Set in a valley surrounded by huge black granite rock covered mountains, this Hua Hin gem has been a permanent fixture in Golf Digest’s 100 best golf courses outside the USA since 2012.
Transformed from lush jungle and pineapple plantations and located 25 minutes west of Hua Hin, Black Mountain was the site for Asian Tour events in 2009 and 2010 and Europe versus Asia Royal Trophy in 2011. In 2014, the Phil Ryan-designed course hosted The True Thailand Classic, the first European Tour event to be staged in The Kingdom.
Imposing rocks are used as design elements on many of the holes at Black Mountain where meandering creeks with spillways for carts to pass over-frame many of the holes.
A new nine holes opened for play in 2016 as the West Course. Many Hua Hin golfers like the composite course, while some purists choose the original 18-holes.
Black Mountain is not only a test for the top professionals but also very playable for the average golfer. Each hole provides a safe route off the tee but for the more adventurous player, there is a higher risk option with a potential greater reward. The greens are large with many pin positions that provide different degrees of difficulty. Numerous white sand sculptured bunkers protect the holes well.
The views from the clubhouse give a 360-degree panoramic view of the whole golf course. The clubhouse facilities on offer include fine dining in the restaurant, one of Hua Hin’s most extensively stocked golf pro shops, excellent practice areas and driving range, luxurious locker rooms and an on-site spa.
Other attractions at Black Mountain include a fully catered golf resort with both villas and condominiums, general store for provisions and a family oriented waterpark. Black Mountain is European owned and managed which assures year-round excellent standards, service and makes it one of the best golf courses in Hua Hin.