Great thought was given to the layout and routing. The pars three holes are quite demanding, given their length. The shortest is the 165-yard 6th , a hilltop tee with views over the entire valley and dam, jungle, with a pond fronting the green and bunkers lurking behind. Then there is the 215-yard 16th with its dramatic uphill tee shot through an alley of native trees. The extraordinarily steep elevation change requires a demanding shot to reach the green and make par.
The 365-yard 1st hole plays downwind with fantastic views out over the rest of the course. The 377-yard 12th hole plays from an elevated tee to a green with a hidden bunker. The 441-yard hole number four is the longest par four on the course and requires a precise, well positioned tee shot. The par five holes are all quite long and demanding, especially the 542-yard 7th, the longest hole on the course, that requires three perfect shots to make par. The tee shot requires a 180-yard carry to clear a river where bunkers wait on the right. The next two shots play long uphill around a dogleg left while avoiding a greenside pond.
Royal Samui Golf & Country Club is a 9 hole golf course constructed on one of the highest mountainside points above Chaweng and Lamai in Koh Samui, offering views as far away as Koh Tao and the Thai Mainland. Each hole offers panoramic picture views of adjacent and neighboring holes with many breathtaking drops in elevation. Royal Samui Country Club holds little margin for error, so be sure to hit the fairways and greens on approach shots. The tees, fairways and rough were built using mountain green grass providing high resistance to drought and heavy rains – a first in Thailand
During your round the changes in elevation can be confusing so be careful on club selection. Royal Samui the second of Samui golf courses, has experienced areas of damage to the fairways (preferred lies) in play until further notice. Greens and tees are in good condition and this course is still enjoyed by all golfers from novice to the experienced.
Santiburi Samui Country Club is the only championship 18 hole golf course in Koh Samui stretching along the hills of the northern coastline offering spectacular views & elevations changes from 25 to 180 meters above sea level. Samui normally recognized for its white sandy beaches and relaxed atmosphere, is blessed with Santiburi Koh Samui designed to meet international standards as Thailands new golfing destination.
Santiburi fits in harmoniously with the rolling contour of hills and valleys while blending in perfectly with the beauty of the coconut plantations and the surrounding nature. Santiburi golf fairways are carved into a tropical mountains and follow hilly contours providing some tricky moments of play and obstacles. Many times, you are forced to drive the ball uphill and the fairways are made more difficult not just by the position of bunkers but also by the natural slant of the mountain, as well as rock-filled valleys, coconut trees, streams and waterfalls.
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.
The greens are extremely fast and are constructed from Tifeagle grass, bermuda grass is used on the tees and fairways which insures good playing conditions all year round. Santiburi golf club has commanding scenic panoramic views of the nearby island of Koh Phangan & Maenam Beach where you can find the Santiburi resort & Spa located.
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