The former Kingdom of Siam is surprisingly home to over two hundred and fifty golf courses, an intriguing fact considering the history of the country because the sport of golf is believed to be a relatively new addition. Reported to have been introduced to Thailand a mere one hundred years ago, golf was predominantly considered an elite game and was only played by nobles. However, at present, the sport knows no class barriers, and is enjoyed by many locals as well as foreigners and has even produced well known golfers such as Thongchai Jaidee.
Given its relatively recent introduction to Thailand, it is surprising that Hua Hin Golf Resorts are numerous and guests who wish to play a round of golf can opt to reside in a nearby resort such as Anantara Hua Hin Resort whose location beside seven stunning courses make it ideal. Amongst the numerous golf courses in Hua Hin is the Black Mountain Golf Course.
The Black Mountain Golf Club is located around 25 minutes from Hua Hin and was designed incorporating many of the natural features in the area. Formerly a pineapple plantation in the midst of a jungle, the Golf Club has retained and incorporated small natural creeks, trees and rocks into its design, making the Black Mountain Golf Course a true delight to visit. As a result, it has been selected as one of the 100 Best Courses in the World and has hosted a number of events including The Thailand Classic and the Asian PGA Tour.
In addition to the gorgeous Fairway, the Golf Course also hosts a Clubhouse which boasts of a 360 degree view of the green course. Therefore, after a round of golf, patrons can retire to the Clubhouse and take pleasure in a fine dining experience whilst enjoying panoramic views.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.