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Palm Hills Golf Club

Holes 18 | Par 72 | Length 6302 m / 6892 y | Type Parkland | Architect Mr. Wax Wexler

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Palm Hills Golf Club 4.3 23

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.

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Course rating

  • Condition 4.6
  • Facilities 4.3
  • Pace of play 4.4
  • Service 4.3
  • Overall 4.3
  • Review Score 4.4
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Course facilities

  • Caddies
  • Golf carts
  • Practice facilities
  • Golf lessons
  • Club & shoe rental
  • Night golf
  • Golf shop
  • On-site accommodation
  • Spa & massage

Palm Hills Golf Club - Course Reviews 23 reviews

Palm Hills Golf Club

Good. Must play course.

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Very Well maintained golf course especially the green n the speed ... A must play golf course if u come to huahin.

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  • 5
  • Condition 5
  • Facilities 5
  • Pace of play 5
  • Service 4
  • Overall 5
  • Review Score 4.8
Palm Hills Golf Club

Fast greens

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The greens were extremely fast for an amateur. The pace of play was quite slow and we had to wait too long between shots. My caddie was very good in giving advise and reading the greens.

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  • 5
  • Condition 4
  • Facilities 4
  • Pace of play 3
  • Service 4
  • Overall 4
  • Review Score 3.8
Palm Hills Golf Club

Good condition but experience spoiled by single cart policy and attitude of caddies.

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We were most fortunate to have the experience of being able to play golf at four courses around Hua Hin. Our experience at Palm Hills was very disappointing which was directly attributable to the caddies and golf cart system in place. It is compulsory at every golf course to have a caddie per player and should you require a cart at Palm Hills the caddie has to drive which severely impacts on the overall golfing experience as there is no camaraderie or interface between the players. The demeanor and attitude of our caddies did not add to the experience.The course was in good condition and well maintained - we did, however, find the greens to be fast.

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  • Condition 4
  • Facilities 4
  • Pace of play 4
  • Service 1
  • Overall 1
  • Review Score 2.8
Palm Hills Golf Club

Challenging fun course

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The course was in excellent conditions, again the caddy was very good and offered good advice for someone playing the course the first time. Some excellent golf holes with enough challenges along the way. Recommend this course for all standards of golfers.

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  • 5
  • Condition 5
  • Facilities 4
  • Pace of play 5
  • Service 5
  • Overall 5
  • Review Score 4.8
Palm Hills Golf Club

Lovely course, knowledgeable caddie

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The course is in great condition and the club house and facilities were very good. My caddie was very experienced and knowledgeable of the course. For a first time player at this course I thoroughly enjoyed it other that it went too quick.

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  • Condition 5
  • Facilities 4
  • Pace of play 4
  • Service 4
  • Overall 4
  • Review Score 4.2
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