Get great value for money at one of the easier Hua Hin courses.
Once Hua Hin's only international standard golf course, Palm Hills Golf Club & Residence slowly slipped down the pecking order as quality courses proliferated in the area. Recently however it has undergone something of a renaissance, the flat wide fairways and cleverly positioned water hazards now being in immaculate condition. While getting to the greens is fairly straightforward, the relaid putting surfaces which are amongst the best in the country are lightning quick and deceptive, making your choice of caddy fairly important.
Despite the palm trees and brightly coloured trees and shrubs the course has a scottish links feel, with great views of the Gulf of Thailand from the hilly back nine. The best holes are 10 through 14, with the signature 11th being a long uphill par-3 into the sea breeze where it is easy to underclub. The 14th is our favourite though, a 321 yard par-4 dog-leg with water to the left and across the fairway. Cleverly located bunkers to the right prevent you from playing it too safe, but it's a relatively short hole so you can afford an iron off the tee if you are more accurate than with a driver.
While the staff are well trained and friendly, particularly the caddies, the changing rooms have seen better days and the pro shop is basic and expensive, never a good combination. Nonetheless, a round at Palm Hills Golf Club & Residence will prove to be good fun, and with already reasonable green fees being subject to discounts on weekdays, in low season and during the August Golf Festival it really is great value for money.
Like the sound of this course? Secure a tee time and take advantage of the discounted green fees on offer by adding Palm Hills Resort & Country Club to your Hua Hin golf holiday package.