Royal Hua Hin ranks oldest among Thai 18-hole courses of international standard. It lies only 5 minutes away from downtown Hua Hin. This course got commissioned back in 1924 for accommodating interests of Thai aristocracy plus British railway workers. The Royal Hua Hin is just next to the railway station within town and was designed by a Scottish engineer. Constructed on natural terrain, the course is set between spectacular rocky hills. It has excellent views of Thailand Gulf and city center from several holes.
The course has renovated mature and fairly tight fairways lined with multiple trees, creating many shaded lies. Expect to be tested thoroughly by the various nicely doglegging holes plus fairly circular and small, typically elevated greens to hit. Par-4 on the 13th hole is uphill. A pair of small owls watches just past par 4 7th green.
Temples cling to tree-clad hillsides at signature-hole par-3 14th and the par-5 3rd one. A part of the course gets played under rocky, attractive hill whereas the other exemplifies occasional glimpses of ocean front from two course sections which are slightly more elevated. Actual playing conditions could vary across year between very muddy during rains and hard come winter.