The event has become so popular that it is now a permanent entry in the schedule of the Asian Tour and international circuit.
The golf tournament is held at Santiburi Samui Country Club, a posh venue with spectacular views by the sea, coupled with pristine beaches and great golfing talent. What’s more, the advancement of the golf tournament has placed Thailand in the world golf map as a formidable opponent, in effect improving the country’s performance on the sporting frontier.
The Queen’s Cup Samui Golf Tournament is named in honour of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. Thais esteem the place of the monarchy, and this is the reason why the tournament honours the Queen.
One of the most fascinating aspects of the tournament is the pro-am tournament that brings together locals to compete against world-renowned golfers in a spirited game.
Visitors touring Thailand and who love golf, will be enthralled to be a part of this mini-tournament. Some of the big names to look out for in Thai golf include J. Thongchai, T. Wiratchant and C. Phadungsil.
The prize money for the tournament is around $300,000; certainly not bad money for professionals and visitors alike. With various sponsors on board, the event attracts international fanfare that makes every bit of the Queen’s Cup Samui Golf tournament a worthwhile experience.