Calling all golfers! Come experience the exhilaration of an exciting game of golf, played in a breath-taking setting. The Santiburi Samui Country Club is Ko Samui's first golf course and provides both challenge and charm, all within a lush tropical environment. This 18-hole championship golf course came to fame when it hosted the 2006 Bangkok Airways Open. Located on a hillside on the northern coast of Ko Samui and set amidst old coconut gardens, the golf course has a commanding panoramic view of Maenam Beach and the nearby island of Koh Phangan. Adding to the course's natural beauty, waterfalls and creeks run through the lush landscape and the verdant hills provide a picturesque backdrop.
A short transfer from the pier brings you to this awesome course, where each of the 18 holes has its own special character and challenges. From steep uphill and downhill slopes, to winding fairways that are cut into the forest and meander around cliffs and streams, this is truly one of Thailand's most unique golf courses. Starting off, the first few holes play through a mature coconut forest and then progress up the mountain. The fairways follow the natural line of the hills, creating an interesting golf game that will put your skills to the test. Rock outcroppings found on several holes also serve to raise the difficulty level.
Due to this being a mountainous course, you do not need a driver on every hole. If you play from the proper tee, this course rewards accuracy, not distance. The course requires a golf cart to get up and down the steep mountain slopes and this is included as part of your excursion. Small fairways are the order of the day on most holes, but the large greens make approach shots a little easier.
The luxury clubhouse provides comfortable changing rooms, a well stocked pro shop and a restaurant with beautiful terrace seating where you can recount your round while enjoying the surrounding scenery just a little while longer.
Please note: This tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. The maximum number per group, including non-golfers is 5. This is subject to change without prior notice. All golfers must register at the pro shop at least 15 minutes before reserved tee off time. The estimated playing time for 18 holes is 4 1/2 hours. Only the caddie is allowed to operate the golf cart. A caddie tip is not compulsory and is at the discretion of the individual golfer. No one under the age of 12 years is allowed on the course.
Men - Shirts with collar and sleeves are required. 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 skirt are considered appropriate.
Only soft spike or spike-less golf shoes are permitted on the golf course, practice green area, and driving range. Any footwear that might damage the greens is strictly forbidden. Tank tops, t-shirts, fishnet tops, halter-tops, bathing suits, sweats, athletic shorts, blue jeans, denim slacks or shorts are not allowed.