Banyan Golf Club Hua Hin: Top 100 Golf Resorts in the World
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Number of Rooms41 two-bedroom villas
AmenitiesClubhouse restaurant & bar / tennis courts / fitness center / spa
Number of courses1
Course designersPirapon Namatra
A seaside resort town about 140 miles south of Bangkok, Hua Hin is known as both a weekend getaway and an international retirement destination. Part of its appeal to tourists and expats is a cluster of fine golf courses, tucked into the hills above the coast, of which Banyan Golf Club Hua Hin is regarded as the best. This is lush and lilting tropical golf, with wide, rollicking fairways that play to impeccably manicured greens. Adjacent to the course without encroaching on it are the accommodations, a collection of two-bedroom villas that make for relaxing hideaways. Some of the villas have private splash pools, and all provide access to the resort’s expansive lagoon pools.
The phrase ‘sabai, sabai,’ which loosely translates into ‘relax and take it easy,’ speaks to the vibe at both the resort and the nearby beach town of Hua Hin.
Banyan Golf Club Hua Hin features a robust caddie program staffed by some of the most pleasant loopers around.
The Hua Hin region is known for seafood, particularly crab and squid. Woonsen crab curry, a regional specialty made with crab meat and glass noodles, and served with a side of cold green beans, comes highly recommended.
3 things to know
Best time to goNovember – May
Best non-golf amenityMulligans Pub — 19th hole
Insider TipIf you’re willing to chance the weather, the Hua Hin Golf Festival, held in the rainy months of August and September, features discount greens fees at all seven participating area clubs, with rates that run as low as 1000 Thai Baht ($30), plus caddie and cart.