Hua Hin is a fantastic place for a golf holiday and there are several excellent golf courses to play. One of which is Black Mountain Golf Club. Having opened for play in 2007, Black Mountain Hua Hin continues to set very high standards for golf in Hua Hin and Thailand.
Designed by Phil Ryan, the course is just 30 minutes away from the beach resort of Hua Hin and is very easy to reach. The 27-hole golf course has been split into three distinct sets of nine holes and you can combine any of the nine holes to make a fantastic 18-hole round of golf.
The host of the first European Tour event to be played in Thailand plus several Asian PGA Tour events, Black Mountain is popular among both players and fans.
Black Mountain is split into the East, North and West Course, with the East being the first set of nine holes created. Many visitors tend to keep to the original 18 holes of golf which means combining the East and North Courses.
One of the many great things about playing at Black Mountain Golf Club is not only the tremendous conditioning of the course throughout the year but the choice of approach on many of the holes. Players can choose from taking the safe option, which is suitable for beginner golfers to the most challenging route, which can lead to greater rewards but with bigger risk.
It’s this risk/reward feature which keeps many golfers coming back for more at Black Mountain.
The par-5, 6th hole in the East Course is a great example. Long hitters on top form can go for the peninsula green in two shots and in doing so, set up the possibility for an eagle. However, the fairway narrows considerably the further down the fairway you strike the ball and this can lead to danger in terms of sand and water.
The more casual player has the option of taking three shots to the green, which ensure the hazards are easier to negotiate. You can expect similar scenarios throughout the course and this is what makes Black Mountain Golf Club great for players of all abilities.
Water players a significant role on the original 18 holes and the same can be said for the latest set of nine holes, the West Course. This opened in 2016 and maintains the same high standards of the original course with some very large greens to negotiate.
The off-course facilities at Black Mountain are second to none and you will find a driving range and pro-shop. However, the overall resort boasts extensive accommodation options, a water park, restaurant, gym, tennis courts and much more.
You could easily spend a few days at Black Mountain Golf Club enjoying the 27 holes of golf, accommodation and other activities.