Black Mountain Golf Club
Black Mountain Golf Club is a spectacular new addition to the golf course options in Hua Hin. Located 25 kilometers west of Hua Hin, it was built from lush rainforest and pineapple plantations, into a valley surrounded by eponymous black granite rock covered mountains.
Black Mountain was the venue for Asian PGA tour events in 2009 and 2010 and the Europe versus Asia match play Royal Trophy in 2011.
Another accolade was the selection as one of the best 100 courses outside the US by Golf Digeset magazine. In 2014 Black Mountain was the site of the first "The Thailand Classic", the first European Tour event held in Thailand.
The course is modern in that it leaves the naturl environment intact as much as possible. Natural creeks run are abundant in Black Mountain and rocks were not removed but used as design elements on many holes.
The original trees have been kept and many new ones have been planted. Meandering creeks with spillways for carts to pass over frame many of the holes.
Black Mountain is testing for professionals and amateurs alike, but also immensely playable due to its smart design, always offering "safe passages" with more strokes for those not chasing that birdie. The greens are rather large but well protected by numerous white sand sculptured bunkers.
An example is the par-5 6th hole whose peninusula green can be reached in two shots by strong players , while casual golfers have a regulation path to the green with 3 shots over three right angles negotiating trees and hazards.
The 11th hole has an island green with no bailout area but a "wet bogey" is possible as the ball can be dropped near the green. Another comforting option for those who happen to chose the wrong club on this hole.
Seashore Paspalum grass is used everywhere except the greens, giving a wonderful playing surfaces of beautiful emerald green. The greens are Tifeagle Bermuda grass, this expensive hybrid grass yields fast and consistent putting surfaces year-round.
The clubhouse is modern and has 360-degree panoramic views of the entire golf course, a fine-dining restaurant, excellent practice greens and driving range, and even an on-site spa.
The area around Black Mountain also has condominiums and villas for sale and rent, and a family-oriented water park.
Black Mountain is a golf course of the highest international standard with international management guaranteeing utmost professionalism and high-quality golf.
Black Mountain Golf Club Scorecard