Hua Hin Korea Golf Club

The Korea Golf Club, Hua Hin (formerly the Eagle Milford and Hua Hin Seoul Country Club), offers a change from the area championship courses. Fairways are often no more than packed earth, and bunkers have little to no sand. On the other hand, this par-72, 18-hole course designed by Robert McFarland lies in a spectacular location nestled in the valleys of a chain of mountains directly adjoining the coastline. Fantastic sea views are features of this unique layout where accuracy and placement are more important than length to score well. The course has a links-feel due to its seaside location and surrounding forested hills on three sides. The natural lie makes for significant elevation changes on most of the holes, which adds to the interest and challenge of the course. This course proves difficult, and some local professionals have trouble making par here. The front nine has a tight layout and puts a premium on accurate tee shots and while the back nine is more open, making par is still tricky. The greens are speedy and feature some deceptively complex slopes, which add to the challenge. Being on the wrong side of the hole makes two-putting almost impossible.