SANTIBURI SAMUI COUNTRY CLUB
Golf Koh Samui is an interesting prospect for any golfer having the opportunity to test their skills playing golf at Samui’s best golf course Santiburi Samui Country Club. Acknowledged as one of the most unusual and beautifully designed golf courses in Asia, it’s also well documented to be one of the toughest in Thailand by a long way!!
Golf In Koh Samui at Santiburi Golf Club is the only golf club in Koh Samui, a unique experience, one of those golf courses you could play several times and still not grasp the best way of achieving a good score. Here caddies are essential, you might not be used to playing with them in Europe, but don’t question their ability to read the greens as they are a valuable asset to have with you during the round.
Santiburi’s highest point when golfing in Koh Samui is almost 200 meters above sea level, every step of the way breath taking sea views of the gulf of Thailand, Each hole encounters a change in elevation or sloping ground, fairways winding through tropical coconut plantations, surrounded by mountainous valleys, with all these outdoor distractions it’s even more demanding to keep your golf ball in play. I’m sure by now you have a clearer idea what kind of golf course to expect!!
During the wet seasons you constantly hear the soothing sound of trickling streams and waterfalls flowing by many of the holes during your round. The most impressive waterfall after a heavy downpour is on Hole 6 the short par 3, the green positioned in front of torrent of gushing rain water continuing its journey to lower ground.
Once the round is completed and you’ve taken advantage of the changing room facilities, relax, sit back at the club house terrace, enjoy the views, quench your thirst with a cool drink or even order Thai or European food from the restaurant menu.
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ROYAL SAMUI GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
The second and final option of golf Ko Samui is the 9-hole Royal Samui Golf and Country Club. A golf course shorter in length positioned high on top of a mountain range bordering Lamai 300 meters above sea level. The aim was to construct a golf course more affordable to play, create a totally different atmosphere, give more price incentives for juniors to play and less restrictions on the usual strict golf course dress codes.
Amazing scenic sea views of the surrounding coastline are clearly visible from every hole, acres of coconut trees, enormous volcanic boulders scattered around the course and breathtaking ariel views of Chaweng beach and neighboring island of Koh Phanghan.
Royal Samui first opened its doors in 2006, the present owner Khun Somchai a lifelong Samui local like his family before, farmed the land going back as far as four generations.
After spending many nights socializing, enjoying Koh Samui’s new growth of expat events and investors flocking to the island, he later encouraged a group of foreigners into investing into this new exciting golf project.
Nine holes were built first and the plan was to build a second nine, construction plans were halted as investors encountered problems during the global financial crisis of 2007-2008 and still today remains nine holes only.
You won’t find any par 5 holes here but from the tee box take caution to place tee shots dead center of the fairway or expect a tough days golfing.
The first hole a par 4 rises steeply upwards the hidden green protected by a large bolder and out of bounds along the entire length of the right side of the fairway.
Holes four and five encounter serious problems if the ball finds itself off target, left or right are out of bounds and ravines 80 yards in front of both greens, there are out of bounds practically on every hole.
Over the years Royal Samui gained its reputation of being quite brutal at times!!
After golf the choice of road side restaurants in Samui are a mouthwatering prospect, with many Thai and European fusion blends of cuisine to be found in all main beach towns.
Dining on the beach is also a popular evening event in Koh Samui on the main beach areas of Chaweng and Bophut. Take a stroll along the beach and look out for the numerous seafood barbeques, there’s nothing more romantic on holiday than eating by the seas edge.
Samui island is situated in the Gulf of South Thailand and can be accessed both internationally and domestically by plane and sea.
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