Black Mountain Golf Club

Black Mountain Golf Club

A world class championship golf course and true testament to excellent golf course design. Designer Phil Ryan has retained all the natural features of the surrounding environment to create this masterpiece. The golf course has been carved out of jungle, pineapple plantations, natural creeks, large rocks and trees into a visually stunning golf course.

The course nestles in a valley, within touching distance of the “Black Mountains” which take their name from large black rocks set into the mountain providing a magnificent backdrop to many of the holes.

Site of the Asian Tours “Black Mountain Masters” in 2009 and 2010, plus the 2011 “Royal Trophy”.

Black Mountain is a test for the top professionals, but also very playable for the average golfer. All of the holes provide the golfer with a safe route but for the more adventurous player there is a higher risk option with a potential greater reward.

For example, the par 5, 6th peninsula green can be reached in 2 shots by aggressive long hitters, while casual golfers have a regulation path to the green almost requiring a 360 degree series of 3 shots. Many birdies and a now and again eagle can be had here. Immediately following, the 7th hole, a par 4, provides two realistic ways to play the hole. Those who can carry their drives 230 yards or more over water will be rewarded with an easy chip shot to the green. Others, will need to 2 shots to skirt around the water, first left and then back right, making it almost impossible to par. Again, this hole is a good example of the risk & reward situation on each of the holes at Black Mountain.

Most impressive is the new signature 11th hole, a par 3 over water to an island green. With no bail-out area and an all-water carry 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.

Black Mountain offers generous fairways for the shorter hitters that become narrower for the longer tee shots. The greens are large with many pin positions, with different degrees of difficulty, and the course is well protected by many white sand sculptured bunkers.

Seashore Paspalum grass was used for the tees, fairways and rough. This grass gives a wonderful playing surface and a beautiful emerald green color. Tifeagle Bermuda grass was used for the greens and this expensive hybrid grass is the same turf as is used on the greens at other championship courses in Thailand like Thai Country Club.

The view from the clubhouse is stunning, and gives a panoramic view of the whole golf course. The clubhouse facilities on offer include fine dining in the restaurant, Hua Hin’s most extensively  stocked golf pro shop and luxurious locker rooms. Black Mountain is European owned and managed which assures smooth operations and year round excellent standards.

Black Mountain is a test for the top professionals, but also very playable for the average golfer. All of the holes provide the golfer with a safe route but for the more adventurous player there is a higher risk option with a potential greater reward. For example, the par 5, 6th peninsula green can be reached in 2 shots by aggressive long hitters, while casual golfers have a regulation path to the green almost requiring a 360 degree series of 3 shots. Many birdies and a now and again eagle can be had here. Immediately following, the 7th hole, a par 4, provides two realistic ways to play the hole. Those who can carry their drives 230 yards or more over water will be rewarded with an easy chip shot to the green. Others, will need to 2 shots to skirt around the water, first left and then back right, making it almost impossible to par. Again, this hole is a good example of the risk & reward situation on each of the holes at Black Mountain.