The stunning and majestic mountainsides of Koh Samui are the home to more than bird-watchers and the often too ambitious hiker. Groomed quite literally by hand, the professional greens and fairways located on the resort golfing paradise of Koh Samui, reach as closely to the heavens as possible within Thailand. At an altitude where you can view the complete shoreline in a 360 degree sweep, the island’s fantastic scenery will without a doubt cause you to experience a little vertigo as you make your first few drives from the tee.
While you’re out swatting at golf balls into the majestic hills of Koh Samui, you will be intercepted along the way by the beer girls, but not to worry, they don’t bite. But what does is the Asian mixology of mosquitoes. It’s important to remember that the mosquito is often a carrier of diseases, such as malaria, encephalitis, yellow fever, dengue fever, dog heartworm, West Nile virus, and many others. The females, who drink blood, can carry disease from one person /animal to another as they feed.
Its Golf season on Samui! You’re out on the course enjoying the sun and grilling your last score.
You look down at your arm and see a painful, swelling mosquito bite. Moments later, you feel another one bite you. All you want is a good game of golf on the tropical paradise of Samui, but what can you do to protect yourself? And even more importantly… your game!
On Samui, the senses are delightfully touched by the birth of what potentially could be a number one destination for any foreign or native golf enthusiast. Still in its infancy, golf on Samui has created itself a local community of approximately 500 or so golfers, whom have allotted their free time to their passion of the game. This number is not only expected to mature as the facilities themselves develop, but to add to the financial and economic aspects for Koh Samui, in particular the creation of its own work force. Continue reading
The Royal Samui Golf & Country Club
The Royal Samui Golf and Country Club (RSGCC) was created in 2006 by a small group of golf enthusiasts with the aim to offer an affordable but enjoyable golfing experience in a relaxed and scenic environment. Fortunately for those of us who are golf enthusiasts, this club has experienced financial difficulty, and although the clubhouse, the extensive pavilions and the tennis courts are not completed, the course itself is both challenging and stunning.
Chawalit Plaphol, the favoured Thai National completed the Queen’s Cup with a Final Round of 68 (-3) for a total of 273 (-11).
He commented, “I had a good feeling today. On some holes, it was very tough with the strong winds. This feels good. I’ve not had a trophy in five years. My last win was on this course (Bangkok Airways Open), so I felt quite confident to win this week. I’m happy to have the Queen’s Cup trophy.” Continue reading
Five players from the top 10 of the current Asian Tour’s Order of Merit will tee off in today’s Queen’s Cup tournament at the Santiburi Samui Country Club on the tourist destination of Koh Samui, running from the 16th until the final hole on the 19th of June.
The Queen’s Cup is sponsored by Bangkok Airways, Sports Authority of Thailand, Santiburi Samui Country Club and co-sponsored by Bangkok Hospital Group, Airbus, BCLN, PTT, Samui Property Fund, Bangkok Bank, Thailand PGA, Bangkok Insurance, Sabre, Arecap and Hertz. Continue reading
The 18 hole PAR 72 championship course has been designed to meet international standards. It is located along the coastal hills of Maenam with its highest point on 290 meters and steep slopes to the lowest point on 30 meters above the sea level. Each hole has been positioned along different altitudes which results in an up-and-down-hill golf game.
The golf courses 6,932 yardage leads players through deep jungle, coconut groves and open terrain comforted by cool breezes from the ocean. It is a challenging course and an entertaining game to play perfected by magnificent panoramic views of the ocean and beaches from almost any location. Two creeks with waterfalls accentuate the stunning setting in nature.
Such characteristics give Santiburi Samui Country Club its own identity and distinguishes it from any other golf course in Thailand. The country club has 200 staff servicing clients, maintaining the grounds and providing club house operations and caddying. Golfers from near & far attest its reputation of an excellent facility which no golf enthusiast should miss to play.
Santiburi Samui Country Club will host the third Queen’s Cup – Asian Tour tournament from June 16 to June 19, 2011. The “Queen’s Cup Bangkok Airways – SAT Samui Golf Tournament 2011” is organized by Bangkok Airways, the Sports Authority of Thailand, Thailand PGA and Santiburi Samui Country Club.
To date there are 3 Mini-Golf facilities on this wonderfully engaging holiday resort island located in the Gulf of Thailand. If you are looking to take a break from the heat and long legs of the professional courses, and looking for some slightly different challenges with your putting skills, then get in the nearest Songteow or Taxi an make your way over to one of these Mini-Golf courses.