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Thailand’s original beach resort is no palm-fringed castaway island and arguably is the better for it. Instead, Hua Hin (หัวหิน) is a refreshing mix of city and sea with lively markets, good golf courses and water parks, excellent accommodation, and an ambiance that just keeps getting hipper and more cosmopolitan. In fact, many visitors never even step foot on the sand.

For a long time now has been a destination for city dwellers seeking a short-range beach resort getaway.

Some of this started when King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) built Mrigadayavan as his summer palace making Hua Hin the Kingdom’s first getaway destination.

Many things followed such as The Railway Hotel and the King also commissioned A.O. Robins, a road maintenance engineer, to build a golf course on the land opposite the railway station and guests soon flocked to this ever-increasing seaside resort.

Today the city continues to expand and is recognized as a world-class destination with countless accommodation from five-star hotels to casual guesthouses.

Hua Hin has great weather for most of the year and really is a perfect destination for travelers looking for a relaxing time or even a round or two of golf.

When you begin to wander around the city one thing strikes is the place has never lost its charm and continues to get busier year by year.

The best times to visit are between December and April as that’s dry season however Hua Hin remains a top weekend destination year-round.

It’s not only beaches Hua Hin has to offer with all sorts of attractions ranging from world-class water parks, beautiful golf courses as well as annual festivals such as the Hua Hin Jazz Festival and Food Festivals.

On top of this, the city has a wide and varied range of restaurants and bars as well as being a shopper’s paradise whether its shopping malls or markets such as the very popular Cicada Market.

GOLF

Hua Hin is one of the top regions in the whole of Asia for a golf holiday as there are some great golf courses in Hua Hin. The climate, accommodation, cuisine, people, and nature make Hua Hin a lovely place for a break.

However, it’s the Hua Hin golf courses that really steal the show and you have the pick of some amazing venues to play golf.

Unlike some of Thailand’s other golf resorts, Hua Hin has avoided the hectic tourist development and the town maintains an old-world character. Hua Hin is most defiantly a place to golf, relax, take a stroll, eat great seafood, and enjoy the unique experience of golfing in Thailand.

BANYAN GOLF CLUB

Attention all Golfers! If you’re in the mood for a couple of rounds on an award-winning, 5* Golf course, then Banyan Thailand, Hua Hin is perfect for you.

Established in 2009, this champion’s choice has seen its fair share of reputable and professional players. That said, everyone is welcome! So, if you’re new to the game and would love to learn the ropes on a stunning, 5-star, Championship 18-hole, par 72 golf course, then Banyan Thailand is the perfect place for you.

This glorious course was designed and built by Thailand’s number one golf course architect Pirapon Namatra—winner of multiple “Best in Asia” awards for excellence, as well as being awarded Top 3 ‘Best golf courses in Thailand’ for the past decade.

In addition to that The Banyan Golf Course was awarded the Order of Zenith, which is the highest and most prestigious golf award in the Asia Pacific by Asian Golf in 2018 and is ranked in the Top 1000 in the World by Rolex! If that’s not enough prestige to pique your interest, then let’s take you through all of the fantastic features that are waiting to be discovered.