Black Mountain Golf Club
Course Data
Location Hua Hin, Thailand
Yardage 7351yards Par 72
Course Rating 75.0
Playing Date 8 Aug. 2010
Designer Phil Ryan (Pacific Coast Design)
Opened 2007
Caddie Yes
Golf Cart Yes (Can be driven on fairways)
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The Black Mountain Golf Club is a desert-like course that has many beautiful features including its lakes. Despite its beauty, the course is very challenging and consists of quite a number of large bunkers and strongly undulated fairways. The course was built between several mountains and has an astonishing view of a series of black rocks. The course is surrounded by a splendid landscape of the natural environment.

A view from clubhouse

A course view

A moountain view from 8th green

A large number of holes stand out throughout this course. Many of which have a spectacular view of the mountains. The number one feature that makes this course stand out is its location setting, more specifically the fact that many of the greens and tee boxes are tucked into the base of a mountain. The course most has greens that slope from back to front.

2nd Par 5 536 yards
The second hole is a five hundred and thirty six yard long par five. While on the tee, players should pay attention to the pond that is placed about 260 yards on the right hand side. There is a creek that crosses the fairway some 50 yards in front of the green, which eventually swings to the right. Long hitters will face a dilemma to either lay up in front of the creek and finish off with approach shot or to be bold and go for directly for a two-shot green.

2nd Par 5 536 yards (3)

2nd Par 5 536 yards (2)

2nd Par 5 536 yards (1)
4th Par 4 401 yards

4th Par 4 401 yards (2)

4th Par 4 401 yards (1)
A downhill par four with a dogleg that bends to the left. Long hitters should watch out for a lake that is strategically placed about 280 yards off the tee. The second shot will require the players to aim onto an island green. Players must be careful on approach since bunkers protect the green on both sides.
6th Par 5 639 yards
The sixth hole is a downhill par five with a dogleg that first bends slightly to the right, then to the left. This hole plays much shorter than the real yardage. Long hitters will need to make a decision to either hit their ball over the water or to take the safe route to the right. The green is deep and slopes from back to front.

6th Par 5 639 yards (3)

6th Par 5 639 yards (2)

6th Par 5 639 yards (1)
7th Par 4 482 yards
A very long par four with a strong dogleg bend to the right. A carry of 260 yards is needed to clear the lake. Players can either try to be bold and conquer the lake or play it safe by aiming the ball towards the left side. However, by taking the safe route, players will have to face a long and tough uphill second shot. The green is deep and slopes slightly from back to front. A large bunker that protects the green’s left side.

7th Par 4 482 yards (3)

7th Par 4 482 yards (2)

7th Par 4 482 yards (1)
8th Par 3 197 yards

8th Par 3 197 yards (2)

8th Par 3 197 yards (1)
A beautiful par three that is designed over a body of water. A large bunker in the front protects the green, which greatly slopes from back to front. This means that players should try their best to avoid aiming short.
11th Par 3 232 yards
The eleventh hole is BMGC’s signature hole. This long and downhill par three has a body of water that surrounds the green on its front, back and right sides. There is a waterfall on the left side of the green. Although this waterfall doesn’t come into play, the presence of such natural pleasure helps enhance the aesthetic beauty of this hole.

A waterfall left of 11th green

11th Par 3 232 yards (2)

11th Par 3 232 yards (1)
12th Par 4 423 yards

12th Par 4 423 yards (2)

12th Par 4 423 yards (1)
This par four is a straight and uphill hole that faces towards the diction of a mountain. This hole plays longer that the real yardage due to the uphill drive. The fairway is generous off the tee. However, the second shot can be quite demanding and requires both distance and accuracy. Players should use a longer ranged club in order to reach the green. The green itself is guarded by a bunker on the left and a swale on the right.
14th Par 3 195 yards

A par three with a over-a-lake tee shot. A long bunker guards the entire left side of the green. If the pin is set on the back left section, the shot can be quite tricky and difficult.

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19th hole

It is a twenty-minute drive to the Black Mountain Golf Club from the center of Hua Hin district. The restaurant has a beautiful panoramic view of the golf course and the surrounding environment. There is a sauna bath and massage available for guests.

The 7351 yard long black tees are only open to professionals. However, if a player’s handicap is five or lower, a special permission can be requested from the starter. The 6894 yard long gold tees are for players with a handicap of nine or below and the 6508 yard long blue tees are for those who have a handicap of eighteen or below.

Houses in the course


Jacuzzi bath

According to the site, Black Mountain was ranked 7th out of the 270 (as of 2015) courses in all of Thailand during its 2016 evaluation. The course was selected as an winner of “The Best New Course in Asia” in 2007 by Asian Golf Monthly Awards.

The other Phil Ryan designed courses in Asia are Shanghai Tianma CC, Lake Hill CC-Phoenix Course in China, Pearl Island G&CC in Malaysia and Kings Island GC (Mountainview Course) in Vietnam.