Hua Hin, Thailand (PressExposure) June 22, 2009 -- In what can be described as a dominant performance, Johan Edfors has made a name for himself in Asia with his start-to-finish victory at the Black Mountain Masters 2009.
Edfors, known for his big hitting off the tee, made a four under par 68 in the final round to take the title by two shots from Thailand's Prayad Marksaeng.
Making his first win since 2006, Edfors was in control for most of the contest but did make the result closer with some late errant shots.
"I guess I made it too exciting. I wasn't planning on doing that," smiled Edfors. "I made a couple of poor shots and bad decisions and then had to really fight for it at the end."
Edfors was in control until a wild drive that landed behind a tree. This led to a double bogey on the 15th and brought him into a tie for the lead. Bouyed on by a cheering Swedish crowd in the coastal resort town of Hua Hin, he bounced back with a 10-foot birdie on the 16th to regain a one-shot lead and then wrapped up formalities with another birdie on the 18th from 15 feet to earn the winner's cheque of US$79,250.
"I knew that the last three holes, I could shoot low. No one had made a charge except for Prayad who played a fantastic round. I knew I had it in my hands and knew that I needed to perform in the last few holes," said Edfors.
"This is one of the nicest wins of my career as I've not had so many Swedes supporting me during my other wins."
In fact, Hua Hin seems to be increasing in popularity with the Scandinavian set. With its white sandy beaches, perfect weather conditions and now a world class golf course only a few minutes from town, it can be understood why the Swedes are coming in their droves.
With Black Mountain Golf Club gaining a large amount of international exposure through the television and other media coverage for this event, many foreign golfers will undoubtedly be choosing Hua Hin for their next holiday.
For the avid golfer that searches for a "special" round of golf, Black Mountain recently announced that they will be maintaining the course to competition standard year round. This will enable players to participate in a game of golf that will enthral as much as it will test their game.
Those who either attended the Black Mountain Masters or even watched the television coverage would have noticed that positioned directly on some of Black Mountains fairways are their luxury villa's and condominium's. Fifteen stunning pool villas have now been constructed and all boast outstanding golf course views from both levels.
Villa A, the largest of the two styles, has its main living area on the ground floor, overlooking the terrace, pool and the manicured fairways. Villa B, is the opposite layout with its main living area, and pool, on the top level. This gives the resident a high vantage of the course and the coming event.
Alongside the villa's is the 89 condominum development. Here, designers have not only created a luxury, affordable apartment, but have ensured that each one takes advantage of the views from their private balconies.
Inside the layout is large and spacious and no expense has been spared to ensure a luxury finish that suits this kind of development. Whether it's for an investment, second home or full time residence, these apartments will certainly please anyone that chooses to purchase.
As a bonus offer, Black Mountain is currently offering four (4) lifetime memberships to the club, with the purchase of one of their properties. This exclusive membership allows access to all of the first class facilities that are on offer.
Inside the clubhouse is the courses prestigious restaurant. Diners experience not only the relaxing views of the course but also a first class dining experience with some of the regions best international cuisine. One will undoubtedly also be surprised that unlike other venues, the menu is particularly affordable and brings the local residents back time and time again.
For the competitive golfer that strives for improved golfing ability, Black Mountains driving range is the perfect place for regular practice. In total there are (it is 200 yards) ?? stalls which are covered in real grass and (as perfect fairways)?? with artificial making the practice as real as possible.
Another way that Black Mountain treats its golfers is with its after golf locker room facilities. Both men's and women's rooms feature luxury facilities including Jacuzzi spa and private massage rooms. These are extra's but at 300 baht for a pampering massage it won't break the bank.
Currently with the Summer season in full swing, the course is also now offering golfers a special green fee price of only 1,500 baht (until 31/10) per round. This is outstanding value for money with the condition of the course in mind.
Whether you are currently in Hua Hin or planning a golfing holiday, give Black Mountain a try, you will not be disappointed.