunkers and pineapple groves to add difficulty.
Imperial Lake View Resort and Golf Club
The Imperial Lake View course is 36 holes over 6,915 yards, designed by Roger Packard. You will find the club 35 minutes out of Hua Hin. You will be tested by a network of streams and a lake that separate the two halves of the course, and by a multitude of trees, blind spots, doglegs and hills. A handful of easier holes are included, to make a course that is balanced enough for all levels of play.
The course at Majestic Creek is designed by Dr. Sukkitti Klangvisai, and is made up on 27 holes over 7,123 yards. Majestic Creek is 30 minutes west of Hua Hin, in the foothills. It is considered one of the best – if not the best – courses in Hua Hin. Majestic Creek is built around the landscape, incorporating creeks that wind down from the mountains as hazards, as well as scenic delights including mountain ranges and waterfalls. The bunkers are placed well in the course and add a great challenge.
Palm Hills Golf Club
Palm Hills Golf Club is located between Hua Hin and Cha Am, near the airport and on the lower foot hills above town. It was the first international standard Hua Hin golf course and opened in 1992. The following year Palm Hills hosted to the inaugural Thailand World Pro Am tournament. The golf course is laid out on a long strip of undulating terrain which gives the course a Scottish “links” feel, which is different from all the other courses in the area. The Max Wexler layout goes from east to west, with lakes at each end, separated by the clubhouse and an interesting rocky outcrop extending from the mountain range.
The original eighteen holes at Springfield are designed by Jack Nicklaus, and the newer nine are a Schmidt-Curley design. This combination makes for 7,043 yards of entertaining, challenging golf. The course features a minimum of five starting tees at each hole, allowing you to tailor the game to your ability. The layout is made up of water hazards, huge bunkers and a handful of doglegs. The clubhouse is a grand building, filled with marble and granite features. Make the best of restaurants, spa and swimming facilities, and enjoy a game of tennis.
The Sea Pines Golf Course lies along the Gulf of Thailand on Suan Son Pradiphat beach, 20 minutes from Hua Hin. It was designed by Major General Weerayudth Phetbuasak in 2010. As it is frequently used by serving soldiers, veterans, and their families, he designed it for play that can be adapted to different skill levels. One of the major conditions that defines specific games is the level of breeze that is coming in across the sea. More typically, you will have to contend with narrow fairways, water hazards and undulating greens across the 7,305-yard course.