Evergreen Hills Golf Club and Resort, is located very close to the Burmese border, in the Kanchanaburi region of Thailand. Kanchanaburi town is about 1 hour drive away and Hua Hin is another 30 minutes further, making Evergreen Hills a possibility, from either of these places, as a day trip or for a longer period. One of a collection of park land courses in this region of Thailand, Evergreen Hills is frequented by many locals and expatriates but visitors are also made welcome and it’s certainly worth making the trip.
Evergreen Hills Golf Club and Resort is set in a natural and peaceful environment and is prefect for those looking to play their golf in a more remote area of the country. The backdrop to the golf courses makes for some excellent views throughout a round and the impressive jungle-clad hills, certainly capture the attention.
However, the golf course itself, also deserves to be given plenty of attention, as considering it’s rural setting, the condition of the course is fantastic. With the jungle setting in the background, Evergreen Hills golf course is framed by mature woodland and the recent addition of palm trees and other local varieties, close to the fairways and greens, also helps to frame and visually narrow each hole on the course.
Open in 1994 and designed by At-anan Yomchinda, Evergreen Hills has played host to a number of professional golf tournaments in Thailand. The course is not particularly long but is kept in great condition and this becomes evident when stepping on to the first tee box. The rough around the fairways is mostly short and escaping should not prove to be too difficult for the majority of players.
There are elevation changes around the 18 holes, although nothing dramatic and water only plays a small part during a round. The 6th 16th and 17th holes are the most challenging in terms of water hazards, with the 16th boasting an island green. The greens themselves, can feature steep slopes, so attention to detail is the key when playing approach shots. Powerful hitting is not enough for a good score at Evergreen Hills, where accurate play is rewarded.
The only disappointment at Evergreen Hills, is the facilities. For visitors, these will not compare favourably to elsewhere and with local people working at the golf course, English is not as widely spoken as other venues.
That being said, Evergreen Hills is a very well maintained golf course and definitely worth playing, especially for those who are looking for something a little different.