Hua Hin golf courses are some of the best golf courses to be found anywhere in Thailand, yet at the current time this destination still remains a hidden gem in relation to many of the other top quality golf havens around the world. So, with such a good choice of top quality golf courses in Hua Hin where is the best place to start?
Assuming the town of Hua Hin as a base, which is wise if you plan on visiting many of the best golf courses in the Hua Hin district, the first choice and a golf course not be missed is the Banyan Golf Club, which is a mere 15 minutes outside of the town centre. The newest golf course in Hua Hin, Banyan Golf Club sits in a stunning natural environment and has won a plethora of awards during 2014 including best caddie of the year and was also the runner up in the Asian Golf Awards best course in Thailand category. The addition of top quality practice greens, a driving range, restaurant, pub and pro shop all combine to make Banyan Golf Club a Hua Hin golf course not to miss when in Thailand.
Another award winning golf course in Hua Hin is the Black Mountain Golf Club, again located close to the town of Hua Hin, it's just a 30 minute drive away, thus making this another golf course that is easily accessible. Recent awards bestowed upon this Hua Hin golf course include the 2014 best course in Asia Pacific and 2014 best course in Thailand awards from Asian Golf Monthly, a top golf magazine in Asia. The high quality of the course plus the excellent club house, restaurant and practice facilities come together to produce one of the best golf courses in Hua Hin.
Within walking distance of the famous Hua Hin beach is the Royal Hua Hin Golf Course, one of the older courses in the region, dating back to 1924. Reminiscent of an English country course, the Royal Hua Hin Golf Course may not be the best quality or well-maintained golf course in Hua Hin but offers great views and a good day of golfing action. Another course that is very close by to the town of Hua Hin is the Sea Pines Golf Course, located around 9 kilometres away and is relatively new, especially in comparison to the Royal Hua Hin Golf Course. The Sea Pines Golf Course was initially built as a venue for the Thai Army but is also open for the public to use and there is a lovely beach available, meaning that whole family could go to Sea Pines and enjoy a good day out. As with many of the tee times in Hua Hin, they should be easier to obtain at Sea Pines on week days as opposed to the weekend.
If you are wondering where to stay then have a look at our blog post on Hua Hin Golf Resorts.
Golfers are really spoilt for choice in this area of Thailand and Hua Hin golf courses are really starting to make a reputation as being some of the very best in Thailand. In addition to the courses mentioned above, there are also others including the Palm Hills Resort, the Imperial Lake View Resort Golf Club, the Majestic Creek Country Club and the Springfield Royal Country Club designed by Jack Nicklaus, although the latter is admittedly a bit further out from Hua Hin town than the other courses. Having said that, boasting at least seven world class golf courses within 30 minutes drive from the town of Hua Hin, you would struggle to find a better base to enjoy a relaxing and rewarding golf holiday in Thailand. Come and experience the great choice of golf courses in Hua Hin and you are sure to return again and again. Check out our money saving tips here.
Tee Time Bookings in Hua Hin
Hua Hin golf courses can get pretty busy at the weekends as many of the locals from Bangkok will drive down to relax on the beach and enjoy a round of golf. If you want a confirm a tee time at any of the golf courses in Hua Hin it could not be easier by using the Golfsavers boking engine which displays the exact price and enabling you to book your favourite golf course in Hua Hin in seconds.
Hua Hin golf courses are some of the best golf courses to be found anywhere in Thailand, yet at the current time this destination still remains a hidden gem in relation to many of the other top quality golf havens around the world. So, with such a good choice of top quality golf courses in Hua Hin where is the best place to start?' },
Black Mountain is an exceptional golf course in great condition which has hosted a number of Asian PGA and other events. Interesting and at times challenging layout with breath-taking scenery and a clubhouse that offers exceptional food and first rate service. It also made our list of the Best Golf Courses in Thailand',
The Black Mountain Golf Club has a course that’s been designed with professional players in mind, but amateurs can play here too. The surroundings are stunning with black mountains, natural creeks and contours carved by nature; it’s a beautiful area for a really challenging game of golf.
The fairways favour a short drive, but watch out for the blind holes and dog-legs if you’re too cautious. There are large greens protected by water and some beautifully designed bunkers.
A pretty tough start to your round at Black Mountain Golf Club and you are usually playing into the wind but then its downhill to a big but undulating green. The next hole is a classic risk and reward par 5 and you may be tempted to go for the green in two but it is very well protected by a rock-lined creek. The 3rd is very straightforward par 3 but the approach to the 4th green is fraught with danger as you try and negotiate you way onto the island green. The uphill par 4, 5th is not too bad as long as you avoid the fairway bunker and remember to take an extra club for your approach. The tee shot on the 6th is quite easy but then you need to decide whether to go over the water to the green or play safe which leaves an awkward shot to a sloping green. A tough tee shot on the 7th as you have to carry over a lake – you can take the safer route to the left but this then leave a long shot into the green. The 8th is a beautiful and challenging par 3 with a long and undulating green with a large bunker protecting the left side. The front nine ends with a tough par 4 with a difficult approach to a green protected by water and sand to one side and a swale to the other.
Your back nine at Black Mountain Golf Club starts with a dogleg par 4 and you need to decide how much to cut off with your tee shot – good birdie chance if you can get in the right position. The 11th is a fantastic and intimidating par 3 onto an island green – no room for error here. The 12th plays longer than it looks and you need to take an extra club for your approach to avoid the deep bunker protecting the green. The 13th is one of the best birdie opportunities on the course providing you can avoid the water hazard about 60 yards short of the green. The 14th is a very challenging par 3 played over a large lake to a green protected by large bunkers. The 15th is a potential card wrecker with a creek running all along the left side – the second shot is particularly challenging. The 16th is a shortish dogleg par 4 and the 17th is another classic risk and reward hole and long hitters can go for the green but this demands a long carry over the creek. A stiff finishing hole and you will be happy to escape with a par as the green is surrounded by deep bunkers.\n
The clubhouse is superb with stunning views of the course while you taste the well-cooked and well-prepared cuisine. There’s a pro shop that’s wells stocked with a wide variety of products. The green fees are higher than other clubs, but justifiably so, as the Black Mountain experience will stay long in the memory. If you would like to stay overnight here then you can find more information here.\n
Tee Time Bookings at Black Mountain Golf Club
If you are visiting Hua Hin on a golf break then you must book a tee time at Black Mountain Golf Club and using our booking engine you can be sure to obtain the cheapest green fee.
The Imperial Lake View Resort Golf Club is one of the most scenic golf courses in Hua Hin and is located in the foothills not far from Kaeng Krachan National Park so you’re guaranteed some beautiful scenery. Originally there were two 9-hole layouts: Mountain A and Lake B; later two additional nines one is a desert style course which is unusual and the fourth is predictably based on Scottish links with lots of open space and is the easier of the four nines.',
The main A to B courses at Imperial Lake View are bisected by a lake, and the streams that supplies the lake runs alongside many of the holes. There are some mature fully grown trees here with some challenging dog-legs and the odd blind shot, with holes that leave you wondering how to make par regardless of what your handicap is. These difficult holes are balanced by some easier ones so you at least you get some relief along the way.
The desert nine requires careful management and is arguably one of the best 9 holes in the area. The short 4th for example will test your skill, it contains a stream running along the fairway and some rocky outcrops that could easily swallow your ball.
The clubhouse at Lake View is fairly basic but offers a relaxing atmosphere, excellent changing facilities and excellent food. Practice facilities include a grass driving range and area to test your short game. They have a 3-star hotel onsite if you want to play multiple rounds here but is a bit far out of town for an extended stay.\n
Tee Time Booking at Imperial Lake View Resort Golf Club\n
The green fees here are very reasonably priced so we recommend that you book a tee time in advance and it’s really easy using the Golfsavers bookings engine so that you have the peace of mind knowing that you have secured the perfect tee time at Imperial Lake View Resort Golf Club',
Set in the foothills around 20km inland from Hua Hin Majestic Creek Country Club has been extensively renovated and upgraded and this 27-hole course is now one of the best layouts in Hua Hin. Improvements are ongoing and you may encounter some renovation work.',
Many of the tee shots require a solid hit to avoid the water hazards that front so many of the tee boxes and the tee-lined fairways and strategically placed bunkers will punish any wayward shots.\n
Course A also known as the Creek Course starts with a pretty easy par-4 but the second is more challenging with a deep ditch in front of the green which will gobble up any under hit approaches. The 3rd which is another par-4 has bunkers both sides of the narrow landing area but if you can avoid them then the green is wide open. The 4th is the first of the par-3s and depending on which tee box you play has water most of the way from tee to green with bunkers guarding the right side. The 5th which is the first of the par-5s and rated the most difficult hole is a long dogleg left with water in front of the tee and again running across in front of the green. Not too much trouble on this course until you reach the 9th which is a sharp dogleg right with water running in front of the tee boxes and a large bunker guarding the tiger line.\n
Course B at Majestic Creek Country Club is the Lake Course starts with e very intimidating tee shot over the lake to a wide landing area – those long enough and brave enough to will be rewarded with a simple approach. The third is a pretty par-3 with a huge bunker in front and to the right of the green. The 4th is a tough par5 with well positioned bunkers protecting the landing area and surrounding the green. The par-4 6th hole is a great hole with water in range off the tee but if you can negotiate the dogleg you are faced with a tempting shot into the multi-tiered green. This nine has a great finishing hole – the long 590 yard par 5 which demands an accurate tee shot if you are to negotiate the water hazards which protect the sloping green.\n
The newly laid greens at Majestic Creek Country Club are yet to mature and it’s tough to get your approach to hold and they are deceptively quick. The fairways are in excellent condition and in dry conditions you can expect some roll out. At the time of writing course C was closed for renovations.\n
The clubhouse has been extensively renovated and offers everything you would expect with equipment for hire, a pro shop an open-air restaurant serving a full range of food and drinks. Good practice facilities with putting greens, chipping area and driving range. Unusually they allow shared buggies.\n
Tee Time Bookings at Majestic Creek Country Club
Word is getting round that the Majestic Creek Country Club course has improved dramatically so if you are interested in playing here then we suggest you let us help you book a tee time. We have heavily discounted green fees in Hua Hin which can be booked online.
The Eagle Milford Golf Club in Hua Hin enjoys a fabulous location in the hills not far from the centre of Hua Hin with great views over the ocean. The course was originally designed by renowned golf courses architect, Robert McFarlane. Unfortunately the club has suffered from a lack of investment and the condition of the courses is not up to the standard of other golf courses in Hua Hin. It’s a pity as the location and layout are wonderful and this has the potential of being one of the better golf courses in Thailand. The course is currently being rrented by a Korean operator and the courses is not being maintained corectly and the whole operation is very run down.',
Parts of the course have a definite links feeling due to the proximity of the ocean and because of the nature of the land there are large elevation changes and plenty or uneven lies.\n
The courses is divided into two halves offering different challenges and terrain. One side of the courses meanders through rolling hills and you are surrounded by the mountains and the other part traverses the top of the hills with wonderful views over the ocean.\n
The pick of the holes is the 15th which is a par 4 and a very which offers several options and the tee shot in particular is a challenge with water on the left and the mountainside on the right. Most players will play short of the water and lay up from there but the bog hitters might try to go for the green but this requires mighty blow.\n
This is not an easy courses and many experienced locals have trouble matching their handicap. The greens, although not in perfect condition, are usually pretty fast and you need to get the right side of the pin as some of the downhill puts are impossible.\n
The clubhouse is acceptable with the usual facilities and the restaurant offers nice views over the course.\n
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This course is never crowded so very easy to secure tee times here and the green fees are exceptionally cheap.\n
One of the first international standard courses in Hua Hin, Palm Hills Golf Club remains a firm favourite and although a bit short it’s an excellent layout with fast greens which are tricky to read. Good clubhouse with excellent bar and restaurant.',
Hua Hin suffers from a water shortage and Palm Hills Golf Club seems to be affected more than most but in normal conditions the generous fairways are lush and flat but the well positioned water hazards make things a little more challenging.\n
Some say the course has a links feel to it but the tropical plants and trees which surround the course rather dispel that notion. The back nine which is more undulating offers good views over the Gulf of Thailand.\n
Fairly gentle start with a downhill dogleg par 4 with large bunker blocking the tiger line but if you play to the left of the fairway you have a good line into the green which has bunkers either side. The 2nd is the first of the par 5’s and is an intimidating tee shot with water both sides of the fairway and narrow approach to the greens with bunkers either side and behind the green. The 3rd is a short par 3 which is pretty easy if you can avoid the large bunker protecting the right side of the green. The 4th is a short dogleg par 4 with a narrow landing area between the large fairway bunker and the trees on the left of the fairway. The 5th is a short but tough par 4 with water along the left and a tricky approach with water a bunker and a ditch protecting the left side of the green. The 8th is an interesting par 3 which plays slightly uphill across a water hazard and then it’s on to the 9th, the most difficult hole on the course with a tree blocking the left side of the fairway and a narrow green sloping quite sharply from right to left.\n
The back nine at Palm Hills Golf Club starts with some of the best holes on the course and includes the 11th, a long uphill par-3 and the prevailing wind can often make club selection difficult. The 12th is a challenging dogleg par 5 with water on the right off the tee and a very narrow landing area for your 2nd. The 14th is a testing par-4 dogleg with water down the left and across the fairway and if you try to play safe the bunkers are positioned to trap you. Maybe an iron off the tee is advisable. A bit of respite on the par 3 15th which is pretty straightforward and the par 5 16th is a scoring opportunity if you can keep to the left of the fairway and avoid the trees which can block your approach.\n
A really nice resort course which is still in excellent condition and well worth playing on any golf holiday in Hua Hin and the green fees here are a bit cheaper than some of its more illustrious neighbours.\n
Tee Time Bookings at Palm Hills Golf Club
If you like the sound of this golf course then it’s really easy to book a tee time at Palm Hills Golf Club Hua Hin using the Golfsavers booking engine which gives you all the information you require with prices for tee time displayed in any currency.
The Royal Hua Hin has a distinguished history dating back to the early half of the 20th century making it the oldest golf course in Thailand. It’s not in great condition but still very playable.\n
The course wanders between the rocky outcrops and has been designed to mould with the natural terrain and is reminiscent of many of the older British courses.',
Due to its long history, the course is lined with fully mature trees unlike many of the more recently built course which gives the course great character. The fairways are usually pretty hard and often interspersed with weeds and bald patches but this will give you plenty of run on the ball. The greens are very slow but true and at times tough to read. There are some great views from some of the more elevated tee boxes and a Thai Temple provides the backdrop to the par-3 14th.\n
As you approach the club you will pass by the very ornate railways station which was often used by the Royal family as they visited their summer palaces in Hua Hin.\n
Probably the best hole is the last on the front nine which is a par 4 which takes you downhill towards the clubhouse. You have to drive across a waste area and at the same time avoid two large bushes which block your way. If you can navigate these hazards you are faced with a relatively simple approach to the green.\n
If you can ignore the wear and tear then it’s very playable and certainly worth a round to soak up some of the history of this grand old lady.\n
Tee Time Bookings at Royal Hua Hin Golf Course\n
It may be showing its age but if you would like to book a tee time at Royal Hua Hin Golf Course and experience first-hand a slice of local golfing history then Golfsavers have excellent green fees and can help you to select the perfect tee time.',
Situated around 50 minutes north of Hua Hin you will come across one of the best kept secrets in the area, Sawang Resort and Golf Course. Opened in 1993, the Isao Katsumata design offers a fair test of golf with rolling fairways and tee options that allow all golfers to be challenged.\n
It is set away from the busier courses of Hua Hin and that is reflected in the tranquillity and calm that the course enjoys. Set between rice fields and fruit orchards the golfer is presented with an endearing surrounding and views to the Phetchburi Hills and large lakes makes for impressive viewing.',
Originally just an 18-hole layout the resort has constructed a further nine holes, and although the North Course is the newer of the three loops of nine it is no less enjoyable and has matured well to create a well defined course.\n
A particular delight is the 21st hole, or the third hole of the North Course, its signature hole. A 217-yard par 3 with an elevated tee providing views of the surrounding area.\n
But the best two loops are the original 18-hole layout. Tree lined fairways, large lakes and smooth slick greens really create a golfing paradise that tests the imagination and skill of the golfer.\n
The par 5 2nd will challenge you from start to finish and is one of the standout holes of the original 18. At 535 yards the hole is not particularly long, but with water running the length of the hole on the left you must be to stay in the fairway. Longer hitters can probably get home in two, but they will need to hug the left side of the hole, flirting with the water.\n
The 3rd is another good test of your accuracy, this time testing both direction and distance control. A near 90º dogleg to the right requires the most precise of tee shots to allow a view of the green for your approach.\n
On the 2nd nine, it is the par 3 11th that can start to ruin a good card. At 160 yards from the back tees it is not long, but water to the left and behind the green call for an accurate well struck tee shot to find the putting surface.\n
But the standout hole of the entire course has to go to the 17th. A par four that requires nerves of steel and a fair bit of skill to boot is a cracker. A monster par 4 measuring almost 500 yards from the back tees, your drive will need to carry the water to find the well protected fairway. The approach again must carry the water to find the almost island green.\n
To finish you are faced with yet another challenge, a par 5. Water to the right of the fairway for much of the hole and water left for the tee shot, accuracy is once again tested as you look to finish with a birdie.\n
Facilities are basic but more than adequate and the course is in year-round good condition, it is well worth a visit to play this quieter course.',
Sea Pines Golf Course is the newest arrival on the Hua Hin golfing scene and the only course with holes that run right beside the beach. We highly recommend this course which is in great condition with excellent facilities.',
Being virtually right on the beach, Sea Pines Golf Course is a in a stunning location and the finishing holes are particularly memorable as they are right beside the beach. The course is divided into two with holes on the other side of the railway track and offers many different challenges and will provide great enjoyment for low and high handicappers.\n
The prevailing wind has a dramatic effect on the way the course plays and when it blows it can be very difficult. Being close to the beach there are very few elevation changes and the course is pretty flat. To make up for this the designers have added plenty of water hazards and there are only two holes on each nine where water does not come into play.\n
The opening two holes are quite straightforward but things get interesting as you stand on the third tee box which is a par-5 with a carry over water off the tee and a water hazard all along the left side. Bunkers lie in wait for your second and then it’s a daunting carry over water to the green. The 4th is another dog-leg and if you get greedy and try to cut off too much then you can end up in the trees with no hope of reaching the green. The 7th is another tricky dog-leg with a huge bunker protecting the direct route to the fairway and if you get out of position with your second then you can get blocked out by a larger tree beside the green. The 9th is a great hole shaped like a banana and big hitters can go straight over the water but if you choose to play safe it’s difficult to avoid the bunker at the far side of the fairway. The approach is over more water to a sharply sloping green and if you over club then you will pace a fast downhill putt.\n
Most of the memorable holes come on the back nine at Sea Pines Golf Course and the par-5 12th is difficult dogleg with water along one side and cleverly positioned fairway bunkers waiting to catch a wayward drive. If you don’t get a good position off the tee then you will be forced to lay up.\n
The three signature holes are the last three on the course and this closing stretch beside the beach starts with the dog-leg par-5 16th and you need to drive to the left side of the fairway to avoid the water along the right. The next shot is crucial because the approach is very difficult and a good position is essential if you intend to play over the water and bunker to the sloping green. The 17th is a very pretty and seemingly innocuous par-3 but you have to play over water to a green very well protected by bunkers and when the wind is blowing club selection can be a lottery.\n
The final hole is a very challenging par-4 with a long carry over a canal to the fairway but the shorter hitter may choose to lay up and play into the green with a longer club.\n
The restaurant with its terrace overlooking the sea is a great place to relax and discuss your round over a beer or two. The course is run by the Thai Army so the service is not as slick as some of the other courses in the area.\n
Tee Time Bookings at Sea Pines Golf Course
This course can get very busy at the weekends and we advise you to book a tee time at Sea Pines in advance. Golfsavers have all of the green fee prices at Sea Pine Golf Course available online so it’s a simple matter to select and book your tee time.
Springfield Royal Country Club is one of our favourite golf courses in Hua Hin. A little further out of town than some of the other courses but can be easily reached within 30 minutes. As you would expect from a course designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus there are plenty of traps in the shape of bunkers and water hazards strategically placed to catch that fade or slice off the tee.',