Santiburi Samui Golf and Country Club Description
Known to many golfers as the ‘Beast of Samui’
Santiburi Samui County Club is the only 18 hole Championship golf course available to play in Koh Samui and has been designed to fit perfectly with the harmony of the mountain side. Santiburi golf course rose to fame after The Asian Tours first golf event organised here in 2005 and continued organizing tournaments annually until the year 2017.
Santiburi Koh Samui is a unique golf course constructed on the mountain slopes of Maenam and offers exceptional views of Koh Phanghan Island in the Gulf of Thailand. The golf course definitely is an unusual location to spend the day golfing and because of the spectacular views popular with non golfing spectators eager to experience the scenery.
Playing each hole presents you with a carefully planned approach, forests of coconut trees either side of the fairway, thick jungle and rocks laden every hole, there isn’t much margin of error, however if you play safe you will be richly rewarded.
The course rewards players that are more accurate rather than long. During the round you encounter many changes in elevation continually throwing doubt into every shot. The constant threat of miss judging distances always a concern, even the greens are tricky to read having to contend with multiple slopes and very grainy.
Wind conditions play a major factor here at Santiburi Samui depending on the time of the year, at times changing direction several time while addressing the ball.
The back nine can be brutal, the final two holes sometimes determining whether you finish the round with a respectable score or not.
Hole 17 a par 5 is a perfect example of every difficultly to contend with during your round. Blind tee shot to start, caddy points out a coconut tree to aim for, once you clear the brow of the hill its downhill all the way, dense jungle either side of the fairway. Playing the perfect drive requires a kind roll hopefully ending up short of the rocky creek. If you’ve followed the caddy’s instructions and had a slice of luck, you have the perfect opportunity of reaching the green in two. The sharp dog leg to the left requires aiming over trees, the green surrounded by several bunkers and jungle.
The resilient Sea Isle Paspalum grass has been used for the tees and fairways, ensuring good playing conditions annually and the Tifeagle laid greens roll quickly.
Santiburi golf course meets International standards, four different tee boxes allow every handicapper to take more enjoyment from the game. It must rank as the most beautiful golf course in Thailand, one of the toughest, however if played sensibly don’t be surprised scoring well.
The caddies are dressed in pink are extremely course knowledgeable and are enormous fun to be with during the round. Santiburi caddies are girls and a large percentage come from the northern areas of Thailand to find work and live in lodgings supplied by the course.
After completing the round there’s nothing more rewarding than sitting in Santiburi golf club restaurant with a drink, enjoying the cool breeze and total relaxation.
From the terrace acres of coconut plantations and other tropical fruits on view, further to the north, a clear, impressive not interrupted view of Koh Phanghan and to the north east Bangrak bay and Choengmon.
Eating at the restaurant represents excellent value and is well known for its special Thai dishes, if you play in the afternoon look out for the happy hours on various drinks offered late, the jugs of Singha Beer always go down well!
The changing rooms boast a first class private shower area and locker room, all facilities making you feel clean and fresh at the end of your round. The pro shop is well stocked with all the necessary equipment, golf balls, gloves, tees, logo shirts and golf course memorabilia available to purchase at the counter.
Santiburi Samui golf came to fame when it hosted the 2006 Bangkok Airways Open. This course to date has hosted the Asian tour in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & The Queen’s Cup in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017.
- 2006- TAT Amazing fun golf.
- 2007- Bangkok Airways Open – Asian Tour.
- 2007- Singha Amateur ( Managed by SMG (Sport management.)
- 2007- TAT Amazing fun golf
- 2008- Bangkok Airways Open – Asian Tour.
- 2008- Singha Amateur ( Managed by SMG (Sport management.)
- 2008- TAT Amazing fun golf
- 2009- Queens Cup -Asian Tour.
- 2009- Singha Amateur ( Managed by SMG (Sport management.)
- 2009- TAT Amazing fun golf
- 2010- Queens Cup – Asian Tour.
- 2010- Singha Amateur ( Managed by SMG (Sport management.)
- 2010- TAT Amazing fun golf.
- 2011- Queens Cup – Asian Tour.
- 2011- Singha Amateur ( Managed by SMG (Sport management.)
- 2012- Queens Cup – Asian Tour.
- 2012- Singha Amateur ( Managed by SMG (Sport management.)
- 2013- Queens Cup – Asian Tour.
- 2013- Singha Amateur ( Managed by SMG (Sport management.)
- 2014- Queens Cup – Asian Tour.
- 2014- Singha Amateur ( Managed by SMG (Sport management.)
- 2015- Queens Cup – Asian Tour.
- 2016- Queens Cup – Asian Tour.
- 2017- Queens Cup – Asian Tour
SANTIBURI KOH SAMUI
The Santiburi Samui Country Club is situated on the northern coast of Koh Samui amongst 23 acres of beautiful lush tropical gardens, 300 metres off tranquil Maenam Beach.
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.
Slacks, mid length shorts, or mid length skirts 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.
GOLF COURSE POLICY FOR PLAYERS & NON-PLAYER GUESTS
All Golfers must register at the pro-shop at least 15 minutes before reserved tee off time.
Non-Golfer wishing to accompany golfer(s) will be charged at 1600 (18 holes) – 1000 (9 holes) (inclusive of accompanying fee, golf cart, and caddie fee).
Only caddie is allowed to operate a 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).
Estimated playing time for 18 holes is 4 hours 30 minutes.
Children under 12 years of age are not allowed on the course.
SANTIBURI GOLF COURSE INFORMATION