Golfing on Koh Samui

29 february 2016

'Lush nature' always ranks high in IVL Property guest questionnaires about Koh Samui and is one reason why so many travelers pick it over crowded Phuket. The weather also makes Koh Samui an amazing destination for golfers. The island offers two main golf courses, The Santiburi Samui Country Club and the Royal Samui Golf and Country Club. Both courses feature comprehensive facilities and beautiful landscapes.

Santiburi Samui Country Club

The Santiburi Samui Country Club is the most luxurious golf course on Koh Samui and offers an array of services to golfers from all over the world. This 18-hole championship golf course is known as one of the most beautiful courses in South East Asia and has been on the PGA Asian Tour for several years now.  Its strength comes from a stunning 18-hole course, an ever-blowing breeze that makes it easy to stay cool and the amazing view over the coast. 

The Royal Samui Golf and Country Club

The Royal Samui Golf & Country Club is more modest golf course but it still offers a beautiful 9-hole course. One of the strength of this course is also that it is a lot more affordable than Santiburi.

Royal Samui Golf & Country Club was built on the mountainside between Chaweng and Lamai. It offers spectacular views of the beaches, the islands surrounding Koh Samui and the mainland. The elevation is important on this course as it was designed so you can spot every hole from afar. However, the course holds little margin for error, so it is advised to hit the fairways and greens on all approach shots!

Please contact your IVL concierge to book a tee time, rent equipment and arrange villa pick up.

Private Golf Coaching

Golfers of all ages and ability benefit from one to one coaching. Your IVL concierge can arrange private lessons with a British pro who will observe your stance and swing and help fine tune your golf game in the privacy or your villa or at a driving range. For reservations, please contact your IVL concierge at or call 09-8039-9830 (local number).