All the golfers know that golfing isn’t just a sport but an experience. Golfing offers the whole package, good exercise, beautiful scenery, great company and off-course entertainment. Koh Samui, one of the most beautiful islands globally, affords you the best-golfing experiences. The best of Koh Samui’s golf courses combine challenging greens and well-maintained fairways that integrate into some of the island’s most beautiful settings. In many of these spots, sweeping beach and forested scenery serve as a backdrop to your swing. However, aside from these, other more family-friendly courses and driving ranges let you practice your technique. Here are the top 5 places to play golf in Koh Samui.
Best Places for Golf in Koh Samui
1. Santiburi Samui Country Club
The 18-hole Santiburi Samui Country Club is widely known as the best golf club in Koh Samui. Located on the island’s northern coast, it offers breathtaking views of white sand beaches and rolling green hills. Furthermore, it has top-notch facilities and has hosted several tournaments. The venue also features a restaurant and bar and a pro golf shop, laundry facilities, and private locker rooms. Don’t forget to check out their packages, which cost 1,575 to 3,800 Baht. There are New Normal discounts as well!
Opening hours: Daily, 6:00 – 20:00.
Pricing: 3800 Baht
Special Pricing: 2,500 Baht (Ladies), 2,100 Baht (Juniors), 1575 Baht (Twilight 9-hole)
Address: 12/15 Moo 4, Baan Donsai, Tambol Mae Nam, Amphur, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330
2. Rajjaprabha Dam Golf Course
With beautiful elevation changes and landscapes, Rajjaprabha is another excellent golf course. Thanks to its location near Khao Sok National Park, golfers can play in a picturesque and natural setting. Thus, sights of dense jungle and rainforests can be seen at each hole.
The course has 18 holes par 72 and spans 6,820 yards. In addition, its superlative layout has some difficult holes, and the par 3’s are challenging due to their length. There is a maximum of 5 golfers per group, and golf carts can be rented as well. After round amenities include a quaint clubhouse and a restaurant that serves authentic Thai cuisine.
Opening hours: Daily, 8:00 – 18:00.
Pricing: Green Fee is 1,600 Baht (18-hole).
Address: 53 Moo 3, Ratchaprapha Dam, Khao Phang, Ban Ta Khun District, Surat Thani 84230.
3. Royal Samui Golf and Country Club
For those of you who are up for a challenge, the Royal Samui Golf and Country Club offer one of Thailand’s most challenging 9-hole courses. It boasts panoramic views of Samui’s beaches and lush greenery. Furthermore, the course’s layout ensures that it remains in good condition as the seasons change. Situated in the hills above Chaweng and Lamai, the course is best suited to experienced golfers due to its challenging holes. Finally, prices are affordable, and golf carts can be rented. However, there are no caddies on the course.
Opening hours: Daily, 7:00 – 18:00.
Pricing: Green Fee is 900 Baht (9-hole) – 1,500 Baht (8-hole).
Address: Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84310.
4. Lamai Driving Range
Lamai Driving Range is perfect for improving their technique or having some golfing fun without travelling around a course. The prices here are affordable, and clubs are available to rent. In addition, the driving range is close to Lamai Beach and thus is easy to locate.
Opening hours: Daily, 10:00 – 17:00.
Address: 22/6 Pracharakpattana Rd, Maret, Amphoe Ko Samui, Surat Thani 84310.
5. Lamai Mini Golf
For something a bit more fun and laid-back, Lamai Mini Golf is the place to go. Perfect for a family day out, it’s just a short distance from Lamai Beach and has 18 themed holes. Some have uphill swings, and colourful animals such as tigers and whales decorate the course. Afterwards, you can grab something to eat and drink at the on-site cafe.
Opening hours: Daily, 10:00 – 20:00.
Address: 80/36 Moo 3, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310.
If you want to explore the island of Koh Samui further, check out our articles on the best spas and cafes on the island.