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5 Best Golf Courses on Upolu
5 Best Golf Courses on Upolu

5 Best Golf Courses on Upolu

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Golf Courses on Upolu, Samoa’s Main Island: The Full List

Take a break from snorkelling and enjoy the array of land activities of Upolu, including golf. That’s right, Samoa’s most populated island is the only place where you can play golf in Samoa, whether it’s a new challenge on an 18- or 9-hole golf course or a mini golf course for some family-friendly fun. Learn more about every single golf course on Upolu in the list below!

For a more in-depth look at golfing in Samoa, take a look at The Complete Guide to Golf in Samoa.

1. Royal Samoa Country Club

Samoa’s premier and only private golf course, although open to non-members, the Royal Samoa Country Club offers an attractive and well-maintained tropical park setting on the outskirts of Apia. The 9-hole course takes advantage of some hilly terrain resulting in some fun and challenging holes. For instance, the sixth is a short downhill par-three with the green tucked into the hillside surrounded by native vegetation which is very nearly hidden from the tee. There’s fun to be had at the final tee too, as the par-four is just 275 yards providing a welcome opportunity for a closing birdie. Additional facilities at the Royal Samoa Country Club include a driving range, putting green, bar, cart hire and lockers.

Location: Plantation Road, Fagali’i, Apia.

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2. Faleata Golf Course

An arguably better value golf course in Apia, Faleata Golf Course is Samoa’s public golf course on the vast greens of the Tuanaimato Sports Complex. The course is a medium-length 18-hole par 72, which also offers a fun and quick 9-hole play. The course might not look like much at first, but the small greens, narrow fairways and hilly nature at times make for the occasional tricky tee. Built on an ancient lava flow, the course has the charming addition of using volcanic rocks as tee markers. Other facilities include a pro shop, a driving range, golf carts and a popular bar. Club rentals are also available.

Location: Tuanaimato Road, Tuanaimato Sports Complex, Vaitele, Apia.

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3. Sinalei Reef Resort Golf Course

No wonder one of Samoa’s most luxurious resorts has its own golf course. The 9-hole golf course at the Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa boasts attractive coconut and tropical flora fairways with slight downhills for a not-too-strenuous challenge. Indeed, the course is mostly built for recreation and relaxation with stunning lagoon and ocean views. Green fees are complimentary to resort guests, while clubs can be hired for a nominal fee and golf balls are available to purchase. Golfers are also welcome to relax at the bar and restaurant at the resort, as featured in 20 Best Restaurants in Samoa.

Location: Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa, Maninoa, southeast coast of Upolu.

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4. Talofa Mini Golf

All-weather family fun, Talofa Mini Golf is now Samoa’s only indoor mini golf course, situated in a warehouse in Moamoa village on the outskirts of Apia. There are 18 colourful holes to go through with ramps, minimal obstacles, bridges and corners to negotiate. Alongside the course is a neat little cafe with an attractive garden theme, so you can keep an eye on family members while you sip a local coffee. Talofa Mini Golf is open from 12 pm to 9 pm, Monday to Saturday and 4 pm to 9 pm Sunday. For more activities to do with the family, take a look at the 20 Best Things to Do in Samoa with Kids.

Location: Moamoa Road, Moamoa, Apia.

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5. Samoan Mini Golf

A humble outdoor mini golf course at the Tuanaimato Sports Complex, Samoan Mini Golf offers more challenging putting action on some longer holes. There’s a small cafe on-site, while horse rides for little ones can also be arranged.

Location: Tuanaimato Sports Complex, Vaitele, Apia.

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More About Golf Courses in Upolu and Samoa

That’s it for the best golf courses on the island of Upolu. For more sports you can get into, check out the following articles:

And for any part of your trip planning you might have missed, check out The Complete Travel Guide to Upolu and 101 Best Things to Do in Samoa: The Ultimate List.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Samoa Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Samoa. She knows the islands inside out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Upolu and Savai’i’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also the editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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