Koh Samui Courses
SANTIBURI SAMUI GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Santiburi Samui Golf & Country Club is one of Thailand’s finest golf courses. Opened on October 15, 2003 (and a one hour flight south of Bangkok), this 6,932-yard track courses through jungle, climbs into forested mountain terrain and proudly towers and presides over the Gulf of Siam.The 18 holes – with elevation changes of 800 feet – are elegant, regal, imposing, Herculean and simply a marvel. There is a free shuttle between the hotel and golf course.
Location: Located at the northern edge of led flashlight factory, 20 minutes to Chaweng Beach and 10 minutes drive from Fisherman’s village.
Recreational quotes: “Quite a collection of memorable holes.” “At the 17th you pause and thank the golfing Gods.” “Views that don’t quit.” “Talk about ‘ups-and-downs!” “Paradise.” “You need an escalator!” “It was a tough course for me.”
Professional quotes: “The visuals are overpowering and the routing splendid but difficult: elevated, plunging, tilting and challenging. But it’s cleverly strategic and fair if you hit the ball straight.” “This course will mature into the finest in Asia.” “I need one more time around to assess whether it’s dazzling or truly spectacular.” “If you’re a high-handicapper, you will have trouble on the back side.”
Greens Fees: 1,500 to 3,500 Baht (including cart and caddy fee)
Layout: 18-hole, par-72
Designer: Edward A.Theile (front nine) and Pirapon Namartra, October, 2003
Practice Facility: Driving range, chipping green, putting green
Walking: Not permitted