An excellent new addition to Hua Hin. A challenging course with spectacular views and a first rate experience all round.
The latest addition to Hua Hin's growing number of quality golf courses, Banyan Golf Club is set in a breathtaking location near the gulf of Thailand, surrounded by mountainous scenery and lush plant life. The views from the back nine are particularly memorable. Six different tee boxes mean everyone can set their own challenge, but the cleverly located water hazards and waste bunkers mean that even from the front tees it is no easy ride. If you can find the fairways you will generally get good lies from which to approach the fast, well manicured greens. The standout hole is probably the 10th, where a dramatic tee shot must carry shrubs and wasteland whilst avoiding woods to the left. If you can avoid the lottery of large rocks on the fairway, a tough second shot plays uphill to an elevated green which falls away awkwardly.
The downsides are small, but worth mentioning: most of the trees have yet to reach maturity so the course plays quite open, and some of the caddies remain inexperienced. Both of these things will improve with time however, and in any case with the facilities and management being first rate you quickly forget any minor niggles.
Like the sound of this course? Secure a tee time and take advantage of the discounted green fees on offer by adding Banyan Golf Club to your Hua Hin golf holiday package