World ranked European Tour golf professional Raymond Russell selects Banyan Resort and Golf Club, Hua Hin as his base for pre-season training.


Hua Hin, Thailand. Russell is from Edinburgh in Scotland and turned professional in 1993. His first victory was the Air France Cannes Open in his rookie year. His career then saw him in the top 100 order of merit until 2004. One of his most memorable Open Championships was in 1998 with a total score of 282 just one stroke short of Tiger Woods earning Russell a deserving 4th place.

Russell commented “I selected Banyan Resort and Golf Club for our Christmas holiday and also as a training centre to develop my game further before the season starts. I’d heard so much about Banyan over the years from Stacey Walton, the golf club’s manager and Mike Gerbich a former captain at Emirates Golf Club, Dubai who recommended Banyan to me as the best place for me and my family. From the moment we arrived at the resort and golf club the team here has made us feel extremely welcome”.

Russell then went on to say “the resort villas are very comfortable and we love the lagoon style pool. The service has been outstanding and we’ve eaten in the restaurant several times – the food is excellent. The golf course is in excellent condition and I can clearly see that the team is doing a fantastic job in maintaining it. The course provides a really good test of golf and you certainly need your whit about you on the greens. I am practicing everyday and I have found all the golf operations staff very helpful and friendly. I’ve met several golfers here and they say that this is the one of the best golf courses in Thailand. I cannot agree more”.

Banyan Golf Club, Hua Hin also has a deluxe pool villa resort located in the royal town of Hua Hin approximately 200km South of Bangkok. It’s been a favorite holiday destination for Royals and those wanting to escape the city. It was once a traditional fishing village and has grown to become a popular golfing destination with its clean beaches, Spa’s, shopping, massage, restaurants and golf courses. The Resort is located near the golf course and is just 10 minutes away from the town centre. Visit for further information.