BMG Celebrates Midsummer Festival In Grand Style

BMG Celebrates Midsummer Festival In Grand Style

Sweden’s second most important festival after Christmas, the Swedish Midsummer Festival, was a time for members, residents and friends to celebrate at Black Mountain Golf Club.

In keeping with tradition, the master chefs at the club whipped up a fabulous spread of Swedish delights that were sumptuously enjoyed during this festival.

The celebration was very representative of the spirit and goodwill that prevails amongst the Black Mountain Club community. “It was really a wonderful experience for everyone who came to be a part of the celebrations and it was good fun and a perfect way to remember the festival,” said Harald Elisson, managing director of the club.

And for those of you who are home-sick, view this video that explores the important of the festival: https://youtu.be/u8ZLpGOOA1Q

 

It’s Fiesta Time At BMG!

It’s Fiesta Time At BMG!

It’s that time of the year to celebrate the Swedish Midsummer Festival. There’s no better place to feel the spirit of this great Swedish festival than at the award-winning Black Mountain Golf Club.

Check out what’s planned for the celebrations and make sure that you place your booking early to avoid disappointment.

We are ready to welcome you for a great party!

 

Black Mountain Hits The Pinnacle!

Black Mountain Hits The Pinnacle!

Black Mountain Golf Club now belongs to a very exclusive network of the best golf clubs in the Asia Pacific. It is now a distinguished member of the “The Asia Pacific Order of Zenith”, the highest and most prestigious award reserved for a select few golf clubs in Asia has arrived!

The Asia Pacific Order of Zenith is a spin-off from the long running Asian Golf Awards, the only pan-Asian recognition award programme for the golf industry that is now in its nineteenth year.

This is a unique award designed to recognise distinguished golf clubs and permanently enshrine these clubs in a hallowed class all their own.

Commenting on the special award, Harald Elisson, managing director of Black Mountain said, “This award really marks a new and important milestone for our club. It is an award that elevates our club to the highest level possible within the club industry in the Asia Pacific and we are indeed honoured to have been elected to this lefty status.”

To kick-off this special programme, a total of twelve golf clubs have been carefully selected to be the initial inductees and all the organisations have been successful in past Asian Golf Awards polls.

Each of the premier clubs on the award list has distinguished and excelled itself in terms of operating a golf club noted for the quality of its golf course, its club house facilities and services and its commitment to deliver a quality golfing experience to both members and guests alike.

The official induction of the select group of golf clubs will take place during the 2018 Asian Golf Awards Gala Banquet that will be staged in Bangkok, Thailand on November 3 at the brand new Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit. The award ceremony will be part of the 2018 Asia Pacific Golf Summit which will be staged from November 1 – 3.

 

Six Weeks To Go – Have You Voted For Black Mountain Yet?

Six Weeks To Go – Have You Voted For Black Mountain Yet?

The Asian Golf Awards on-line poll for 2018 has smashed last year’s record with the latest vote count exceeding 113,000 votes cast.

The previous record, established in 2017, was 104,000 valid votes.

With six weeks to go, the number of valid votes cast stands at 113,256 (as of 2:00pm, 21st May).

Black Mountain Golf Club has always been a top performer at the Asian Golf Awards and we expect 2018 be no different.

If you have not voted yet, start voting now. The polls will be on until June 30.

Votes can be cast at the following link: http://agmawards.asiapacificgolfgroup.com

Vote for us in the following categories:

  • Best Championship Course in Asia Pacific
  • Best Golf Resort in Asia Pacific
  • Best Club Food and Beverage Experience in Asia Pacific
  • Best Clubhouse in Asia Pacific
  • Best Maintained Course in Asia Pacific
  • Best Pro-Shop in Asia Pacific
  • Best Managed Golf Club in Asia Pacific
  • Best Golf Academy In Asia Pacific
  • Best Course in Thailand
  • Best Club General Manager Of The Year
  • Best Golf Course Superintendent Of The Year
  • Best Food and Beverage Manager Of The Year

Black Mountain Staff Celebrate!

Black Mountain Staff Celebrate!

The staff of Black Mountain Golf Club took time out on the evening of May 2 to entertain and treat themselves to a well-earned dinner to mark another good season.

The staff dinner was hosted by Stig Notlov, the founder and owner of the multi award-winning golf club and resort located in Hua Hin, Thailand.

In his welcome address, Harald Elisson, managing director of the club thanked the staff for their outstanding work and contributions. “We have successfully completed ten years of operation and we are now well into our second decade which already promises to be recorded in our history as another successful decade to come,” he said.

Referring to Black Mountain’s status as the top golf club in the Asia Pacific and to the numerous awards that it has won over the years, Elisson said, “We expect to continue receiving more such awards as we journey through our next decade. The awards are a solid manifestation of how good we are and how good we are, is again a measure of the excellent work that each and every one of you makes towards our success.”

In paying tribute to the staff, Elisson went on to add, “It is your singular effort that comes together with that of all our other colleagues in the various departments that we represent, that makes us GREAT!”

Elisson is optimistic that the future for Black Mountain is bright when he observed that Air Asia is now flying direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hua Hin. “This is going to be a fore-runner to more airlines coming to Hua Hin and this is going to be good for Hua Hin and for Black Mountain. We will be working with the airlines to fly more golfers to our club and we expect this to be a new growth area for us in the coming months and years.”

In closing, Elisson implored on the staff to work harder and get better to ensure that Black Mountain wins a big share of the new market opportunities that will be opening up soon. “We must be better than Thailand which is perceived to be a very warm, friendly and smiling nation. At Black Mountain, we must aim to be better than Thailand. We must be warmer, friendlier and we must have a bigger smile! All of us can do it, so let this be our mission for 2018 and beyond – NOT ONLY TO BE ASIA’S BEST GOLF CLUB BUT TO ALSO BE ASIA’S MOST FRIENDLIEST GOLF CLUB!”

Black Mountain’s Looking Sharp!

Black Mountain’s Looking Sharp!

The mark of a true world class golf course is how it looks on a surprise visit.

Last week, with no warning whatsoever, the course was checked out during the blazing noon-day sun and the course looked like a million dollars!

This is how Black Mountain looks like all year round – in a state of preparedness to stage a top golf tournament or just a fun round of golf. It is always pristine and ready to rock!

Kudos to the maintenance team for doing such a spectacular job on keeping Black Mountain in such a wonderful state!

Calling All Black Mountain Members, Friends and Golfers!

Calling All Black Mountain Members, Friends and Golfers!

The 2018 Asian Golf Awards on-line Poll Is Launched! Start voting for us, your favourite golf club and all your favourite people who make golfing at Black Mountain a wonderful experience.

Start voting now – the polls will be on until June 30.

Votes can be cast at the following link: http://agmawards.asiapacificgolfgroup.com

Vote for us in the following categories:

  • Best Championship Course in Asia Pacific
  • Best Golf Resort in Asia Pacific
  • Best Club Food and Beverage Experience in Asia Pacific
  • Best Clubhouse in Asia Pacific
  • Best Maintained Course in Asia Pacific
  • Best Pro-Shop in Asia Pacific
  • Best Managed Golf Club in Asia Pacific
  • Best Golf Academy In Asia Pacific
  • Best Course in Thailand
  • Best Club General Manager Of The Year
  • Best Golf Course Superintendent Of The Year
  • Best Food and Beverage Manager Of The Year

Juniors Turn It On At Black Mountain

Juniors Turn It On At Black Mountain

The month of March witnessed some highly fought competition between juniors at Black Mountain Golf Club.

The junior competition was organised by FOBISIA, which is a regional federation of the leading British international schools in Asia. It is noted for its FOBISIA Games during which time student events take place which include a music festival, a primary performing arts carnival, mathematics competitions, a model united nations conference and a short story writing competition.

Through these activities students from different countries and cultures are able to interact and enjoy working together on common interests. They benefit from sharing ideas and challenges whilst at the same time developing camaraderie between our schools and making long lasting friendships.

“We are honoured to be selected as the venue for FOBISIA’s junior golf tournament and is was a great opportunity for the youngsters to experience first-hand what fun golf can be,” remarked Harald Elisson, managing director of Black Mountain Golf Club.

For those who would like to view the juniors in action, please visit this PHOTO ALBUM

Detailed results can be viewed at the following link: https://sites.google.com/shrewsbury.in.th/fobisiagolf2018/results/award-winners

Special VIP Invitations To Nordea Masters

Special VIP Invitations To Nordea Masters

Black Mountain Golf Club members are in for a special treat. The club has obtained VIP facilities for its members at this year’s Nordea Masters which will be played at the Hills Golf Club in Gothenburg, Sweden from August 16-19.

In a partnership with Nordea Masters, Black Mountain has secured VIP tickets for all Black Mountain members and there will be an exclusive Black Mountain Members’ Lounge right on the course, where members can follow the tournament action taking place, while enjoying the food & drink hospitality service.

And that’s not all! The following special activities have also been planned for Black Mountain members and this will include:

Saturday 18th August, Black Mountain will host an evening function to which all Black Mountain members are cordially invited.
Monday 20th August, there will be a members’ golf day at Kungsbacka Golf Club.
Tuesday 21st August, we are holding a members’ tournament at the Hills course.
Black Mountain has also been able to negotiate a 15% discount at Gothenburg’s premier hotel – Gothia Towers.
Book your accommodation by following the link below (Swedish or English):

Click here > Gothia Towers online booking: (Swedish languafge)
Click here > Gothia Towers online booking: (English language)

The discount will be applied to the lowest available room rate “at time of booking”.

Please book early due to high demand in this Nordea Masters week.

In order to be ready for you, please Email us: (info@bmghuahin.com) to let us know what activities you would like to attend during your Black Mountain VIP visit to the 2018 Nordea Masters:

• Hospitality at the course
• The Saturday evening function
• Members’ golf on Monday
• Members’ golf on Tuesday

We hope to see you at Hills to support and cheer on our ambassadors playing in the tournament, and we look forward to having a lot of fun together.

2018 Thailand Long Drive Contest A Booming Success!

2018 Thailand Long Drive Contest A Booming Success!

The best big hitters in Thailand came together at the award-winning Black Mountain Golf Course on March 3 and after a thrilling knock-out contest, the best of the best rose to the top.

The champion was Khattawan Pookavanach who will go on to represent Thailand at this year’s World Long Dtive Championship in North America.

Here’s a chance to re-live the fun and excitement at the finals:

Jazz & Johan_Long Drive Exhibition:

Thailand Long Drive Championship Finals 2018: