Package (Green Fee, Golf Cart, RT Transfer)
1 Golfer
9 hole From: 2100
18 hole From: 2900
Santiburi golf course 18 hole layout

Royal Samui Golf & Country Club Description

One of the toughest 9 hole golf courses in Thailand

Royal Samui Golf and Country Club is a nine hole mountain golf course blessed with spectacular sea views located on the south east of Koh Samui.

Royal Samui is widely known to be difficult to play however at the same time entertaining, fairways are narrow and unforgiving, players often penalised for any small margin of error. At the mountain top you are surrounded by coconut plantations and as you travel to each hole the main features are huge natural boulders, dotted all around the golf course.

From the tee box the second hole looks quite intimidating, the flag stick hidden by a sharp drop in elevation 80 yards from the green, on the right spectacular views of Chaweng beach, Koh Phangan and on some days Koh Tao island is clearly visible.

If your tee shot strays to far right you will find Out of Bounds all the way to the green. The perfect shot is to guide your tee shot 180 yards aiming left center of the fairway and hope for a kind bounce on the downward slope, hopefully ending up short of the green and close enough to chip.

Holes four and Five are similar in difficulty with out of bounds on both sides of the fairway and ditches 120 yards short of the greens. If you’re not feeling confident hitting your tee shots 230 yards, then you are advised to play short from 150 yards giving yourself an easier approach.

Hole 7 is a straight, a long par 3 approximately 190 yards in length, a vicious slice takes you to hole 6 fairway and a playable option, a hook to the left you’re out of bounds. The only saving grace on this hole is the fact that it has the biggest green to aim for on the golf course.

Hole 8 you can’t help but stand in awe of the views of Lamai beach and further in the distance the Thai mainland. This hole is a firm favorite with visitors, often taking a little longer to play after spending time soaking up the scenery and sharing their pictures on social media.

For those golfers that prefer to play golf without a caddy then Royal Samui golf course is the right choice, although at times it can become a chore searching for lost balls in the thick undergrowth.


Santiburi Samui Country Club Golf Course Scorecard

Playing the course

Blue tees

The 2nd 276 yards par 4 is a breathtaking down hill hole; reachable with the driver. With Chaweng beach as a backdrop and out of bounds right, all the way to the green and behind and strategic bunkers surrounding the small green, the wise player takes a mid to short iron off the tee to the middle of a narrow fairway. The severe down slope of the fairway will help the ball along, leaving a short wedge to the green, which should be played to the left side as it slopes left to right towards the ocean.

The 5th 329 yards par 4 is another risk-reward hole with magnificent views of both beaches, the clubhouse and the first four holes. For this down hill par 4, the long hitter using a driver can carry the large water hazard (250 yards) and roll to the front of the green. But the sensible thing to do is hit a mid iron to avoid the hazard running down the left and then across the fairway some 230 yards from the tee. On the right of the fairway a rock wall runs the length of the hole, so hit it straight. The approach shot will be about 110-150 yards, playing one club less to a large, well contoured green with bunkers on the left and back side.

The 8th 312 yards par 4 is not for the faint hearted, but the dramatic view of Lamai beach, the ocean, and the surrounding islands will catch your attention from the tee. Out of bounds looms down the left side of the fairway and large rock faces run down the right. However, an iron off the tee will leave a blind shot into the green, flanked left with a lateral hazard and a pond short right. A 230 yards or so hit uphill off the tee with pin point accuracy will get to a small landing area where you can see the green for your short iron approach shot.


The Royal Samui Golf and Country Club is built on the mountainside of Lamai and Cheweng, the nine hole course offers spectacular views of Lamai, Cheweng and the surrounding islands in the background. Each hole also offers panoramic views of adjacent and neighboring holes with many breathtaking drops in elevation.

Men & Ladies Dress Codes

Men: Shirts with collar and sleeves are required, at all time.
Slacks, golf shorts, or walking shorts are considered appropriate.

Women: Shirts with collar and sleeves are considered appropriate.
Slack, mid length shorts, or mid length skirt are considered appropriate.

Proper Footwear: Only soft spike or spike less golf shoes, are allowed on the golf course, practice green area, and driving range.
Any footwear that damages the greens is strictly forbidden.

Not Allowed: Tank tops, T-Shirts, fish net tops, halter-tops, bathing suits, sweats, athletic shorts, blue jeans or denim slacks or shorts.


Please make reservations in advance.
The number of golfers per group including non-golfer is maximum 5 persons per group. This is subject to change without prior notice.
All Golfers must register at the proshop at least 15 minutes before reserved tee off time.
Estimated playing time for 18 holes is 3 hours 50 minutes.
Please be as considerate to the group behind you as you would like the one in front to be you.
Golf carts are compulsory, 2 persons can share golf cart.
Non-Golfer will be charged, 200 entrance fee + 100200 golf cart.
The number of golfers per group including non-golfer is maximum 5 persons per group. This is subject to change without prior notice.
Children under 12 years of age are not allowed on the course.


On occasions the golf course may become unplayable because of heavy rain. In such unfortunate circumstances you may be not allowed to finish your round of golf.

If you cannot continue your round of golf you will be able to continue at a later date.

Rain check coupon must be issued on the day of play.

Rain check policy is not applicable for those only playing 9 holes.

The management shall reserve the right to refuse golfers who do not comply with the club rules.



  • DESIGN: Patrick de Richard
  • HOLES: 9
  • PAR: 33
  • YARDS BLUE TEE: 2,081
  • YARDS RED TEE: 1,613
  • MAX. GOLFERS: Weekday 5
  • LOCATION:- South west coast Samui
  • DISTANCE: 10 minutes from Chaweng Beach
  • OPEN: Everyday
  • GOLF CART: Compulsory
  • CADDY: Not Available
  • Lessons Available/Request
  • Golf Shop: Available
  • Restaurant/ Small Snacks


  • Rental Clubs: 5001000
  • Range Ball Chipping
  • & Putting Only
  • Rental Shoes: Not Available

Course 9 Hole Layout