Showing posts with label Santiburi Samui Country Club. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Santiburi Samui Country Club. Show all posts

Friday, 5 April 2013

Playing Golf at the Santiburi Samui Country Club

The Santiburi Samui Country is one of the top places to go golfing in Thailand

A lot of golf enthusiasts usually prefer having their holidays spent at some place where there’s a golf course nearby. Fortunately, such a development so happens to be one of the many Koh Samui attractions that make spending a holiday within the tropical paradise even more worthwhile.

All the travel guides say Santiburi Samui Country club is a championship course that’s built on the mountain of the island. Spanning 6,930 yards, this par-72, 18-hole course features unique challenges of its own. This magnificent development blends in astonishingly well with its natural environment – downhill slopes, steep hills, and winding fairways which pass through the coconut forest, cliffs, and mountain creeks – making it none like any other most golfers have seen in their lifetime.

This club has a set of rules and guidelines applicable to everyone who wants to play, which includes making reservations in advance. Those who come in groups are allowed five people – including non-golfers – in total only. Golfers are required to register at the proshop at least 15 minutes before game time. Moreover, each golfer is expected to use a golf cart and have a caddie.

Koh Samui travel guides say there’s a dress code that’s applicable to both male and female players. For the men, they should wear shirts with collars and sleeves at all times. For their bottoms, slacks, golf shorts, or walking shorts are acceptable.

Females should also wear collared shirts with sleeves as well. For their lower garments, slacks, mid-length shorts and mid-length skirts are appropriate. Both men and women are required to wear soft-spike or spike-less golfing shoes only. Any type of footwear that could cause damage to the playing field is strictly prohibited.

Aside from the clubhouse, there are other amenities available to Santiburi’s customers, of which includes a classy restaurant with a spectacular view of the ocean.

Anyone looking to enjoy all that Santiburi Samui Country Club has to offer is advised to reserve accommodations at a nearby place, such as ShaSa Resort & Residences, which is considered by many to be one of the biggest Koh Samui attractions. Other than the fact this resort comes with luxurious suites and premier amenities, Koh Samui travel guides say it also offers its guest a FREE shuttle service going to the golf course as well.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Sports in Koh Samui

Rock Climbing is one of the sports you can partake in at Koh Samui (photo courtesy
An ideal destination is more than just a span of white sand beaches, tropical trees, and beautiful sceneries; it must be filled with fun activities. Vacationers are likely to gain extra pounds by just laying around the beach, enjoying the sun with a cold drink. Physical activities and sports are good ways to eliminate extra pounds. However, don’t forget to bring sunscreen and a cold bottle of water.

Santiburi Samui Country Club, high up in the hills above and with an incredible view of Samui’s north coast, is the best place to play golf. It offers full cart and caddy service. It rents out golf shoes, clubs, and other golfing gear at the pro shop. After an exhilarating round of golf, one can relax with a light lunch and refreshing drink in Santiburi, a breezy patio restaurant. Dress code is a must and reservations are necessary. Green fees are 3,350 THB and cart/caddy charges.

Most people come to Koh Samui to do water sports. Some popular water sports on the island include jet skiing, go carting, and rock climbing, bungee jumping, fishing and scuba diving.

Other Koh Samui sporting activities include running which can be done at several places such as at the hotel gym or along the beach. Running along the road is discouraged for two reasons: road surfaces are concrete and not advisable for joints. The highly recommended running venue is the beach of Maenam, which is longer and flatter than Bophut and Choengmon. The best time to start is before 7:30 a.m. otherwise it might be too hot.

Yoga is another sport that visitors to the island love to partake in. Thai yoga is Koh Samui is superior to other places due to its ambiance. Everyone is welcome and yoga skills do not matter, as there is both advanced and beginner courses offered.

 Additional sports that tourists like to enjoy on the island are kayaking, sea swimming and tubing. Sports lovers will also consider the Angthong Marine Park, which offers numerous water sports. Many places throughout the island offer Scuba courses and PADI certification. Some places a person can get certified at includes the Choeng Mon beach and Fisherman’s Village in Bophut.

Lastly a person can go Kite boarding in Koh Samui. There are individual or 2-on-1 lessons from certified instructors. 3-day beginner’s courses are also available.

There are so much Koh Samui activities that tourists have to make a second or third and even fourth trip back to experience them all. A person should never have a dull moment in Koh Samui. 

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Golfing Paradise

Golf in paradise at the the Santiburi Samui Country Club, pictured here (photo courtesy of 

There are many amazing golf courses around the world, which allow avid golfers to exercise, relax and enjoy a beautiful view. One of the top Koh Samui attractions is golfing.

Playing golf has been scientifically proven to help individuals relieve stress. The game is fun and forces players to concentrate solely on hitting the ball. Most golf courses are natural and provide great scenery that promotes peace within the body and soul. Golf has become one of the most well-liked Koh Samui attractions over the years.

People from all around the world have travelled to Koh Samui to not only swim at their top notch beaches but also to go golfing in paradise. Koh Samui is home to Santiburi Samui Country Club. Some of the greatest golfers in the world have come to Thailand to play at this golf course.

Each one of the golf holes at the Santiburi Samui Country Club provides its own unique obstacles and challenges. The entire golf course (18 holes) is over 6,900 yards. Golfers should be prepared to have to avoid coconut trees, sand pits and hills that will lead to water. It’s no wonder that this golf course has quickly become one of the most popular Koh Samui attractions in the area.

The gorgeous natural setting of the golf course is breath-taking. While playing on the golf course you’ll be able to enjoy a magnificent view of beaches and the exquisiteness of island.

Another fun event that takes place annually in Koh Samui is the Mini Golf International. There are numerous mini golf courses spread out across the island but the most professional one in located at Choeng Mon.

The Bophut Hills Golf Club is yet another golf course that players like going to, although it isn’t as well-known as the Mini Golf International or Santiburi Golf Course, it’s still a great place to go to relax. The ShaSa resort is able to provide you with more information about several Koh Samui attractions  including golf packages and exclusive deals that you can only get from the hotel.