Santiburi Samui Golf & Resort

12/15 Moo 4, Baan Donsai, Mae Nam,

Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330

  • Office

    +66 (0)77 421 700 - 8
  • Fax

    +66 (0)77 421 709

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Hilly - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Tropical jungle.

  • Designer:

    Edward Thiele (front-nine) & Pirapon Namatra (back-nine)

SSS or slope






How to get there:

3 km W of Koh Samui airport.

Located on the north coast of Koh Samui, on route 4169. Turn left into the mountains at Mae Nam 5, direction Santiburi Samui Golf.

Santiburi Samui Golf & Resort

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 2003

Santiburi Samui Golf & Resort: Just because you are on Koh Samui, one of Thailand's most popular holiday destinations, don't think the island's golf course will treat you with kid gloves. This course is as tough, natural, quiet, undulating, tight, breezy and spectacular as golf gets in the entire Kingdom. Not for the faint-hearted and it may have high handicappers struggling at times.

From first to last there are stunning views of the ocean, which is 2-3 kilometres away, back down the hill and across a wide and expansive coconut palm plantation.

Every hole here is also accompanied by significant elevation changes. The front nine contains two fabulous plunging par-3's, while the back nine zig-zags its way up the jungle clad hillside, eventually reaching the most spectacular view of them all, at the tee-box of the signature hole, the superb (and again plunging) par-5 17th.

Although generally tight and testing, the holes here are well laid out, with excellent bunkering as well as palm trees and indigenous jungle giving each hole great style and definition. Two blind drives at the par-4 16th and par-5 17th add to the challenges, but this is not a course for golfers who want an easy-going stroll in the park. Target golf is required on occasions, and if good course management and straight hitting is getting you onto the greens in one piece, then get ready for some roller-coaster putting.

Maintenance standards here at Santiburi Samui are generally excellent. The golfing challenges are as tough as any Thai course serves-up. The views? About as spectacular and breathtaking as you'll see from any golf course in Asia.

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Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory. Caddies used by all players.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The Santiburi Group, a much respected name in Thailand's hospitality industry, operates the following four championship golf courses: Santiburi Samui CC (on the island of Koh Samui); Santiburi Country Club Chiang Rai; Royal Hua Hin and Singha Park Khon Kaen (all covered on

Santiburi Samui has recently played host to the Bangkok Airways Open, an Asian Tour event (see our Encyclopaedia of Golf > Tournaments >by Venue >Santiburi Samui).


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    12/12 Moo 1, Mae Nam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330

    +66 (0)77 425 031 - 8

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    A member of the Leading Small Hotels of the World group.

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  • Bo Phut Resort & Spa

    12/12 Moo 1, Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320

    +66 (0)77 245 777

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    Part of the Santiburi Group, this boutique resort is situated in the north of Koh Samui. The resort is a perfect combination of distinctly designed accommodation in a wonderfully natural setting. Its seven acres of indigenous plantations are located right alongside a superb beach.

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