Play a PGA championship courseStop to snap photos of waterfallsBrush up on your swingPlay like the pros at the 18-hole championship Santiburi Samui Country Club which ranks among the best in Asia. With heart-stopping Gulf of Thailand views, coconut mangroves lining the greens, and natural waterfalls cascading along the way, the real challenge is staying focused on the game. Book an early tee-time to beat the heat (though constant island breezes do cool things off). The course, which regularly plays host to the PGA Asian Tour, is designed to meet international golfing standards. The setting is pure gold and the prices are unbeatable, too. Just 5,000 baht ($140 USD) sets you up for 18 holes with a private English-speaking caddy and a golf cart. Looking to sharpen your skills? Take a private lesson with the pros or practice your swing at the driving range. Cap your round with lunch at the casual clubhouse. Snack on classic Thai dishes, like chicken satay with peanut sauce or tom yum goon (a spicy and sour coconut soup with prawns), and raise a cold Singha, the national beer of Thailand, to a fine day on the links.  Hire a car to take you the hour’s drive north to reach the Santiburi Samui Country Club.​​​​SANTIBURI SAMUI COUNTRY CLUB: 12/15 Moo 4, Tambol Mae Nam; +66-7742-1700-8; santiburi.com