Sea Pines Golf Course
Sea Pines Golf Course (also known as the Army Golf Club II) is set along the Gulf of Thailand in the Suan Son Pradiphat (Sea Pine Tree Garden) in the Thanarat military camp, that is named after the military strongman who ruled Thailand from 1957-1963.
The course originally served golfing officers but has been open to the public for a few decades now. The course's difficulty changes somewhat with the season and especially the wind conditions.
Then 16th hole, a dogleg par-5, requires a drive to a narrow fairway down the hill to avoid water hazards on both sides. Another water hazard has to be negotiated to make it onto the sloping green in regulation.
The signature 17th is a par-3 in front of a spectacular ocean view, requires a tee shot over water into the island green.
The par-4 18th can be a final heartbreak ruining the score as a canal creates a challenging water hazard, requiring a drive of 220 yards to be on the fairway safely, alternatively a lay-up and a long wood or driving island to make the green in regulation.
A modern clubhouse overlooking the Gulf of Thailand serves up some great Thai food.
This public golf course is a still excellent value. However, Hua Hin golf visitors must take note that Army officers and their guests have priority and others should be prepared to yield should their tee times overlap with Army golfers. Therefore, those on a tight schedule or in a hurry are advised to check on course crowdedness ahead of time or a play elsewhere.
Sea Pines Golf Course Scorecard