Black Mountain Golf Club at Hua Hin, Thailand has reinforced its elite status among golf courses in Asia after winning three major awards at the prestigious Pacific Golf Summit in Singapore.
Black Mountain Golf Club at Hua Hin has reinforced its elite status among golf courses in Asia after winning three major awards at the Asia Pacific Golf Summit in Singapore.
The championship course, which opened in 2007 and will host a European Tour event next February, was named best course in Thailand for the fourth year in succession, as well as best course in Asia and best championship course in Asia.
Never before has one course won so many keynote awards at the prestigious annual event, attended by golf industry professionals from Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America.
Black Mountain’s general manager, Harald Elisson, was also named best general manager in Asia.
The latest recognition at the Asia Pacific Golf Summit follows Black Mountain’s multiple awards at the event in 2012 when it was named best championship course in Asia Pacific as well as best course in Thailand, the latter for the second time.
Also in 2012, Black Mountain became the first course in Thailand included in the prestigious US Golf Digest list of the Top 100 courses outside the United States.
Now being also voted best course and best championship course in the region is a further step up for the stunning mountainside layout that has hosted several Asian Tour events and will be home to the Thailand Classic, a jointly-sanctioned European Tour and Asian Tour tournament, for the next three years from 2015.
Harald Elisson said the awards represented further acknowledgement of Black Mountain’s widespread appeal to members and guests who come to the course from all around the world.
“We have worked hard to constantly improve the course, facilities and service standards,” he commented. “We strive to present the course in excellent condition year-round and have also made a big effort to make Black Mountain a true golf resort for families. As well as the championship course and a great par-3 course, Black Mountain has a water park and wakeboard park, tennis and volleyball courts, spa and an excellent restaurant. It is truly a family-friendly destination with something for everybody.”
The latest Asia Pacific Golf Summit awards are also further recognition for Hua Hin as one of Asia’s leading golf tourism destinations. In 2012, Hua Hin was named by the International Association of Golf Tourism Operators (IAGTO) as golf destination of the year for Asia and Australasia.
This year in Singapore, another Hua Hin course – Banyan Golf Club – was named third best in Thailand behind Black Mountain and Thai Country Club. All three courses are members of the Bangkok-based Golf In A Kingdom marketing collective.