Hua Hin is home to one of the best golf courses in Asia – the Banyan Golf Club. If you are a novice, or an experienced golfer, don’t miss out on a visit to the Banyan. Players from around the world boast about the layout, greens and the challenge. Read on to find out why.
- Beautiful and natural surroundings with ocean views.
- Well maintained with fast greens.
- The fairways and greens are up to champion standards.
- The greens are true and fast.
- It’s a thinkers course.
- It’s a great course to revisit with changing hole positions and winds. It never feels the same,
- The signature hole is #15 with ocean views, the rolling undulating hills of the course with a few islands added in.
- Hole 10, 11 and 15 stand out as the best holes.
- John Wither is the residing Pro.
Course Advice & Notes:
Fairways can get soggy after the rain.
The course caters to length and accuracy.
If you are not a fan of the heat, it’s recommended that you tee off at 7 a.m., and be back at the clubhouse for brunch around 10:30 a.m.
If you hire a cart it’s one person per cart as the caddies drive them, they also have a built in gps reading in either yards or meters that will show you distance to the green. This plus the advice of the caddies will give you that extra advantage.
Caddies know what they are doing. Caddies will provide ice and drinks to cool you down plus the best advice. If you want to shoot under your handicap, listen to the caddies.
It’s not cheap. Click here for the breakdown.
Caddies definitely deserve the minimum 300 baht tip given the service and all of the advice they provide. They know the course like the back of their hands.
In August and September green fee is discounted.
There’s also a twilight rate after 3 pm that is worth enquiring about.
The Clubhouse and Pub:
Dine with 180-degree views of the course. Plan your play with a coffee first. The Thai pavilion inspired architecture is a nice touch that reminds you where you are playing golf. Even if you are not a golfer, the Terrace Restaurant and Mulligan’s Pub are worth a visit. Enjoy wine and burgers, or a late brunch while others sweat it out on the course. If you wrap up late in the afternoon watch the sun go down with a Peroni or glass of rose that matches the sunset.
If you want to keep coming back theres a Sunday member’s comp that’s a great way to meet other members. There are also golf wine dinners, and a monthly Power Tee Challenge.
Unfortunately, you wont be able to blame poor play on the course and conditions at this golf course. It’s that good.