Central Region

Bangkok and the nearby provinces surround the base of the Chao Phraya River delta as it flows into the Gulf of Thailand. In a snapshot this region illustrates the stark differences between modern-day consumer-culture Thailand and the traditional agrarian society of yesteryear. The region is an interesting choice to take a golf tour with convenience and all other urban attractions nearby in the metropolis with its shopping.
Central : Prachuap Khiri Khan
Banyan Golf Club Hua Hin
(18 Holes Par 72, 7,361yards)
The Banyan Golf Club Hua Hin, even in its short period of
operation, has set an enviable standard that other courses
would do well to take note of. The course opened in
October 2008 has spectacular mountain and ocean views
from most of the holes and is one of the best layouts in
the area. Banyan Golf Club Hua Hin won the 2009 Best
New Golf Course in Asia as voted by the readers of Asian
Golf Monthly Magazine.

Designer: Pirapon Namatra

Facilities: Banyan Golf Club Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan,
Thailand is a world-class championship golf and dining facility
that has been designed to be enjoyed by players at all
levels and visitors.

The unique contemporary Thai style designed clubhouse
features luxurious changing rooms, exclusive club suite
accommodation and wonderful dining at Mulligan’s Pub and
the Terrace Restaurant. Spectacular sunset views accom-
panied with friendly Thai hospitality provides a unique and
very memorable experience for everyone.

68/34 Hua Na Village, Nong Gae, Hua Hin,
Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
Tel: +66 (0) 3261 6200 GPS: 12.500102, 99.945202

Description & Signature hole: The15th, 139 yards Par 3
is the signature hole with panoramic ocean views all
the way to Koh Sing Toh (Lion Island)
Black Mountain Golf Club
(18 Holes Par 72, 7,343 yards)
The golf course is set in a dramatic location, named for the
black rocks common in the mountains surrounding the
course. Many of the original trees have been kept and
many new trees have been planted and small creeks
routed to frame the holes.

Within four years of opening, the course garnered some
prestigious awards, “Best New Course in Asia Pacific” since
its first year of running and in 2009 was crowned “Best
Championship Golf Course in Thailand” by Asian Golf
Monthly Magazine. Later in 2010, Asian Tour players voted
Black Mountain Golf Club to be “The Host Venue of The

Designer: Phil Ryan

Facilities: Clubhouse, restaurant, locker room, pro shop
and spa

565 Moo 7, Nong Hieng Rd., Hin Lek Fai, Hua Hin,
Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
Tel: +66 (0) 3261 8666 GPS: 12.621578. 99.891472

Description & Signature hole: Most impressive is the
new signature 11th hole, a Par 3 over water to an island
green. With no bail out area your club selection is critical
to achieve a dry landing and birdie chance. Otherwise,
the generous drop area to the left of the green minimizes
high scores and at least provides a good “wet bogey”
opportunity for most Hua Hin golf visitors.
Majestic Creek Country Club
(27 Holes Par 72/36, 7,123 yards)
The course has natural surrounding scenery. Valleys in
the nearby mountains supply water to the maze of streams
winding through the course, and the builders have been
careful to preserve them as natural hazards, which make for
some tricky shots over water.

The Japanese Zyosia grass greens tend to be on the slow
side. However, all the greens slope one way or another
which makes them difficult if one is not careful with their
approach shots.

Designer: Dr.Sukitti Klangvisai

Facilities: Driving range, chipping greens, putting greens,
pro shop, restaurant, club hire and electric carts.

164 Moo 4, Tabtai, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
Tel: +66 (0) 3261 9167-70
GPS: 12.526077, 99.818344

Description & Signature hole: The challenging final hole
is a 588-yard Par 5 that demands a long and accurate tee
shot to find ideal fairway position. This achieved, a stream
and a lake must be crossed before the putter can be taken
gratefully in hand. To complete the round, the narrow final
green that slopes steeply from back to front must be
Royal Hua Hin Golf Course
(18 Holes Par 72, 6,678 yards)
Royal Hua Hin is the oldest 18-hole international standard
course in Thailand. It was built by royal command of His
Majesty King Rama VI. The course is constructed on natural
terrain and set between some spectacular rocky hills with
excellent views of the Gulf of Thailand and the city.

It is a classic example of a natural golf course, set in
undulating terrain around impressive limestone
escarpments. The fairways are lined with mature trees
making shot accuracy the key to a good round. Several
holes provide panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand.

Designer: A.O. Robins

Facilities: Driving range, chipping green, putting green,
pro shop, club hire, trolley and electric cart hire, clubhouse
and restaurant

Damneonkasem Rd., Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri khan 77110
Tel: +66 (0) 3251 2475, +66 (0) 3253 1070
GPS: 12.588743, 99.952927

Description & Signature hole: The Par 3 18th is
particularly impressive with a Thai temple as a backdrop of
the already challenging hole.

The 18th 440 yards Par 4 finishing hole is a dogleg left
with a large tree guarding the inside and needs a big
drive, preferably with a draw to get round it and give
yourself a playable second to the green. At 440 yards,
this is one of the longest Par 4s in Thailand but don’t
be discouraged and more run on the ball than at many
courses where, particularly in the rainy season, one foot
of forward roll off the drive is the norm.
Royal Thai Army Sports Center Suanson Pradipat (Sea Pine)
(18 Holes Par 72, 7,305 yards)
The new course at the Royal Thai Army Sports Center is
called the Sea Pine Army Golf Club. It has a mixture of
papsalum and tifeagle grass.The majority of the course area
is comprised of bracken pine trees and is enriched by the
beauty of ocean and mountains. The army originally
developed the site as a form of retreat for serving soldiers
and veterans and their families.

Designer: Major General Weerayudth Phetbuasak

Facilities: Clubhouse and restaurant

Royal Thai Army Sports Center, Suanson Pradipat,
Nong Kae, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
Tel: +66 (0) 3251-5470, +66 (0) 3251-5470
GPS: 12.52038, 99.972839

Description & Signature hole: Hole 12, one of the most
remarkable hole on the course, and by common consensus,
the most demanding. It is the 600-yard-plus dogleg Par 5
which is heavily protected by fairway bunkers and water

Hole 18 is the most challenging Par 4 on the course and
the tee shot needs to carry over 220 yards across the
hazard to reach the fairway.
The Eagle Milford Golf Club
(18 Holes Par 72, 6,614 yards)
The Eagle Milford Golf Club offers a change from the longer
championship courses feel of a “links” due to its seaside
location and surrounded on three sides by forested hills.
The natural lie of the land makes for a large change of
elevation on most of the holes, which adds to the interest
and challenge of the course.

Designer: Robert McFarland

Facilities: Clubhouse, pro shop and restaurant

174 Moo 1, Petchakasem Rd., Paknam Pran, Pranburi,
Prachuap Khiri Khan 77220
Tel: +66 (0) 3257 2444 GPS: 12.464737, 99.976959

Description & Signature hole: The front nine has a tight
layout and puts a premium on accurate tee shots while
the back nine is more open. But making par is still tricky.
The greens are very fast and feature some deceptively
difficult slopes that add to the challenge in making par.
Being on the wrong side of the hole makes two putting
almost impossible.