Hua Hin is a location that is steeped in Golfing history. The first course was commissioned by the royal family to be built here and It has become a mecca for both golfers on holiday and people who wish to live / retire here. Here is the main reason that Hua Hin has become one of Asia’s top golfing destinations.
The Courses – There are 8 golf courses here all within 20 minutes of the town center: BlackMountain, Banyan, Springfield, Sea Pines, Lakeview, Majestic, Palm Hills and Royal Hua Hin (the oldest golf course in Thailand).
Royal Hua Hin Golf Course
This is the oldest golf course in the kingdom of Thailand, construction began in 1919 and was completed in 1928 and the original clubhouse has been preserved.
The Par 72 all-natural terrain course is 6,655 yards long and with its highly varied mature flora and history make it a national treasure. The golf course is located next to Hua Hin railway station which is another famous Hua Hin landmark. http://santiburi.com/huahin/index.html
Black Mountain Golf Course
This 27-hole, award winning golf course is located in the foothills some 12 kilometers west of Hua Hin, the original 18 holes was opened in 2007 and in 2016 an additional nine holes, the west course, was opened.
This course has won too many awards to mention. https://www.blackmountainhuahin.com/golf/awards/
This course is considered by many to be the most asthetically beautiful golf course in Hua Hin and is always kept in top condition, the club house and dining are always to an exceptional standard.
Springfield Golf Course
This Jack Nicklaus designed and beautifully maintained golf course makes the Springfield Royal Country Club a must to play and presents the golfer with 27 beautifully designed, landscaped holes, and each challenges your senses of aesthetics as well as your golfing skills. It is a true Jack Nicklaus masterpiece. It is one of the best courses you will ever play! This championship course is one of the best-maintained courses and was ranked top 10 best golf course in Thailand by Golf Digest, they have gone to great lengths to make their course among the finest in the country.
Banyan Golf Course
Established in 2009 this is a championship award winning 18 hole, par 72 golf course. This glorious course is a winner of multiple “Best in Asia” awards for excellence as well as being awarded “Top 3 Best Golf Courses in Thailand” for the past decade, the club house and diningare always to an exceptional standard.
In addition to that The Banyan Golf Course was awarded the Order of Zenith, which is the highest and most prestigious golf award in Asia Pacific by Asian Golf in 2018 and is ranked in the Top 1000 in the World by Rolex!
Sea Pines Golf Course
Sea Pines Golf Course is to the south of Hua Hin and it is one of the most beautiful golf courses. Built next to the sea there is an open fairway and a mountain style course. The golf course is divided into regions, the southern railway line dividing the seaside and the foothills Golf Course. Finishing your round off at noon is the best time to experience the atmosphere and the surrounding nature of the golf course. The 16 th , 17 th and 18 th holes are possibly the best last 3 holes on any golf course, with spectacular ocean views.
Discover a wonderful experience amidst pristine nature while enjoying a game of golf at Palm Hills Golf Club & Residence. This 18 hole Championship golf course, the excellent Pro shop, and the efficiently run, attractive Clubhouse provide the setting for unforgettable moments in one of Hua Hin’s most privileged areas. Set amidst a picturesque panorama of green hills, sweeping fairways and beautiful lakes,nestling below the mountains, you will find this a place of extraordinary beauty.
Majestic Creek Golf Club and Resort is a 27-hole gem, lying in the beautiful undulating countryside close to the mountains separating Myanmar from Thailand and only 20 minutes from Hua Hin. Three 9-hole layout. The immaculate greens and fairways are in excellent condition throughout the year. This golf course nestles close to the mountains and is a dream to play and if you can avoid the water you can get a great score.
The undulating surfaces of this 36-hole course, increase the thrill of fairway shots as well as the appeal of putting on the greens. The idyllic landscape is enhanced by the splendid variety of international foliage and the breathtaking through view of the surrounding mountains in the
distance. This course gives the feeling of relaxation to any golfer who plays here. The refreshing atmosphere is supported by the cool breeze and surrounding bodies of water. A novel concept in golf course design, which combines the wide-open spaces and windy expanses of a Links course with the idyllic tranquility of landscaping to achieve the Links Style course. The Links Style course will challenge golfers who enjoy long drives and thoughtful planning in their games.
Two other golf courses worth considering outside of Hua Hin are Kaeng Krachan and Dragon Hills.
Kaeng Krachan is set in a remote location in Petchaburi Province which is around a one-hour drive from Hua Hin. An 18-hole course with mountain views. The 9-hole mountain course opened in 2008 was designed by Jack Nicklaus and in 2010 Kaeng Krachan played host to an Asian Tour qualifying event.
Being 51 kilometers from Hua Hin the number of people who play this course is low, especially in the low season, it makes the journey worth it for Hua Hin golfers looking for a change and green fees are low but the facilities and restaurant are basic.
Dragon Hills, named for its dramatic sweeping natural landscape, is situated on lush land in the middle of a valley, with hills of varying sizes and shapes. A fantastic course just under 2 hours from Hua Hin and they have their own hotel so perfect for staying overnight and playing 2 rounds of golf.
Asian Golf Tours
Asian Golf Tours offers golfers from all over the world, the opportunity to experience playing golf in South East Asia, they can arrange all your accommodation, all your golfing requirements and all transfers, both to and from the airport and to and from the golf courses. They specialize in Thailand but can organize golf anywhere in South East Asia, Vietnam, Indonesia,Cambodia, Laos and Singapore. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote, or to ask any questions that you may have.