Hua Hin is located between two climate zones making the total rain fall over a year a fraction compared with southern Thai turist destination such as Phuket and Krabi.
The driving range at Black Mountain will be upgraded in July.
– The goal is to make it look more like the golf course, says Black Mountain course manager Richard Halls.
During the renovation period in July the range will be closed.
– We will renovate the grass hitting areas and the target greens, add some bunkers for visual effect, make adjustments to the drainage system, add some arrogation and mow fairway shapes to the area, says Halls.
Black Mountain has had the great fortune to have won numerous prestigious awards since it’s opening ten years ago.
The annual Asian Golf Awards is a combination of golf fans and expert panel voting in many categories, including Best Golf Course in Asia and Best Golf Course in Thailand.
On 20 April 2007, the Black Mountain Golf Course was opened. Since then a lot has happen in the foothills of the mountain west of Hua Hin, Thailand.
– We are very grateful for this award. It shows that we are more than just a great golf course, but a full service resort, says Black Mountain General manager Harald Elisson.
– No golf carts on the fairway and no fairway cutting, otherwise it is business as usual, says course manager Richard Halls.
This video sums it up: Big mistake. Huge.
The new nine holes at Black Mountain are only a few days from opening. Europeantour players Thongchai Jaidee, Johan Edfors and Pelle Edberg could not wait for the new course to open to play it. As you can see in this video, it became competitive very quickly.