Banyan Golf Club

Banyan Golf Club

Built among a pineapple plantation, Banyan Golf Club is the newest Hua Hin golf course, open in October 2008, the course provides spectacular mountain and ocean views from almost all holes and is one of the best layouts in the Southeast Asia.

Each hole has six tee boxes making the course more or less challenging depending on each golfer’s abilities and tee selection. Strategically placed water hazards, waste bunkers, and sand traps are spread throughout the course. Clever use of native pineapple groves make the local Hua Hin “fruits” come into play if you stray too far off most fairways.

 

Lush Zyosia fairways, a local grass but a rarely seen on golf courses in Thailand, are a pleasure to hit as balls sit up nice throughout the fairways and roughs. Dark green Paspalum tee boxes add to the stark color contrast on the course and are a nice decorative feature. Greens, constructed of the same Tiffeagle grass as used at other Thailand premier courses like Thai Country Club and Alpine Golf Clubs in Bangkok, make for fast but receptive putting surfaces.

The signature 15th hole is a 139 yard par 3 with panoramic ocean views all the way to Sing Toh (Tiger) Island in the Gulf of Thailand. Hole 12, a par 5 monster is 610 yards, all uphill, making it impossible to reach for even the most accomplished of golfers.

Warm up facilities are include a grass practice area and 2 large putting and chipping greens. The Banyan Golf Club has a contemporary Thai styled club house including, well run reception area, full stocked pro shop, elegant locker rooms, and international restaurant all of which are first class. The Mulligan’s pub with western views over the golf course and mountains make for an ideal way to have a few cold drinks, reflect on your round and take in a picture perfect Thai sunset.